Genius-Grant Winner And Bechdel Test Creator Can Also Draw Some Cars

Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist and the most recent winner of a MacArthur "genius grant." She's probably best known for her creation of the "Bechdel Test" for movies to see how well they deal with women characters. But what's not usually mentioned is that the lady can draw the crap outta some cars. » 9/18/14 9:00pm 9/18/14 9:00pm

Turbo could be the sweetest surprise of the summer

Every once in a while, there's an animated film that has a totally bizarre premise, which should not work at all. And yet, the result is actually kind of great. Gnomeo and Juliet was one such movie, and so is Turbo, the story of a snail that wants to be a race car. Turbo could be the summer's most pleasant surprise. » 7/18/13 8:14am 7/18/13 8:14am

The First TV Show About Driving Video Games Was Even Worse Than You…

Back in the '80s, when video games first really became a force in popular culture, society went on a sort of massive video-game themed bender and video gamed up everything they could get their hands on, from music to breakfast cereal to TV shows. One of the first really popular driving games, Pole Position, wasn't… » 3/25/13 1:15pm 3/25/13 1:15pm

Let's Watch Some Mid-Century Cartoons About Cars

There big file in my brain labelled "Things I Are A Sucker For" is a large, sloppy thing, with photos of weird cars and bits of hot dogs and brochures for old '80s computers falling out all over the place. Also crammed in there, between torn-out photos of girls in long athletic socks with those three stripes and half… » 1/07/13 3:40pm 1/07/13 3:40pm

Help Us Name Jalopnik's Everycar Mascot

My very first Jalopnik post, just over a year ago, included a number of illustrations. In those, standing in as a sort of generic everycar, was a funny little dumpy-looking sedan. In a number of later posts, I brought that same basic car back, now correctly anthropomorphized, where it has acted as a sort of unofficial » 1/01/13 2:00pm 1/01/13 2:00pm

Mitsubishi Is One Door Away From Making A Modern Isetta

I'm not livesketching the 2012 New York show show, but I did want to take a moment to sketch something that struck me as very important. Perhaps unwittingly, the Mitsubishi i-MEV Sport Air concept car really, really reminds me of a modernized Isetta. It even has a huge glass front end that would make a perfect door.… » 4/05/12 12:30pm 4/05/12 12:30pm

How To Breathe Out Of A Tire And Prove Mythbusters Wrong

As many of you know, Jalopnik employs some very sophisticated user-monitoring software, so we know all about you. Which is why I feel confident in saying that, based on your demographic data, most Jalopnik readers will likely drive their cars deliberately into a lake, pool or other body of water at some point. And, as… » 3/14/12 12:00pm 3/14/12 12:00pm

How To Make A Quick And Dirty Emergency USB-To-Cigarette Lighter Socket

Okay, here's what's happened: You had to get out of town, fast. Maybe you just need a break, maybe you need to clear out while things blows over. Who knows. Point is, you're in your car, heading out onto a nice long stretch of nothing, when it hits you: You forgot your phone car charger. You have your dock/data… » 3/02/12 1:30pm 3/02/12 1:30pm