Why This Astronaut Thinks NASA Can Save Humanity From Extinction

Astronaut Daniel T. Barry thinks NASA's mission to Mars is humanity's most important endeavor yet, for reasons including the birth of Captain Kirk. We talked to him about what it's like to explore the Final Frontier. » 3/23/15 4:27pm 3/23/15 4:27pm

This Guy Went Around the World In 80 Days The First Time He Traveled 

The death of a close friend rocked Chris Sypolt's world. So, he did what any logical 44 year old would do and set out on an an 80-day, round the world trip. It was the first time he'd ever left the country. This is what he learned. » 2/09/15 5:40pm 2/09/15 5:40pm

People Were Murdered in This House. So Why Do We Keep Visiting It?

​I Went Camping With Bear Grylls, And Survived

"Hey, you want to come camping with Bear?" That's a pretty random email to get on a Thursday morning, and it contained no other details. So, I said yes, packed a bag and hopped on a plane to New Mexico. Here's what happened over the next few days. » 11/21/14 11:33am 11/21/14 11:33am

Meet The Guy Who Had His Shelby Cobra Trashed By Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's new video Blank Space has received a metric ton of praise, from its amazing cinematography to its pretty darn catchy tune. The video also featured a beautiful Shelby Cobra that for one reason or another, gets assaulted with a golf club. I sat down with Will Hough, the car's owner, and asked him… » 11/13/14 1:47pm 11/13/14 1:47pm

Ender's Game went to insane lengths to fake Zero G fight scenes

The most important thing that needs to be executed correctly from the novel to screen adaptation of Ender's Game is the Zero G battle room. But how on Earth did director Gavin Hood shoot this? Ender himself, Asa Butterfield, explained everything in our exclusive interview. » 4/24/13 7:14pm 4/24/13 7:14pm

Meet The Guys Who Paid $4 Million For The Lamborghini Veneno Before…

You think you were excited about what Lamborghini was unveiling at Geneva? We talked to two of the three gentlemen who bought a Lamborghini Veneno for more than $4 million before they ever set eyes on the real thing. That's love... and a lot of faith in Lamborghini's designers. » 3/12/13 3:34pm 3/12/13 3:34pm

Ken Block And Josh Martelli Talk About The Gymkhana.com Lawsuit: Full…

This is the full interview with Ken Block relating to the Gymkhana lawsuit. Questions were emailed to Block who responded through an intermediary. » 8/16/12 3:29pm 8/16/12 3:29pm

Jay Leno Once Got Pulled Over In A Wooden Car That Uses Fire As Fuel

When people aren't hating on Jay Leno for the late night wars, they're gawking at his awesome garage full of sweet rides. » 8/13/12 12:00pm 8/13/12 12:00pm

Cruising Bob’s Big Boy In Dax Shepard's 650 HP Lincoln

Remember that funny looking guy from Idiocracy? No, not the guy with the jaw, the guy with the big nose. That's Dax Shepard. Well, it turns out he's a serious car nut and just made the first-ever car movie that your girlfriend's going to want to watch. The other night, we fired up his 650 wheel horsepower Continental… » 8/10/12 4:00pm 8/10/12 4:00pm

Famed Lamborghini Test Driver Valentino Balboni Loves Porsches

I got a note the other day that Valentino Balboni would be in town this week for an annual Lamborghini rally with Gotham Dream Cars. The note also asked if I'd like to meet Valentino. » 7/17/12 1:20pm 7/17/12 1:20pm

This Co-Ed Entrepreneur Launched A "Walk Of Shame" Shuttle Service

It's St. Valentine's Day, which means couples eating heart-shaped pizzas at home and lonely people hooking up like sweaty electromagnets. For the former there's Tums, for the latter at The University of Michigan there's Senior Kellyann Wargo, who just launched a Walk of Shame Shuttle to ferry the lovesick and hungover… » 2/14/12 4:30pm 2/14/12 4:30pm

How this 60-year-old became the fastest man up the mountain

Pikes Peak is one of the most treacherous venues in all of racing — maybe in all of sports — hell, maybe in all of anything. Each year, dozens of hardened teams of racers attempt the seemingly impossible task of assaulting this 14,115-foot mountain and being crowned the fastest man to the top. » 7/05/11 10:30am 7/05/11 10:30am

Tyrese Gibson explains why fighting Decepticons gives you PTSD

What happens when you battle giant robots that blow up half the world? For Tyrese Gibson's Transformers character, Epps, it gave him PTSD. We learned how Gibson coped, and why he keeps getting cast in movies about cars. » 6/29/11 1:00am 6/29/11 1:00am

Bill O'Reilly and David Letterman Hate Electric Cars

On tonight's Late Show, Bill O'Reilly spent the majority of the hour chatting with David Letterman about a range of topics. The most entertaining bit? O'Reilly and Letterman—who owns one!—yelling about how much electric cars suck. Watch inside. » 12/10/10 10:45am 12/10/10 10:45am

Why The Yugo Isn't Just A Punchline

Admit it: The Yugo is strangely fascinating. Jason Vuic's book Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History is equally fascinating. Wired.com recently spoke with Vuic about the car's legacy. —Ed. » 5/20/10 1:30pm 5/20/10 1:30pm

Repo Man Creator Alex Cox Tells Jalopnik How He Selected The Film's Cars

What's The Greatest Car Movie Of All Time? I say it's Alex Cox's Repo Man, and for 25 years I've wondered: How and why did Cox choose the cars used in the film? » 8/30/09 11:30pm 8/30/09 11:30pm

Jason Castriota: Stile Bertone Mantide, Pininfarina P4/5 Designer

While in Shanghai, we sat down and interviewed the designer of the Pininfarina P4/5 and controversial, ZR1-based, Stile Bertone Mantide. What does this Jalopnik-reading young sports car designer have to say? » 4/24/09 12:00pm 4/24/09 12:00pm

Smart To America: Why Not Drive 18-Wheelers?

OK, not really. But in this Newsweek interview with Smart USA President David C. Schembri, he smartly responds to the timeworn, "isn't bigger safer?" with, "The logical conclusion to that question is that we should all be driving locomotives or 18-wheelers." And good for him. Anyhow, it's a playful interview… » 9/19/07 10:30am 9/19/07 10:30am

Interview With a Snorg Girl

Jalopnik: Hi. What the hell are you so happy about?

Snorg Girl: Hello! Well, in general I am happy for many reasons. Mostly because I feel it is a waste of time to be sad or angry. But, in the Snorg ads I am happy because Bryan is dancing and that is a spectacular sight to see. (Note: Bryan is one of Snorg's owners.)
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