Auto Show photos are boring so I shot the Houston Auto Show in the dark

Everyone's auto show photos look the same. Crowds, ropes, reflections, and a variety of unfavorable lighting conditions all make sure that there's no hiding the fact that these are cars in a convention center. Going to an auto show is a blast for the car-obsessed, but looking at pictures in an auto show is usually… » 1/23/15 2:52pm 1/23/15 2:52pm

Police Arrest Craigslist Scammer In Undercover Operation

Craigslist is a pretty great place to find inexpensive, jalop-worthy cars. The not-so great thing about Craigslist is all the scammers trying to sell you a car that doesn't exist. A Houston police task-force managed to nab one of these scammers with an undercover sting operation. » 7/27/14 11:37am 7/27/14 11:37am

Watch This Gas Station Clerk And 5-Time MMA Champion Destroy Robbers

Mayura Dissanyake is a gas station clerk at a Fuel Depot in Houston, Texas. He also just happens to be a five-time Sri Lankan Mixed Martial Arts national champion. So when a bunch of guys tried to rob his co-worker right in front of him, he made them suffer. » 7/26/14 5:49pm 7/26/14 5:49pm

A Plane Just Crash-Landed In A Parking Lot For Some Reason

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Flying on the Dreamliner

Sometimes good things happen. I travel pretty often and for some odd reason I couldn't get the flight between Colorado and Baltimore that I normally take. The only flights available were from Colorado to Houston and then to Baltimore. It seemed like a drag, until I noticed the equipment: 787-8 Dreamliner. United only… » 4/19/14 6:09pm 4/19/14 6:09pm

Camaro Driver Discovers Purpose Of Traction Control When He Hits Pool

The Camaro ZL1 is a 580 horsepower hairy beast normally. It's especially so when the traction control is turned off, as one Houston driver only described as "young" found out when he hilariously drove it straight into a swimming pool. » 4/07/14 10:20am 4/07/14 10:20am

Train Still Crushes It In Latest Train Vs. Car Competition

I know what you, the intellectually challenged of the world, think every time you come to a train crossing and the gates are down and the lights are flashing. "Maybe, this time it'll work. Maybe, this time it'll be the train that loses. Maybe I will finally be the victor." Thankfully, someone just proved you wrong… » 4/02/14 10:40am 4/02/14 10:40am

Video: Houston Police Chief Hitting Pedestrian

One of the more interesting parts of the raw video of the Houston Police Chief, Charles McClelland, hitting a pedestrian is the fellow who keeps walking to the corner, where he lingers for a while. The bus and continual traffic past the scene until the fire trucks arrive six minutes later are also of note. » 9/21/13 10:54am 9/21/13 10:54am

The original Lotus Esprit: A wedge perfected

Everyone keeps remarking about how Porsche 911s have looked the same for the past 50 years, but no one ever remarks how the Lotus Esprit has been guilty of a similar fate (sans the new one). Well okay, the Esprit wasn't nearly as resilient or successful of a sports car as the 911 is, but that's not going to stop me… » 9/05/13 10:12pm 9/05/13 10:12pm

The Houston Spaceport Concept Is An Airport For The 21st Century

Airports? Please. Those are soooo 20th century. The new millennium is all about spaceports, and if they look half as cool as these concept renderings for a possible Houston Spaceport, then we'll be traveling to the stars in style. » 9/05/13 12:00pm 9/05/13 12:00pm

Someone Is Stealing All Of Houston's Honda S2000s

Internets, assemble. Not one, not two, but three S2000s have been stolen in the Houston area in the past two days. There may be others — these are just the ones I know of via those who've posted about them. My advice? Hide your S2K if you're in Houston. » 7/29/13 4:00pm 7/29/13 4:00pm

Man Killed By Street Racing Car Was Coming Home After Job Promotion

We post a lot of videos on Jalopnik, but you'll notice we seldom — if ever — post videos from street races that people send us. We just don't think it's something to encourage or celebrate. Stories like this one explain why we feel the way we do. » 7/16/13 5:13pm 7/16/13 5:13pm

Ex-NFL Player Brian Iwuh Crashes Into Fire Truck, Injures Firefighter

Former NFL player Brian Iwuh and a firefighter were injured this morning in Houston after Iwuh's Range Rover crashed into a fire truck early this morning, according to news reports. Houston's KHOU said that the fire truck was responding to a call around 2 a.m. when the Range Rover crashed into it from behind. » 6/03/13 10:44am 6/03/13 10:44am

GMC Photoshop FAIL/WIN Gives Houston A Gorgeous Coastline

Houston's beautiful skyline is unfortunately shrouded from most angles by spaghetti overpasses and sprawling, low quality development. It looks like a photoshopper over at GMC decided to fix this problem by giving the city the coastline it never had. » 4/23/13 12:45pm 4/23/13 12:45pm

Did You See A Weird Light In The Sky In Houston This Morning During…

We're getting reports from people in Houston of a weird light in the sky that may have been seen as far away as Dallas. Some describe it as a "blue flash" in the morning fog. » 12/07/12 8:29am 12/07/12 8:29am

Traffic Reporter Calls All Clear On Accident, Oblivious To The Car…

Traffic reporter Jennifer Reyna was in the middle of another routine traffic report yesterday when something flashed on screen behind her. She couldn't see it, because TV reporters are actually pointing at thin air, but an SUV crashed into a fire truck at the perfect moment. » 11/15/12 10:00am 11/15/12 10:00am