Scion used to be cool, man. Or at least it tried to be. It tried damned hard to appeal to the youths, especially in the early years, and a lot of that was through a thing that’s always popular with the youths: music.
The passing of one of the world’s most beloved music artists is a hard pill to swallow. David Bowie impacted not just music and fashion, but also science fiction and even real astronauts. Nowhere is this better evidenced than in this cover of “Space Oddity,” recorded in space by International Space Station Commander…
If you couldn’t stand the fast and repetitive pseudo-synth of 1990s video games I’d advise you not to read further. But you’re missing out; I can’t wait to peg this playlist next time I’m eating asphalt in a sports car.
Happy Sunday! Welcome to the first edition of Holy Shift, where we highlight big innovations in the auto and racing industries each week—whether they be necessary or simply for comfort.
Three-time Formula One world driver’s champion Lewis Hamilton shared some of his latest work with 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose last night, and even I have to admit: it’s not terrible. Sure, our point of reference for F1 songwriters is Jacques Villeneuve, but Hamilton’s created something surprisingly inoffensive.
Automotive journalists don’t get as many USB sticks at car launches as they used to because everything is in the cloud nowadays, but Infiniti we went old school for the Q30, and now I want to start a party with you.
The Dodge Hellcat twins were pretty much guaranteed rap star status before they ever hit the showrooms, what with them being new and expensive and fast and American. No surprise that Young Dro already has a mixtape out Hell Cat that is a tribute to the cars.
About a week ago, I bought a used car and discovered that the previous owner left many wondrous things behind, like a small tube of lip balm covered with hair, half a pencil with no eraser, and four CDs in the six disc CD changer. Here is the long-awaited answer to the question: which left behind album is best?
Two of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s fans started a catchy dance-pop band called Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., a name which they kept with Dale Jr.’s blessing. Sadly, that era came to an end as they shorten the name to “JR JR” to avoid further confusion, but the post on the backstory of their driver-centric name is a must-read.
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.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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?
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.