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

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

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

​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

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

560 Horsepower, 1355 Miles: From Daytona To NYC In An Audi RS7

BAM. BAM. BAM. The woman in front of me clacks a pack of cigs against the gas station minimart counter before paying. I put down a few bucks for my first coffee of the trip and walk out into the night. It's 4am and our Audi RS7 sits idling in the cold Virginia air. We have five hours of driving ahead of us and… » 1/29/14 1:40pm 1/29/14 1:40pm