Vigil Tonight For Man Beaten Into Coma After Complimenting Wheels

The parents of 21-year-old Washington man James Foster, who is in a coma after being savagely beaten for allegedly complimenting another man's wheels, will hold a vigil for their son at Tacoma General Hospital this Saturday at 8 p.m. local time. Foster is still unconscious and possibly paralyzed. » 5/05/12 2:25pm 5/05/12 2:25pm

PimpStar LED Rims, The Classy Way To Pick Up Strippers

The end is nigh! The insane individuals at DUB Custom Wheels have now brought us the PimpStar LED wheels, and thus the end of civilization as we know it. Using full color LED lights, a microprocessor and wireless modem, these wheels can display any images you like, on the fly, that can be changed even as you're… » 1/08/08 10:30am 1/08/08 10:30am

Chrome Rims Lead to Murder Suspects

Living in Chicago and hanging out with reporters on the metro beat, we hear more than our fair share of horrible stories, and the case of a homeless woman beaten to death by a couple of gangbangers ranks up there. That's why we were so glad to hear the alleged scumbags were hoisted by their own auto accessories. The… » 12/06/07 10:15am 12/06/07 10:15am

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: Fake Spinner Wheel Covers

It's not a shock that we want the whole spinner rims phase to die a quick death and we therefore hope that the fake spinner wheel covers fad will hasten the overdue end of those vehicular eyesores. That being said, we never want to be part of hastening their demise by actually putting them on any of our cars. » 11/23/07 12:20pm 11/23/07 12:20pm

Mommy, Why Is A Picture Of A Naked Girl On The Wheels Of That Car?

Sometimes driving in a pimped out Escalade isn't enough. Sometimes you need to add a bit more flash and bling to your ride. Sometimes your ride seems well, simply not-so-fresh. Well here's an interactive driving accessory sure to perk that wilted flower of a ride up. It's called the Pimpstar, and it's well...maybe it… » 3/24/06 11:37am 3/24/06 11:37am