I was at the Top Gear USA NBC Pilot Episode

This hasn't come up in quite some time. It's actually Ray Wert era Jalopnik, but I was just daydreaming about my trip to LA to see the first episode of what would eventually be the first of two different Top Gear USA series. I assume nothing ever came of the Jalopnik challenge as I'm sure the pilot would have ended up… » 4/10/13 4:44pm 4/10/13 4:44pm

Did FOX's $2.4 Billion NASCAR Deal Make SPEED Lose F1 To NBC?

Last week, we received word that SPEED had lost the rights to Formula One to NBC after having the series on the network for 17 years. Parent company FOX said that SPEED made a "fiscally responsible" bid to keep the series for 2013 and beyond. But today FOX announced they extended their NASCAR coverage for eight more… » 10/15/12 12:20pm 10/15/12 12:20pm

If You Don't Have A Crush On Brian Williams, You Are Dead Inside

Brian Williams co-hosted The Today Show this morning, where he was served coffee in an oversized mug (hilarious), bantered about Twitter ineptitude (adorable), and kicked it with Gabby Sidibe (sigh/swoon). Like everything the news anchor does, his temporary gig was endearing as hell, and hotdamn did he look handsome.… » 10/28/11 4:20pm 10/28/11 4:20pm

Jalopnik's $5000 Top Gear USA NBC Pilot Episode Challenge

With the Late Night Wars carpet-bombing NBC's 10:00 slot, the network's hurriedly scrounging for filler. One show they're not contemplating? The ill-fated cargasm, Top Gear USA. Was the pilot so horrendous it's unwatchable? We've got $5,000 to find out. » 1/21/10 1:30pm 1/21/10 1:30pm

Conan O'Brien's $1.5 Million Bugatti Veyron Mouse

Conan O'Brien introduced the Bugatti Veyron Mouse as a new Tonight Show character Thursday night, not because it was funny, but because it was "crazy expensive" for NBC. To be funny he'd have to crash it into a lake. UPDATED! » 1/21/10 1:08am 1/21/10 1:08am

Also On Craigslist, Conan O'Brien's Old Volkswagen For $95K

Joining The Tonight Show on Craigslist is a person claiming to have Conan's high school era 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI. The price? A Pope Car-like $95,000. And good news, according to the poster it runs "like a raped ape." » 1/18/10 1:00pm 1/18/10 1:00pm

Michigan Woman's Mustang Becomes Real KITT

Just in time for the September 24th premier of NBC's new Knight Rider » 9/12/08 12:00pm 9/12/08 12:00pm show, the local NBC news affiliate in Grand Rapids, Michigan has found a woman claiming that her recently sold Mustang GT was bought to be turned into a real-life example of for the show. Deb Fralick had to sell her beloved Ford Mustang GT for…

First Video Of KITT Valmorphanizing Into A Ford F-150 FX4 Pickup Truck

Somewhere between "Morphing" and "Transforming" is the very Team America-ish "Valmorphanization." That's the term we feel best using to describe what KITT's doing in this one minute clip from the new Knight Rider TV show premiering September 24th on NBC. As you'd expect, KITT is apparently fitted with a current Ford… » 7/26/08 2:36pm 7/26/08 2:36pm

KITT's Turbo Boost Is Back For New Knight Rider Series

It's official — "Turbo Boost" is back for KITT. One of the biggest disappointments in the Knight Rider made-for-TV movie was the total lack of KITT's signature, once-per-show super-move — turbo-boost. After getting the green light for series production, the new Knight Rider series has already calmed our fears the… » 7/18/08 8:40am 7/18/08 8:40am