Would you pay $4,500 to pass your driving exam? It sounds ludicrous, but more than 100 people in London were willing to fork that over to bribe a driving instructor for a license, according to the BBC. That instructor was arrested earlier today by police, who are investigating a "cash-for-pass" driver's license scam.
Why are we still talking about cars, anyway? They're yesterday's news. They're a relic of the 20th century. (The 19th century, if you want to get technical.) Today, I have seen the future, and it is robot ostriches from Russia.
The Detroit Auto Show took place last month. While we did our best to bring you every little bit of coverage, you might prefer your coverage to be brought to you PBS video style.
In 1949, the first season of what is now called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was held. Red Byron won two of his six starts to take the inaugural champoinship in a fresh-from-the-showroom Oldsmobile. Sixty years later, Jimmie Johnson won the 2009 edition of the same championship in a car that was in no way comparable…
Today we heard an American tractor tire CEO say that French factory workers only do 3 hours of labor a day. An intern at a French car plant piped up for a rebuttal.
When is a highway not a highway? I don't have anything clever to follow that up but this highway is broken yo.
So far I've spoken about a co-driver's process when preparing for a rally. But what about an aspiring co-driver? How do you get from standing roadside watching to riding along in the silly seat? I figured I'd take the moment to talk about getting started in rally. I'm going to talk a bit about my path to the right…
You know that one movie? The one that had a car in it? Reddit does.
"I think we're gonna need a bigger Ferrari."
Tesla just released their financial statement from the fourth quarter of 2012, and the news is mostly good, a little bad, and all open to interpretation. Isn't everything with Tesla, though?
The French! They're so lazy. They don't want to work, they just want to lay around in their berets eating cheese, drinking wine, making love and losing wars. Not like us hard work-loving Americans. At least, that's the perception that tire company CEO Maurice Taylor has of the French. And he's not afraid to say it.
Pretty new Macca, huh? Here’s an old one, the M20 sports prototype from the waning days of McLaren’s dominance of Can-Am. Fiberglass and aluminum, crazy velocity stacks, F1- and Can-Am champion Denny Hulme at the wheel, who managed to beat the turbocharged Porsche 917’s in the early races of the 1972 season but lost…
It's the end of the line for the Tupolev Tu-154. This triple-engined medium-range narrow-body airliner was the workhorse of the Soviet Union, but managed to stay afloat long after the fall of communism. While noise regulations banned it from Western Europe quite a while ago, experts say that Tu-154s will serve the…
What would you do if a celebrity asked you to document their passion for anything that rolls, explodes and makes noise?
At a certain point when you're watching an SUV run from the cops with two blown out tires and shooting sparks from both right wheels, it stops being about the chase. You’re just impressed by the truck itself.
One man has blown up my twitter in the past 48 hours. That man is fellow Jalopnian, James F Johnson Jr. (@dmidwestredneck), and he desperately wants me to race in Robby Gordon’s new Stadium Super Truck Series. And, if you look at the kickass video below, it isn’t hard to see why.
The war of words between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the New York Times dominated the world of automotive news last week after one of the paper's reporters failed at his D.C. to Boston drive in a Model S and Musk responded by calling the story "fake." Now Musk says he wants to "bury the hatchet and move on." Or, in other…
São Paulo’s Interlagos is a massively better racetrack than neighboring Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarepaguá but it has its downside: you can’t take photos of Formula One cars, like Alain Prost’s McLaren MP4/4, against the blue skies and green hills of Guanabara Bay. Life’s little choices. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Getty Images)
Earlier today we saw a car that was supposedly Will.I.Am's brand-new, totally custom ride. We have confirmed that this is Will's car, but it hasn't been "built from scratch." The car is actually a 1958 VW Beetle that has been modified beyond recognition. The build started in 2009. It still isn't really done. And…
A few weeks ago, TRG-AMR North America hit the track for the first time in their Aston Martin GT4 in the GS Class of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.