This Is What James May Is Doing Now That He's Funemployed

Ever since Jeremy Clarkson was fired from Top Gear, fellow co-host James May has been a bit vague about what his future plans are. Apparently, they now include playing little tunes on his recorder. And it is hilarious and amazing. » 3/27/15 6:02pm Friday 6:02pm

You've Never Felt Agony Until You Listen To Jacques Villeneuve's Album

Canada, we need to have a talk. I love your Timbits with every strawberry-glazed fiber of my being. I do not love your music. It's bad enough when you foist the likes of Celine Dion and Justin Bieber upon an unsuspecting world. It's even worse when your Formula One drivers decide to release an album. » 3/16/15 6:20pm 3/16/15 6:20pm

How Bob Marley's Long Lost Land Rover Was Rescued From Certain Death

Reggae legend Bob Marley's 1977 Series III Land Rover pickup was almost as cool as the man himself. Yet it spent some thirty years waiting in vain for somebody to stir it up and satisfy its soul. See what I did there? You should also see this beautiful restoration video and how happy the truck made Marley's kids. » 2/09/15 2:16pm 2/09/15 2:16pm

Can We Please Stop Arguing About Music?

I recently sat down for lunch with an old friend. It was going well, and we were having a great time, laughing and catching up, until the discussion turned to music. That's when she released the kind of fury that you really only see in those old John McEnroe tennis videos, where the ball bounces out, and the judge… » 1/29/15 3:01pm 1/29/15 3:01pm

The Best of 2014 Movies, Books, Music and More: A List of Year-End Lists

What were the best movies of 2014? What 2014 TV shows should you catch up on? What were 2014's biggest songs? And why trust just one outlet for answers when you can try all of them? » 12/24/14 3:34pm 12/24/14 3:34pm

Tyler, The Creator Wants You To Win This BMW E30

The Odd Future crew has excellent taste in cars. Affordable classic aficionado Frank Ocean loves old Mustangs and NSXs, and Tyler, The Creator isn't far off from that. Now the latter wants you to win this cool E30 if you go to the 3rd Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in LA. » 11/04/14 2:25pm 11/04/14 2:25pm

Someone Made A Drake-Mario Kart Mash-Up And It's Great

You've really gotta hand it to Nintendo fans. Instead of just moping about not being able to trash talk in Mario Kart 8, they keep coming up with bigger and better ways to show off their skills. Not satisfied with taunting people in-game, one player has put his Mario Kart swagger to song: » 8/20/14 12:48pm 8/20/14 12:48pm

See The Evolution Of The Shitty Music At The Honda Civic Tour

We get a lot of flak at Jalopnik for sometimes ragging on Honda and Acura because their cars aren't quite as enthusiast-oriented as they were in their 1990s and early 2000s heyday. I'm about to rag on Honda for an entirely different reason: the music at the Honda Civic Tour has been, and continues to be, terrible. » 6/12/14 10:30am 6/12/14 10:30am

The Best Automotive Album Art

People have been pairing cars and music since at least 1951 when Ike Turner recorded Rocket 88. A lot of classic album artwork features cars prominently, like this fine example featuring Count Basie and his Jaguar E-Type. Have you seen anything more badass? » 5/27/14 4:41pm 5/27/14 4:41pm

At least two Indy 500 drivers are Cher fans

That's the sort of intel Marshall Pruett procured after sitting with Helio Castroneves, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti, and Jacques Villeneuve and asking them what music makes it onto their personal playlists. » 5/23/14 2:43pm 5/23/14 2:43pm

Thomas The Tank Engine Rap Mashups Win The Internet

Maserati may have won the Super Bowl, but winning a football game is easy. Winning an Internet, however, takes real genius, real work, a real sense of pizzazz. Enter classic rap mixed with the theme song from Thomas the Tank Engine. It doesn't get any more real than this. » 3/18/14 2:45pm 3/18/14 2:45pm

Why You Should Never Listen To Ride of the Valkyries While Driving

Time is a slippery continuum. Watching the hands on a clock tick will feel way, way different depending on the situation; trying to frantically write something on deadline with five minutes to spare ain't the same as desperately willing a conference call to finish more quickly. It turns out that music can have an… » 2/02/14 1:28pm 2/02/14 1:28pm

This Back To The Future Theme Song Cover Is So Crazy Fantastic

Back To The Future is, and shall remain until the end of days, one of the greatest movies ever of all time forever. That is beyond dispute. Beyond the DeLorean DMC-12 that made it so iconic, though, was its theme song. And this cover is one of the few that do it justice. » 12/28/13 10:00am 12/28/13 10:00am

Volkswagen's New App Creates Music Based On Your Driving Style

Have you ever noticed that how you drive is often based on what you're listening to? Softer music can make you a more cautious driver, while loud upbeat tunes make you more aggressive. But with this new app from VW it's the other way around. It generates music in real-time based on how you already drive, so your… » 11/26/13 10:55am 11/26/13 10:55am

Outrun Europa - Take a Nightdrive on the Autobahn

Outrun Europa is a compilation album themed around a drive through Europe and features 27 of the best artists in the Outrun genre. The album was recently released by Plaisance, Vincenzo Salvia and Nightcrawler who have made it available as a free download on Bandcamp. » 7/27/13 5:13pm 7/27/13 5:13pm

Mercedes Releases Epic Innuendo-Laced Song For Its Service Workers

I don't know if this is single-handedly the greatest song devoted to service center employees ever, or the worst (hint: it's the worst). The five-minute-long epic is laced with gross and heavy-handed innuendo, and at the end you're just sort of left with gnawing questions that you don't want answered. » 7/27/13 3:09pm 7/27/13 3:09pm

NASCAR Drivers Recorded A CD In The '80s And It's The Best Thing Ever

When you think of Dale Earnhardt, you think of Talladega. You think of championships. You think of his nickname, "The Intimidator." But you don't think of him as a country music superstar. You should, and that's because he sings on a long lost 1983 album, along with other NASCAR drivers. It. Is. Amazing. » 4/17/13 2:17pm 4/17/13 2:17pm


To be a Marquis is to be a member of the noble class of frogs. That being said, while you may not have to be a Marquis to drive today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Marquis, you will need to determine if its price reflects nobility, or perhaps no-bullshitry. » 11/21/12 8:00am 11/21/12 8:00am