Rumor: Aston Martin To Bring Mercedes Power Units To Red Bull F1 Team

Oh, rumor mill, we love you so. Either a deal with Aston Martin will finally bring Formula One’s Red Bull Racing a functional power unit, or it’s a rumor so crazy that it will allow us to indulge in a time-honored Independence Day tradition: having a chuckle at Britain’s expense.
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Watkins Glen Is Fantastic Because Of Everything That's Not At The Track

I often get stuck in the trap of “I am here for a race weekend!” and don’t get to see much beyond the track itself and where I’m staying. I might make it to the local Denny’s at 1 a.m., but that’s about it. Do not fall into that trap with Watkins Glen. You will regret it and kick yourself until you can go back.
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Why There's A Baseball Bat, Hot Dog, And Apple Pie In Every 1996 Chevy…

Fun little auto design Easter Eggs are, sometimes, one of the best reasons to flush the pills down the toilet and give it a try for one more day. And now, thanks to tipper and Corvette enthusiast Jeff Port, we know about another great one: » 7/04/15 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

The American Road Trip: What Independence Day Is All About

Of all the many wonderful things about this country, its 4 million miles of road that allow you access to nearly every nook and cranny must be one of the best. No YouTube video or Google Image search can replace the wonder of seeing mile after mile of untouched American splendor laid out before your windshield, and on… » 7/04/15 2:27pm Today 2:27pm

America Had A Miata Before The Miata Was A Miata

I decided to take a little break from my annual Fourth of July marathon lovemaking session with a very special and majestic bald eagle to talk to you about an American car that I think deserves more attention than it gets: the Crosley Hotshot. The humble little Hotshot helped define a sportscar formula that still… » 7/04/15 2:23pm Today 2:23pm

A Catalina Seaplane Was Destroyed During Nic Cage Movie Production

After four days of being half sunk and rocked by the surf on a sandbar near the Florida-Alabama state line, the Catalina PBY Flying boat was pulled from its resting place and towed out into deeper waters towards a salvage barge. An attempt to lift the aircraft aboard the barge via a crane caused the aircraft to… » 7/04/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

How Honda Revealed The Government's Top Secret Stealth Bomber First

The aircraft known in popular culture as the stealth bomber was built with nearly a decade of work, billions of dollars, and total secrecy from the U.S. government. Even the contractors who worked on it didn't always know what it was. So how did a Japanese carmaker reveal it before the Air Force? » 7/04/15 12:32pm Today 12:32pm

eBay Challenge: The Best American Cars For Less Than $10,000

There’s something to be said about a car made with good ol’ American ingenuity. Even though creating an automotive icon is no small feat, the United States of America has no problem pumping them out regularly. That’s why your challenge today is to find the best American cars on eBay for less than a $10k budget. Fire… » 7/04/15 11:08am Today 11:08am

The Best Fourth of July Deals: Headphones You Love, KitchenAid, & More

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than engaging in some consumerism? 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. » 7/04/15 10:15am Today 10:15am

These EA-6Bs Made An Insanely Low July 4th Flyover

I don’t know much about this crazy-low flyover, aside from the fact that it was shot on July 4th, 2002. What I can tell you is this: a flyover this low would never happen nowadays, so it is awesome that it was caught on tape. It is also a bittersweet video, as the Prowler was just retired last weekend from Navy… » 7/04/15 9:28am Today 9:28am

Weekend Motorsports Roundup, July 4-5, 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?http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/tag/weekend-mo... » 7/04/15 9:11am Today 9:11am