Say it with me now: U-S-A! U-S-A! In its first ever running at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the all-new Ford GT will start on pole and in second in the LM GTE Pro class.
Friend of Jalopnik Sarah Connors is a yuuuuuuuuuge Alexander Rossi fan, down to the big American flag banner she made for his maiden attempt at the Indianapolis 500. Needless to say, she’s overjoyed with the results of yesterday’s race.
Can we just talk about how amazing the Haas Formula One team has done in their first season for a moment? Romain Grosjean just took one of their cars—in their second race ever as a team—to fifth place. Somewhere, a bald eagle is shedding a single tear of joy right now for how awesome America’s F1 team is doing.
That’s right: America’s brand-new Formula One team just scored points in their first race. Romain Grosjean drove his Haas to a sixth place finish today in one of the most pleasant surprises of the race.
Austria’s Dead Panda Team doesn’t just eat in the car (gasp!), but they eat in the car at speed. With videos of the dynamic duo eating, goofing around and, well, spraying some air freshener after they eat, they’ve managed to out-America most American rally teams with a burger and some chips.
Pop-country(/rap?) Singer Kid Rock wants to celebrate the working man with a diesel-powered chrome-dipped land barge carrying $80,000 worth of with amphibious ATVs. It’s beautiful.
Why can’t Americans build a decent shooting brake? I’m sure you’ve asked yourself that question in the shower. Truly, anyone can build a sexy shooting brake, it just takes a good designer like Gabriel Hantig.
The real threat on today’s roads comes in the form of delicious, buttery biscuit-confections so hard to resist that they rarely make it home. One Austin police officer encountered this threat on a routine cell phone use stop, where he found that the motorist was trying to call for help because she was choking on a…
Been waiting to get some more time with this sweet ride ever since the press drive way back in August. My tester is a fully loaded premium model and it's powered by the 2.0T motor, good for 272hp going to the rear wheels as the auto gods intended.
The World Endurance Championship is the best racing series that nobody in America really talks about. Half the time, we don't even get an edited recap of the races on TV in the United States. Naturally, adding another American race make sense. Here's why.
I can't make any more sense of this speculate than Whitesnake lyrics, but it sure looks like these boys were in it to win it at Daisy Duke's Truck Show. I ain't wasting no more time: watch some trucks try to tear each other apart.
The Shockwave Jet Truck is a delightfully ridiculous contraption with six wheels, three jet engines, and a strong resemblance to a semi-truck cab. Those three engines generate an equivalent of 36,000 horsepower; enough to catch up to and pass a speeding jet flying overhead.
The K5 Chevy Blazer was a sweetheart of the US Army in the 1980's, but since then pretty much all of them have been sold as surplus to find their way into the hands of regular folks. Regular folks who love America, and are cool with being mistaken for the military everywhere they roll up.
What could possibly be more American than watching big rumbling V8's turn left for hours on end? Watching those big V8 stock cars turn left in the wet stuff. Last weekend, in France (Seriously?) the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series showed us yanks that even they can do our motor racing better than us.
Marketing company Brand Keys surveys thousands of people every year, to rate companies on 35 different "values." One of those is "patriotism," not in terms of where the a company actually makes things or employs people, but purely how "American" they appear in public perception. Only two automakers made the top 25.
The Ford F-150 topped Cars.com's ninth "American-Made Index" which rates how "American" vehicles are based primarily on where they're built and where parts come from. Only ten 2014 vehicles were eligible for the list, the smallest crop ever.
When a disavowed oil tanker sailed into the port of Sidra and started raising eyebrows last night, the Libyan and Cypriot governments asked for an American intervention. And the Americans called in the US Navy SEALs.
In the last fourteen years, the US Border Patrol has found more than 170 tunnels they believe are used for smuggling contraband between Mexico and the States. Since American law enforcers don't want to enter the tunnels themselves, they're sending in cute little robots to do their dirty work.
The fact that in America a manual is actually considered a theft deterrent device and you get a discount on your insurance for it is just sad. American is also home to the worst drivers in the universe which is also sad. Whereas in Europe automatics are rarer than a funny German and bad drivers are weeded out at birth.