I’m the only motherfucker dumb enough to drive an old VW Baja Bug in the middle of New York City. Volkswagen hauled their modern Baja, called the Dune Concept, to the potholed streets of Manhattan for a press drive. In spite of my previous assertions, they let me drive their hideously expensive one-of-one prepro car,… »
When it comes to ideas that feel good but fail when stupid old reality sets in, having solar panels on a road has to rank at the top if only for the enormous amount of public support. In Amsterdam, a company called SolaRoad (smart name, right?) doubled down and installed a solar bike path and ran it for six months.… »
Some stellar news today for fans of classic Land Rover Defenders, imported vehicles and anyone who’s not a fan of civil forfeiture: Nearly a year after they were seized by federal agents in pre-dawn raids across the country, more than two dozen imported Defenders will be returned to their owners after the government… »
Earlier today I may have completely proved that the bizarre all-wheel-drive minivan-hatchback thing from a defunct manufacturer known as the Eagle Summit Wagon was the best vehicle of all time, solely by virtue of Kinja points. But if you want to make a minivan-hatchback thing even better, you throw a big engine in it. »
Okay don’t laugh because this is actually horrific. DON’T LAUGH, but a huge crowd in London banded together to push a bus off of a unicyclist, after his legs and dreadlocks became trapped underneath it. »
When Jalopnik’s worker-restraint pods place me in the weekly 15 minute “success daydream” cycle, I sometimes imagine myself arriving at a red carpet to receive some manner of award — but that doesn’t matter. What matters is the car that pulls up and drops me off. For many, it’s a limo. For me, usually, it’s a Boonie… »
Thanks to Millennials being wholly unprepared for the disappointments they currently experience as adults, nostalgia for the 1990s is big right now. But not everything from that decade is so rosy. »
High-speed trains—which can hit 300 miles per hour or more—are the ultimate example of how futuristic engineering can solve real-world transportation problems. In the past several decades, dozens of safe, sustainable high-speed train systems have started racing across the planet. And the place that does high-speed… »
Nürburgring lap records and 0-60 times are cool, but they don’t make or break a car. Here are ten cars that have more to them than just some numbers.
I remember when Ferrari released their hard-lined successor to the 360 Modena. The older car was looking very blobby and very ‘90s by the mid 2000s, and the 430 seemed every bit the modern and incredible push into the 21st century. But a decade on, things seem different.
The ND Miata somehow accomplishes the impossible feat of going both forward and backward in time simultaneously. Not even the Doctor’s TARDIS can do that. »
Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place at 9:00 AM every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. »
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. »
A student driver blindly pulled out in front of a column of British armor that was cruising along a hardened road in the Lippe district of Germany yesterday. A collision ensued and yes, you guessed it, the one ton Toyota Yaris lost the fight to the 60+ ton Challenger II Main Battle Tank in a big way. »
Many manufacturers now offer their own infotainment apps for integrating your vehicle into your lifestyle. Some are brilliant pieces of software that make your life easier, more efficient, or simply more entertaining. Others? Not so much. Hit up State Farm for one app that could save you a ton. — Sponsored. »