The Only Time It's A Good Idea To Put Your Giant Wiener In A Corkscrew

The Wienermobile is a legendary vehicle, but I'm not quite sure it's the best track vehicle. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca didn't care. Here's the everyone's favorite rolling hot dog going down the Corkscrew. » 3/26/15 9:23pm Thursday 9:23pm

I Need An Off-Road Porsche 911 In My Life

The best car in the 12 Hours of Sebring paddock wasn't one of the party trucks that wandered around with fans yelling "WOOOO" in the bed, or any kind of latest-and-greatest supercar. Nope. Not even close. It was this 1986 Porsche 911 jacked up on nubby tires with a million rally lights up front. I'm...I'm in love. » 3/22/15 12:53pm 3/22/15 12:53pm

Cool video shows fighter jet takeoff from a completely new perspective

Here's awesome footage from underneath a MiG-29 showing the fighter jet taking off from an aircraft carrier. The view is insane, you see the jets fire up and watch the world turn blurry as the MiG launches itself into the air. There's a surprising, almost sort of peaceful awesomeness when it starts flying and leaves… » 3/10/15 11:25am 3/10/15 11:25am

The John Deere 1110D Forwarder Laughs At Your Pickup Truck's Snow Plow

Not sure what's more impressive; that this John Deere 1110D Forwarder logging rig can blast through a sticky icemud hellscape like nothing, or that somebody calls this trail "a road." Make way for mudplow,y'all. » 2/23/15 10:27am 2/23/15 10:27am

Pilot Flies Epic 9000 Mile Voyage In A Glorified Hang Glider

This French-built, open cockpit ultralight was designed specifically with the adventure pilot in mind. I think a nine state journey, spanning 9000 miles, traversing mountains, rivers, and seashores qualifies as a certified adventure, and I want to try it. » 2/13/15 11:40am 2/13/15 11:40am

There's A Ridiculous Traffic Jam Of So Many FJ40s On This Volcano


A reader just came back from a trip to Indonesia's Mt. Bromo volcano, where apparently just about every FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser has gone to retire. Look at them all! This is easily one of the greatest vacation videos I've ever seen. » 2/05/15 12:35pm 2/05/15 12:35pm

New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled by a magic force field. Instead of using chemical coatings they used lasers to etch a nanostructure on the metal itself. It will not wear off, like current less effective… » 1/20/15 10:19pm 1/20/15 10:19pm

Searching For Fish By Helicopter Is The Coolest Job In The World

Skimming the brilliant blue water of the South Pacific with a MD-500 in search for Tuna seems like a fairly fantastic gig. This pilot seems to be taking full advantage and having a great time in the process. » 1/15/15 9:52am 1/15/15 9:52am

Engine Swap Hero Puts Toyota Supra Engine In His Aston Martin DB7

The Aston Martin DB7 is one of the prettiest cars on the planet. But the power under the hood doesn't necessarily match the beauty on the outside. Well one Canadian has decided to merge his Aston Martin's beauty with the power of the Toyota Supra's 2JZ-GTE. This is brilliant. » 12/27/14 9:30am 12/27/14 9:30am

This may be the coolest, most futuristic bomber ever built

While the Saab 35 Draken may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made, when it comes to bombers that title goes to the XB-70 Valkyrie, a gigantic supersonic strategic nuclear bomber that never entered service. Seriously, when I say gigantic I really mean it. This thing is unbelievable—check the image below. » 11/22/14 3:49pm 11/22/14 3:49pm

Proof A DeLorean DMC-12 Is A Great Car To Drive On A Ski Trip

You knew a DeLorean was pretty much the best car you use for time travel, but did you realize the cars could be ordered with an OEM ski rack? This one looks pretty much perfect with a pair of Volant stainless steel skis strapped across the rear louvers. » 11/18/14 9:55am 11/18/14 9:55am

Jet skiing through a canyon looks a lot like podracing in Star Wars

This GoPro video shows Christian Yellott zipping through the incredible narrow canyons of Lake Powell but if I squint a little bit, I can convince myself that I'm watching kid Anakin podracing in Tatooine. Either way, it's pretty awesome. » 8/26/14 8:27pm 8/26/14 8:27pm

This Gruff Old Army Truck Has The Perfect License Plate

The K5 Chevy Blazer was a sweetheart of the US Army in the 1980's, but since then pretty much all of them have been sold as surplus to find their way into the hands of regular folks. Regular folks who love America, and are cool with being mistaken for the military everywhere they roll up. » 8/21/14 2:20pm 8/21/14 2:20pm

Son Surprises Mom With Her Dream Car: A Gorgeous Copper 1973 Saab 99

If you have a mother or father who shares your love of the automobile, I bet you've dreamed of one day surprising them with their favorite car. YouTube user Corey Wadden's mom dreamed of owning an old Saab. And after a year of searching, he made that happen for her. » 8/11/14 7:03pm 8/11/14 7:03pm

Passengers Lift Train Off Trapped Man In Amazing Video

Sometimes, people are awesome. Like, incredibly awesome. "Let's all pitch in to save a stranger" awesome. That's what went down in Perth, Australia this morning when scores of train passengers combined their strength to save a trapped man. » 8/06/14 9:15am 8/06/14 9:15am

Drivers Save 6-Year-Old Boy Who Drove Toy ATV Onto Highway

And now, here's your "people in cars doing awesome stuff" feel-good story of the day: drivers on the Bronx River Parkway in New York this weekend saved a 6-year-old boy from a potentially nasty fate after he drove a toy ATV onto the highway. Good job, everybody! » 8/04/14 11:52am 8/04/14 11:52am

'Off-Road' VW Beetle Dune Is Go For Production, With Ragtop Version!

In a righteous win for fans of automaker irreverence, the jacked-up Volkswagen Beetle Dune has been confirmed to hit the European market for 2016. It's a freakin' Beetle with a tilt gauge and inclinometer! And it's going to be real! » 7/02/14 12:05pm 7/02/14 12:05pm

Hero National Guardsman Bends Door To Rescue Man From Burning SUV

How far would you go to help someone you've never met? Would you bend the frame of a car door while the rest of it burned to get that person out safely? That sounds insane, but it's exactly what a 52-year-old Minnesota man did this week to save a stranger. » 7/02/14 9:34am 7/02/14 9:34am

This VW Caddy Carrying A Tractor Just Might Make You Like 'Stanced' Cars

Stanced cars and "artistic rust" are not usually my thing. But for some reason this Volkswagon Caddy pickup truck has just the right amount of grime, damage, and swagger to be... awesome. But the mower in the bed perfects the picture.http://jalopnik.com/this-is-what-h... » 6/20/14 11:59am 6/20/14 11:59am

This is the cockpit of the supersonic car that will reach 1000MPH

This awesomeness—captured by photographer Stefan Marjoram—is the cockpit of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, designed to set a new world land speed record of—at least!—1,000 miles per hour (1,609.34 km/h) in South Africa. Its pilot, Andy Green, explains how the instruments work in this video tour. » 6/14/14 1:27am 6/14/14 1:27am