How I Prepped A Lexus With 900,000 Miles To Drive From New Jersey To LA

Before one sets off on any reasonably long automotive journey, it's important to kick tires and check fluids. However, when you're staring down the barrel of 1,000,000 miles on the odometer, it pays to be a little more cautious. Here's how I made sure that I (hopefully) wouldn't be left stranded in the bad… » 4/14/15 2:03pm Tuesday 2:03pm

A Drive Through The End Of The World

If you want to see the edge of civilization without going to the desert, look no further than Southern Louisiana. Several versions of apocalypse have come and gone there, so I drove down to True Detective-land to see what these various disasters had left behind. Some of what I saw was beautiful and some wasn’t pretty,… » 4/10/15 2:15pm 4/10/15 2:15pm

A Great Thing Happened After Thieves Stole And Stripped My First Car

For those of you lucky enough to never have had this happen, realizing your only car was stolen, stripped, and abandoned feels really, really shitty. However, there are times in life when what you lose in material goods is nothing compared to what you gain in love for humanity. This is one of those times. » 3/13/15 2:48pm 3/13/15 2:48pm

Wait. The VW Golf Was Named After A Horse?

If you're like most car geeks, you know that Volkswagen has a thing for winds when it comes to naming cars. Sirocco is a Mediterranean wind, Passat is a trade wind, Jetta refers to the Jet stream, and Golf is what the Germans call the Gulf Stream. But get this — shocking new revelations suggest the Golf was actually… » 11/26/14 10:40am 11/26/14 10:40am

'The Snake' on Mulholland Gets Major Roadblock

The Snake, the two-mile and 21-turn famed stretch of Mulholland Highway, is widely considered to be one of the best driving roads in the world. On any given weekend, you will see hundreds of motorcyclists, exotic sports cars and most likely Jay Leno hitting the apex of each turn on this expert driving road. » 10/31/14 1:17pm 10/31/14 1:17pm

Forza Motorsport Teams Up With The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum celebrated the penultimate day before major renovation at its 2014 Bold Moves Gala. New partnerships were announced and three industry icons were honored at this annual benefit for the Robert E. Petersen Free School Bus Program. The fund-raising efforts more than doubled last year's… » 10/20/14 2:57pm 10/20/14 2:57pm

Here's What It Feels Like When Your Lamborghini Is Impounded

Working really hard to buy your childhood dream car is awesome. The police putting said dream car on a truck and taking it away from you is significantly less awesome. Friend of Jalopnik Rob Dahm recently had his 2001 Diablo taken away by the nice people of law enforcement, and here's how he handled it. » 8/26/14 3:47pm 8/26/14 3:47pm

Pagani Exists Because Lamborghini Didn't Give A Shit About Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber is nearly ubiquitous in supercars. They now all seem to have at least one carbon piece, just in case. Horacio Pagani saw this revolution coming in the 1980s when he worked at Lamborghini. The Lamborghini bosses didn't see the revolution. So Pagani took his destiny into his own hands and ignored everyone… » 8/13/14 12:45pm 8/13/14 12:45pm

The Most Surreal Drive Of My Life Was In A Lamborghini Aventador

This picture was taken a few moments after we parked our Arancio Argos Lamborghini Aventador with all its 700 horsepower in front of an unsuspecting Italian family's home. They didn't speak English (or Magyar) and I didn't speak Italian, but Lambo's V12 speaks an international language everyone understands. » 6/11/14 12:40pm 6/11/14 12:40pm