How An Army Convoy Crossed America In 56 Days To Prove We Needed Better…

America is probably the best place on Earth for long road trips. Fuel is cheap, food is plentiful, and the roads — they're amazing. But the U.S. of A. wasn't always a land of long, smooth stretches of tarmac you could sail across at 80 mph in almost any weather. A century ago, driving cross-country in America wasn't… » 2/18/13 9:54am 2/18/13 9:54am

Tesla Road Trip - Debunking the New York Times

Late Friday night I came across a blog post saying that some Tesla Model S owners were going to attempt to recreate the now infamous DC to CT road trip in a convoy of Tesla Model S. By this point, CNN had already completed the same journey and done a lot of the debunking, but you could still hear the chorus of… » 2/18/13 9:40am 2/18/13 9:40am

For $12,900, Could This E36 Be The LS1 For You?

Part of the reason BMWs are so venerated is due to their amazing engines. That’s why it’s so puzzling that so many people - like the present owner of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe E36 - decide to dump them for Chevy V8s. Another puzzle for you is whether this LS1-powered coupe is worth dumping nearly thirteen large… » 2/18/13 8:00am 2/18/13 8:00am

Mini Pulls Off World's First Successful Backflip In A Car

When you make energy drinks, it's not enough to just sell them to the general public. You have to sponsor crazy activities so people know you're serious about the energy in your drink. Red Bull has a couple of Formula One teams and once made a guy jump out of a space balloon; now Monster Energy had a rally driver do… » 2/17/13 4:30pm 2/17/13 4:30pm

Danica Patrick Becomes First Woman to Win a Top Tier NASCAR Pole,…

Yes, for the first time ever, a woman will lead a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to the green flag as Danica Patrick wins the pole for the Daytona 500. of course, plate qualifying isn't really about the driver as much as it is about the team, so that's really not her accomplishment so much as it is Crew Chief Tony… » 2/17/13 3:32pm 2/17/13 3:32pm

Adorablest Gearhead Ever Amy Macdonald Learns To Whip A Kia Around The …

Everyone seemed to get a huge kick out of seeing Scottish singer Amy Macdonald in last week's "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car" segment of Top Gear. I mean, you'd have to be crazy not to. She's adorable! She has owned three Audi R8s! She has a Ferrari 458 Italia! She used to own a Nissan GT-R but thought it was too… » 2/17/13 2:00pm 2/17/13 2:00pm

Used Car Face Off: Which Failed GM Roadster Is Right For You?

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely!

If there was a dictionary entry for “failed roadsters” the Buick Reatta and Cadillac Allante would be right there. It’s not that they were especially bad cars, but they were… » 2/17/13 1:00pm 2/17/13 1:00pm

George Romney's Personal Rambler Classic Is For Sale

I have an unexplained soft spot for American Motors. Perhaps it’s the underdog thing or just that they dared to be different for different’s sake. Maybe it's because they teamed up with Renault in their later years to make things that looked good on paper yet were terrible in reality. Whatever the case, if I had the… » 2/17/13 12:00pm 2/17/13 12:00pm

Chevrolet Has A Good Ad In 'Find New Roads' – Except For The RoboDog

We were rightfully skeptical towards Chevrolet ditching the meaningless “Chevy Runs Deep” tagline for the sounds-like-it-came-from-Saab “Find New Roads.” What exactly does "Find New Roads" mean for such a mainstream icon like the bow tie? It took me a while it come to terms with it, but I actually think it’s one of… » 2/17/13 10:00am 2/17/13 10:00am

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 Thursday 2:50pm