We strongly feel that one of the very best car shows on YouTube (maybe the best car show on YouTube) is Roadkill. In each episode, Hot Rod magazine editor-in-chief David Freiburger and staff editor Mike Finnegan cook up a harebrained challenge for themselves involving big American V8s, lots of driving, lots of wrenching (both planned and unplanned), and lots of laughter. Or to use a food analogy, if the U.S. version of Top Gear is a store-bought frozen burrito, Roadkill is a restaurant-prepared, tortilla-wrapped Roman orgy of meat, cheese, veggies and spices that’s bigger than some breeds of dog and comes with rice and beans on the side. Mmmm…
What? Oh, this episode of Roadkill! It’s the current one (as of this writing), and it features a battle of the last V8-powered, body-on-frame, rear-drive police cruisers from GM and Ford, the Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 and the Ford Crown Victoria P71. What’s more, the first part of the vid takes place in Arcadia, California, right over the border (if you ignore everything west of Fifth Avenue and east of Santa Anita Park, anyway) from our old stomping grounds in Monrovia (M-TOWN REPRESENT!). *ahem* So, yeah, watch the video and check out the previous episodes. Trust us when we say it’s time well spent.