It takes a very special breed of machines to succeed on a racetrack after satisfying the public as a road car. I'm not talking about silhouette car nonsense here, but factory cars that can be turned to eleven thanks to their brilliant engineering. You know, like the McLaren F1 and all the others of that era.
It's been a bad secret for the last few months, but I thought I should let everyone know, officially, that I am the proud owner of the most famous Merkur XR4Ti in the world. This is similar to having the world's most famous spaetzle press in that it's not particularly impressive, vaguely German, and a completely…
There are many great cars that we don't get to buy here in America. One of those great cars is the Audi A1 quattro, a hyper version of the cute little city car. This is what we're missing.
When you own an old, no-longer-popular beater car, it can sometimes be difficult to find parts and information. My brand of automotive pain/pleasure currently lies in the realm of obsolete Subarus, and while they do have a decent following, they've never attracted the kind of money-spewing fanboys that, say, small…
The Sixties were great enough with all the spaceships and supercars but did you know Boeing made a turbine-powered hydrofoil gunboat for the U.S. Navy? Tucumcari, good for 40 knots (46 mph) on the open water, served a combat tour in Vietnam before being transferred to Europe to become a demo boat.
With its highest horsepower and lowest suspension, the GT Speed is Bentley's most athletic production car. But what happens when you chop off the roof? Does it retain the qualities that make the Continental such a great ultra GT — its momentousness and poise — or is there just too much rarified air blowing into that…
The 100 Acre Wood Rally was this weekend, featuring the famous Cattle Guard jump. Here are all the cars of the rally taking their turn to get airborne over the freezing mud.
Saturday's crash in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Race at Daytona was truly awful. Now the Taiwanese animation has been released and it's more ridiculous than you could possibly imagine.
Over the last few weeks, Tesla has waged an interesting PR war after a New York Times test drive ended with a Model S on a flatbed. Now, days after an offer to bury the hatchet with the Times, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that review cost his company $100 million. That hatchet must not have been buried very deep.
Normally, seeing a video'd junkyard crammed full of hulks of vintage Citroëns and Fiat 600s makes me want to hop on a plane and save each and every one of them like some soft-hearted kook at the animal shelter. That's generally not possible, but what these folks over at Lola Madrid are doing with these basket-case…
Last night, the wife and I made a trek our local Home Depot for a few things. As we exited with our home improvement goods, this... THING was parked in front of us.
We always moan about the beautiful, light, revvy cars that Europe never exports to the US. What about the cars that we don’t export over there?
Ever wondered what the name of your car means? Jalopnik readers are here to tell it’s probably just nonsense.
The Daytona 500 is NASCAR's Super Bowl and one of the most watched motorsports events of the year. And thanks to a combination of Saturday's huge crash and Danicamania, Sunday's race was the most watched Daytona 500 in seven years.
Chrysler issued a recall for 1,785 Chrysler 200/Dodge Avengers. Apparently, there's a possibility that a broken fuel tank control valve could cause... you guessed it, fiery death.
A lightweight, compact Ford truck? That's a big maybe. When our own Jason Torchinsky chatted with Ford's J Mays at the Detroit Auto Show last month, Mays pretty much told him not noway, not nohow. But word around the campfire is that Ford may be considering something more practical than the monstrous pickups which are…
Audi has produced their 5,000,000th Quattro since the 1980 Ur-quattro. So go on and have a bottle of Hefeweizen!