Ten Hours In BMW's Smallest Coupe

The BMW 228i is the company's smallest two-door, and theoretically its least highway-friendly car. So what's it like running one from Detroit to the wrong side of NYC in ten hours? » 2/16/15 2:00pm 2/16/15 2:00pm

I Drove Every Aston Martin

A scream rang from across the canyons. A dull roar, really, dull only because I haven't yet punched it, sitting Right Here in an Aston Martin Vanquish, and I am in a devastating, crippling traffic jam that only the Malibu hills could provide: Ferrari 430, McLaren MP4-12C, Nissan GTR, Maserati GranTurismo… » 2/04/15 12:20pm 2/04/15 12:20pm

Alongways Mobile Finds Interesting Spots to Stop on Your Road Trip

Android/iOS: Alongways, the service that finds interesting and useful places to stop along your road trip route, just took the wraps off of new mobile apps for iOS and Android that will guide you to interesting sights, places to eat, historic landmarks, and more while you're already on the road—perfect if you'd like a… » 1/20/15 4:30am 1/20/15 4:30am

Peter Egan chases down Dillinger's ghost in a 1934 Ford

How To Sleep In Your Car If You Absolutely Have To

Sleeping in your car used to be something that automakers used to be proud of. Seats that reclined into beds were a major selling point for cars like the Rambler, for example. Now, thanks to anti-homeless laws and a sick desire not to spend a miserable night in a car, hardly anyone still does this. But I thought it… » 11/17/14 12:05pm 11/17/14 12:05pm

I Drove About Five Decades Of BMWs In One Afternoon

I officially started my trans-continental BMW-delivery drive at 3 AM today, and, like any good road trip, the first stop was to pay an awkward visit to some old, distant relatives. But not mine, the car's. And not really awkward, but awesome, because I went to the Lane Motor Museum. » 11/12/14 4:33pm 11/12/14 4:33pm

This Is By Far The Best Way To Pick Up Your New BMW

Earlier today, I mentioned I was starting on a cross-country trip to LA to drop off a reader-spec'd BMW 2 Series to our contest winner. What I didn't mention was that the trip has sort of started already, since I went to pick up the BMW from their Greenville, SC factory. This is by far the best way to pick up a new… » 11/10/14 2:00pm 11/10/14 2:00pm

I'm Driving This BMW 228i Across The Country To A Lucky Jalopnik Reader

Maybe some of you will recall back in January we ran a little contest asking readers to spec out their ultimate 2-series, and then we'd pick our favorite, have BMW build it, and let them drive it for a week. Well, we almost forgot until BMW called us up and told us the car is ready. All I need to do is drive it across… » 11/10/14 10:10am 11/10/14 10:10am

What It Was Like Driving My Dream Car, A Hyperblurple McLaren P1, Home

C.J Wilson is this car enthusiast we know who always seems to have a smile on his face, a camera around his neck, and a gear spinning in his heart. We've been told he also "pitches" for something called the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Here's the story of him picking up his amazing McLaren. - Ed. » 10/21/14 2:35pm 10/21/14 2:35pm

Is A Volkswagen Takeover The Best Thing That Can Happen To A Carmaker?

I'm just asking because after driving through 6 countries putting another 2,200 miles on a 12 year old Seat Toledo that already had 75,000 miles on the clock, I'm almost convinced it is. » 9/10/14 5:22pm 9/10/14 5:22pm

How To Cross The Country In Your Daily Driver

I come from a long line of people who travel across the country because they can. From my parents and I driving to visit Mom's side of the family all the way back to "So, I hear Oregon's going to have a bunch of sweet wagon trails and a cheese factory!" we're no strangers to overland trips. My car, however, is. » 9/01/14 5:00pm 9/01/14 5:00pm

I'm On A 2,000 Mile Road Trip Around The Balkans With A Seat Toledo

The car is 12 years old, and we will cross Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia with it in roughly nine days. » 8/29/14 7:22am 8/29/14 7:22am

​Cross-Country In A Vintage RV, Day One: The First Day

Finally leaving LA was really difficult, in pretty much every way: emotionally, physically, financially, and maybe even anthropologically. But there's no better balm for a bruised soul than a nice long road trip. Long like trans-continentally, and in a nice 70s-era RV. We've officially been on the road one day, and… » 8/12/14 3:28pm 8/12/14 3:28pm

The Ten Best Ways To Prep Your Car For A Cross-Country Drive

A cross-country drive is an amazing way to see the country, but can be quite taxing on your car. Here's how to get you and your vehicle ready. » 8/05/14 11:03am 8/05/14 11:03am

Experience Racing At Watkins Glen This Weekend From Our Crazy RV

I hadn't been at Watkins Glen for more than a few minutes before a nice women told me to park the RV I'd been driving on the side of some random road and get in her car. Then someone handed me a racing suit and I got in a Daytona Prototype. This is going to be an awesome weekend. » 6/27/14 9:36am 6/27/14 9:36am

The Ten Greatest Road Trips Of All Time

The greatest road trip is the one you dream about taking. But that's kind of hard to explain, so here are ten extraordinary journeys that did actually get past the 'haphazard planning in a bar' stage. » 6/16/14 11:28am 6/16/14 11:28am

What's The Greatest Road Trip Of All Time?

There are road trips, and then there are road trips. The road trips where there are no actual roads, and they are not so much as a trip as an adventure, a journey, an expedition. The ones few can manage to endeavor, and even fewer manage to return from. » 6/13/14 11:42am 6/13/14 11:42am

This Is What Road Trips Looked Like In 1948

We're so spoiled today, aren't we? If we want to drive across the country, we just hop in our comfortable, air conditioned, computerized cars, get on the highway, and go. It wasn't always that simple. » 5/30/14 1:48pm 5/30/14 1:48pm

I Crashed A Vintage BMW Party In A Brand-New M235i

Memorial Day weekend brings out some of America's finest traditions, like grilling, lounging poolside, and making Facebook posts about "the troops." But for hundreds of old-school BMW owners, it's a chance to gather and bond over classic metal. It was a party I had to crash, and I did it in a new BMW M235i coupe. » 5/28/14 1:31pm 5/28/14 1:31pm