Where are all these awesome spaceliners of the future?

The other day a friend saw that cool reusable Falcon 9R rocket video and he wondered where the hell are the spaceliners of the future—the epitome of them all being Pan Am's space clipper Orion, from Stanley Kubrick's 2001. I think about that myself many times. Why haven't we advanced in propulsion technology? We are… » 4/22/14 1:30pm 4/22/14 1:30pm

Tips To Make Me Want To Respond To Your Craigslist Ad

We all have been there; browsing the classifieds on Craigslist. You see a car that sounds pretty good so you click it. And then, it all goes downhill. No pictures. A specs sheet copied and pasted from Edmunds. A one sentence blurb saying “Call so and so for a showing at 555-555-5555.” The ones that speak no english.… » 7/19/13 2:13pm 7/19/13 2:13pm

The New Season of Fast N' Loud Upset Me

Tonight was the season premiere of the car show Fast N' Loud on Discovery. The show revolves around the Gas Monkey Garage in Texas. For the season opener, they bought a wrecked Ferrari F40 for $400,000. I know how much all of Jalopnik, myself included love this car. So, grab a tissue, you are going to need it. » 6/12/13 2:18pm 6/12/13 2:18pm

Why I won't watch the crash that killed Marco Simoncelli

For me it's not a moral dilemma. Indeed, another young racer has died on TV, cut down as millions watched, leaving those who love him with the kind of grief we outsiders can only conceptualize, not actually feel. Watching or not watching the crash that killed Marco Simoncelli (or Dan Wheldon) won't bring him back, and… » 10/24/11 12:00pm 10/24/11 12:00pm

The North American Car and Truck of the Year award is a joke

With today's announcement of the 2012 list of nominees, the North American Car and Truck of the Year has further solidified itself as the laughing stock of auto industry awards. This year, the jurors, through their infinite wisdom and automotive expertise, have selected the Mini Countryman as a nominee for "Truck of… » 10/05/11 12:30pm 10/05/11 12:30pm

Fast Five is the superheroes-assemble movie you’ve been waiting for…

It's entirely possible that you haven't been paying attention to the internecine continuity of Universal's Fast and the Furious franchise — the most recent chapter of which, Fast Five, just grossed $83.6 million in its opening weekend. Given that it's a series about a pair of guys who steal cars and pose dramatically… » 5/02/11 4:45pm 5/02/11 4:45pm