The Worst Gas Engines at Producing Power Ever

I was watching the Top Gear special on "The Worst Car in The World" from 2012, when I heard something a bit shocking: a 7 liter V-8 producing barely 200 horses. James and Jeremy are comparing two land yachts from the seventies, a Buick LeSabre and a Lincoln Continental. James' Buick has a 5.7 liter V-8 good for 160… » 9/14/14 4:35pm Yesterday 4:35pm

San Diego's Airport Won't Allow 'Stinky' Cab Drivers

Cab drivers in San Diego are upset that they're being subject to body odor tests as one of the criteria that they have to pass in order to work from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. They're saying the rule is prejudicial and discriminatory. What do you think? Should a city hold cabbies to a standard of hygiene? » 9/14/14 4:05pm Yesterday 4:05pm

I Took My Classic Car For Its First Drive And This Happened

It had only done about 200km since the restoration ended. I'd never have expected to be in this position so soon, even after a botched restoration. At least we were near the end of the drive at this point... Let's hit the 'rewind' button: » 9/14/14 2:41pm Yesterday 2:41pm

You Can Buy This Elegant Maserati For The Price Of A Nissan Altima

Today's holy-crap-I-can't-believe-this-is-even-legal used car deal is one that not only has one of the best designs ever, but has a freaking hand-built Ferrari V8 under the hood. Welcome to the Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT - yes, it's real, and it's spectacular. » 9/14/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

USAF's Dubious Priorities Result In Axing Of F-15 Aggressor Squad

For the last few years, the Pentagon's budget blade has been looming over the 65th Aggressor Squadron, the USAF's F-15 unit that are masters at mimicking large enemy fighters like the Su-27. Sadly, the days of F-15s flying in the adversary role are coming to an end as the unit will be shuttered this month. » 9/14/14 1:13pm Yesterday 1:13pm

Truck-Driving Lady's 'Shake It Off' Video Is Completely Adorable

Truck driving can be terrible, if you're the kind of person that hates sitting and staring at the road for long periods of time. So meet Allie Knight, a truck driver who spliced together scenes of singing Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" while doing her daily driving. While she might object to a manic pixie girl… » 9/14/14 12:12pm Yesterday 12:12pm

'Platooning:' How Semi-Trucks Are Almost Driving Themselves

Meritor Wabco, Peloton, and Denso are collaborating on a "platooning" system that puts us one step closer to autonomous trucks. Using a radio-based system that can be installed on any big rig in about three hours, trucks can be "tethered" together so that one can effectively control a whole convoy rolling behind it. » 9/14/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

This Japanese Shop's Collection of JDM Classics Will Make You Drool

Aichi Prefecture's Rocky Auto is a pretty amazing place, full of delightful classic Japanese cars which make mouths water, hands flex, and feet become terribly impatient. Jalopnik reader Flavien Vidal recently moved to Japan with his wife and has been scoping out all the JDM goodness he can find. » 9/14/14 9:31am Yesterday 9:31am

Iraq's First Mi-28 'Havoc' Attack Chopper Has Taken To The Air

Iraq's first Mi-28 Havoc 'Night Hunter' attack chopper has taken flight in Iraq. These are some of the most heavily armed and capable attack helicopters in the world. Three were delivered alongside four new Mi-35 'Hind' attack helicopters from Russia as part of an expedited order placed to help fight the spread of… » 9/13/14 4:58pm Saturday 4:58pm

Fundraiser For Family Of Young Miata Fan Now Extremely Close To Goal

On Monday night, we brought you the story of the fundraising effort for the family of Thomas Jost, the 19-year-old Miata fan who died of a rare disease last weekend. Bolstered by our post and one from our friends at Autoblog, the GoFundMe for Jost's family is now at $18,225 of its $20,000 goal. » 9/13/14 4:36pm Saturday 4:36pm