Your Car Is 'Just A Big Smartphone On Wheels'

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/25/13 9:05am 2/25/13 9:05am

For $21,000, Show Your Em-dividualism

If you’re into numerology then you might find it interesting that the E34 was the last M5 to carry a 6 cylinder engine. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 1991 has had its S38 replaced, and we’re going to see if its most important number - its price - makes this Five the one for you. » 2/25/13 8:00am 2/25/13 8:00am

The EcoSport Is Ford's Smallest European SUV

After giving us the Kuga (which is pretty much the same as America's Escape), Ford is sending another SUV to the old continent. The EcoSport is a compact aimed against competitors like the Opel Mokka (Buick Encore) or the Nissan Juke. » 2/25/13 7:45am 2/25/13 7:45am

"Grey Poupon: The Lost Footage" Should Win For Most Awesome Oscar Ad

Over 25 years ago, one fine gentleman passed another fine gentleman a jar of Grey Poupon. But it seems that wasn't the whole story. Apparently, that old ad didn't actually end with "But of course." » 2/24/13 11:41pm 2/24/13 11:41pm

Seven People Remain Hospitalized After Saturday's NASCAR Crash

A day after Saturday's horrific crash at the Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300, seven people remain hospitalized in stable condition, according to medical officials in Florida. » 2/24/13 10:30pm 2/24/13 10:30pm

CBS' 60 Minutes Takes A Test Drive In A Lamborghini Countach

 Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past. » 2/24/13 5:28pm 2/24/13 5:28pm

Jimmie Johnson Wins The Daytona 500

Jimmie Johnson just won the opening round of the 2013 Sprint Cup season, his 61st career win in this series. Dale Earnhardt Jr. secured the second place finish.  » 2/24/13 4:48pm 2/24/13 4:48pm

When Spectators Pay The Price For The Dangers Of Auto Racing

Danger is one of the most defining aspects of motorsports. It’s been that way since the first “motoring contests” of the late 1800s, and it’s probably going to be true forever. The very fact that it involves huge, metal projectiles being driven around a course at high speeds while people stand around and watch means… » 2/24/13 3:48pm 2/24/13 3:48pm

Danica Patrick Is Now The First Woman To Lead A Lap At The Daytona 500

Last weekend, Danica Patrick made NASCAR history by becoming the first woman to secure the pole position for the Daytona 500. Today, she did it again at the race itself. » 2/24/13 3:10pm 2/24/13 3:10pm

This Ford Pick-Up Is The Fastest Coffee-Powered Vehicle In The World

There are so many puns I could make right now. But in all seriousness, a Brit by the name of Martin Bacon has made a Ford P100 pick-up (a Ford Sierra with a truck bed, for those who don’t know) the Guinness World Record holder for fastest coffee-powered vehicle.  » 2/24/13 3:07pm 2/24/13 3:07pm

Used Car Face Off: Getting That Small Fiat Fix

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! » 2/24/13 2:00pm 2/24/13 2:00pm

This Is Your Lasagne In Space

21 February 2013 - Getting ready for his six-month stay on the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano from Italy had an important task yesterday ­– testing some of the best Italian cuisine that he will eat in Earth orbit, including the first lasagne to be sent to space. » 2/21/13 12:25pm 2/21/13 12:25pm

The 2013 Daytona 500: Open Discussion

In just a few moments we'll see the start of the Daytona 500, the first race of the 2013 Sprint Cup season and one of the biggest events in all of motorsports. While it will likely be overshadowed by yesterday's Nationwide Series crash, it should be a good race, and one that will hopefully be accident-free. » 2/24/13 1:00pm 2/24/13 1:00pm

Thinking Danica

Think about it this way - We have NO CHOICE but for Danica to succeed. And it IS 'for the kids'. This line from a NY Times story says it all - "The young daughters of the veteran drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards all wanted to meet Patrick." » 2/24/13 9:08am 2/24/13 9:08am

Watch SRT Boss Ralph Gilles Whip A Grand Cherokee Around The Circuit Of…

We're big fans of SRT chief Ralph Gilles for his no-nonsense style and purveyance of insanely powerful American cars. And like any responsible executive, he needs to sample his own wares from time to time — which is exactly what he does when he pilots this Jeep around Austin's Circuit of the Americas.  » 2/24/13 12:30pm 2/24/13 12:30pm

The Key To Lowering Fuel Consumption Isn't The Car, It's The Gas Tax

In this year’s State of the Union, President Obama touted the fuel efficiency of cars as a way to promote the advance of American energy and an indication the country is on its way to reducing reliance on foreign resources to power our main mode of transportation. It’s no secret the White House has led a crusade to… » 2/24/13 12:00pm 2/24/13 12:00pm

See What Happens When Fast & Furious and Forza Horizon 2 Collide

Who doesn't love a free ride? Especially when it's in one of the cars from the explosive, high-octane Fast & Furious movies. For most people, getting the keys to these cars IRL is a no-go, but there's an alternative: the worlds of Forza Horizon 2 and Fast & Furious collide this week in a free (for now!) expansion that… » 3/30/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Last Chance: Get The Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds For 77% Off

Wireless bluetooth ear buds are the new norm for on-the-go music listening. For a limited time, Jalopnik readers can save 77% on the sleek, comfortable Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds. This deal is ending soon, so don't miss out. » 3/27/15 1:01pm Friday 1:01pm