In the summer of 1988 my sister started dating some new guy. Like any younger brother I hated her boyfriend for merely existing, but that quickly changed when I saw what he was driving. I remember the first day I heard the exhaust note from his brown 280zx revving around the corner and barreling into our cul-de-sac.
No, BMW does not sell a 1-series wagon or hatchback in the United States. Yes, the BMW X1 is actually based on the E91 3-series wagon platform. No, you can't get it with a manual transmission here. Yes, you can get it with RWD. No, it isn't really an SUV. Yes, it's actually enjoyable.
The 1968 Keracolor goggle was the first perfectly spherical television made from fiberglass. It was the brainchild of an Englishman called Arthur Bracegirdle, and cost as much as a a family car. But it was still cheaper than a Lotus Europa...
We don't even know where to start with this Xterra's parking job. We need help.
There seems to be an unavoidable connection between being a producer of cars and being a producer of atrocities. It's not that suddenly being around cars sends you on a muderous rampage, it just seems that if you your country has gotten to the point in its development where it can produce automobiles, it's also…
Earlier today we showed you the first pictures of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. It's the most daring Jeep design I've ever seen. But will all that daring make it a success or a failure?
The folks at Lethal Performance say this 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is the quickest of its kind in the world. To prove it, they brought us this video, complete with foreboding Hans Zimmer-eqsue music, slow camera pans over the car, and of course, some insane drag strip launches.
There's a little known service in America. For a small fee, you can apply a sticker, called a "stamp," to a piece of paper and send it anywhere in the nation. This is known as "the mail." Now there are stickers that look like cars you can put on these sheets of paper. Color us excited.
Back in the '80s, you could pick up a muscle car or a huge, rear-drive American land yacht for next to nothing. Of course people thrashed these things like a beater Nissan.
As we head into the 55th running of the Daytona 500, let's revisit one of the moments that put NASCAR on the map. The current drivers that were chosen to comment on this historic battle are pretty fitting.
For the second time on my trip to India, I find myself entering a building and having a chain of flowers draped over my neck as a woman paints a mark on my forehead, and then showers me in flower petals. I never really know what to do in these situations, afraid that as soon as I open my mouth they'll realize the…
The main way that most of us saw the crazy asteroid in Russia the other day was via dash cams mounted in cars. And even more amazingly, jaded Russian drivers didn't seem to care. If you watch this report from the Daily Show, you'll see why.
Icy conditions on the runway at Hopkins International Airport caused a United Airlines 737 to slide off the runway this morning, according to news reports.
Most car names are nouns. A Note. A Mustang. A Probe. Sometimes they're proper nouns and named after places you'd probably never see such a car driven, like the Sorento. Occasionally, you'll get something that can be a verb, like the Juke. All words that make sense in English. And then you get names that are utter…
Every space mission is exceedingly ambitious, but Jalopnik readers know ten that stand above the rest, even if they never got off the ground.
Remember last year when we told you about the Texas State Trooper who shot at a truck full of illegal immigrants from a helicopter, killing two people inside? Yeah, they're not allowed to do that anymore.
Just look at it! Red leatherette, an aluminum shifter knob, a bit of chrome and fake wood here and there, a lovely three-spoke steering wheel and two massive dials telling you what's the deal. Carlo Abarth knew how to rock.
I'm going to go ahead and postulate that this won't buff right out.