One mystery muscle car. One helmet cam. One closed, dirt Colorado canyon road. This is American hillclimbing.
I expect my whiskey flask to do three things: be discreet, provide me with enough liquid courage to get through the day, and shield my heart from an assassin's bullet like on TV. (I have a lot of enemies, you know.) But if you spend $900 on a flask, what guarantee do you have that it's tough and ready for battle?…
Volkswagen AG's cheapest minicar got some steroids for the Geneva Motor Show, but since the engine remained the standard 1-liter unit with 60 horsepower, even Skoda refers to the Citigo Sport as a car that is "seemingly powerful." The Czechs are remarkably honest.
The lyrics will forevermore be seared into my brain: The only way to travel is Cadillac style. Some people want more. Not just a little bit. This is your life, you're the only one who's living it. Let's go. Let's live. Let's love every mile. The only way to travel is Cadillac Style.
(UPDATED Monday March 4th, 2013 - Brandon van Zyl and his lawyer reached a plea agreement with crown prosecutors. Charges of impaired driving and dangerous driving were withdrawn. Mr. van Zyl in turn pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of driving in a careless and imprudent manner. The charge carries a $1000 fine, and…
Buying a car is never a rational process. When it comes to picking up something old, weird, and kind of terrible, things get extra-irrational.
The car industry is set up to reserve its best features for its top-level cars, mostly because they want you to pay more for better options (and because those options are more expensive). Here are the features Jalopnik readers think should filter down to more mainstream models.
Yes, you can own your very own Ferrari Formula One test car right now for the low, low price of $24,999! There's only small catch: It's one half the size of a normal F1 car. Get it? "Small catch?" God, I'm good at what I do.
The West Side Highway is a pretty nutty road to begin with. You've got lots of crazies from NJ and northern NY coming south into lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, and then you've got all kinds of Brooklyn and Manhattan yahoos heading North to escape the city. Add narrow lanes, off-kilter bumps and humps, and you've got a…
Just look at that rear! We already knew Ken Block just ain't care about fire, but this is whole new level of plastic melting. Ford Eco-what?
A couple of weeks ago the Pagani Huayra set the fastest ever lap time around the Top Gear Test Track by a whopping 1.3 seconds. That's huge. Now, photos have surfaced that call the entire lap into question. It appears that the Huayra may have been shod with hand-cut slick tires. Uh oh. (UPDATE: Pagani responds!)
As the 30-odd fans injured in Saturday's NASCAR crash at Daytona continue to recover from their injuries, lawsuits are more than likely on the horizon for the track and the sport's governing body.
The original Land Rover had a 4-speed gearbox from the Rover P3. The upcoming Land Rovers will have a 9-speed automatic they developed together with ZF. It's clever and all, but I'm just wondering where will it end?
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Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams.
I had the opportunity in late January to shadow Matt Bell during the Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona. Bell, who has been racing Continental Challenge since 2008, is dual-driving this season, splitting his weekends between the #9 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GS.R and the #51 APR Motorsports Audi R8 LMS/Grand-Am.