To most people, the name "Mega Bloks" conjures up memories of big, chunky, brightly-colored building blocks in a clear plastic carrying bag - the types of toys meant for young children before they hone their motor skills enough to graduate to LEGO. The brand is thought by many to be second-tier, the "knock off" to…
Formula One on ice doesn't mean Kimi Räikkönen in a Mickey Mouse costume. It means lots and lots of oversteer.
I have absolutely nothing against Florida at all. It's a nice place with nice beaches. My Grandma used to live there. I went to a great Waffle House in Ocala once. It has Disney World. It also has people robbing places and stealing golf carts from naked people. That makes Florida even more wonderful.
About two years ago, we asked you which was the worst model year in automotive history for our Question Of The Day. You had many great suggestions, and while we originally went for 1980, our readers declared 1981 as the worst year ever to buy a new car. Come on, we knew all along that the winner can only come from the…
The Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device or MUSTARD was a concept explored by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) around 1968 for launching payloads weighing as much as 5,000 lb. into orbit.
Terrifying... Well, at least to an American who's not used to the barely-cointained chaos of Delhi traffic and the moped with a backpack that is one of these three-wheelers. Well, I'll amend that my initial assesment — it was terrfying, but fun.
Nice hoodscoop and double spoiler! Click the image to annotate all of the crazy mods to this car. (H/T to stoneflysoldie!)
A car is a lot like a recipe — you need a lot of different ingredients to make it work. A great car needs appealing looks, a good chassis, a good suspension, a good transmission, a good engine, and so on. Get one of these ingredients wrong and the end product suffers.
Cold winter months usually conjure up thoughts of snow, log fires crackling and putting up your feet... Not in Formula One, where teams are hard at work developing the cars to shave hundredths of a second from their lap time in order to battle for next year's title.
Have you ever considered modifying your car, but you weren't sure if the change would make people despise you? You're in luck. Jalopnik readers know exactly what car mods will make people think you're a dirtbag.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series may not be the most prestigious series on earth (it's a distant second to F1, even though in my opinion both should be well behind the whatever the world's top sports car series is at any time, but that's the fault of the ACO and the factory teams of sports car racing, not those at NASCAR…
Those Top Gear challenges where a car is shot with lasers from a plane or helicopter are almost always won by the flying aparatus. Top Gear's counterparts in Korea just beat a helicopter with a Corvette ZR1. And that's because the helicopter crashed. Whoops.
Pope Benedict XVI quit earlier today. He's the first Pope to quit in 600 or so years. He's also the first Pope to quit that has access to a Popemobile. So what happens to that armored Mercedes?
Volkswagen seems to be unstoppable. I had half on eye on the Polo WRC's progress from the start of its development, but never expected it to be able to win at only its second rally. And what a race Sweden was! With his eighth victory, Sébastien Ogier joins multiple world champion Sébastien Loeb as only the second…
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams.
In Kurosawa’s brilliant Seven Samurai, a village is saved from invaders by a septet of protectors. In case you need saving from this past weekend’s epic Nor’easter, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 8-tired Suzuki Samurai goes Kurosawa one better, but would its price take too much of your savings?
The site seems different today because it is different. Not only have we entirely redesigned the way this site looks, we've changed the way it operates. Yesterday, you were a reader and a commenter. Today you can be a writer, an arbiter, an editor, and a publisher. You'll still read, but now you can also contribute.
The Baja, a press ATS, the wide open spaces of the Meadowlands. The snow was still falling. More to come.