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]
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.]
Remember when the Toyota 4Runner was just a pickup truck with extra seats and a cap? #4SpokeFTW. [Image: Toyota]
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
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]
It’s OK if you didn’t know what IROC stands for, but everybody should know about this El Camino Pace Car. [Image: GM]
The Skoda 1000MB: more car than you could shake a shoe at.
The torque. The wing. The downforce. It’s all there, and it’s all on video.
The straight at Lime Rock Park is barely a straight at all, meaning that you’re going to have to push hard to get real speed there. An ORECA FLM09 Le Mans Prototype will, for instance, break 150 mph. Watch this Hennessey Venom GT do 155 MPH. Then watch Travis’s face.