How Americans Can Simultaneously Build The Worst And Best Cars

The first time I rode in an American car I didn't know it was an American car, but I did know it seemed very different to my daddy's car. And my mummy's car. It was huge, and it sounded angry, and it didn't have a gearlever on the floor – in fact the gearlever didn't seem to be used much at all – and it felt kind of… » 12/11/14 1:10pm 12/11/14 1:10pm

How Formula One Actually Works: A Guide For Confused Americans

Cricket is considered to be the most impenetrable game for non-Englishmen to comprehend. Being English I cannot understand why foreigners might struggle to grasp the appeal of sitting on a wooden bench and watching 22 men occasionally move on-and-off a large field for five days, but believe me when I tell you that a… » 11/20/14 12:00pm 11/20/14 12:00pm

Lamborghinis Are The Perfect Cars For People Who Can't Drive

The problem with writing a column with the working title 'the problem with Lamborghini' just before a major motor show is that it doesn't account for the possibility that Lamborghini might unveil its best concept car since the Miura. But even post-Asterion unveil, I think Lamborghini has regressed into being a… » 11/13/14 12:00pm 11/13/14 12:00pm

"Chris Harris's Jalopnik Column, On Jalopnik"

'Oh, and think of a name for your column too." The words sat discarded at the bottom of a Hardigree email containing the details of the miserly sum he'd offered in exchange for me filling this space once a week. So I thought I'd write a column about how you might go about naming a column. And see if the process… » 11/06/14 12:00pm 11/06/14 12:00pm

Ultimate Future Machine: Chris Harris on the BMW i8

BMW's i8 is both a car and a preview of the marque's future. This is fitting, because everyone who sees the i8 assumes it is, in fact, from the future. But before we deconstruct how the car is built and its singular driving manners, it's only right that we celebrate BMW's sheer chutzpah in building a production… » 10/30/14 10:34pm 10/30/14 10:34pm