Front-wheel drive gets a bad rap with car enthusiasts. You’ve heard about torque steer and “wrong-wheel drive” and might write it off as being for grocery-getters, not real performance cars. But here’s a professional stunt driver, racer and rally expert who says differently. And he has some advice.
Jeff Gamroth has been building Porsche 911s since he was 15 years old. His shop, Rothsport Racing, is one of the preeminent Porsche preparers in the country. This year his team took the 911 way out of its comfort zone at the NORRA Mexican 1000 Baja race. Not only did two of his 911s finish, they made it back in decent…
Sprint Car racer Brenna Johnson gave perhaps the best angry interview of all time after getting torpedoed out of a race. Her post-race interview with Speed Sport is proof that racers should use fewer words and more sound effects, for sure.
Humans are rightly terrified by the threat of nuclear war, but there’s also a non-zero chance that a giant rock will come hurling through our atmosphere to ruin every Earthling’s day. When that happened 66 million years ago, it triggered a mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. But we have something the…
Actor, writer and director Dax Shepard is about to drop CHIPS, an odd couple-action-motorcycle-comedy about endearingly idiotic California cops and hilarious highway hijinks inspired by the ‘70s TV show of the same name. What audiences may not know is Shepard’s a real gearhead, so I caught up with him in Hollywood to…
Are you okay with Joey Logano moving forward? How did the meeting between Kyle Busch and Logano go? No matter what the question was today after that meeting, Kyle Busch answered, “Everything is great. I’m looking forward to getting back to the race track, and getting into my race car.”
Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond brought car culture into millions of lives with over 20 seasons of the BBC’s Top Gear. Now the trio’s taking their antics on the road‚ driving, flying and grand touring with a massive Amazon budget on The Grand Tour. We caught up with two of them in Hollywood to check in.
Last Monday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway was full of surprises, both from Mother Nature’s disagreeable weather and in Victory Lane. We spoke with rookie Chris Buescher to how one lucky strategy call gave him the surprise win of the season at Pocono.
We love racing drivers for the countless hours of amusement they provide in the car. Out of the car is sometimes another story.
Tonight’s episode of Mythbusters, Flights of Fantasy features two very different types of flying machines: drones and a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Show hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman took a couple of minutes to chat with us about the episode and the rest of the newly-rebooted season of the show.
With the end of David Letterman’s stint on television, we were reminded of this interview from 2008 where friend of Jalopnik Alex Roy appeared on the late night show. Here’s that interview.
Truck Nutz bills its product as "the ultimate truck accessory," and it's certainly one of the most ubiquitous. Oversized pairs of testicles can be seen adorning the bumpers of vehicles throughout the country, teabagging America's parking lots and free-balling our freeways. Who do we blame/thank?
You won't recognize Jordan Townsend from a Wheaties box, but he's competing at some of the highest level off-road races in America. He's traveling the country, racing, and better: he's winning. All that with a family and a day job. What's your excuse?
This drunk monster truck fan is my every love for cars and car racing and life itself all in one interview.
Local Motors marketing guy Buddy Crisp pulled off a great get convincing Michael Bay and friends to put the Rally Fighter off-roader in Transformers 4: My Big Fat Robot Wedding Strikes Back. Here's what Crisp had to say about his car starring in the (second?) most successful film franchise based on a toy.
If you haven't discovered The 4x4 Podcast yet, it's a great place to get your required dose of truck talk when your friends are busy and your girlfriend's sick of hearing about the tires you're looking at. Hang out with Dan Cole and I as we discuss new trucks and what we like about off-roading.
If you're interested in the sound of my voice and my internal struggle to not say "uhhhhhh" a lot, then you'll love this discussion on advertising geared toward minorities with Mark Bashore on WKAR's "Current State" in Lansing.
During the weekend of the Hungarian Grand Prix, The New York Times’s F1 correspondent Brad Spurgeon conducted a fascinating interview with Bernie Ecclestone, the man who rules the racing series.
El Jalopnik de Pedro has interviewed Cole Foster a few times in the past. As a builder, he's never built a car or bike we didn't like; his grasp of the history of automotive design is somehow just completely inherent. Plus, he's an old skatepunk whose dad built and raced Fuel cars. Anyway, Ryan Cochrane from the…