In 1978, an artist half-buried and covered two dozen junker cars from the 60s and 70s with pavement in a suburban Connecticut mall parking lot. There the ghost cars sat for 25 years.
The morning after 35 million cubic feet of caustic waste devastated 15 square miles of Hungary, a group of petrolheads traveled to ground zero and set up a mobile kitchen. We lent a hand in a Ford Transit fire truck.
We almost had jet-powered cars. Chrysler quietly developed a Jet-powered car in the 1960s. Steve Lehto's new book Chrysler's Turbine Car explains how bureaucracy killed one of Detroit's engineering triumphs. —Ed.In the decades following World War II, the jet engine symbolized new technology that would propel…
The star-crossed filming of Transformers 3 suffered another accident today when Bumblebee drove through an intersection and sideswiped a Washington D.C. Police SUV. The crash was not part of the script and the yellow Camaro was seriously damaged.
The Soviet lunar program was covered up, forgotten after failing to put a man on the moon. These rare photos from a lab inside the Moscow Aviation Institute show a junkyard of rarely-seen spacecraft, including a never-to-be-used Russian lunar lander.
In the movie Aliens, the Power Loader is a heavy-lift exo-suit for moving equipment. The Colonial Marines use 'em to load ships and Ripley uses it to kick the Queen bitch's ass. Now you can make your own for Halloween.
The sticky-fingered Joker who stole the World's Worst Batmobile didn't get away, thanks to the work of some eagle-eyed Jalopnik readers.
Eyewitnesses reported a strange aircraft leaving large, oval patterns over Houston on September 11th of this year. The odd contrails caused conspiracy enthusiasts to form all sorts of strange theories — none were correct. It turns out it was NASA.
As investigators attempt to determine the cause of the Transformers 3 accident that sent a 24-year-old extra to hospital with brain injuries, Paramount, the studio behind the film, is suddenly contradicting eyewitness and police reports.
In "Packing for Mars," author Mary Roach details the strange science of putting humans in space. In this exclusive excerpt she details how we're practicing for driving on Mars in a remote and barren wasteland here on Earth. — Ed.
Later this month, fans of the TV series "Lost" will be able to bid on more than a thousand trinkets from the show, from beer cans to Hurley's Camaro. Just reading the descriptions may trigger a few angry flash-sideways.
BAE Systems today unveiled Taranis, an advanced stealth unmanned aircraft that can carry its deadly payload deep into enemy territory without a pilot. It can also think for itself. It's part awesome, part Cylon Raider
With a little vision and a copy of SketchBook Pro ($89 at Amazon) it's possible to design your very own sci-fi rover — complete with Martian-esque background — in about 80 minutes. Here's the memorizing video showing how.
Spanish artist Fernando Vicente has reimagined the human body as a machine made up of car parts. His paintings, which are layered over vintage-car schematics, are creepy, disturbing, and fascinating as hell. (NSFW)
The recession's hit Michigan particularly hard, forcing even superhero wannabes to improvise. With just $100 and a dream, one Ann Arbor resident turned a wrecked Pontiac Grand Am into the world's worst Batmobile.