Flooded Salt Flats Viewed From A Drone Looks Like A Freaky Sci-Fi Set

16-year-old Kaylin Stewart is trying to hit 200 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and is making a movie about speed-record holding women in the process. Her scheduled run got rained out last week, but at least she got some really cool footage of the Flats like you've never seen them; as the lakes they once were. » 8/21/14 2:40pm 47 minutes ago

YouTube Video of Brutal Killings at Sea Sets Off International Mystery

Three days ago, an extended video popped up on Youtube of five mariners being shot to death in the open ocean on the wreckage of their boat, as their killers guffaw and chatter from the decks of their larger crafts. Where was the footage shot? Who were the victims and their killers? So far, no one knows for certain. » 8/21/14 2:35pm 52 minutes ago

These Armored Cars Are Unbelievably Inconspicuous

You hear "armored passenger car" and think of something a dictator would ride in to plow through a picket line of peasants. But apparently a lot of folks want the protection without the high-profile, as proven by this incredibly eclectic selection of armored cars for sale on this Colombian classifieds site. » 8/21/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

40 Years Of The Volvo 240: Why People Still Love The Slow Swedish Boat

If you were to describe the Volvo 240 in a vacuum you'd get a car that sounds rather drab and boring, the kind of vehicle easily forgotten by history. Yet, 40 years after its introduction, gearheads and laypeople alike still love the 240. » 8/21/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Cheaper Tie-Downs, $50 off $125 at Advance, Wet/Dry Vacs [Deals]

These ratcheting tie downs have a respectable 1100 pound load limit and 3300 pound breaking strength, and you can get a four-pack for just $20 today. [ Highland 12' Heavy Duty Ratchet Tie Downs, $20] » 8/21/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

The Daily Mail Thinks The Hindustan Ambassador Is A "Sports Car"

I know, as a car enthusiast, I can't expect mainstream media to focus on cars in the same way or with the same intensity as I would. I know this. But still, I think we can expect at least a minimum of accuracy. The Daily Mail doesn't seem to agree, since they call a hardtop Hindustan Ambassador a "sports car" and a… » 8/21/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

​Google Required To Add Controls To Its Self-Driving Cars

The headline feature of Google's latest self-driving prototype is its lack of a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal. It's what Google envisions for the future of transportation, and it also runs afoul of California's autonomous vehicle testing laws. » 8/21/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

Here's The Easiest Way To Make The Car Film Of Your Dreams

Remember that little announcement where we said you'd have to do is have an idea and then someone would help you make a short car film to be screened at the Jalopnik Film Festival? That someone is no less than Douglas Sonders. The deadline is August 25th so you’ve got six days to submit your idea! » 8/21/14 12:09pm Today 12:09pm

You Don't Need To "Figure Out" Women To Sell Them A Car

The auto industry is constantly trying to capitalize on the next big "target market." Seeing as female buyers influence more than 80% of carbuying decisions, dealers and automakers are trying figure out what makes them tick, but it is really not that complicated. » 8/21/14 11:03am Today 11:03am