Your First Airplane: A Buyer's Guide

Many, if not all of us, have at one point looked at an airplane and thought how neat it would be to own something like that. Just like how many of us stared at our Countach posters in our bedrooms and thought the same thing. A few of us even become inspired to be actual pilots so we can have a shot at flying something… » 7/26/14 4:07pm 8 minutes ago

Fiat Dips Its Toes Into The Offroad Water With Fiat 500L Vans Concept

With Mini building softroaders like the Countryman, and Volkswagen nipping at its heels with the Beetle Dune, it's only a matter of time before we see some sort of crossover Fiat. Sadly, I don't think we'll be getting the Panda over here, but the Fiat 500L Vans Concept just dropped. » 7/26/14 3:34pm 42 minutes ago

2015 Jeep Renegade Vs. VW Dune: Which 'Soft-Roader' Wins Your Heart?

We're about to have two of the cutest soft-core "off-roaders" on sale. The 2015 Jeep Renegade, which is something like a lifted hot hatch with a seven-slat grille and the Volkswagen Dune; a jacked-up Beetle with a spoiler/ski-rack. Which wins your dirt-road pageant in all-around awesomeness? » 7/26/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Watch These Canadian Commandos Storm An Airliner Full Of Passengers

Sunwing Airliners Flight 772, a 737 with 183 passengers on-board, was only about 45 minutes into its trip from Toronto to Panama when a bomb threat was made by a passenger. What followed was an F-16 escort and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police special tactics team storming the aircraft upon landing, screaming 'heads… » 7/26/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Man On The Hood Of Car Is The Most Terrifying Dash Cam You'll Ever See

Every "driver's worst nightmare" scenario involves a child jumping out to chase a ball, or a truck careening into your path, or breaking down on a lonely road. But a clearly drug-addled man, riding the hood of your car, staring you in the face with dead eyes and clawing at your windshield is much worse. » 7/26/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Red Bull Global Rallycross Race Preview: The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Seems that racing on dirt ovals is all the rage now in the Jalopnik community, which is why we're bummed out that we couldn't get some folks to come down to The Dirt Track at Charlotte to see how we roll here. No worries, though—we won't hold it against you (too much). :) » 7/26/14 11:03am Today 11:03am

U.S. Quietly Evacuates Libyan Embassy With Surprise Convoy Escape

With Tripoli's major airport coming under fire and a civil war raging in the streets, it's been clear for a while that the fighting in Libya was getting out of control and the evacuation of U.S. staff and troops would be necessary. How'd they do it? With a sneaky early morning convoy. » 7/26/14 9:07am Today 9:07am

The Ten Most Powerful Cars You Can Buy On Ebay For Less Than $1,000

I recently asked you frugal lot to find the vehicle with the most horsepower, on Ebay, for less than $1,000. Obviously, it was a tall order, and most of the cars mentioned required some minor assembly. Without further ado, these are the ten most powerful clunkers you guys found for a grand. » 7/25/14 8:01pm Yesterday 8:01pm

​Fisker's Chinese Owner Promises A New Model Once The Karma Returns

Lu Guanqiu, the Chinese owner of Fisker and the man that pledged to go bankrupt to beat Tesla, says that a new Fisker model is coming in three years, but only after production of the Karma resumes. » 7/25/14 7:53pm Yesterday 7:53pm