Guy Selling This Mega Truck Will Prove He's 'Not Compensating'

Jokes about big truck owners having small wieners is old, guys. So old that the dude selling this (awesome, by the way) customized Chevy C60 has offered to "show you what he's got" just to put an end to the ridiculous stereotype. Doing the truck community a service, really. » 12/29/14 10:38am 28 minutes ago

Somebody Paid $50,000 To Be Killed By James Bond.. For Charity

Earlier this month the London Air Ambulance held their largest charity auction of the year to raise support for their services. The biggest bid of the night, however cynically ironic considering the occasion, came at the opportunity for the bidder to die at the hands of James Bond. » 12/29/14 10:29am 36 minutes ago

A Racing Wagon With Carbon Fiber Surfboards Is The Greatest Thing Ever

Red Bull Racing Australia had the quintessential Aussie shaggin' wagon in mind when they cooked up one of their latest projects: a modern-day recreation of the legendary Holden Sandman. This video shows how they based it on a V8 Supercar and loaded it with awesome tech they can't run in the series. » 12/29/14 10:18am 47 minutes ago

Top Gear Patagonia Christmas Special Part II: Video Open Thread

All of this year's Top Gear drama and insanity, all of the broken bridges and failed diplomacy, is finally here in the form of the second part of Top Gear's Patagonia Special Part II. And it's just as crazy and/or disappointing as you hoped/feared it isn't/wasn't. » 12/29/14 9:55am Today 9:55am

How Americans Got Tricked Into Giving Cars As Christmas Presents

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/29/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

Queen Elizabeth II Can Drive Stick And Fix Old Trucks, Can You?

Last week was Boxing Day, a holiday (I think?) in Canada and the United Kingdom (I think?), whose sole purpose is to celebrate that the day before was Christmas (I think?). So to celebrate those weird British holidays, here's Queen Elizabeth II being the awesome little old lady she is, and driving a Landie with a… » 12/29/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Rumor Roundup: What The Hell Is Going On With American Rallying?

Could Rally America be kaput after January 1? That's what some rumblings around the Internet would have you think, although their release of a 2015 national championship schedule suggests otherwise. There's also the new United States Rally Association. How do they play into this? Let's take a look at the rumors. » 12/29/14 7:45am Today 7:45am

Watch A Pair Of Tank-Mounted Fighter Jet Engines Extinguish An Oil Fire

Pretty much what it says on the tin, folks. "The Big Wind" is a colossal, roving fire-extinguisher of Hungarian design that combines one part T-34 Soviet tank with two parts MiG-21 turbine engine. Bring it all together, add a trio of operators, and you've got a Mad-Maxian chimera that can gush water at a rate of 220… » 12/28/14 3:18pm Yesterday 3:18pm

United Airlines Allegedly Leaves Caged Dog Unattended In The Cold Rain

I've heard the expression that working on the ramp at an airport is "like working in a fish bowl." Everybody sees what you are doing, and you never know who might be watching. This morning, a Twitter user snapped a photo of a pet kennel, allegedly containing a dog, sitting unprotected from the rain. » 12/28/14 3:16pm Yesterday 3:16pm

You Can Buy This 11-Second Corvette Z06 For The Price Of A Ford Fiesta

The best raw value in the used car market in is almost always made in America. Need the biggest luxobarge for your dollar? Go with a Town Car. The best bang for your quarter mile buck? You buy this awesome Corvette Z06 - meticulously maintained, for less than the price of the most frugal of gas misers. » 12/28/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

CNN Analyst Says Terrorism Happens When It's Nice Out

Mary Schiavo, a CNN Aviation Analyst reporting on missing AirAsia Flight 8501, believes that terrorists are not to blame, because terrorists prefer nice weather, and the weather was bad when Flight 8501 disappeared. » 12/28/14 2:55pm Yesterday 2:55pm

Now Departing – Forever – AirTran Airways

Tonight at 10:25PM, the final AirTran Airways flight will depart from Atlanta and land in Tampa, capping the airline's 21-year run. The final flight commemorates the airline's very first flight, which took place under the ValuJet name, in 1993, and also marks the end of its integration into Southwest Airlines. » 12/28/14 1:01pm Yesterday 1:01pm

This Photo Proves That Endurance Racing Drivers Are Deeply Disturbed

World Endurance Championship team Rebellion Racing has an interesting way of encouraging each other in the car: by putting hilarious photos of each other in the cockpit. Driver Dominik Kraihamer may end up driving faster so he can come in and tape this back on Fabio Leimer's helmet. » 12/28/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Get 58% Off Limefuel's Giant 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

What's the most important thing about a backup battery pack? How much juice it holds, right? That's why we like the new Limefuel — it holds 20,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times, or an iPad Air nearly twice over. Now, Jalopnik readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 58% off. » 12/23/14 1:04pm Tuesday 1:04pm