Spring is nearly here and we're anxious to trade the dark hipster monastery that is the Gawker office for the beautiful open highways of America. And what better escape vehicle than an SRT Viper GTS? We're going on a road trip, y'all, and we're bringing some friends. Come hang out with us on our SRTxSW adventure.
File it under "Only in Russia", authorities in the Russian city of Nizhniy Novgorod recently put up roadside billboards featuring a dummy covered in fake blood that appears to have crashed in an attempt to curb drinking and driving.
America's most in-demand police vehicle is a ten-officer 16,000-pound armored tank that takes bullets like Superman and drives 80 mph. The federal government buys dozens each year for local police departments. Do America's local police need tanks?
A day after a blizzard stranded motorists for up to nine hours, creating the amazing post-Apocalyptic shots we saw yesterday, Chicago was left with 519 vehicles abandoned along Lake Shore Drive. Today, they're being reunited with owners. Here's how.
Volkswagen just released these two Super Bowl commercials. The first is an awesome take on a tiny Darth Vader trying to use the Force to control everything from a doll to the new Passat. It's cute, and it works.
You probably know Optimus Prime was a Freightliner truck. You probably also know that Bumblebee (pre-Michael Bay) was a 1967 VW Beetle. But here's all the rest — all 54 Autobots that turned into cars from 1984 to 1987. Enjoy.
In 1928, five years after Chrysler's current part-owners Fiat inaugurated their stunning Lingotto plant, Chrysler's Argentine distributors opened a magnificent building to assemble, test, sell... and race cars in Buenos Aires. We went to take a look at what remains.
Name something with better power-to-weight than a Bugatti Veyron and has a Missile Switch? That's the 2,600-pound, 650-hp Noble M600 Carbon, a supercar that spits in the face of compromise and French-kisses with the Devil under Hell's bleachers.
For all the attention Steve McQueen has received for the famous chase in "Bullitt," he only drove 10% of the scene. Marc Myers got to drive the route with the stuntman who deserves credit for the scene. -Ed.
Tucked away in an obscure warehouse in Detroit sits the almost inaccessible Transportation Collection of the Detroit Historical Museum. Lacking facilities and money to display them, the museum keeps its classics entombed in protective bubbles. Here's a rare look inside.
Last year we showed you the chase cars used by the U.S. Air Force to land U-2 spy planes. Now NASA's showing off its new version: a 2010 Dodge Charger that hits 120 mph while landing the U-2's civilian cousin.
This Saturday's auction of the ambulance that carried President John F. Kennedy's body has garnered worldwide attention. The only problem? It's a near-perfect fake. Here's how a group of historians discovered the truth about what happened to the real ambulance.
Ever wondered whether a suspiciously long (or short) traffic signal change, combined with a police cruiser hiding nearby, was an attempt to boost tickets? Could police be changing signal timing? In theory, sure. In reality, not so much. Here's why.
Among stunt-driving moves, none is as satisfying (and relatively safe) as a J-turn. Doing a J-turn on pavement takes some skill, but a snowy parking lot? That’s like training wheels for J-turns. Here’s how to do it.
PickupTrucks.com has put together the heaviest comparison of all time, pitting a Delta IV, the ULA's largest rocket, against a Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup. Although the pickup wins the 0-to-60 contest, that's about all it wins. Astounding infoporn below.
Modern smart keys use radio frequencies to let drivers unlock and start a vehicle without fumbling with a key fob. Now European researchers have found such systems can be hacked, letting thieves easily steal your car.
Always wanted to own the car Batman drives on the big screen? If your Batmobile preference is the Batman Returns vintage and you have several hundred thousand dollars to play with, you too could patrol Gotham in style.