The Chase For The Sprint Cup Proves Playoffs Don't Work For Auto Racing

There's no doubt that the NASCAR drivers who compete in the Chase for the Sprint Cup are at the top of their craft, but does the Chase really work as a system for awarding the best racer of the year? It certainly brings the drama, but it also proves that playoffs just don't work for more than 2 competitors. » 11/26/14 1:13pm 14 minutes ago

This Drone Footage From Chernobyl Is Beautifully Haunting

At this point, the nuclear wasteland that is Chernobyl and the surrounding city of Pripyat, Ukraine, are both overradiated and overexposed. It's hard to show the devastation in ways we haven't seen before in movies, in video games, and on the Internet. So the way this drone has filmed the city isn't just gorgeous,… » 11/26/14 12:35pm 52 minutes ago

Watch A Corvette-Driving Moron Nearly Crash In Stoplight Drag Race Fail

It seems to be a tradition around Thanksgiving that a Corvette driver does something dumb and then we have a new video to watch over and over. Well, have no fear, because it's 2014 and Corvette drivers are still doing dumb things. Here's Exhibit A. » 11/26/14 11:51am Today 11:51am

If Your Plane Is Frozen To The Ground, Just Push It

The Russian city of Igarka is 101 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and this time of the year, the temperature can easily drop down to -62 degrees fahrenheit. That's cold enough to freeze an aircraft to the runway, and that's when you make friends with fellow passengers for the greater good. » 11/26/14 10:52am Today 10:52am

Wait. The VW Golf Was Named After A Horse?

If you're like most car geeks, you know that Volkswagen has a thing for winds when it comes to naming cars. Sirocco is a Mediterranean wind, Passat is a trade wind, Jetta refers to the Jet stream, and Golf is what the Germans call the Gulf Stream. But get this — shocking new revelations suggest the Golf was actually… » 11/26/14 10:40am Today 10:40am

McLaren Honda Formula One Test Plagued By Electrical Woes

Poor McLaren spent more of its time in the garage and on a flatbed yesterday as opposed to actually driving during the Abu Dhabi Formula One test day. GP2 series runner-up Stoffel Vandoorne couldn't even lay down a flying lap in the McLaren MP4-29H1x1 text car. » 11/26/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

Chicago Dealer Will Give Away Free Cars If It Snows On Christmas

In most cases it is probably not worth the hassle to shop for a car on Black Friday. But if you live in Chicago and are in the market for a Buick or GMC you may want to consider buying one from Bill Kay Buick GMC, because if it snows on Christmas...your car is free. » 11/26/14 9:24am Today 9:24am

Get 52% Off The 10ft Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable – $18.99

We've organized a special discount for Jalopnik readers on this epic lightning cable. How can a lightning/usb cable be epic? When it's 10 feet long, that's how. Now, you can easily charge your phone from the backseat, or across the room for that matter. Jalopnik readers can get one with free shipping for 52% off –… » 11/24/14 1:38pm Monday 1:38pm