Sometimes we forget just how chaotic Europe’s geopolitical past was. Long before the Nazis or the Soviet Union caused great shifts in the balance of power, endless conflicts shifted the continent’s borders time and time again. When put in perspective, empires rose and fell in the blink of an eye. This awesome…
This beautiful blue Scania truck rolling over a hilly highway is a demonstration of CGI software called OctaneRender 2.0. The future of animation and video games might be prettier than real life.
There big file in my brain labelled "Things I Are A Sucker For" is a large, sloppy thing, with photos of weird cars and bits of hot dogs and brochures for old '80s computers falling out all over the place. Also crammed in there, between torn-out photos of girls in long athletic socks with those three stripes and…
China and Japan's dispute over the Japanese purchase of the Diaoyu Islands has started massive protests, shut down factories, and has threatened $340 billion in annual trade. A photo even purportedly showed an Audi dealer wishing all Japanese were dead.
Mark this airborne dance move as one of those antics which are dangerous looking, not that dangerous, but still dangerous enough never to be allowed in Formula One again that you’ll have to go back to the ’70s to see.
Well, it appears we've finally discovered the final fate of those meddling kids. After spending decades thwarting wizened theme park owners wearing rubber suits for the express purpose of insurance fraud, the Scooby Gang retired to the Bay Area.
It’s another few days until Formula One returns from its extended summer vacation. Until then, revel in this painstakingly detailed stop motion animation of a race, done in Lego on a dream medley of Monaco, Zandvoort, Spa and the Nürburgring. There’s plenty of overtaking—of the unusual kind, some of it.
In 1954, the Czech cartoonist Zdeněk Miler was tasked with creating educational films about the merits of Communist industry. Miler subverted the project to create Krtek (The Mole), and showed children behind the Iron Curtain the wonders of American cars, rockets, and skyscrapers. Not in vain: this Friday, Miler’s…
To highlight its computer animation chops for corporate advertisers, design studio Charlex crafted this two-minute clip of a debadged Audi fracturing into Borg-like birds, fish and even a hunting cat that might be a Jaguar.
Three students at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta devised a way to hold a race in their dorm without any internal combustion machinery. It's just pure seat-of-the-pants driving, with a little Ken Block-wannabe action at the end.
Subaru Canada set out to build an ad for the new 2011 Subaru WRX STI powered by the car itself, eventually settling on creating a giant flipbook animation around a racetrack. it's awesome. How they did it below.
Imagine you're an AirTran pilot. You might be nervous about your job, or Southwest's corporate culture. Then you might see this video, where you're promised instruction on how to roll a 400-pound granny down the jetway. Helloooo, new corporate overlords!
Why? Because it’s Friday, that’s why. Click through for a fancy GIF animation that'll put any garden-variety ROFLCOPTER to shame.
London-based advertising man Tomas Mankovsky has created this short film about a man who is late. As in very, very late.
You might be asking yourself why Jalopnik is featuring an animation about sub-prime mortgages. Our answer? Because it's too cool not to and it has awesome mega-garages and yellow vintage-designed sports cars. So there.
Leave it to the Swedes to create something truly weird with a straight face. Joining the Koenigsegg CCR is this clip by animator Tomas Nilsson.
Back when I played with Legos (high school) I was just happy to build cars and race them around the house. But throw in cheap digital cameras and YouTube and you get some serious Lego Hoonage. The above video is an example of Grand Theft Auto shot in stop motion with Legos. This is but one example of the many Lego car…