Where's Rally? A Map of All 2015 North American Stage Rallies

One of the complaints I hear most often from aspiring rally fans is the all too common "there's no events near me!" Last year I attempted to help fix this by creating a map of all the stage rallies in North America. Now, with the 2015 rally season having officially started with Michigan's Sno*Drift Rally (I was there,… » 2/01/15 8:35am Today 8:35am

This SR-71, F-14, F-4 Formation Shot Is An Air Combat Dream Come True

This has to be one of the coolest and the LOUDEST military aviation photos in history. No less than three Tomcats and three Phantoms are headed by an SR-71 Blackbird as they pour on the coals during a high-speed, low-level flyby over NAWS China Lake. The circumstances of how this shot came to be remain a mystery, but… » 1/31/15 5:14pm Yesterday 5:14pm

Please, Make An IndyCar Make-Up Race At Circuit Of The Americas Happen

IndyCar has been sent scrambling for a make-up race after their season opener at Brasília was unexpectedly called off, and it sounds like Circuit of the Americas may be in the running. Excellent. » 1/31/15 2:01pm Yesterday 2:01pm

Here's What The First Maybach Mercedes 4x4 Will Probably Look Like

Mustache-Benz boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche has been quoted saying a Mercedes-Maybach SUV is "most likely!" Logic dictates that would basically be a GL, soon to be rebadged as GLS, with a bit of a body stretch and a private-jet interior. Subtle, quick, and decadently comfortable. » 1/31/15 12:05pm Yesterday 12:05pm

NHTSA Re-Recalling 2.12 Million Cars, Half Of Which Are In Other Recall

The feds are recalling another 2.12 million vehicles in the never-ending airbag disaster after it was discovered that the fix originally offered wasn't good enough and airbags were blowing up in the absence of a crash. About half are in a different Takata recall and thus could send shrapnel into the faces of people in… » 1/31/15 10:53am Yesterday 10:53am

Save The Stick, But Keep The Autos Too

Ever since learning to drive stick on my 1983 BMW 320i, all of my cars have had manual transmissions, except for a Grand Caravan and my ex-cop car that weren't available with them. I'm a strong supporter of the "Save the Stick" movement. Changing your own gears is the pedal dance of the enthusiast, an art form of… » 1/31/15 10:01am Yesterday 10:01am

Feast Your JDM Loving Eyes On This Honda Civic Type R EK Wagon

Okay, so it's not actually an EK9 wagon, although that would be really, really cool. This is in fact a marriage of two different Honda vehicles which share parts: a Civic and an Orthia. And despite this being JDM as hell, this actually isn't Japan. It's Hong Kong. Still totally badass. EK WAGON, GUYS. GET EXCITED. » 1/31/15 9:00am Yesterday 9:00am

Weekend Motorsports Roundup, Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2015

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? » 1/31/15 5:05am Yesterday 5:05am

Ralph Lauren Barely Visits His Enormous Car Palace And That's Okay

Ralph Lauren's car collection is very nearly perfect. It holds gems like the 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK "Comte Trossi" (pictured here), a 1955 Jaguar XKD, a McLaren F1 LM, and a Ruf CTR3. So when a lawsuit divulged that he only spends 30 hours a year in his garage, I was weirdly cool with that. » 1/30/15 10:05pm Friday 10:05pm

Idiot Shocked Spare Tires Aren't Standard Anymore: #BoycottCadillac

There's a valuable lesson here. No matter how dedicated you are to the cause of I Don't Know Shit About Cars, sometimes it doesn't hurt to know just a little. Alternately, you could go full freakout like Jerry Ascione, and make a big deal out of the fact that you didn't know some cars have been getting rid of spare… » 1/30/15 9:05pm Friday 9:05pm

Secret message found inside WW2 bullet is the end to a very funny story

August, 13, 1944. The British 8th Army occupies Florence. The Allies finally break out of Normandy. Meanwhile, somewhere in the south of Tuscany, a soldier writes this encrypted message and hides it inside a bullet. In 2015, someone found it and deciphered it. It was the end of a hilariously absurd story. » 1/30/15 8:46pm Friday 8:46pm

Spyker Wins Appeal, Was Never Bankrupt According To The Law

I have to hand it to Victor Muller. When they were about to get evicted, he said everything will be fine. When Spyker's creditors pushed his company into bankruptcy, he told us it's not over yet. And it turns out he wasn't bluffing. Or at least not entirely. » 1/30/15 8:35pm Friday 8:35pm

Deadmau5 Is Replacing The 'Purrari' With A 'Nyanborghini Purracan'

American Canadian hero Deadmau5 isn't going to let a lame cease-and-desist order kill his love for memes, exotic cars, or grating puns. After Ferrari quashed his 458 Italia "Purrari," the EDM artist announced on Twitter he's replacing it with a Lamborghini Huracan in Nyan Cat livery. Not bad! » 1/30/15 7:35pm Friday 7:35pm

Get An Extra $100 Off The Epic 3DRobotics IRIS+ Quadcopter Drone

If Richard Branson is involved, chances are it's pretty cool. For a little while, Deadspin readers can get an additional $100 off the IRIS+ Super Drone (plus free shipping) with the coupon code "100flight" . This is the lowest price available on a very high end consumer drone that does it all. » 1/29/15 4:30pm Thursday 4:30pm