How To Survive A Long Car Trip With Your Kids

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… »Saturday 10:03am11/21/15 10:03am


How to Pack Tastier Food When You Travel

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.… »11/13/15 9:35am11/13/15 9:35am

A Cross-Country Corvette Contemplation on the Future of the Sports Car

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. »9/22/15 1:16pm9/22/15 1:16pm

We Might Be Crazy Because We're Taking Our Lada On A 3,500 Mile Trip To Asia

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,… »8/20/15 9:00am8/20/15 9:00am

The American Road Trip: What Independence Day Is All About

Of all the many wonderful things about this country, its 4 million miles of road that allow you access to nearly every nook and cranny must be one of the best. No YouTube video or Google Image search can replace the wonder of seeing mile after mile of untouched American splendor laid out before your windshield, and on… »7/04/15 2:27pm7/04/15 2:27pm

Brits Drive Three Old Minis Across US To Raise Money For Boy's Surgery

There’s a little boy named Jack. Jack seems like the usual kooky happy four year old, but there’s one big issue — Jack has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. Jack’s had a great deal of physical difficulties and can’t walk, at least not yet. There is a surgery that could help, and to get that surgery, three guys are… »4/24/15 10:04am4/24/15 10:04am

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 12:42pm1/20/15 12:42pm

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 12:05pm11/17/14 12:05pm

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 2:00pm11/10/14 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 10:10am11/10/14 10:10am