'Ford Shield' Looks Like A Next-Generation Hardcore Bedliner

This clip doesn't give us a lot of clues about what makes the "Built Ford Tough Shield" special, but based on the name and these shots my money's on new bedliner tech. Whether it ends up being "effective tool" or "sales gimmick" remains to be seen, but we'll have our eyes open. » 12/19/14 6:00pm 55 minutes ago

This Rambler American Hot Rod Is Everything Right About Hot Rods

Like so many things that once started as unique, very personal creations, many Hot Rods have now become things that fit rigidly into certain categories of design and construction. There's strict rules for what is, say, a Rat Rod or what constitutes a 'true' T-Bucket. Tom Jennings' Rambler doesn't follow these rules,… » 12/19/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

This Jag Pickup Will Haul Your Garbage Cans Full Of Foie Gras

Back when Ford was puppet master to Jaguar, there were persistent rumors that a Jag SUV based on a Ford platform was coming. So it's not too huge a leap to imagine that someone, somewhere considered the idea of a Jag truck. Well, someone somewhere actually did more than that, since this Jag F-150 exists.… » 12/19/14 4:54pm Today 4:54pm

The 2014 Jalopnik Gift Guide: To Everything Worldly And Tasteful

You want to buy a gift for your favorite gearhead, but you have a problem. Your giftee is a person of taste, of class, of a certain joie de vivre, a true bon vivant. Looked through all of your empty McDonald's bags, and still out of ideas about what to get them? Realized that just because something's expensive,… » 12/19/14 4:24pm Today 4:24pm

The 2016 Ford Bronco Is Not Happening, Shut Up About It Already

Four Wheeler thought it'd be hilarious to photoshop the Ford Atlas concept into a small SUV and tell everybody: "2016 Ford Bronco!" It was funny, on April Fool's Day. But it keeps burbling back every time somebody's uncle posts it to Facebook with a casually racist, politically-charged caption. And it needs to stop. » 12/19/14 4:02pm Today 4:02pm

Who is the Best Airline? That Depends On Who You Ask

As someone who follows the airline industry pretty closely, it seems to me that every month there is a new proclamation of a "Best Airline" — but the title all depends on the criteria, and who is being surveyed. Let's give a look to the 2014 winners, and why they were given the title. » 12/19/14 2:42pm Today 2:42pm

Could A Hyundai Pickup Be The Answer To Insanely Expensive Trucks?

A completely unsubstantiated rumor says Hyundai is bringing a new pickup truck to the Detroit Auto Show next month. A baseless claim, but it got me thinking– if Hyundai undercut the hell out of the truck market and gave the US a barely-legal lightweight alternative, we might effectively have the "old Ranger" back. » 12/19/14 2:23pm Today 2:23pm

Here Are Four Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Buy A Base Model Car

Life is a journey full of sacrifices. To make ends meet, sometimes we must forego our current-day wants to make room for our future needs. Having said that, your automotive choices, while cost-conscious, should never be downright cheap, no matter how tempting. Here are a few good reasons why you should never buy a… » 12/19/14 2:04pm Today 2:04pm

​U.S. Traffic Fatalities Drop 3.1 Percent In 2013 To 32,719 Deaths

It's not a massive decline, but it's a part of a trend. With some 5.69 million reported crashes – a slight rise, overall – traffic deaths in the U.S. have dropped 3.1 percent from 2012, with 32,719 people killed in crashes last year. And over the last decade, it's fallen by 25 percent, thanks in no small part to safer… » 12/19/14 1:54pm Today 1:54pm

Take your Lego car up a notch with these carbon fiber tiles

Mark Carpenter and his children have developed Lego compatible carbon fiber tiles for use with your new or existing models. Made from 3mm sheets of high gloss carbon fiber, these would be a perfect addition to the upcoming Speed Champions theme or any of your existing Lego automotive, aerospace or nautical vehicles. » 12/19/14 1:33pm Today 1:33pm

The Nine Things You Learn Driving Minis At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

In 1961, Jack Brabham paved the way for rear-engined race cars when he finished ninth overall at the Indianapolis 500 against more conventional front-engined racers. The car was a Cooper-Climax T54. It's kind of fitting then that the car that bears the Cooper name today has its driving school at the Indianapolis Motor… » 12/19/14 1:11pm Today 1:11pm

Get 47% Off The 6ft Certified iOS + Android Convertible Charging Cable

We've organized a special discount for Jalopnik readers on this awesome 2-in-1 convertible charging cable. It's 6 feet long, and can charge either iOS devices (via MFi-ceritified lighting port) or Android devices (via Micro-USB port). This is a great stocking stuffer, and for Jalopnik readers it's 47% off – just $21. » 12/18/14 2:50pm Yesterday 2:50pm