Stolen NASCAR Race Car Found In Suburban Atlanta

Good news for Travis Kvapil! According to WXYZ, the Team Xtreme race car Kvapil was supposed to race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was found early today by the side of the road northwest of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, Georgia, twenty miles from where it was found. » 2/28/15 4:31pm 5 minutes ago

F-35 Can't Carry Its Most Versatile Weapon Until At Least 2022

The short takeoff and vertical landing capable F-35B, which has handicapped the entire Joint Strike Fighter design since its inception, has another major problem, it can't fit a full load of Small Diameter Bomb IIs in its weapons bay. What's worse is that even though the USMC will declare the F-35B operational this… » 2/28/15 3:35pm Today 3:35pm

So why don't more cars have fender mirrors?

Saw this picture of a second gen Nissan Cube with fender mirrors and thought it looked rad. But it made me wonder if there were any laws stopping the average person from installing some fender mirrors on any car they wanted here in the US. It seems that, as long as you have mirrors, they're legal. For my state: » 2/28/15 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Insane Crowd Funded Nissan Car Holds BBQ, Karaoke Machine, And Drone

Japanese automakers have been shoving all sorts of devices into vehicles, especially kei cars, for years now. We've seen many a wacky concept come out of design studios, and a surprising number of them have actually made it into production. Well, Nissan may have just taken it to a whole 'nother level with their new… » 2/28/15 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

Ex-F1, Le Mans Winning Driver Jochen Mass Is Now Posting On Twitter

Jochen Mass's list of driving accomplishments is as long as his Twitter page is currently short, including a Le Mans win all the way up to the fact that he played himself in Rush. He's slowly getting the hang of this social media thing and posted something delightful for our amusement today: some vintage racing at… » 2/28/15 11:03am Today 11:03am

eBay Challenge: The Best '90s Cars For Less Than $9,000

The 1990s was the decade when everything just made sense. It was the decade that spawned Rugrats, Blossom, and SpongeBob SquarePants (Google it!). It also gave us some of the best cars ever made. Your challenge this week is to find the best '90s cars on eBay for less than $9,000. Do not disappoint. » 2/28/15 10:04am Today 10:04am

Loose Llama Lassoed From A Moving Pickup Truck, Already An Ad

Citizens and police of Sun City, Arizona banded together today to chase a pair of runaway llamas. One was caught by folks on foot, other had to be wrangled by some cowboys slinging a lasso from the back of an old Dodge. Best moment on TV today, which Chrysler was impressively quick to leverage. » 2/28/15 9:04am Today 9:04am

Weekend Motorsports Roundup, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1, 2015

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? » 2/28/15 7:01am Today 7:01am

We're Getting Worked Up About The Wrong R8

The past few days have seen a lot of thought and scrutiny about Audi's new supercar, the R8. And while I happily boarded that juggernaut myself, I had a moment of intense clarity: the R8 I'm really interested in hasn't been built in nearly 40 years. It's the Renault R8. » 2/27/15 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

How Artificial Intelligence Playing Atari Could Help Self-Driving Cars

When Google announced its new artificial intelligence system could play, learn, and beat some old-school Atari games, my first reaction was, "Cool. Call me when it can play Spy Hunter." Actually, what about Gran Turismo? Because that's obviously part of the plan. » 2/27/15 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

This Is The End Of The Line For The USAF's Most Versatile Cargo Jet

The C-17 has been in production for 25 years, with 279 Globemasters emerging from Boeing's (and once McDonnell Douglas') historic Long Beach factory. Yesterday, the final aircraft had its wings mated to its massive fuselage, ending not just the production run of the C-17, but the 72-year-old plant that produced it. » 2/27/15 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

Elvis Presley's Gold-Plated Stutz Fired Up Like A King!

Elvis Presley had a slew of cool (and also not-so-cool) cars, from scads of Cadillacs to the most famous of them all, the yellow DeTomaso Pantera he used for target practice. But he also had a taste for the obscure, and was actually the first owner of a Stutz Blackhawk. » 2/27/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

NHRA Cracks Down On The Dumbest Fake Street Racing Show On Television

Several National Hot Rod Asscoation drag racers who appeared on the worst idea for a show ever, Street Outlaws, have been warned that their competition license may be suspended for going on the show. Problem is, several members are still booked to appear on the show and this sudden change in policy comes at just the… » 2/27/15 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Here's The Batshit Baja Mercedes I Found Parked On The Streets Of LA

When you're on a long road trip, you get used to certain sights, namely the regular cars that endlessly populate your field of view. However, sometimes a certain something can break the monotony and make you think to yourself "Did I just get goatse'd?" This ensemble of rally-ready insanity is exactly that. » 2/27/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

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Keep Your iPhone Charged & Protected With This Sleek Case - Save 33%

Tired of needing a charge halfway through the day? Jalopnik readers can save over 30% (plus free shipping) on a black Afterburner Battery Case for iPhone 6 or 6+. This lithium polymar battery case will give your iPhone an extra 1.5 charges, so you don't run out of juice when you're on-the-go. » 2/26/15 2:54pm Thursday 2:54pm