These 8 tools can save your ass if you off-road solo

It's Friday, and you're "home sick" with something in the driveway that gnaws on boulders when it's bored, like this freakishly capable 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X that we just took to Windrock OHV park. But no one else can come out and play, so you're going solo. » 8/21/14 10:30am 7 minutes ago

Matthew McConaughey Will Save Lincoln...

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 8/21/14 10:02am 35 minutes ago

A Brief History Of How The Aftermarket Invented GM's 4WD Trucks

Just after World War II, Willys Jeeps and Dodge Power Wagons were first to sell 4WD trucks to consumers. GM, Ford, and even Studebaker saw the demand for trucks with a transfer case, but before they could offer their own 4WD systems cost-effectively they outsourced it to the aftermarket. » 8/21/14 9:35am Today 9:35am

Ford Is Planning A Dedicated Hybrid To Take On The Prius

Unnamed sources have stated that Ford is planning to produce a dedicated hybrid specifically to compete with the Toyota Prius sometime around 2018. This would be Ford's first dedicated hybrid car, and not a hybrid that's derived from one of their gasoline models, like the hybrid Fusion, or that Pinto your uncle… » 8/21/14 9:22am Today 9:22am

"Affluenza" Teen's Dad Arrested for Impersonating a Cop

The wealthy father of a Texas teen whose "affluenza" defense helped him avoid prison after a deadly drunk driving accident has been arrested for allegedly pretending to be a police officer, the Dallas News reported. » 8/21/14 8:48am Today 8:48am

Have Some Interesting Car-Drawing Tips From A Guy Who Drew Dick Tracy

I love drawing cars, and I also love watching other people draw cars. Which is probably why I find these sketches from Richard Fletcher, the man who assisted and drew the Dick Tracy comic strip from 1961-1983. Cars weren't the focus of the strip, but it's interesting to see how they were dealt with. » 8/20/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

The Deeply Ugly Youabian Puma Is Now On Video! NSFAnything!

Remember the Youabian Puma? Chances are your subconscious mind has blocked it out thanks to millennia of evolutionary self-preservation, so let me refresh you: it's a massive brute that looks like a mutant leviathan carcass on a truck chassis. I was also threatened with a lawsuit because I said it was ugly. » 8/20/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

Now You Can Buy The Most Jalopnik Car In Human History

In a world of Hellcats and million-horsepower ultracars, it's nice to have something that just works, without being garish, flashy, or overtly outlandish. Here's a charming little French wagon that would put a smile on the face of anyone's inner Jalop. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth. » 8/20/14 7:57pm Yesterday 7:57pm