A couple weeks ago, you may recall that I drove a really lovely hand-built mid-engined aluminum roadster, all made with Chris Runge’s two hands, some hammers, and a big-ass English wheel. The very act of how the metal gets shaped to the body is fascinating, so we thought you might actually like to see how that works.
Behold the Toyota Racing Development Prius Hybrid, because that’s actually not a contradiction in terms or an oxymoron. Apparently. [Photo: Kat Callahan/Jalopnik]
Remember that Volkswagen Jetta I’m trying desperately to unload, I mean, give away to the person with the craziest idea of what to do with it? Ten finalists will be chosen on Monday for you to vote on, and each project is just as insane as what’s pictured here. You have been warned.
Driving a Range Rover at the age of 94 with the Obamas and Queen Elizabeth along for the ride must be the ultimate definition of #squadgoals, even though we don’t know what they’re talking about. How about a “caption this” contest? Go for it, you clever people.
We’re a little more than a month from the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and ahead of the big race, ex-Jalop current Road & Track editor Sam Smith drove five amazing vintage cars at the famed speedway. You should read his story, it’s full of great words and great photos.
Everyone has lusted after a Pontiac G8 Sport Truck at some point in their miserable boring lives. [Photo: Pontiac (RIP), 2010]
BMW’s new M2 MotoGP Safety Car is going to be one of the sexiest vehicles on the race track, even if it’s not the fastest. [Image, and many more like it, via BMW]
The little red Mini Cooper featured in the signature car chase from 2002's The Bourne Identity once had its own little corner on the Universal Studios lot. The fifth film in the franchise, tentatively titled “Bourne 5", is currently shooting.[Robert Taylor via Flickr, taken in 2005]
This Japanese junior high school student had the right idea for New Year’s Eve: slurping ramen and playing (and doodling!) the Initial D video game. [Image: Photo credit, Kat Callahan/Jalopnik.]
[The live jaguar in the background of this still from 1997's James Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies was an in-joke by the film production about the famed British spy driving a BMW instead of a British automaker—like Jaguar. There is a deleted scene featuring the cat in more detail.]
There’s something beautiful about an early model Bugatti Veyron gunning for its 253 MPH top speed. Or maybe a lot beautiful. I haven’t decided yet. Photo credit: Bugatti
Remember when the Toyota 4Runner was just a pickup truck with extra seats and a cap? #4SpokeFTW. [Image: Toyota]
These were cars. Now they are art. Get it? Behold the work of abstract expressionist John Chamberlain, as seen in New York’s Dia Museum. [Image: Andrew P. Collins]
Where we’re going we don’t need roads. Couple spare quarts of oil might be wise, though. [Image: John Y. Can/Flickr]
Everybody loves a good Gulf livery, but how excellent is the old-school grille on this F-150? Also, extra points for orange light bar. [Image: Galpin Auto Sports]
Green Berets get familiar with Light Tactical Vehicles and “the terrain of Afghanistan” at Fort Bliss, Texas. Some days Army life looks fun! [Image: USASOC]