Why Is This Surfing Website Lying About A 2015 VW Microbus?

I'm sure this is just some crappy attempt to gain web traffic at the expense of truth, credibility, and reality. The article itself sounds like it was machine-translated by a Commodore 64 and then typed into the web page by a monkey wearing mittens. But it's already been brought to my attention on Facebook. So what's… » 9/17/14 6:30pm 9/17/14 6:30pm

Were You Ever Tricked By A Fake Supercar?

Today we heard the incredible story of the Dale car hoax, and its thoroughly abnormal non-birth involving murder, a transsexual, and Bob Barker. It was vaporware, but one of our readers bought in on it. » 4/01/13 5:00pm 4/01/13 5:00pm

Murder, Transsexuals, And The Price Is Right: The Story Of The Dale Car…

April Fool's Day internet browsing is not like every other day. Every story is a probably lie, and for once the normally foolproof policy of believing everything you read on the internet is not recommended. This story is different, though. This is an entirely true story about a whole massive load of lies. It involves… » 4/01/13 1:33pm 4/01/13 1:33pm

New Jersey Teens Tricked Kids Into Believing They Were The Ice Cream Man

Police in New Jersey caught three teenagers cruising through town in a light blue truck, blasting Mr. Softee music through the truck's stereo. Only they didn't have any Mr. Softee products aboard. » 9/03/12 3:00pm 9/03/12 3:00pm

Fake Bigfoot Accidentally Killed By Motorists In Hoax Gone Wrong

While Bigfoot has been spotted for decades in the woods around the United States, almost every single video has been proven to be a hoax. » 8/28/12 10:00am 8/28/12 10:00am

Attention: This Shell Arctic Ready Website Is Also A Hoax

When Shell announced that they would be exploring opportunities to drill for oil off of Alaska's coast, a grassroots movement of bad publicity was started. First there was the mini oil rig explosion in early June and then there was arcticready.com, a purported Shell social media contest gone horribly wrong. » 7/18/12 1:40pm 7/18/12 1:40pm

New Jersey Yacht Explosion Faker Might Have Done It In Galveston, Too

U.S. Coast Guard officials are saying that there may be a connection between last week's fake Jersey Shore maritime distress call and a similar hoax call they received in Galveston, Texas last month. » 6/20/12 4:30pm 6/20/12 4:30pm

The Coast Guard's Offering $3,000 Reward For Yacht Explosion Hoax Info

It's official. Yesterday's M/V Blind Date explosion was a hoax. Since rescues like that cost about $300 per hour, U.S. Coast Guard officials are righteously pissed and have offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the capture of whoever made the phony call. » 6/12/12 2:30pm 6/12/12 2:30pm

The New Jersey Yacht Explosion Is Probably A Hoax

The U.S. Coast Guard rushed to rescue 21 survivors from the motor yacht Blind Date this afternoon after receiving reports that it had exploded and sunk 17 miles due east of Sandy Hook, N.J. » 6/11/12 7:43pm 6/11/12 7:43pm

The Video Of A Tiny Oil Rig Exploding At A Shell Party Is A Hoax

There's a story on the front page of Reddit and elsewhere on the net that appears to show a woman being covered in oil from a tiny oil rig at a Shell party launching a real-sized drilling platform. » 6/07/12 2:30pm 6/07/12 2:30pm

How a fake "speed saves lives" study pranked the Internet

One week ago, an Australian research firm emailed reporters a study showing speed limits should be raised in the name of safety. Jalopnik and several other sites wrote about it. Yesterday, we learned it was a hoax. » 2/09/11 3:30pm 2/09/11 3:30pm

The Mercedes Logo Airbag Arm Branding Is A Hoax

There have been some images circulating on the seedier, more Russian side of the Internet showing a hapless Mercedes driver with his forearm horribly branded by a Mercedes logo from an airbag deployment. Trouble is it's totally bullshit. » 8/25/10 5:15pm 8/25/10 5:15pm

No, Marty McFly Won't Show Up In A DeLorean Today

A rumor started by movie geeks at Total Film has everyone believing today's when Doc and Marty from Back To The Future show up in a DeLorean. It's not. In fact, it's a hoax. Here's what happened. » 7/06/10 3:00pm 7/06/10 3:00pm

iPad Steering Wheel Mount A Hoax

Video of a man selling the safety benefits of a custom steering wheel mount for an iPad is spreading like herpes across the web today. It's horrible, infuriating and also a complete fake. » 5/21/10 12:00pm 5/21/10 12:00pm

America, You Brought The Toyota Hoax On Yourself

No matter how the Great Toyota Recall and Jim Sikes saga ends, two things are certain: one, American drivers are sheep, and two, yes, this will happen again. » 3/15/10 3:00pm 3/15/10 3:00pm

How To Dupe The Automotive Media

Earlier today, we found out the Porsche Cayman Shooting Brake was a hoax perpetrated by our buddy Jared Holstein from the-website-formerly-known-as-Top Gear USA. Here's the definitive walk-through of how he and a team of interns duped the automotive media. » 8/13/09 5:30pm 8/13/09 5:30pm

Michigan To Concerned Citizens: Speed Trap Frenzy Emails A Hoax

There have been emails floating around Michigan about a possible "Speeding Ticket Frenzy" to be launched in the state for February. In addition to including information about where and when the speed traps will occur, the message includes this gem of logic: » 1/23/08 2:30pm 1/23/08 2:30pm

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Who Is Driving Car? OMG, No One Driving Car? How Can That Be?

Everyone loves a good April Fools Joke (remember the ESPN aluminum bat hoax?), especially the guys and gals over at SEAT Sport UK. The racing team that operates the SEAT Leon in the BTCC has a story on their website that is "strictly embargoed until April 1" about a remote controlled SEAT possibly competing in the… » 3/28/07 3:30pm 3/28/07 3:30pm

Enzo Saved: Chilean Hyper Police Ferrari a Fake!

Dear people with mad Photoshop skillz; women don't care. And unlike you, they hate your mother's basement. Still, mad props to this cat for doing something so unlikely that no one would even suspect it's a prank. He fooled Motor Authority, Motor Pasion and even our usually skeptical selves. Probably Autoblog, too.… » 11/30/06 11:15am 11/30/06 11:15am