An Anonymous Cop Is Here to Answer All Your Questions About the Police

Police officers turn up a lot in Gawker stories, but unless they're a department commissioner giving a press conference or a union leader loudly berating a public official, it's rare that they actually have a voice. What does the average beat cop think about Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo? What is he looking for… » 3/17/15 11:00am 3/17/15 11:00am

How A Retired School Administrator Became The CEO Of Truck Nutz

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? » 3/07/15 12:00pm 3/07/15 12:00pm

How This Regular Guy Finds Time (And Cash) To Win Races

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? » 3/05/15 12:35pm 3/05/15 12:35pm

How A Small, Open-Source Automaker Got Their Car In Transformers 4

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. » 7/02/14 3:24pm 7/02/14 3:24pm

Come Hear Us Talk Trucks On The 4x4 Podcast

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. » 6/05/14 5:51pm 6/05/14 5:51pm

Author Geoff Dyer Discusses His Two Weeks at Sea With the U.S. Navy

Geoff Dyer is one of those writers who resists categorization. His books and essays are usually a hybrid of several genres: reporting, memoir, travelogues, criticism, and humor. What makes most of them great, though, is Dyer's digressive curiosity, his ability to let one realization about his ostensible topic—D.H.… » 5/20/14 11:50am 5/20/14 11:50am

F1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone: "[Like Me, Enzo Ferrari]...Was A Good Used…

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. » 8/04/09 1:00pm 8/04/09 1:00pm

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

Jalopy Journal Interviews Cole Foster

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… » 6/12/07 2:15pm 6/12/07 2:15pm