When some yahoo in a gorgeous Nissan 300ZX decided to park his car over the line, another yahoo in a jacked-up Jeep Wrangler tried showing him who’s boss, but failed miserably. Because he forgot to account for JDM.
“Blinker fluid” is a joke as old as the car itself, used to catch people who aren’t mechanically inclined. It’s pretty funny, that is, until some doofus uses it to embarrass his own daughter on the internet. Way to reinforce every stereotype that will keep your own daughters from being taken seriously in the future,…
There’s a video making the rounds on Twitter today of two clowns partaking in a “photoshoot” on a busy Manhattan street with a BMW i8, blocking it all up to hell, when all of a sudden a “real old-school New Yorker” comes up and smashes their windshield with a bat. Don’t believe it. It’s fake as hell.
WeatherTech Sports Car Championship prototype driver and former bearer of the greatest mullet in motorsports Jordan Taylor showed up to a series test at Daytona disguised as a selfie-taking fan. Some of his fellow racers caught on to his shenanigans pretty fast, but others? Not so much!
There are people in this world who love surprises. I am not one of them. As Jalopnik’s Video Director, it’s my job to make sure surprises don’t happen while we’re on a video shoot. Yet, in late February, the Jalopnik staff managed to put one past me—and I don’t completely hate them for it.
Earlier today at the Geneva Motor Show, a protestor interrupted a speech being given by Volkswagen board member Jurgen Stuckmann to try and “fix” one of its illegal diesels. The car in question wasn’t actually a diesel, but if you’re from Europe, you may have recognized the guy behind the protest/prank. His name is…
There is an article circulating all over social media that says that the FBI is putting every motorcyclist on a classified gang list in the wake of the horrendous Waco biker gang shootout. Guess what? That is Grade A horse shit.
The beautiful Volvo FH semi truck is being shilled as being "a sports car under the hood," so for their latest commercial they trolled an unsuspecting valet by sneaking it between some real sports cars. As entertaining as Van Damme riding the mirrors?
The Toyota Aygo is generally considered a fun little car, but it's considered even more fun when you dress up like, well, the actual car. And then you go drive around.
In quite possibly the best prank to ever hit this new digitized map world, a Scottish mechanic and his buddies staged a fake murder on Google Street View. It took longer than you might think for people to figure out what they'd done.
As Jalopnik's resident expert on screaming like a 12-year old girl in the back of a cab, I know a good cab prank when I see one. And this snake in a cab prank is good. It's funny when it isn't you!
And you thought covering your buddy's car in post-it notes was good.
Back in 2009 as the Carcopalypse raged and Detroit melted down, President Obama ordered the Big 3 to drop their sponsorship in NASCAR altogether. Or at least, that's what an embarrassingly large group of people believed.
That incredible prank that snookered a Bay Area television station into reporting names like "Sum Ting Wong" and "Ho Lee Fuk" as the flight crew of that downed Asiana airplane? It cost three producers at KTVU in the Bay Area their jobs. TheWrap reached out to all three. One of them responded.
Look, we all know its just a matter of time before self-driving robo-cars are everywhere. We can either piss and moan about how dehumanizing it'll be and how driving will be dead, or we can have some fun messing with them. I'm on the side of fun.
It's a brilliant prank, and it never should've worked. How did a couple of 20-year-olds listen in on two NFL executives talking shop the day before free agency began? A little luck, great timing, and a 73-year old general manager who doesn't really understand how telephones work.
There's no doubt that people will do just about anything to make it big on the internet. But there's normal anything and then there's Florida anything, which is living proof that videotaped pranks can run afoul of the law when they involve giving random people wedgies.
Pranks on unsuspecting drive up window attendants have been around for years. But then YouTube came along.
Paula Papen found her 8-year-old son using her iPad to mess around on eBay, so she did what any parent who doesn't mind scarring their children for life would do: She convinced him he'd accidentally purchased a $50,000 Ford Mustang and there was no way to cancel the sale.
Somewhere, in Vermont's St. Albans penitentiary, there's a prisoner feeling pretty damn good about himself. Not because of a well-formed shiv or a found cigarette, but because of a really sublime prank: he snuck a pig into the state seals that adorn Vermont's police cars.