Rumor Roundup: What 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 23 minutes ago

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

This African President Allegedly Spent $18 Million On Cars In One Day

As far as African leaders go, Gabon's ruling Bongo family aren't terrible. They're not murderous genocidal maniacs. They're just corrupt and have maybe 1,000 luxury cars, many of which are allegedly never even driven. » 12/28/14 10:06am Yesterday 10:06am

Air Asia Flight Carrying 162 Is Missing, Possibly Crashed (UPDATED)

A flight reportedly carrying 162 people on board — 155 passengers plus 7 crew has disappeared from radar, and its location is currently unknown. Air Asia flight 8501 had taken off from Surabaya and was heading to Singapore Sunday morning when it disappeared from radar at 7:24AM. Bad weather may have been a factor. » 12/28/14 12:43am Yesterday 12:43am

Exclusive: Meet The USAF's Long Awaited KC-46A Pegasus Tanker 

It's been a decade and a half in the making, but now the time has finally come to see the USAF's new tanker in whole form, moving under its own power. The KC-46A is based on different elements of different variations of the Boeing 767, and once fielded, it will represent a massive capability increase in American… » 12/27/14 7:48pm Saturday 7:48pm

Owning A Merkur For A Year Was Not A Disappointment

So I have now officially owned my 1986 Merkur XR4Ti for an entire year. In this year, I learned how to drive stick, taught myself how to heel-toe rev-match, completed several successful journeys, and was only stranded once. Lets start by talking about some of the work that has gone into the car. » 12/27/14 4:17pm Saturday 4:17pm

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