I live near Detroit. The usual reasons some people dislike Detroit—the cold, the snow, the insular culture, the urban decay—they don’t bother me much. What really ticks me off about living there is that there’s not a single great driving road within three hours. I fantasize about living near mountains. For the next 24…
I’d badly wanted a Honda CRX Si ever since test driving one back in 1985. I’ve also been wanting to tour the American Southwest again for nearly as long. By flying to Phoenix to buy a rare CRX sight unseen, I’d accomplished the first goal. My new car wasn’t just any CRX, but one of the few fuel-injected Si’s that had…
Religion, especially its more cult-like forms, can inspire people to do stupid things. Mine recently compelled me to place a sizable wager on the reliability of a 29-year-old Honda, on forecasts of unseasonably decent weather, on online friendships, and on other, even more questionable things.
“We couldn’t make a decision, so we said to each other, let’s do the whole world,” said Dutch Model T owner Dirk Regter. So, that’s what Dirk did with his wife Trudy: traveled all over in a 1915 Ford Model T to collect money for orphans. These are clearly our kind of good people.
A road trip is a classic movie backdrop; easy allegory for character development, right? Check out this neat visual breakdown of the highway adventures from three great movies and one other movie. Now you can go buy a dog van and do one!
There are few things I’ve wanted to experience more on a motorcycle than riding to the tip of Baja, Mexico. Since I haven’t been able to make that dream a reality yet, watching other guys do it is always high on my list.
Top Gear, as we know it, is now off the air. A replacement show, with a new format and a different cast, is coming out God knows when. The original guys are making the transition to Amazon, but their show, too, seems like a long way off. So if you’re like me, you’re having withdrawals.
The weird thing about the road trip of the future is that it’s much more like the road trips we used to take in our past than anything else. My coworkers and I just did 1400-odd miles in an electric Tesla Model S that could also drive itself. It wasn’t just the trip of the future. It was the way things used to be, too.
Me and a buddy just spent nearly 40 hours straight driving from New York to California and back to New York on minimal sleep in a Ford Fiesta ST. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but how not-easy was it? Let’s just say I think I’ve come up with the ultimate guide on what not to do on a long road trip.
Our man Aaron Brown and his buddy Brian Silvestro are on a road trip across the U.S., but he brought you today’s AOTD from a Fiesta ST about 170 miles from El Paso. Good hustle, kid.
Does writing whimsical posts about cars qualify one to buy a 17-year-old Japanese car in Eastern Europe? It does not! The true story of a doomed voyage to Armenia and my volatile love affair with a Subaru Sumo.
It’s pretty much the opposite of road trip season. It’s cold, Maybe that’s why road trips are on my mind.
The most unexpected things always seem to be in the absolute middle of nowhere. Maybe that’s part of what makes it all so weird. These are the ten most jarring things Jalopnik readers have seen out on the open road.
When the holidays come along, travelers get around with the poise of a chicken with its head cut off. Often, things don’t work out. These are your ten worst holiday travel stories.
It’s that time of year. Time to visit those weird, faraway relatives in weird, faraway places, where the Target and the Costco and the Whole Foods are all switched around. It’s time to roll down hundreds of miles of dear old Ike’s eight-lane American dream, leaving one suburban hellscape for another. It’s time for the…
A lot of you will be traveling this holiday season, which means planes, trains (probably not), and automobiles, and while you are hurtling towards your destination, you will probably get hungry. Eating while traveling isn’t that hard, but eating while traveling in a way that is actually pleasurable can be tricky.…
Without the the right companion on a road trip, you might end up with more headaches than you bargained for. And it’s always a plus to have someone who could turn a wrench or keep you entertained on those long drives. These are the ten fictional characters that would be great road trip buddies.
A sports car on an open road is a great place to do some thinking. This is a truth every gearhead can confirm. So when Benjamin Preston wanted to get to the heart of the American sports car—its past and its future—he couldn’t have picked a better thinking chamber than the 2015 Corvette Stingray.
I shall tell you soon enough why Georgia is possibly the best country to visit if you’re a car enthusiast, but for now, all you need to know is that we already made it to Armenia only to wake up today in the politically sensitive Nagorno-Karabakh region. And now, we go deeper.http://jalopnik.com/we-might-be-cr...
Two weeks ago we bought a Lada and put our stickers all over it. Now I’m about to tell you why. It involves 3,500 miles across some of the most rugged terrain that Turkey, Georgia, Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia have to offer. Are we insane? Maybe. But you have to be a little insane to attempt the Caucasian Challenge,…