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Why Were Old Jet Engines So Much More Smoky Than Newer Ones?

The dawn of the jet age saw the skies near major airports raked with thick black smoke trails. These exhaust plumes have largely disappeared from our atmosphere due to continuous jet engine innovations. Here is the story of the jet engine’s amazing change in visual and ecological signature since its introduction into… » 7/30/15 3:03pm 22 minutes ago

Rumor: F1's Jenson Button May Become The Most Dapper Man On Top Gear

Fair warning: this rumor comes via The Daily Mail, which is about as reliable a source as that guy at the music festival who did too much and needs a moment alone with the voices—particularly on all matters Top Gear. Behold: those voices say we might get Jenson Button as a Top Gear host! » 7/30/15 2:37pm 48 minutes ago

If Taxis Had Apps, I Wouldn’t Use Uber

So I’m sitting in the back of an Uber the other day. It’s a Nissan Altima, the last-generation model, the one where it looks like the rear tail lights were styled using the rare Photoshop feature More Turn Signal. The driver is yammering away on the phone. And he’s cruising along about three inches from the car in… » 7/30/15 2:36pm 49 minutes ago

Lemon, Eh? VW Canada's Old Ads Were Awesome (Ripoffs Of The U.S. Ones)

In 1959, Helmut Krone, art director of New York ad agency DDB, designed a print ad campaign for Volkswagen, who were trying to break into the U.S. The industry-changing ads, which looked unlike anything any other automaker ran at the time, are now considered some of the most influential in advertising.
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OH-58D Kiowa Warriors Bow Out Of Fort Drum In Spectacular Fashion

The end of the Kiowa in U.S. Army service is drawing near. The 10th Mountain Division’s 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, a longtime user of the scout chopper, began their goodbye to their OH-58 force by flying a mass launch of all 30 of their aircraft at once on July 27th. … » 7/30/15 2:17pm Today 2:17pm

I Just Spent A Day Riding In A Shelby GT350R Mustang And I Can't Even

I just finished getting tossed around like a rag doll by Ford’s new Shelby GT350R. The Ford dynamics and vehicle integration engineers showed no mercy as I sat there in the passenger seat turning blue. It was awesome.http://jalopnik.com/ford-mustang-s... » 7/30/15 1:25pm Today 1:25pm

Today's Best Deals: Cheap Espresso, $19 Watch, Smart Thermostat, 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. » 7/30/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

The Audi S6 Will Very Politely Punch You Square in the Face

In my line of work, it’s easy to become jaded. The mind will eventually get used to anything, given enough exposure. This applies to everything from noise, to speed, to narcotics. Even the irreverent Dr. Hunter S Thompson got used to his own warped reality, in which the violence and substance abuse eventually became… » 7/30/15 11:46am Today 11:46am

What Would You Like To See From The Amazon Show With The Top Gear Guys?

Top Gear, as we knew it, is dead. But the three hosts who made it what it was are coming to Amazon Instant Video instead. Welcome to the Internet, gentlemen! It’s a good place to be. There are .GIFs and stuff. http://jalopnik.com/clarkson-hammo... » 7/30/15 11:32am Today 11:32am

Crash Tests: The 2015 Ford F-150 Crew Cab Is Safer Than The Extended Cab

The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 SuperCrew aced all the crash tests and earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick award, but the Extended Cab variant has a few issues Ford might want to correct for next year.
http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/report-2015-f-... » 7/30/15 10:27am Today 10:27am