Continuing the great work of @DasWauto , and the work several of us carried on under his banner at OppoBlog on Kinja, sifting through the fire hose of OPPO posts to find diamonds among the shitposts, here is the first in what I hope will be a long series of compilations at our new home:
The Best of OPPO, Hyphen Ed.
(1st edition - November 18th, 2020)
I suppose something as stubborn and indestructible as Oppo demands respect. Cantankerous Oppo, offered an honorable, merciful death on a platform that has gone to absolute shit since I left but decides instead to take the dying hoopty to an abandoned parking lot to do 20mph loops until the wheels fall off. - Ernie
OPPO mods: Eat Shit Oppo
Jordan: This isn't my goodbye post, it's a thank you. (Kinja crosspost)
mtdrift: The Lost Porsche - Part 3
Mark Tucker: Dad's Fiat
sony1492's Potentia (Locost) Build Thread and he went to Arizona
Old Busted Hotness' guide to light restoration
doodon2whls visited the Swiss Air Force Museum
Ranger Smith's Big Cat Rescue
SilentbutnotreallyDeadly: The Art of Breaking Down in your own Driveway
WhoIsTheLeader's town's absurb taxi fleet
CarsOfFortLangley: What Video Game Car Defined Your Youth?
RacinBob's SAAB 99 Ice Racer back in 2000
sn4cktimes' goings on in his garage
Wrong Wheel Drive's Miata workshop
ItalianJob53's C5 Corvette Review (repost)
RallyDarkstrike: The FIAT 500, Italy's Cheerful Jelly Bean (repost)
Just Jeepin's Why Jeeps Matter (repost)
ttyymmnn found airplane stuff on the internet and documented TDiAH
Skyfire's Flightline: 75 (more on his profile)
Urambo Tauro's favorite JRiTS posts
jminer's got stats!
RallyDarkstrike made a userguide and shared the OppoMap
and your humble correspondent, davesaddiction compiled a Kinja post leaderboard
For any of you who have been featured here, thank you for making OPPO awesome. Please feel free to add this image below to your post, with a link back here, if you'd like. My hope is that this small token of recognition from our community will encourage others to put in the time for long-form articles or high-quality photography, or to start great conversations or take more trips and share them here, and maybe, possibly, to get a few more aspiring writers and photogs their start on a career in automotive journalism, like several OPPO alums have done in the past decade.
If I missed your article/photos in this edition, I apologize (thumbnails and good titles help a lot) - please feel free to send me a private message with the link, and if it "passes muster", I'll add it to the next edition.