The 110 MPG V8 Looks Like Snake Oil Bullshit

We've been hearing absurd claims from automotive inventors for years — cars that run on water, blinker fluid that won't burn your hands, soups that eat like meals — but the claim of incredible gas mileage from a big engine is one of the most common. Doug Pelmear claims to have a V8 engine that makes 110 MPG. It sounds… » 7/17/13 1:25pm 7/17/13 1:25pm

A Jalopnik Year-End Salute To Florida, America's Craziest State

Here at Jalopnik, we bring you stories from across the globe, from the Nürburgring to the Baja to Colombia and Sicily. But arguably no other place brought us (and you) as much joy as Florida, the largest hotbed of wackiness in these United States. Here are our favorites this year. » 12/31/12 4:00pm 12/31/12 4:00pm

Stolen Ferraris, Lambo Owners, And A Plan To Steal The Shuttle:…

People are more interesting than cars. It's a basic premise that guides a lot of our coverage and differentiates us from other publications. A Shelby GT40 is a beautiful piece of machinery, but it's so much better if you know who Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney are. A Lamborghini is a way for some to show off, but it's… » 12/31/12 9:00am 12/31/12 9:00am

Why I Couldn't Pilot An Airplane After A TSA Pat-Down

Following the refusal of ExpressJet pilot Michael Roberts to submit to imaging or a pat-down, pilots' unions have asked the Transportation Security Administration for changes, with little luck. One pilot says agressive pat-downs kept him grounded. — Ed. » 11/18/10 12:45pm 11/18/10 12:45pm