How I Accidentally Became Part Of The Anti-Russia Conspiracy

Here is a report from a Russian news site (Google translated version here) that claims I intentionally damaged my Sochi hotel room, and as a result have been stripped of my credentials to cover the Olympic games. This was news to me, because I've never been to Sochi in my life. » 2/10/14 3:20pm 2/10/14 3:20pm

I Think Motor Trend's Secret Exclusive Reveal Is The Wienermobile

Everyone in the car-writing and talking business loves to get exclusive reveals of new cars. It's fun. It's so much fun that it's hard not to want to tease everyone with what you've got, like our pals at Motor Trend did this morning. And I think that teaser pic gave away what the car is. » 1/21/14 12:01pm 1/21/14 12:01pm

The Most Read Stories Of 2013

It's almost the end of the year, which means it's time we look back at our biggest and best stories. There's been drama, there's been crime, and there's been at least one story about releasing your bowels in a tiny private jet. Here are this year's most read stories. » 12/30/13 12:40pm 12/30/13 12:40pm

Why Jalopnik Doesn't Do Product Embargoes, A Warning To Carmakers

An 'embargo' is when a journalist, and a car company the journalist is supposed to cover, agree to withhold news from you, the reader, for reasons that have almost everything to do with the company's best interests. Jalopnik's policy is to not agree with these, but not for reasons of ethics. It just gives us a huge… » 12/04/13 2:20pm 12/04/13 2:20pm

A Guide For Auto Writers Pitching 'Detroit' Stories At The Auto Show

We're about two months away from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which means editors everywhere are now preparing budgets and assignments for hundreds of reporters. But are you thinking of stepping outside Cobo Hall for additional coverage about the city? » 11/14/13 3:16pm 11/14/13 3:16pm

NPR Declares That Americans Have Lost Their Love Of Speed

National Public Radio, better known as NPR, better known as the arbiters of everything in the universe that is cool to yuppies, is the latest news outlet to chime in and say that the American love affair with the automobile is over. Their reasoning? Because of declining NASCAR ratings, of course. » 10/31/13 3:20pm 10/31/13 3:20pm

The New York Times Is Shutting Down Its Car Blog

The New York Times is shutting down its Wheels car blog, edited by Jalopnik alum/Italian suit model Ben Preston, and will replace it with more in-depth car features and stories according to a memo I just read. They'll also get rid of that stupid logo we all hate. The memo below the jump, from NYT Automotive editors Jim … » 10/22/13 4:06pm 10/22/13 4:06pm

YouTube's Twisted 'Regular Car Reviews' Are My New Favorite Everything

You know, you can watch Chris Harris driftfully weigh the merits of the Ferrari F40 against the F50 all day long, but those cars will always remain dream cars for most. The rest of us working schlubs are stuck driving old Jeep Cherokees and Subaru Outbacks. But those cars deserve great reviews too! » 9/12/13 12:37pm 9/12/13 12:37pm