How Shills From Warren Buffett's Chinese Car Company Stole Their Own…

After a meteoric rise domestically, Chinese automakers are plotting an invasion of foreign markets. The stakes are incredibly high as they prepare to enter America, where Warren Buffett-backed Chinese carmaker BYD has been promising to sell an electric vehicle for a few years. » 7/11/12 10:30am 7/11/12 10:30am

'New Prius Helps Environment By Killing Its Owner'

Building beige cars has not worked out for Toyota in the same way building environmentally friendly cars has. Now, the Japanese automaker has found a way to combine its commitment to a greener future with its bad killing people habit. » 7/03/12 12:30pm 7/03/12 12:30pm

232 Amtrak Passengers Stranded On Train In Rural West Virginia Since…

Passengers on Amtrak's Cardinal service (Train 51) heading toward Chicago, Illinois from New York have been stranded in West Virginia since approximately 8:00 pm due to last night's storms, Jalopnik can confirm. Amtrak says 232 passengers were on board when downed trees forced them to stop. It'll be another few hours… » 6/30/12 5:49pm 6/30/12 5:49pm

How They Carefully Lift The Space Shuttle

NASA is no longer flying space shuttles, but when the cameras turn away from the breathtaking 747 carrier flyovers or flotillas the real heavy lifting begins. Massive cranes have to delicately lift the shuttle from place to place. » 6/06/12 12:00pm 6/06/12 12:00pm

Forza Horizon Will Let You Drive Like A Dangerous Idiot

I was able to slither into E3 this year, thanks to my friends at IndieCade, and, following all of your unconscious mindbeams, I made straight for the Forza Horizon booth. After waiting in a long, sweaty line I was finally able to try it out firsthand, and, even better, talk to the head of the studio about the game. » 6/06/12 10:30am 6/06/12 10:30am

How It Feels To Watch Mad Men Total Your Car Company

The PR and Marketing teams at Jaguar have had the equally exciting (the cars are amazingly sexy) and horrifying (they found gum where?) experience of watching their car company portrayed on AMC's Mad Men. » 6/04/12 1:30pm 6/04/12 1:30pm

This Is What A Symphony Of 100 Car Alarms Sounds Like

Hundreds of cars gleam in the sun, neatly slotted in the parking lot grid, an enormous keyboard waiting to be struck. A black and orange Shelby GT rumbles in, the timpani taking its place. A silver Prius takes up position alongside it. A 2008 Dodge Durango chirps out a single staccato note as its driver walks away. » 6/04/12 10:30am 6/04/12 10:30am

The P4/5 Competizione Is The Fastest Ferrari Ever To Lap The 'Ring

The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione just made history during 24 Hours of Nürburgring qualifying by setting the fastest lap ever in a Ferrari-powered vehicle, besting the Ferrari 599XX's 6:58.16 with a time of just 6:51. And his car is street legal. Sort of. » 5/18/12 2:00pm 5/18/12 2:00pm

This Is NASCAR’s New Art Truck

Nelson Piquet Jr. will be running this new livery in the NASCAR Truck race in Charlotte, NC this weekend. Created by UK-based artist Death Spray Custom, the unique livery is a shocking foray into credible design for the popular race series. » 5/17/12 10:00am 5/17/12 10:00am

The Complete Master Plan To New Jersey’s Formula One Grand Prix

A new leaked document reveals the exact layout and plans for the next Formula One circuit, the Grand Prix of America in New Jersey. The map explains some of the many challenges in bringing F1 to the New York metro area. » 5/16/12 4:00pm 5/16/12 4:00pm

Brand New Ferrari Crashes Into Bay On Test Drive

A man hoping to buy a $200,000 Ferrari California launched it into the bay just north of San Francisco during a too spirited test drive Saturday afternoon. The car reportedly went airborne before landing in the drink. » 5/05/12 10:00pm 5/05/12 10:00pm

Greatest Craigslist Ad Car Gets New Home In High School Shop Class

Last week we showed you the Best Craigslist Car Ad Ever — a posting for a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT that needed a head gasket with some manner of beard-growing, life-bettering unicorn power. Then we brought you the story of the two guys behind it. Now a high school shop teacher's taken the car off their hands. Here's… » 5/01/12 10:30am 5/01/12 10:30am

Holy Crap! How Did Anyone Survive This Explosive Audi Crash?

At first, when Douglas's dad woke him up around 3:00 am to say there was a crash outside their house in suburban Vancouver, it wasn't a shock. More than a dozen cars have ended up in their lawn over the last twenty years. The shock didn't come until Douglas saw the flaming Audi A7 split in half and roasting in a… » 4/30/12 3:00pm 4/30/12 3:00pm

Why Did The World's Biggest Car Auction Raise Money For This Birther…

Another day. Another Barrett-Jackson controversy involving a president. This weekend the famous classic car auction helped raise $950,000 for a Marine veteran's project for wounded warriors. The only problem? The money isn't going to the highly-regarded charity, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). » 4/09/12 11:15am 4/09/12 11:15am

EXCLUSIVE: NHTSA To Launch Jeep Wrangler Fire Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will announce a formal investigation later today into the Jeep Wrangler fires we first reported on in March, Jalopnik has exclusively learned. » 4/01/12 12:00am 4/01/12 12:00am

JetBlue 191 Passenger Says Pilot Screamed About 'Iran' And 'Iraq'

Grant Heppes was en route to Las Vegas for a trade show on JetBlue Flight 191 today when the pilot of the aircraft had a mental breakdown, screaming about "Iran" and "Iraq" before being restrained by passengers » 3/27/12 3:11pm 3/27/12 3:11pm

The Story Behind The World's Greatest Photo Of Sir Stirling Moss

It's been a winner for me for a few years now. Indeed it's become a bit of a 'Hero Shot' on my portfolio, such was its popularity. What makes it a winner? The ingredients. A world famous racing driver who is a household name globally, a bright red Italian racing car, a gorgeous blonde, lingerie, sunshine and blue… » 3/26/12 12:00pm 3/26/12 12:00pm

Did Jeep Offer An Owner 'Hush Money' To Keep Quiet About Fire Risk?

Sean Heiney of Ann Arbor, Michigan was driving his 2010 Jeep Wrangler home when all of a sudden the brakes failed. Then his power steering went. Then he noticed smoke. Within a minute his car was surrounded by flames. » 3/20/12 4:30pm 3/20/12 4:30pm

How Honda Pays Bloggers To Write About Their Cars

The new Honda Civic is so boring you'd probably have to pay me to write something positive about it, which is exactly what Honda attempted to do via a third-party European company. Welcome back to the world of pay-for-post blogging where automakers desperately try to generate positive social media buzz — and fail. » 3/14/12 2:00pm 3/14/12 2:00pm