KLM's Sherlock dog is an adorable lie

Yes, that viral video of KLM's "lost and found" dog reuniting passengers with their lost phones is adorable. But sadly, it's just an ad campaign. The dog is not a permanent member of KLM's actual lost and found team. » 9/24/14 5:28pm 9/24/14 5:28pm

Are Colorized Photos Rewriting History?

There's been an explosion in the number of colorized photos lately. People find old black-and-white photos online, and meticulously add color to give us a new perspective on history. But recently one colorized image caught my eye after it was tweeted by the notoriously inaccurate HistoryInPics. It's a stunningly… » 5/21/14 2:41pm 5/21/14 2:41pm

7 (More) Fun Facts That Are Total Lies

Did Nikola Tesla actually work as a swimming instructor? What's the deal with that famous photo of Albert Einstein and his therapist? Did they actually make radiation-aged bourbon back in the 1960s? Nope! » 12/26/13 3:39pm 12/26/13 3:39pm

Do You Suffer From Mistaken Model Syndrome?

Has this happened to you? Your ride looks worn and nondescript, and you know it needs sprucing up. Yet despite your best work, friends and family run in horror from the results. You may have mistaken model syndrome. » 10/08/10 12:30pm 10/08/10 12:30pm

New BMW M1 Exists Only In Imagination Land

This image popped up over the weekend being touted as a prototype BMW M1 snapped during a candid moment in a Spanish hanger. As we all know, major automakers regularly keep priceless, top secret, never before seen but completely finished supercars stored in regional airports, without camo on them. Well, there was that » 5/05/08 8:40am 5/05/08 8:40am

Chinese Car Maker Knocks-Off Prius, Leaves Off Wheel, May Be Electric

Sometimes, less is more. These three-wheeled knock offs of western cars might be such a case. Sure, they're not safe, they're poorly made and they're slow, but who wouldn't want to drive one? More cute and cuddly than their western counterparts, Jin Da Lu's copies are likely to be way more efficient too, powered by an… » 3/17/08 5:30pm 3/17/08 5:30pm

Detroit Auto Show: Rancheroized Lincoln MKT Concept; No, It's Not Real

If Lincoln had a sense of humor, they might have gone with a Ranchero version of the MKT concept that's showing in Detroit today. Of course, they did build the Blackwood pickup, so they're not completely without irony, intended or not. Still, we're not relying on The Man to supply such a car; instead we turn to… » 1/14/08 8:09am 1/14/08 8:09am

Rolls-Royce Phantom Delivery Wagon

We've shown the odd yet endearing work of CWW Studios before. Essentially, they are pinball Photoshop wizards the turn pictures of regular cars into wagons. Or Limos. Or Coupes. Or SUVs. Or convertible wagon SUVs with six doors. Last night, while searching for Fantasy Garage images, we stumbled upon what you're… » 12/27/07 12:45pm 12/27/07 12:45pm

What About a Subaru WRX STI Two-Door?

With all of the Subaru WRX STI business coming to a head today, our buddy Dave asks the pertinent question. What about the ages-old rumor that a new, two-door STI hatch was on the way? It went thataway. Nonetheless, Dave pieced together what such a beast might look like if it were ever to materialize. Yes? No? What… » 10/09/07 2:30pm 10/09/07 2:30pm

Eight-Legged Fraud: Zagato 575 GTZ "Spyder" a Fake

Zagato would like to inform you the supposed Zagato 575 GTZ Spyder is a fake. A rep from the venerable Italian design firm says the shot we ran earlier this week — the one that triggered some puzzled stares around the Jalopnik virtual campus — is an "illegally photoshopped" spec of the Zagato 575 GTZ coupe, a one-off… » 9/01/07 6:44am 9/01/07 6:44am

De Tomaso Revisited: The Stefan Schulze "Panthera"

3D artist and designer Stefan Schulze did something we wish someone inside an actual car company would — revive the design of the Ford V8-powered De Tomaso Pantera of the 1970s. Once sold at Lincoln-Mercury dealerships, the Pantera — along with the Porsche 930 (911 Turbo) — was the symbol of vehicular sexiness for the… » 7/26/07 8:44am 7/26/07 8:44am

A 'Cuda for Chrysler? Foose Hints Yes

What's this, then? Apparently during an interview at the New York auto show, hot rod supernova Chip Foose hinted at a possible Chrysler 'Cuda to join the upcoming Dodge Challenger. Of course, without Plymouth, resurrecting the original "Hemi 'Cuda" would seem a hollow exercise. Maybe Chipper was talking about a new… » 4/26/07 9:21am 4/26/07 9:21am

Spec'ing the 2010 Porsche Panamera

Those seven-day tweakers AutoWeek have set their forensic Photoshop artistes to predicting the coming Porsche Panamera, ahead of its presumed reveal at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show. We've been taken with how ungainly the Panamera has looked in recent spy shots, and the illustrations do little to quell the dread… » 4/16/07 7:48am 4/16/07 7:48am

The 2008 Subaru Impreza: Real? Fake? Photoshopped? Yes.

Oh, the tangled web. Let's take a step back from what has become The Great 2008 Subaru Impreza Photos Question of 2007 and see if we can get this straight. 1.) Motor Trend published photos of the redesigned Impreza, taken by its own photographers, in its May issue. 2.) An early recipient of said magazine scanned the… » 3/30/07 6:56am 3/30/07 6:56am

New York Auto Show Preview: Spec'ing the 2008 Subaru Impreza

According to the UK's AutoExpress, the next Impreza will have a drastically redesigned fascia that won't likely remind certain writers of certain, er, body parts. The new model's getting a complete refiguring, likely to be consistent with the company's B5 concept. Gone will be former design boss Andreas Zapatinas's… » 2/08/07 9:07am 2/08/07 9:07am

Spec'ing the Next Mazda RX-8

That funky extra from Hollywood found this spec image of the next Mazda RX-8, reportedly set to debut in 2009 as a 2010 model. The artiste who rendered such — likely for an unnamed Japanese magazine — pulled some cues from the Mazda Kabura concept. Yeah, that makes sense, though we've heard other stories of a return… » 1/29/07 2:00pm 1/29/07 2:00pm

Spec'ing the Audi Small Hatch: More, Better

That Audi's building a replacement for the ungainly European A2 (or A1, depending on which rumor you prefer) is the subject of wide speculation. What that car will look like, however, is where opinion diverges. One thing generally agreed upon, however, is that the car will share parts with VW's Euro B-segment rides… » 1/25/07 6:31am 1/25/07 6:31am

AutoWeek Gets Mileage from Fake M3 Pics

Hey kids, can you follow the bouncing imagery? Maybe none of this would matter if there wasn't so much pent-up demand to see BMW's new, V8-powered M3. Nonetheless, AutoWeek's built a cover story around the photo illustrations created by Barry Hayden of Motor Forecast, which ran in the February issue of the UK's Car.… » 1/19/07 1:16pm 1/19/07 1:16pm

Car Magazine on the New BMW M3

If any of you guys happen to be passing by the UK today, can you pick us up a copy of the latest Car? The glossy mag is featuring BMW's next-gen M3 — that's the new one with the V8 — on its cover. It's the teaser for a piece titled "10 Cars that Matter for 2007." Well, ok. Don't get too excited, because it turns out… » 1/02/07 11:48am 1/02/07 11:48am