Driving the Past, For the Future of Car Design

This week the Ford Mustang, perhaps America's most culturally influential car, turned 50. Ford Motor Company celebrated the anniversary with commemorative models and publicity stunts, but the company's top two designers had the most fitting tribute: A Michigan-to-NYC road trip in two classic Mustangs. I rode along and, … » 4/18/14 4:30pm 51 minutes ago

Reusable SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Makes Successful First Flight

This morning on Twitter, SpaceX founder Elon Musk posted this video of the Falcon 9 reusable (F9R) rocket making a successful first flight. It ascended to approximately 250 meters before returning back to Earth vertically, on its own "legs." The video was filmed using a hexacopter drone. » 4/18/14 4:25pm 56 minutes ago

Behind The Scenes Of Mazda's Miata-gasm At The New York Auto Show

The Miata is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. And to really get the party started, Mazda dug some of their most impressive and significant Miatas out of storage and brought them to the show floor to create the finest display of Miatas ever assembled. » 4/18/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Cooking Our Way Through The F1 Calendar: Now Taking Your Requests

In case you hadn't noticed, Matt and I have been preparing dishes for each stop on the F1 race calendar. Because... well, why the fuck not? But this week we want to try something a little bit different. » 4/18/14 3:46pm Today 3:46pm

High-Performance Volvo Polestar Will Be Australia's Coolest Cop Car

Volvo is giving one of their sexy superfast Polestar S60 smurfmobiles to the police in New South Wales, Australia to scare speeders into submission. It certainly wears the blue-and-white checkers of Aussie PD well! » 4/18/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

I Rolled My Dream Car, A 1973 Baja Bug: Part II

I close the door and take a step back. Thick black smoke is coughing out of the back of my car, staining a pile of snow behind. I'm in an impound lot in some town I don't know the name of, my car is sagging to one side, and it's shaking pretty bad at idle. "See?" I pronounce, not without a great deal of bitterness in my… » 4/18/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

The 'Pinnacle Travel' Phantom Shows What Rolls-Royce Bespoke Can Do

While most Chinese customers order their Rolls-Royces in one of the many shades of black they have, the Pinnacle Travel Phantom uses a much more exciting combination of the finest woodwork and a two-tone exterior finish. » 4/18/14 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

The Black Knight Transformer: Part Truck, Part Helicopter, All Bad Ass

This January, a military tech outfit called Advanced Tactics said they'd build a truck-helicopter hybrid that could fly just as easily as it could motor down the highway. "Never work," you say? Well, hold on to your brainballs because this mo' fucking trucklocopter just went for its first flight. » 4/18/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Victory! Porsche Says They'll Buy "Lemon 911" Guy's Car Back

Yesterday we brought you the sad story of a man and the Porsche 911 that let him down. Many of you sympathized with this fellow gearhead, and hoped Porsche would do right by the guy. It turns out, they will! » 4/18/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

How Ford Crammed A Mind-Blowing Movie Theater Into A Van

From the outside it looks like a normal Ford Transit van, but on the inside there's a private movie theater decked out with its own tablet-controlled media server, drop-down screen, high-def projector, and ridiculously nice seating. Oh, and did we mention the built-in bar? You're gonna want the bar. » 4/18/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Fill Your Tank (More Than Once!) with a $150 Gift Card

The one thing guaranteed to suck the joy out of driving is the cost of gas when you decide to top off your tank. As you pull away from the gas pump, you're not sure what's higher: the number on the bottom line of your receipt, or your blood pressure. Of course, buying gas isn't nearly as traumatic when you're spending… » 4/15/14 12:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm

Behold, You Can Get #ORLOVE’D With This Jalopshift T-Shirt

If you want to show you're cool enough to roll your car, without having to actually be reckless enough to roll your car, make sure to buy this lovely t-shirt from the gentlefolks from blipshift before it goes away forever. » 4/18/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm