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

How Dealing With Classic Rally Cars Can Improve Your Family Life

If your business is restoring and selling old Italian race cars, you end up spending half of your day at home managing emails and researching the classics you're after. That means you also see more of how your kids grow up. » 2/10/15 10:22am 2/10/15 10:22am

The Family That Drives BMW E28s Together Stays Together

BMW E28s are beautiful because they were designed by Claus Luthe, father of the Ro80, and great to drive because, well, they are old BMWs. The Caccavo family is clearly in love with them. » 1/08/15 12:20pm 1/08/15 12:20pm

Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend After 241,000 Miles

It's a part of life that you'll probably end up saying goodbye to the car you're currently driving, but putting 241,000 miles on any modern vehicle is quite an achievement. Our favorite car lawyer Steve Lehto says goodbye to his old 2002 Explorer and hello to his new 2002 Explorer. » 12/28/14 3:56pm 12/28/14 3:56pm

This Was Mazda's Vision For An Electric Miata

I was doing a lot of research about the Miata the other day, or, as I call it, a regular Friday, and I came across a very interesting photo. A photo of an electric Miata prototype. What the hell is this thing? » 12/27/14 10:30am 12/27/14 10:30am

What It's Like To Drive An Insane Morgan 3-Wheeler Around New York

I recently got to spend a good portion of the day with car culture legend and all-around spectacular guy Alex Roy, which ended with a terrifyingly amazing drive through downtown New York City in his absolutely epic Morgan 3-wheeler. In the rain. Here's what that's like. » 11/27/14 11:59am 11/27/14 11:59am

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 Neon Lamborghinis, Widebody Porsches, Bikes And Bosozoku Of Japan

Is the night driving, street racing, car tuning scene in Tokyo as wild as you imagine? This short film points to yes. » 11/04/14 10:43am 11/04/14 10:43am

'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

These Sketches Show The Amazing Audi GT1 Race Car That Never Was

(Our friends at Audi enthusiast site Fourtitude had a chance to get an inside look at Audi's stillborn GT1 and GT2 racing efforts from the late 1990s, efforts that became the Le Mans dominating R8. Here, designer Peter Stevens discusses what these cars were about. - Ed.) » 9/01/14 11:00am 9/01/14 11:00am

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

If Your New Car 'Tries To Kill You,' Can You Return It?

This tale from Lemon Law Lawyer Steve Lehto shows just what happens when, through no fault of your own, your new car tries to kill you. Literally. It shoots something at you. This is how you can send it back from where it came. » 8/25/14 11:50am 8/25/14 11:50am

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

This Is The Most Ridiculous Superhero Movie Car You've Never Heard Of

Remember when anyone with a few bucks, some fiberglass and a weird automotive vision could start a car company? It happened. You know the big names like Zimmer and Stutz and the small ones like the Leata Cabalero. But do you know the Pegasus? » 6/26/14 12:35pm 6/26/14 12:35pm

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

Dude, Where's My Jeep?

A few summers ago, my brothers and I were riding mountain bikes on a red dirt logging road through the woods at the desolate tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Upper Michigan. All adults, we were on an annual bike riding vacation with no agenda. Then we found this. » 5/26/14 12:00pm 5/26/14 12:00pm

Did An Indy 500 Champ Drink Six Bottles Of Champagne On Way To Victory?

The 1913 Indianapolis 500 was the third running of the race. Frenchman Jules Goux and his riding mechanic Emil Begin were driving a Peugeot. And during every pitstop they drank champagne to stay hydrated. Yeah. It's said they drank six bottles. Must have been thirsty. But is it true? » 5/14/14 3:30pm 5/14/14 3:30pm

An Amazing Lotus-Tuned Sedan Terrorized The UK In A Violent Crime Wave

Twenty years ago, police in the UK had a problem. Bands of thieves were carrying out brazen "ram raids" throughout the country. A media circus would soon envelop a story that had it all: violence, fear and derring-do. And one incredible car: The Lotus Carlton. » 5/12/14 1:40pm 5/12/14 1:40pm