MotoGP World Championship riders recently got a set of new rules and fines for hand gestures on track, which governs them all like a bunch of middle schoolers with access to adult TV and money. As Honda rider Cal Crutchlow said, “You’re not allowed to stick fingers up, wanker signs, nothing.” Terrible.
Verizon IndyCar Series team owner and former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt, paralyzed from the neck down in a test crash in 2000, will reportedly receive a license next week to drive a street car with his head. Schmidt will use head movements, breathing and voice commands to control the car.
There was once a magical time in American culture when, for some reason, almost every television show worth a damn had to have its own signature custom car. There are obvious ones, like the Batmobile, but there were also the Monkeemobile, the Munster Koach, and I bet Bob Newhart had a Button-Downmobile, too. One of…
The green flag just dropped on the first race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural Chase for the Championship, but there hasn’t been much race-paced chasing yet. Drivers hadn’t finished two laps before a caution came out, and the yellows kept on coming, oh, a couple of minutes apart.
An Interstate Batteries van gussied up in a NASCAR-themed livery based on the company’s sponsorship of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team collided with one of them fancy-pants Google self-driving Lexus cars in Mountain View, California according to 9to5Google.com.
The Toyota commercial with the “Prius Four” outlasting the police has always been silly, especially when the cops agree that “to catch a Prius, you’ve got to be a Prius.” No, you won’t catch many people—like the people two Prius drivers tried to pull over in California, they may think the cop car is fake.
Remember the epic rescue of a Toyota 4Runner dangling off the side of an Ausin parking garage? Driver William O’Connor recounted his experience of hanging by mere cables and having to jump out of the precariously-hanging vehicle to the Austin American-Statesman, and absolutely none of it sounds like fun.
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Remember that time Terry Gross from NPR’s Fresh Air got banned from drag racing?
A 2o-year-old Virginia woman died tragically Friday morning after the unsecured mattress she was “riding” fell off the top of a moving vehicle. According to the Washington Post, officers said the woman, identified as Culpeper resident Sidney Zelaya Gonzalez, was “trying to transport the mattress,” and that the…
A heavily camouflaged prototype has been spotted driving around California, looking a little like a blend of Tesla Model X and Toyota Venza. Prevailing speculation is that this is the automotive product shadowy autonomous EV outfit Faraday Future plans to market.
Ferries are big boats that often transport people and cars across large bodies of water. It’s important to note that it’s best to wait until the ferry docks again before trying to exit.
Last weekend a Jalopnik reader ran into a team of engineers field testing the redesigned and repowered 2017 Ford Raptor off-road. Thanks to their GoPro we finally get a little peak at the truck’s experimental phase from something besides a Ford press release.
If you spend millions of dollars on a car, you should be able to do whatever the hell you want with the thing. Those are the rules, right?
Late this afternoon, Nilay Patel, the editor-in-chief of The Verge, published a post detailing the circumstances around the departure of Chris Ziegler, a founding member of the site. As it turns out, according to Patel, Ziegler had been pulling double duty as an employee of both The Verge and Apple.
For those of us bored in the drought of no rally left after Rally China was cancelled from this year’s World Rally Championship schedule, Volkswagen has a peace offering. Their Polo WRC car was spotted testing in Portugal, and my stars, it’s loud and fast.
Bugatti is in the midst of launching the Chiron, a new car set to be the fastest in the world, a shining beacon of engineering prowess. But Bugatti won’t do a speed run in the car until 2018. The company said that everything is going according to plan, but I’m a little skeptical that things are perfectly fine behind…
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