I won’t lie–car journalists are lucky. And generally pretty spoiled. And sometimes insufferably entitled. So much so that, a Top Gear veteran and current script editor for , has created a character who is the ultimate car reviewing hack, who is both hilarious and horrible.
Oh man, is automotive TV shaping up to be quite excellent this season. On one hand, you have Jalopnik’s very ownto look forward to (Oct. 18 on Fusion!). And on the other, you have , which is returning to NBC Sports on Oct. 19 for its fourth season.
We say we like weird cars around here. But how weird are you really willing to live with? If you’re up for living in the strangest form of opulent Franco-Italian luxury there is, consider the. You have no idea how great this thing is.
Recently, Parker Nirenstein fromseries Vehicle Virgins went to a Michelin press event where there was an autocross. You know, actual hard driving that requires skill and precision, the likes of which we don’t see on supercar YouTube very often. He is immediately called out by Alex Roy. It is…
With the end of David Letterman’s stint on television, we were reminded of this interview from 2008 where friend of Jalopnik Alex Roy appeared on the late night show. Here’s that interview.
We’re showing Ronin as part of ourthis week ( ) and before we screen it we’re going to have a panel with automotive bon vivant Alex Roy, drifter Tony Angelo, stunt driver Sera Trimble, and hollywood carfinder Josh Hancock to talk about the film. It should be fun.
Great news, everyone! So many of you RSVP’d for—which is TONIGHT—that David Tracy’s Jeep miraculously started . Hooray! But still more of you should come so I can see your beautiful, shining faces.
After extensive research and roadside wrenching, at long last we’ve determined the reason David Tracy’s 1948 Jeep off-roading project has had so many problems: it’s because you are not coming toon Saturday.
You may remember Carl Reese and Deena Mastracci, two members of the team who drove from Los Angeles to New Yorkin April. You may also have heard of Alex Roy, no stranger to records himself and someone who’s been lately. Those worlds just…
The future is here! The future is here! Hey everyone, we’re being told the future is here!!!!!!!! Or at least it will be, with cars that drive themselves and automotive enthusiasts that are dead. We’re going to be yelling about that and other things today at the New York Auto Show, and you should see it.
The very concept of driving will soon be dead, we’re told. But not if we have anything to do with it. To rage against the dying light, we (and a panel of experts) will be
The autonomous cars are coming whether driving enthusiasts like it or not. It may take decades, but it’s what regulators, automakers and people not clinging to their manual transmissions want. It’s something our manhas been thinking about a lot lately.
Faraday Future showed up to CES this year with a real car that seemingly actually exists, claiming some absolutely absurd performance figures during its hour-and-a-half long presentation. Riding along in such a quick car looks pretty terrifying.
A controversial bill that would have protected drivers who plow into crowds of protesters will most likely fade away from the North Carolina legislature, a decision most certainly reached after the horrifying vehicle attack on a group of peopleover the…
You know how I knew theover driverless cars would be good? Because it started almost immediately with a diatribe from Jason Torchinsky about robotic car enslavement. And Alex Roy talking about how he’ll stash motorcycles all over the city to do “a social good” if banning cars becomes an…
There are exactly two types of TV shows about cars: sensationalized “build” dramas set to slow-motion footage of sparks, and Top Gear knockoffs. The latter “boy’s trip” motif tends to be a little more bearable so I’m excited to see what my friends have in store for the third season of /Drive on NBC Sports.
“Bad welds,” he says. “Too easy to not wrap around a telephone pole,” he says. This is the last, most extreme version of the Dodge Viper we’re talking about here! Somebody shut this geezer up and make him show some respect!
There’s the photo of us getting gas in Ojai yesterday while making our trek to Pebble Beach. We freaked out a ton of kids and onlookers with our collection of amazing (borrowed cars). If you live between Carmel and anywhere else, just walk out and look at the roads.
In the latest episode of The Simpsons Homer finds ain his garage because after 27 seasons, who even cares anymore. Enjoy musical number “Chubby Dude In A Tiny Car” and a guest appearance by Jay Leno. Yeah, go ahead and watch it here! Not still at work, are you?
As should have been clear to anyone who paid attention (), the Alex Roy cross-country story yesterday was a hoax. But a hoax trying to make a point. .