The Military Used To Drop Troops Behind Enemy Lines With Gliders

These one-time use, engineless aircraft would be towed in pairs near to the front lines of battle carrying troops or supplies to bolster advancing forces. Released high above the opposing forces, pilot's would practically crash land into enemy territory abandoning the lame craft as they joined the action. » 11/26/14 7:28pm 10 minutes ago

Forget Black Friday - Here's Twelve Race Cars You Can Buy Online

The Internet is a wonderful thing. It brought us Jalopnik. It brought us Black Flag. And most of all, it brought us shopping without the need to put on real pants. Skip the crowds this week and buy a race car online instead. You'll thank us later. » 11/26/14 6:51pm 47 minutes ago

You Can Buy Four Perfect Shelby Dodges For The Price Of An Audi R8

Like most people, I have about $120,000 in cold, hard cash that's just burning a hole in my pocket right now, and I can't decide which exotic car to spend it on. Luckily for me — and possibly someone else — an eBay listing for four rare 1980s Shelby-branded Dodges has come to my rescue! » 11/26/14 5:17pm Today 5:17pm

Red Bull Racing Is The NASA Of Cheating

Mercedes-Benz is the official victor of the Formula One Constructor's championship, but for me, it doesn't matter who won officially. The way I see it, Red Bull Racing keeps winning everything. Because they keep cheating in the cleverest of ways, which is what F1 is all about. » 11/26/14 4:25pm Today 4:25pm

The US-Spec 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe Has Just 577 HP

The American version of the second most excessive Mercedes this side of a Maybach comes with all-wheel drive instead of just RWD, 577 horsepower, 664 lb-ft of torque and uncomfortable road head as standard. » 11/26/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Tweets From Delayed Holiday Fliers Include Pretty Good Emoji Suicide

There's no worse delay than when you're trying to get to where your family and friends are. Reasons might include maintenance, that Nor'easter that's pounding the east coast, or even the President. Here are some of the best gripes I've found on Twitter for this holiday week. » 11/26/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

How Long Will I Be Stuck in This Airport? A Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who are trapped in one of the United States' many fine airports on this Thanksgiving Eve, you may find yourself wondering when the hell you're going to get out of here and on to your destination. Here's a quick forecast for your (eventual) departure. » 11/26/14 3:06pm Today 3:06pm

What It's Like To Drive The Only* Autozam AZ-1 In America

The Japanese auto industry isn't what it was 20 years ago. The ridiculous performance cars of the 1990s have, with a few exceptions, yielded to staid and respectable sedans and crossovers. Even Mazda, makers of the Miata and some of the most fun normal cars around, doesn't come close to their Bubble Era madness. » 11/26/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

First Discounts on New GoPros, and More Early Black Friday Deals

L.L. Bean is currently taking 10% off your entire order with promo code THANKS10, which wouldn't be all that notable except for the fact that it creates the first deal we've seen on the new GoPros. You could also apply it to any GoPro accessories you might want to purchase with the camera. » 11/26/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and getting peppered with questions about tech-related news stories because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! It's only a matter of time before they ask you "So what's up with that thing on the internets?" » 11/26/14 1:44pm Today 1:44pm

Watch The Incredibly Violent Antares Rocket Explosion From The Pad

An Antares supply rocket headed for the International Space Station blew to smithereens just above the launch pad last month, and video of it was pretty crazy. But also, it wasn't quite as subway-mumbling insane as it could've been, because the video was from far away. Here's that huge explosion close up. » 11/26/14 1:29pm Today 1:29pm

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 Today 1:13pm

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 Today 12:35pm

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