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GM Didn't Recall The Hummer Over Fires Until The Feds Threatened Them

General Motors recalled nearly 200,000 Hummer H3s last week over fears that they might catch fire. But it turns out that GM knew that flaming Hummers were a problem for several years before that. And what’s worse, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration exclusively told Jalopnik that GM did not act until… » 7/13/15 5:50pm 7/13/15 5:50pm

They Drove A Tesla From LA To New York In A Record 58 Hours 55 Minutes

Last summer the car gurus at Edmunds.com took advantage of Tesla Motors’ ever-growing Supercharger network to drive coast-to-coast in a Model S in 67 hours and 21 minutes, record time for an electric vehicle. Carl Reese, of Santa Clarita, California, thought he and his friends could smash that record. This past… » 4/24/15 2:45pm 4/24/15 2:45pm

Confessions Of A US Navy EA-18G Growler Electronic Warfare Officer

Electronic warfare is one of the most important yet misunderstood components of modern air combat. Today, US Navy and Marine electronic attack squadrons are the masters of this shadowy domain. One of their most experienced Electronic Warfare Officers is here to tell you about this critical mission, their new EA-18G… » 4/01/15 2:45pm 4/01/15 2:45pm

Confessions Of A US Navy Blue Angel

They are one of the most iconic performance groups in existence, amazing millions yearly. Their shows feature seemingly super-human levels of precision. Now, one of them is going to tell you what it's like to don the blue flight suit as part of the elite of the elite, as a member of the US Navy Flight Demonstration… » 3/12/15 2:07pm 3/12/15 2:07pm

How To Win A Dogfight: Stories From A Pilot Who Flew F-16s And MiGs

Lt. Col. Fred "Spanky" Clifton is one of the most experienced aggressor pilots ever, having flown the F-15, F-5, F-16 and the notorious MiG-29. He's been in dogfights with pretty much every fighter out there and he's an instructor at the prestigious Fighter Weapons School. Now he's here to share his expertise with you. » 2/03/15 12:18pm 2/03/15 12:18pm

EXCLUSIVE: See And Hear Nissan's Front-Engine GT-R Le Mans Car On Track

Here's the Le Mans race car that everyone is talking about in the carbon-fiber nude. The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo had largely been kept out of public view until a group of traveling fans saw it turning laps at Circuit of the Americas yesterday. Now we have clearer photos and video of Nissan's wild new car. » 1/19/15 10:00am 1/19/15 10:00am

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 11:26am 3/13/14 11:26am

DeLorean's Next Radical Idea Was This Never-Before-Seen Engine

The DeLorean name is one of the most famous — and infamous — in the automotive world. DeLorean is so associated with his movie star car and his trial for cocaine trafficking that it's easy to forget what a remarkable engineer he was. Until you see something like these long-hidden sketches. Then it all makes sense. » 12/16/13 12:29pm 12/16/13 12:29pm

Meet The Guy Who Drove Across The U.S. In A Record 28 Hours 50 Minutes

He's a tall, lanky Southerner with a penchant for cars, and, of all things, lizards. He has a polite face and an eager-to-please demeanor. His teaches Sunday school with his wife. Ed Bolian is the kind of guy you might meet on an airplane and forget before you picked up your bags – with one exception: he just became… » 10/30/13 10:21am 10/30/13 10:21am

Boners, F-Bombs, And GoDaddy: Inside NASCAR's 18,359 FCC Complaints

NASCAR is famous for being the sport whose fans revel in antics like crashes and driver fistfights. What they have no patience for is swearing and TV commercials about erectile dysfunction. An open records request filed by Jalopnik has revealed that fans filed a whopping 18,359 complaints about NASCAR coverage to the… » 8/27/13 3:14pm 8/27/13 3:14pm

Why Chrysler Is At War With The World's Largest Viper Club

Late last week, a letter appeared online from Chrysler to the Viper Club of America. In it, Chrysler basically said they're tired of the Viper's largest fan club, which they contend is actually a business. They're not alone. Viper enthusiasts are complaining about banned members, shady accounting, and preferential… » 8/26/13 4:26pm 8/26/13 4:26pm

Designing Elysium: All The Secrets of Neill Blomkamp's Stark Future

Neill Blomkamp blew our minds with District 9, and now he's back with Elysium. We talked to concept artists and the movie's VFX producer to find out how they imagined a future space station, with the help of legendary designer Syd Mead. Here's our exclusive look inside the design of Neill Blomkamp's Elysium! » 8/08/13 5:26pm 8/08/13 5:26pm