Crash Photos From The Beginning Of Motoring Are Stunningly Beautiful

Cars nowadays are built to not only be strong, but to also look brawny and tough. Cars from before the Great Depression, on the other hand, have a certain style and flair, characterized by a spindly, delicate, almost spidery look. And they didn't just look dainty, they were dainty. Which was apparent when they crashed. » 9/13/14 12:23pm 9/13/14 12:23pm

Take A Lap Of The Monaco Grand Prix Track In An Original Silver Arrow

Yeah, the Monaco Grand Prix is great and all now, but the real glory days were back before the War, when many of the legends were still being created. Legends like the Auto Union Silver Arrows, pounding through the streets of Monte Carlo. And now you can ride onboard with another legend. » 5/24/14 3:48pm 5/24/14 3:48pm

​These Gorgeous Stones Are Actually Polished Chunks Of Car Paint

You won't find Fordite digging through your backyard. It's also called Detroit Shale, but it's not a mineral or a gemstone. It's actually dozens of layers of baked paint culled from auto factories and polished into everything from pebbles to earrings. It could be the most Jalopnik jewelry in existence, if there is… » 5/23/14 9:00pm 5/23/14 9:00pm

The Man Who Invented The Telephone Was A Secret Speed Freak

On February 14th, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell got his name put in the history books when he beat fellow inventor Elisha Gray to the patent office with his new creation, the telephone. And while the telephone's importance to humanity is neat, it's not exactly Bell's most adrenaline-pumping idea. For that, you need… » 1/18/14 12:30pm 1/18/14 12:30pm

The Mayflower Could Be Stuck In The Middle Of England

America is the Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave (TM), and as such it is built on a number of Great Founding Myths (TM). One of the myths that gets re-told to hapless schoolchildren this time of year is the story of the Pilgrims, who came on their boat, the Mayflower. But what happened to the boat? » 11/30/13 12:00pm 11/30/13 12:00pm

How Underwater Drones Are Searching For the Lost Pilots of WWII

Deep below the Pacific Ocean, dozens of WWII pilots are lying in watery graves, still inside the aircraft took them across the sky decades ago. It's far too late for a rescue, but as Popular Science explains, the people behind the BentProp Project—and their undersea drones—are surfacing these soldiers' incredible… » 8/18/13 4:25pm 8/18/13 4:25pm

Valentina Grizodubova: The Soviet Amelia Earhart

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While American women were restricted to administrative flying missions during wartime, more than a thousand Russian women flew combat missions. Valentina Grizodubova was one of them. Women had served in combat positions in the Soviet Union as early as World War I. Together, Russia and the surrounding countries were… » 7/29/13 1:16pm 7/29/13 1:16pm