There's Imperial Star Destroyers All Over Craigslist Now

Ever since the most recent Star Wars trailer came out, with its prominent, crashed Imperial Star Destroyer half-buried in the sand on some miserable outer-rim planet, rubber hoses and gaskets getting all dry-rotted, clever people have been trying to sell it on Craigslist. There’s actually been a few ads — let’s look… » 4/20/15 9:30pm 24 minutes ago

Honda Imagines This Lifted Tuner Car As Their Flagship In China

This is the 2015 Honda D Concept, which Honda says “shows the direction of a mass-production SUV model” they’re already working on exclusively for China. Looks straight out of the now-defunct import tuner mags I used to read in high school, and actually kind of awesome. » 4/20/15 9:00pm 54 minutes ago

John Oliver's Doomsday Video Is A Hell Of A Lot Nicer Than CNN's

Way back in the 1980s, Ted Turner had CNN make a video that was only to be played at the end of the world. It was a bit melancholy, to put it lightly. A bit boring, and not exactly the sendoff we might want. So leave it to John Oliver, Last Week Tonight, and Martin Sheen to give us a much, much better one. » 4/20/15 7:20pm Today 7:20pm

Which Car Would You Enter In The 24 Hours Of LeMons Out Of Spite?

Once upon a time, I had a miserable beater. Unfortunately, it belonged to my parents and got traded in when they finally realized they had spent several running 944s’ worth in repair bills. Had it been signed over to me, there was no doubt in my mind where it needed to go to die: the 24 Hours of LeMons.
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I Used Mini’s Augmented Reality Goggles And Now I Need A Pair

Yes, I look like a complete tool – more so than normal. And that’s just one of the many issues with faceputers. But for those of us that buy cars to drive and not as overpriced fashion statements, Mini’s augmented reality goggles are the fighter jet-style, head-up display of our dreams. I used them and now I need a… » 4/20/15 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Clarkson Thought He Had Cancer And Wants A New Show, Hammond Is Bored


You saw the headline, right up there? Up top? The one involving Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and non- Top Gear? And you’re still clicking through? Good, then we’re all on the same page. Because there’s plenty of things to drudge through in the world of non-Top Gear, starting with the Ape and the Hamster.
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Is The US About To Blockade Iranian Arms Shipments To Yemen?

Reports suggest that the super carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy are moving into position off the coast of Yemen in an attempt to interdict Iranian arms shipments intended to resupply Shiite Houthi rebels in that country. » 4/20/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

El Camino-Driving, Jalopnik-Endorsed Badass Elected Leader Of Finland

Longtime Jalopnik readers may remember Juha Sipilä. He is a former telecom executive, politician, and builder of a badass El Camino that runs on wood gas. Also, as of last night, he is the prime minister-elect of Finland. » 4/20/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Insane MotoGP Race Ends With Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi Colliding

MotoGP’s Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina came down to a battle between two previous world champions: Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi. Marquez was in the lead, but Rossi was coming up on him fast on a more durable rear tire compound than Marquez. » 4/20/15 4:09pm Today 4:09pm

Inside the Fiery Workshop of a 21st Century Swordmaker

Down a stretch of country road in upstate New York there is a shed. The shed itself is nothing spectacular, a whitewash number with years of weathering. But inside sparks fly, fires breathe, and slabs of steel are fashioned into capable killing machines. This is Odinblades, a grimy shrine to the ancient art of… » 4/20/15 3:59pm Today 3:59pm

All The Shameless Chinese Car Knockoffs At The Shanghai Motor Show

It’s that time of year again — the Shanghai Motor Show! The auto show where increasingly desperate American, European, Japanese and Korean automakers try to tap the Chinese bubble before it pops entirely, and where Chinese automakers try to prove to the rest of the world that they can build more than just the car… » 4/20/15 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

The ELF Electric Pedal-Mobile: What Happens When Your Bike And Car Bone

Of all the press cars I’ve had since I’ve moved to NC, the one that’s gotten the most attention by far has no doors, no floor, and all of one lonely horsepower. It’s both the crudest and yet most futuristic vehicle I’ve had so far. It’s a fascinating halfway point between bike and car called the ELF. I had one for a… » 4/20/15 3:25pm Today 3:25pm

Your Eyes Aren't Ready For The Self-Driving Chevrolet-FNR Concept 

As was the case last year, the reason this year’s New York Auto Show was such an abysmal snoozefest was because automakers were saving all their interesting stuff for the show at the only car market that matters anymore, China. And at the ongoing Shanghai Motor Show, Chevrolet unveiled something truly bonkers. » 4/20/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

The Fabricated Four: Were The Beatles Real?

One of the more tantalizing and persistent myths in rock lore contends that “ Paul is dead”—that Paul McCartney died in a 1966 car accident and was secretly replaced with a lookalike. There are countless sites and rambling YouTube videos attempting to support this claim—based not just on the well-known middle-school… » 4/20/15 2:55pm Today 2:55pm

What It's Like To Drive An Alfa 4C On A Racetrack

I was standing in pit lane at Lime Rock Park with a BMW E30 M3, a brand new V8 Mustang, a Porsche Cayman GTS, and this Alfa Romeo 4C. The keys were in the ignition. I drove them all, and found that there’s really only one word to describe the Alfa Romeo: terrifying. » 4/20/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Get the Power Vault 18,000mAh Portable Battery Pack for 72% Off

Battery life should never slow down real life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you're on the go. Right now, Jalopnik readers can grab one for $29.99 - that's 72% off. » 4/15/15 8:52pm Wednesday 8:52pm