Hindustan Ambassador: The Jalopnik Review

The one car I knew I had to drive if I ever went to India was the Hindustan Ambassador. Going to India and not driving one would be like going to Philadelphia and not eating a cheesesteak, or going to Paris and avoiding the Eiffel Tower, or going to Colombia and not swallowing several condoms full of cocaine. You just… » 2/21/13 10:32am 2/21/13 10:32am

British Driving Instructor Busted For Accepting Thousands In Bribes…

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. » 2/20/13 6:18pm 2/20/13 6:18pm

The De-Stockification, And Ensuing Re-Stockification, Of Stock Car…

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 to … » 2/20/13 5:02pm 2/20/13 5:02pm

Rally Co-Driving Behind The Scenes Part 3: Advice for the…

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… » 2/20/13 4:45pm 2/20/13 4:45pm

Do French Workers Really Only Work Three Hours A Day?

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. » 2/20/13 3:46pm 2/20/13 3:46pm

How Preparing for the Singularity in the Present Is Shaping the Future

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We are living in an age of some truly grand challenges. Consider a few. Approximately 41 percent of men and women will develop cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Sophisticated data breaches in 2013 resulted in over 57 million records exposed. Economic inequality is… » 3/27/14 9:00am 3/27/14 9:00am

Fill Your Tank (More Than Once!) with a $150 Gift Card

The one thing guaranteed to suck the joy out of driving is the cost of gas when you decide to top off your tank. As you pull away from the gas pump, you're not sure what's higher: the number on the bottom line of your receipt, or your blood pressure. Of course, buying gas isn't nearly as traumatic when you're spending… » 4/15/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm