Some 2013 Ford Escapes Might Have Fiery Fuel Leaks

Ford's telling 2013 Escape 1.6-liter owners to stop driving their cars due to a possible fuel leak. Escape owners not wanting to experience fiery death can get a loaner. It's the second new Escape recall, and third recent Escape recall. » 7/19/12 9:15am 7/19/12 9:15am

What Road & Track Did After It Fired Everyone

After Road & Track fired just about everyone they made a smart move: hired two old Jalopnik editors. Congrats to Exec. Editor Sam Smith and Senior Editor John Krewson. Hearst's candy budget just tripled. » 7/09/12 12:25pm 7/09/12 12:25pm

Ford Sells All The Escapes!

People seem to like the 2013 Ford Escape as much as we did, with Ford selling a record 28,500 of them (PDF) in June. It's even more popular than the outgoing model. Fiesta/Focus sales were both down. » 7/03/12 9:45am 7/03/12 9:45am

Chattanooga admits it smells like poop after Automobile exposé

Automobile columnist Jamie Kitman's visit to the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga also revealed the city's secret shame: It smells like poop. The city, which drops massive urinal cakes in its sewers to contain the odor, says whaddya gonna do? » 8/04/11 12:00pm 8/04/11 12:00pm

Man decapitated by hovercraft he'd just built

Alastair Senior had just finished assembling his hovercraft when he took it to a beach near his home in West Auckland, New Zealand. Unfortunately, a bracket holding the propeller failed and the blade sliced his head open. He died instantly. » 8/04/11 10:00am 8/04/11 10:00am

New Lamborghini "super sports car" coming next month

Lamborghini's sending out invites to press for the debut of a "new Lamborghini super sports car" at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show. Yes, it's likely a production version of the Sesto Elemento concept we saw in Paris last year. » 8/03/11 8:15am 8/03/11 8:15am

Lexus LFA Roadster drops top in 2014

If you weren't one of the first 500 to get a regular Lexus LFA coupe you can be one of the few wealthy individuals to get the Lexus LFA Roadster when it bows in 2014. Obvious concept is obvious. » 8/02/11 3:45pm 8/02/11 3:45pm

Cars.com says Consumer Reports is full of crap on Honda Civic

Yesterday, Consumer Reports removed the 2012 Honda Civic from their "recommended buy" list. Today, Cars.com did the beige consumer autoweb version of an "oh snap" when they explicitly recommended the new Civic. It's like watching a sunflower fight a dandelion. » 8/02/11 2:30pm 8/02/11 2:30pm

Dukes of Hazzard's Luke replacement dead at 57

Actor Christopher Mayer, who portrayed Vance Duke during the show's 1982-83 season (while Tom Wopat and John Schneider were in a contract dispute, and the Duke boys raced Nascar), died suddenly on July 23rd in Sherman Oaks of natural causes. » 8/02/11 10:15am 8/02/11 10:15am

Top Gear's Andy Wilman responds to Nissan's electric car attack

Nissan took a swipe at the hit BBC motoring show Top Gear over Jeremy Clarkson and James May having the same problem with electric cars we have — where do you charge? Now Top Gear's hitting back. » 8/02/11 9:30am 8/02/11 9:30am

Montreal's crappy infrastructure continues to fall on people

The collapse of part of a major tunnel's roof in Montreal is the latest example of the city's crumbling infrastructure. An overpass collapsed and killed five motorists in 2006 and another bridge was recently closed. (Hat tip Kate's Dirty Sister!) » 8/01/11 3:30pm 8/01/11 3:30pm

Bus driver found dead after idling for five hours

A New Jersey Transit driver was found dead in his bus after it was parked, empty and idling, at a corner for five hours. No one seemed to notice the bus that never moved or the deceased driver. » 8/01/11 1:15pm 8/01/11 1:15pm

Bentley Continental GT V8 will debut at 2012 Detroit show

Bentley's new, more efficient 4.0-liter V8 will arrive at the 2012 Detroit auto show, just in time for the aftereffects of debtopocalypse, when every US citizen becomes a call-center worker for a Chinese bank conglomerate. Awesome timing! » 7/29/11 4:30pm 7/29/11 4:30pm

Obama orders auto industry to build slow, boy-proof car for his daughter

President Obama says before his daughter gets her driver's permit he hoped for a car "that gets a top speed of 15 mph" or has "the ejector seat any time boys are in the car." One Smart ForTwo coming up... » 7/29/11 2:00pm 7/29/11 2:00pm

Toyota Japan employees donate funds to American storm victims

Returning the outpouring of support for Japan following their dual disasters, Toyota employees in the company's Japanese home are donating $330K to tornado relief efforts in Alabama and Mississippi. Pay it forward. » 7/28/11 3:00pm 7/28/11 3:00pm

Why a BMW 7-Series gets you looks from men in LA

Is there a "gay" car? The folks at Gaywheels say if you're in LA the answer is "yes!" with the most fabulous of all being the BMW 7-Series. It explains so much about my last trip to California. » 7/28/11 1:30pm 7/28/11 1:30pm

L.A. says red-light camera tickets were "voluntary"

If you've had a photo of your license plate taken by a Los Angeles red-light camera, great news: Not only is any fine "voluntary," but the cameras will be shut off July 31. Thank heavens. L.A. drivers are so cautious. » 7/27/11 4:30pm 7/27/11 4:30pm

Massachusetts official turns asshat parking into assault

Sprawling your car across two handicapped parking spaces is the definition of asshattitude. Trying to brawl with a disabled person photographing your car, destroying his cellphone, then getting arrested all while serving as a town councilman? Leveled up. (H/T Comedian!) » 7/26/11 4:00pm 7/26/11 4:00pm