The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

For most Michiganders, Belle Isle is just an island in the Detroit River, home to an aquarium, conservatory, and nature zoo. For Detroit-area Jalops, it is more than that. It is home to the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. » 6/02/15 4:07pm 3 minutes ago

FBI Admits It Uses Fake Companies to Fly Surveillance Over U.S. Cities

An AP investigation has forced the FBI to admit that it uses at least 13 dummy corporations with planes like the one shown above to fly low-and-slow aerial spy missions over U.S. cities, capturing video and sometimes cellular signals from 30 cities in 11 states in a recent month. » 6/02/15 3:23pm 47 minutes ago

All The Wacky Submarine Terms You Never Knew You Wanted To Know

They don’t call it the ‘Silent Service’ for nothing. The world of U.S. Navy submarine operations may be shadowy, but it’s full of rich culture, honed over years of stuffing bus loads of sailors into a steel tubes for months on end. Out of this unique environment, some colorful terminology has sprung. » 6/02/15 3:14pm 56 minutes ago

That Fancy New Solar Bike Path In Amsterdam Is Utter Bullshit

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.… » 6/02/15 1:35pm Today 1:35pm

Feds To Return Trucks Seized In Armed Raids To Their Owners

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, and a few months after our big exposé on the seizures, more than two dozen imported Defenders… » 6/02/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Now Just Enjoy A Weird Minivan-Hatchback Thing Destroying The 1/4 Mile

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. » 6/02/15 1:08pm Today 1:08pm

Today's Best Deals: Logitech Anywhere Mouse, Louder Laptop Sound, 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. » 6/02/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Meet The Boonie Bug, The DIY Van At Home In The Wild Or On Mars

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… » 6/02/15 12:04pm Today 12:04pm

Why Japan’s Bullet Train Will Finally Bring High-Speed Rail to America

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… » 6/02/15 11:19am Today 11:19am

Richard Hammond Hints At A Possible Return To American Screens

The lovable scamps that formerly hosted Top Gear have been out in the wilderness for weeks (weeks!) now, doing nothing much besides hosting a live, touring version of not-Top Gear. All the while, they’ve been sideswiping questions about a new show, but this might be our biggest hint yet about it. » 6/02/15 10:20am Today 10:20am