We recently wrote about the inspiring and rather epic road trip of Jiří Hanzelka and Miroslav Zikmund, the two Czech engineers who drove across most of the world in a Tatra 87. Jalopnik reader John Long from Toronto was also familiar with Hanzelka’s and Zikmund’s story—and he was inspired on an entirely different…
A 600 cc, two-cylinder 2CV kitted out with sheet steel panels bolted together and called the Baby-Brousse is less ridiculous than it sounds. Leaving behind their humble origins as French peasant cars, these little Citroëns rode in 1973 from Paris to Abidjan, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, to shame all future…
In April 1947, two wild and crazy Czechs set off from Prague in a Tatra 87 and drove 40,000 miles across Africa and South America. Přes Kordillery (“Across the Cordilleras”) is their book about the middle part of the trip: from Buenos Aires to Lima, across the world’s then-highest road. It is, as one would expect, the…
Jiří Hanzelka types up a report in his makeshift office in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Argentina’s Andean northwest is a wonderland of absolutely epic driving roads. The fun starts in Tucumán province on Ruta Provincial 307: a mad jungle climb of 5512 feet up the Río de los Sosa gorge.
With its stupendous beef, acid trip scenery, and January summer, Argentina could be the greatest country on Earth. If it had any cars worth mentioning, that is.
Whatever Lamborghini will unveil later this week in Paris, here’s a reminder just how eternal a Lamborghini is. In particular, a Diablo from 20 years ago.
I've got plenty of tales of the wretched heaps I've owned over the years, but I lack sufficient photographic evidence of my Free Beater Era. Now, however, I've unearthed this old shot of the legendary Free '68 Volvo 144.
Jonathan Bohren and his father drove from California to New York with a camera hitched to the back seat, taking a photo of the view through the windshield every 30 seconds. Here's 3,054 miles compressed to four minutes.
America is many things: Freedom. Food. Quality. The freedom to eat food lacking in quality. And Cadillacs. I took a 556-hp, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac into fast-food America, stuffing myself silly in search of truth and excess. This is what I found.
The Renault Dauphine isn't the most reliable, well-built, or powerful car to come out of France. That's why mechanic Jonathan Burnette is taking one on an epic road trip from Austin, Texas to Alaska — more than 7000 miles.
A three-day weekend for most of us means one thing: 24 additional hours to spend in the car. Here are five great 4th of July road trips, for all parts of the country, from the Jalopnik staff.
Jukka Mutanen, better known as "Excavator-Mutanen," said he'd drive across Finland in his mini-excavator if he got 50,000 Facebook followers. He ended up with 100,000, and he's just finished the epic 29-day road trip — at 2.5 mph.
We love our supercars to death. We obsess over their top speeds and great power. But what is it like to actually use one? Over 500 miles of European motorway, we discover an inconvenient truth.
You've always wanted to drive a horrible rattletrap of a cheap-ass car from New York City to New Orleans during the summer heat, yes? Of course! Well, now you can take that trip in the company of many like-minded rallyers!
Louie Mattar's 1947 Cadillac came with everything required to survive a long road trip, grill, television, toilet and… hookah. He took his Turkish water-pipe-equipped machine and set a world record with it.
When I wrote about my gambling journey over Donner Summit last week, many of our readers from colder climes expressed puzzlement over the CHP's tire chain requirements on I-80 under not-very-snowy conditions. What's the deal here?
Since I've already plugged all this crappy analog video hardware into my computer in order to digitize the glory of a '79 Ford Granada, we might as well continue to unearth car-related tidbits from the Murilee Martin Videotape Archives.