The Econom Teddy Was Just As Silly As Its Name

Amongst the myriad postwar microcars that were too cool to make it to production is this wee winsome fellow, the Econom Teddy. It was designed by the impressively named Hellmuth Butenuth and is the only car I know of named after a stuffed animal. It was meant to be the cheapest car in the world. So cheap, the company… »Today 1:08pm

Journalists Spying On Tesla's Gigafactory Rammed Security With A Jeep: Police

A photographer with the Reno-Gazette Journal was arrested last week and charged with a felony after police say he and another journalist from the paper were caught trespassing at Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory. And when they were busted, the journalists ran down security employees with their Jeep until the local cops… »Today 2:06pm

Today's Best Deals: Brother Laser Printer, Gutter Robot, Kitchen Gear, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »Today 10:05am

Van Life: The Strangers I Met on the Road From Montana to Oregon

If the theme of my last Connected States column was about friends on the road, this one is about strangers. Those people who you never would have met if you hadn’t ventured from the nest. On the road through Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, I was lucky enough to meet some rather wonderful unfamiliars, some of whom really… »Today 11:00am

Celebrate Jalopnik's 11th Birthday With A Discount On Our Book!

Jalopnik is now 11 years old, which means we’re old enough to play with giant Technic trucks. We’re celebrating our 11th birthday by lowering the price of Jalopnik’s Book of Car Facts and History Even Gearheads Don’t Know to $1.99 on
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, and Google Play. That’s cheaper that one issue… »Today 12:10pm

Listen To What Happened When This FDNY Dispatcher Retired And Try Not To Cry

Being any sort of emergency dispatcher, but especially one for the New York City Fire Department, has to be a rough job. A dispatcher known as “Eddy-O” in Queens worked on the job for 32 years, however, and he loved it. So when he tearily signed off for the last time, it was pretty sad. But then every single fire… »Today 10:03am