Little kid brains are amazing things. I’ve worked with one for some time now, and am always amazed how good they are at data storage, and how terrible they are at making decisions that don’t end up with liquids flung around a room. This little guy here, though, is a great example of how incredible kids are at visual…
Sometimes it’s not easy being an ’80s and ’90s car enthusiast. Many car shows still cut eligibility at 1973. Cars and Coffees often devolve into supercar one-upmanship and dyno sheet saber rattling. Aftermarket support for restoration varies while available modifications often erase all vestiges of period correct…
If you saw this old guy in his little white Focus driving by, it’s possible you may wonder why he has one of those sports-eyeglass headband things on. Does the poor fella lose his glasses a lot? No, motherfucker: he needs those because he headbangs to Metallica like an absolute madman.
Jamie Orr decided he was going to save this ultra-rare Volkswagen Golf Harlequin from a junkyard. One of the most beloved cars that VW ever made, the Harlequin deserved better. The only problem was that it was 3,000 miles away. Well, that wasn’t the only problem.
Car companies and industry analysts often refer to cars as “units” when discussing things like monthly sales, assembly plant capacities and dealer inventories. It is the most boring, emotionless term ever used to describe automobiles, and I can’t stand it.
Fifty strangers were lined up to spray paint my car.
This is something I remember very clearly. I was just a kid, sitting the backseat of my parents’ car, driving along the Garden State Parkway when, suddenly, it started to pour. It was already kind of overcast and then the rain started. No big deal. Naturally, traffic slowed.
You may not look at the Mazda Miata-based Fiat 124 Spider and say, “Viva l’italia!” But why would you? It’s a Japanese car sold by an Italian-American company. But when I drove one for the first time, something strange happened. I think I found the automotive embodiment of myself: energetic, easy to beat up, made here…
In our first installment on the 2017 Motor Fan Festa, I took you through one of Japan’s newest and most enticing car events held each year at Fuji Speedway. It’s also host to one of the biggest meets in the world for cars built by famous tuner company Liberty Walk. Before I talk about that, I want to talk about Dank.
It’s called Hupkonzert, and we have no English equivalent. The meaning is fantastic, and it’s perfect for the summer.
I have taken too many rides in cars with drivers who don’t check their blind spots when changing lanes. On the highway. At 80 miles an hour. Maybe the problem is the term “blind spot” isn’t serious enough.
Jalopnik’s own Managing Editor Erin Marquis just bought a new car. She loves it dearly, but it has already caused a problem for her. It’s a problem that we should have a word for, but don’t.
You’re a lover of cars, right? Of course you are. That means you care more deeply about cars than the average poor, misguided bastard who just doesn’t understand how wonderful cars are. That’s also why each of these images, in their own subtle way, is going to hurt you. Inside. Deeply. I’m sorry.
There is no good reason to rely on Frank Ocean. Frank Ocean does things his own way, on his own schedule. He’s not here for you. Frank Ocean is here for himself and his art. Also for laying the overplayed matte black car trend to rest. Finally. I hope.
Recent political changes in Cuba, including expanded accessibility to personal transportation and loosening restrictions of trade and tourism with the U.S., have put a fresh light on the country’s car scene. Popular YouTube channel Mighty Car Mods just released a beautiful documentary on the culture, the people and…
Take a car. Give it bigger off-road tires. Rip stuff off the body if you need to. Add a roof rack, some aggro exterior parts and get it ready for the apocalypse. You’ve made your car into a Battle Car, our latest obsession around these parts.
Just yesterday, while wandering the enchanted forest paths of the internet, we bumped into this BMW Z3 “off-roadster.” In doing so we hit upon the newest—and certainly best—trend in automobilia: it’s called Battle Cars, and it rules.
First, let me just say that the town of Guildford here in Surrey, part of the Greater London Built-Up Areas, is lovely and charming. But I have to admit, after a little bit of auto-snooping around, I’m saddened and confused because the car-scape of this place is so aggressively, relentlessly boring. I’ll back this up…
Cuba feels more in flux now than it has in decades. Fidel Castro’s death, the repeal of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy and eased restrictions on capitalism mean rapid changes for a country distinctly shaped by a Cold War that ended decades ago. At the same time airplanes full of tourists are landing in Cuba on direct…
Today we found out that the paranoid tech billionaires of the Silicon Valley are planning to get the hell out of America and right on down to New Zealand. Here’s the thing—you should probably move there too, for the cars alone.