The Ritz Carlton Stole My Pants

My navy suit wrinkled in transit to LA, so I did what any guest of the Ritz Carlton would do and sent it out to be pressed. It came back without pants. I look like a younger, poorer Richard Branson. » 11/18/10 12:00pm 11/18/10 12:00pm

Tom Brady Really Did Crash His 2010 Audi To Get A New 2011 Model

Last week Tom Brady crashed his 2010 Audi S8 into a minivan and then joked about wrecking it so he could get the 2011 model. Well, it's one week later and Audi's given him... the 2011 model. Seriously. » 9/16/10 9:30am 9/16/10 9:30am

Toyota Revives The Electric Car With New RAV4 EV

Toyota will revive the electric car they once killed with a Tesla-powered electric RAV4-EV at November's LA Auto Show, about the time that pesky Chevrolet Volt hits the market. Lay bets now on which will be recalled first. [Toyota] » 9/13/10 5:15pm 9/13/10 5:15pm

We've Come A Long Way Baby

A Ford Model T paces a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Considering a stretch of Woodward was amongst the first concrete-paved road in the world, a more perfect illustration of automotive progress couldn't be asked for. » 8/21/10 9:30pm 8/21/10 9:30pm

Hey Kiddo, Who Said You Could Wear That Color?

A Plum Crazy Purple Roadrunner looks on as a Plum Crazy Purple Challenger approaches. Somehow, we suspect the old-timer wishes its relative was a little more of a wild child. » 8/21/10 9:00pm 8/21/10 9:00pm

Beauty And The Beast

Setting the Citroen Revolte Concept within a hundred yards of a Citroen DS 23 seems like a very poorly-advised show floor plan. It makes picture juxtapositions like this far, far too easy. » 4/30/10 2:00pm 4/30/10 2:00pm

Booth Professionals Of The 2010 Beijing Motor Show

The Beijing Motor Show is big and has lots to look at. With so many booth professionals getting in the way, it was nearly impossible to take a clean photograph. Here are the leftovers we had to toss out. » 4/29/10 5:30pm 4/29/10 5:30pm

The Vender Truck: Gullwing Doors And A Racist Surprise Inside!

The big selling point of the Mercedes SLS AMG are the gull wing doors, right? Well, a competitor has emerged, and this one's packing stereotypically racist dolls for sale. The DFM Vender Truck: It's got wings too. » 4/28/10 11:00am 4/28/10 11:00am

Suppository-Shaped Bus Wins Best Of Show Award

The Hunan University State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacture for Vehicle Body bus is epic. So much so we're naming it for the prestigious and made-up Jalopnik Best of Show for Tremendous Advancements in Non-Normative Wheel Layout award. » 4/27/10 3:30pm 4/27/10 3:30pm

MINI Countryman Dons Ghillie Suit, Sniping Chinese Hipsters

Why this MINI Countryman was hiding in sniper camouflage, we don't know. But, judging by the wacky-haired Chinese hipster kids nonchalantly hanging out around the hidden car, it's got a good chance at taking a few out. » 4/27/10 10:00am 4/27/10 10:00am

Yes, This Semi Has Victoria's Secret Angel Wings

Isn't this truck sexy as hell? This Genlvon Mynx was strutting its stuff in the heavy truck pavilion outside the Beijing Motor Show's main venue and the giant Victoria's Secret angel wings had everyone in attendance titillated. » 4/27/10 9:00am 4/27/10 9:00am

Beijing Invaded By Furries

Like most Chinese copies, the furries of the Beijing Motor Show — from Pandas to bus people — are both creepier and more hilarious than the originals. Here's western culture's strangest fetish viewed through a cheaply constructed Chinese knockoff prism. » 4/26/10 3:00pm 4/26/10 3:00pm

Parking At The Great Wall Of China Is A Bitch

The Great Wall of China's one of the seven wonders of the modern world. We checked it out after the Beijing Auto Show only to find the parking situation impressively awful. And the KFC outside the entrance? That's just depressing. » 4/26/10 9:30am 4/26/10 9:30am

Dodge Caliber Tarted Up As A Jaguar

In the Chinese calendar 2010 is the year of the Tiger. That does little to explain why this Dodge Caliber has been tarted up with a fearsome Jaguar paint scheme. Paging Ricky Bobby... » 4/24/10 12:00pm 4/24/10 12:00pm

Saab And Spyker Sittin' In Beijing, K-I-S-S-I-N-G...

It sounded kinda ridiculous at first. The pedestrian Saab 9-3 Convertible sitting next to the bonkers Spyker Aileron in the same stand. And yet, the two might as well be married now. Things are starting to get weird. » 4/23/10 4:00pm 4/23/10 4:00pm

This Is Chinese President Hu Jintao's Crazy Official Limo

This FAW Limousine we spotted here in Beijing is Chinese President Hu Jintao's official car. It's part rip-off Rolls Royce Phantom, part copied Cadillac, and a healthy dollop of wacky retro-futurism. Hold onto your butts, this faux Cadillac One's strange. » 4/23/10 12:00pm 4/23/10 12:00pm

Chevy Volt MPV5 Electric Concept: A Five-Seat Orlan-Volt

With GM dumping ever-more cash into the Chevy Volt's hybrid system, you knew it'd seep into other products. Like this — the Chevy Volt MPV5 Electric Concept. It's a shrunken Orlando with Volt styling. In short, it's a Volt-U-Van. Eeew. » 4/23/10 11:00am 4/23/10 11:00am

Sorry, Gringo, No Baby Pickups For You: Chevrolet Tornado

Mexican cartruck shoppers who don't want a new VW Saveiro or Ford Courier haven't run out of options; El General makes a Camino-ized Opel Corsa! » 4/17/10 4:00pm 4/17/10 4:00pm

Sorry, Gringo, No Baby Pickups For You: Volkswagen Nuevo Saveiro

What's the smallest pickup you can buy new in the USA? The 3,000-plus-pound Ranger? If that's more truck than you need, you'll have no choice but to shop for a pre-Cupholder Era used truck… or move to Mexico! » 4/17/10 2:00pm 4/17/10 2:00pm