America: it’s the greatest country in America, besides Texas. And today we honor this fine nation’s birthday with barbecue, fireworks, and in the case of Jalopnik, a day’s worth of stories about sweet, glorious patriotic horsepower.
I decided to take a little break from my annual Fourth of July marathon lovemaking session with a very special and majestic bald eagle to talk to you about an American car that I think deserves more attention than it gets: the Crosley Hotshot. The humble little Hotshot helped define a sportscar formula that still…
Yes, we’re aware of the date, but we have huge news for fans of French cars. Automobile reports that PSA Peugeot Citroën’s will announce on April 5 that its new upmarket brand DS is coming to the U.S. after all. Sacrebleu!
Erik Buell Racing is back once again, with production starting in their Wisconsin factory earlier this week. What’s even better is that EBR’s new owner Liquid Asset Partners, despite their ominous name, claim to have a multi-year plan and the money to pull it off. If only this was the first time we’d heard that.
On Friday, President Obama designated three new national monuments in the California desert totaling almost 1.8 million acres. That’s a whole lot of space that includes off-road driving areas and a chunk of historic Route 66. Let’s take a look at what this new designation actually means.
America is a huge domestic market. Much as we produce a lot of corn for our own consumption, we also produce a lot of racing just to be enjoyed by Americans. But there is (and has been) a lot of very important international events held here.
With the addition of an American team to the Formula One team, everyone was hoping there would finally be an American driver in F1. Nope! According to Haas F1 team principal Günther Steiner, there are no American drivers currently under consideration for 2016.
A study of over four million instagram posts over a span of four years has concluded that BMW is the most popular automotive brand photographed on the social imaging app Instagram - an app mostly used by Vine users and celebrity public relations managers.
The US Postal Service runs about 200,000 Grumman Long Live Vehicles (LLV) all over the country, which you'd recognize as the pokey little vans that look like they're made of Legos. After some 30 years of braving snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night, Uncle Sam has a long list of specs they want for the next mail…
Oil is too cheap now for it to be profitable to pull oil out of your backyard. Fuck that. Plundering nature on an individual level is basically the founding myth of America.
These ten brands need to come back, for America.
Marketing company Brand Keys surveys thousands of people every year, to rate companies on 35 different "values." One of those is "patriotism," not in terms of where the a company actually makes things or employs people, but purely how "American" they appear in public perception. Only two automakers made the top 25.
The Ford F-150 topped Cars.com's ninth "American-Made Index" which rates how "American" vehicles are based primarily on where they're built and where parts come from. Only ten 2014 vehicles were eligible for the list, the smallest crop ever.
The timeless, Twinky-esque beauty of a classic Airstream trailer is even sweeter with a US Men's World Cup Team wrap job.
V8 or not, these ten cars are more American than a hamburger filled with beef jerky and marshmallows.
If you've driven across the US—or even across a state line or two—you've probably noticed that the roads you're driving on suck. They suck more more than a string of gas station bathrooms, more than hundreds of bug carcasses on your windshield.