If the first thought that comes to mind when considering a vehicle once rated "unacceptable" by Consumer Reports because it "rolls over too easily" is not lifting it up in the air and adding twenty gallons of highly explosive gas to the passenger compartment, we certainly don't blame you. »
Our gratuitous burnout ripping the tires to shreds demonstrates this ROUSH F-150 burns petroleum-based rubber. However, this very special pickup doesn't fuel up with pedestrian dinosaur juices like gas or diesel. Instead, it's powered fully by propane, the same thing powering a backyard grill.
Times are tough in Gaza. So tough, in fact, that the Middle Eastern region's residents, starved for petrol as a result of Israeli sanctions, have turned to running their cars on pressurized cooking gas, according to a report today in the Toronto Star. Yes, that's right: for a little under $300, Gaza mechanics will… »
Cars powered by propane aren't exactly rare, a number of manufacturers offer such flex-fuel vehicles. What you don't see a lot of these days is the homemade variety. Thursday, Sarnia police spotted a 53-year-old man driving a car with a protruding hood, which appeared to be blocking the driver's view. Upon closer… »
Some of us here at Jalopnik exist in the form of smokers. We're stupid, we know, but it is not our fault. To sorta-quote Dave Berry, "If the government was serious about stopping kids from smoking, they would eliminate the 10th grade." Somehow this all goes back to a night long ago during 10th grade. We were at a gas… »