Sometimes, you really shouldn’t meet your heroes. That’s doubly true when your heroes happen to be cars.
Lately I’ve been met with blank stares from so-called “friends” when I explain that I’m seriously considering buying this one first-generation Toyota MR2 with a busted A/C, semi-functional headlights, an exhaust leak and a very rough interior, and maybe some questionable brakes (I’m not sure yet) because it runs like…
If you live in a country with a despotic dictator you don’t really trust, and you’re afraid your life is just too safe and easy, good news: you’re also probably more likely to die in a car wreck. At least, that’s the conclusion James O’Malley came to when he correlated data about road deaths and people’s trust in…
Car culture can be amazing. A bunch of people gather on a random day in an empty parking lot and talk about their hobby, practice their photography on exotics they’d never have access to otherwise, and get a chance at meeting their heroes. One meet I attended wasn’t quite what I expected, but that may have more to do…
If you’re an automotive engineer, or just someone good at sneaking into convention centers, I’d like to cordially invite you to hear me blather on in front of a huge projection of slides! I’m talking today at the Society of Automotive Engineers’ World Congress at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Come and heckle me!
Enthusiasts of one particular car make are really only certain of three things: their chosen brand is the best, the people who prefer some other brand are drooling sub-morons, and there’s no way in hell they’d ever drive a Saturn. Every brand has its share of the aforementioned drooling morons, but is there any way to…
Okay, so, this isn’t the best car photo I’ve ever seen. One doesn’t really come to mind. But! It is pretty neat. What’s the best car photo you’ve ever taken/seen?
The Tesla Model 3, the car that’s supposed to make or break Tesla, will be revealed tonight. Tesla started taking orders for the Model 3 today, however, and people actually started lining up to plunk down a $1000 deposit to place an order. This is why, in their own words, as they waited outside of Tesla’s brand new…
Whatever problems Americans think young people have here with getting into cars, Japan has it worse. And yet they still have room for a budding grassroots scene, thanks to insanely low costs.
Is there a more noble car than a V6 Pontiac Firebird?
Sometimes owning an imported car works out great, and sometimes it ends with the FBI knocking on your door.
Germany has been unified for more than a quarter century now, but there are still relics of the divide. One such holdout is in every new German car sold today.
Cindy McCain, the Stepford Wife-lookalike to John McCain, isn’t just a gearhead. She’s been drifting before you knew it existed.
Get ready to pour a can on NOS into your gas tank for extra speed, because here’s some of the most embarrassing braggadocio you’ve ever heard about cars, and even worse untruths you’ve told to others.
Life is too short to drive boring cars. But when you drive a car that’s rare, old, bizarre, poorly designed or just downright atypical, your trips may not always go smoothly.
I swear to god if I hear one more person explain how they drove their car faster by double clutching I will tear my ears off.
Don’t they know that they’re hurting us?
We asked Jalopnik readers to tell us about times they brought ruin and destruction to their own vehicles. These are their very worst stories. Read them and learn from their mistakes.
While the Hummer carries most of the historical weight of the blowhard puffed chest Bush Years, it’s the Pre-Recession Ford F-150 that most encapsulates the bland bigness of the era, as Regular Car Reviews explains.