How Not To Ice Race

On a crisp Sunday morning at the end of February I was fortunate enough to have finally amassed the right set of items/abilities to be able to participate in one of the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club's fabled ice races. If you know me personally you would know that I have been trying to attend one of these ice races… »3/08/15 1:35pm3/08/15 1:35pm


Why does Volkswagen Group hate rear-wheel drive?

If front-wheel drive is wrong-wheel drive, Volkswagen and its many offshoots may be the wrongest automaker in existence. Even Lamborghini wasn't safe from VW's quattro-biased hands. Jalopnik contributor and rear-wheel aficionado Kevin McCauley's sick of it, and ain't no diff's gonna make a difference in his mind. — Ed. »10/31/11 2:30pm10/31/11 2:30pm

Mustang Aussie: Ford To Focus On The Falcon, Not So Much Mercury

We hear this AM that Ford's taking a page directly from GM's Aussie-loving playbook. Bryce Hoffman of the Detroit News, who's never met a job he couldn't hand-le when it comes to Ford, is reporting they're looking at bringing the rear-wheel-drive Falcon platform up from down under to provide the basis for the next… »3/24/08 8:15am3/24/08 8:15am

Even More 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Press Photos Revealed

Well, after the Tiburon-lovers at NewTiburon dropped a hot load of shots of the new 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe over the weekend, some sites (we won't mention any names, MT, don't worry!) were apparently confused over which shots made it out on to the web and just decided to drop 'em all. So, we're just going to follow… »3/17/08 10:00am3/17/08 10:00am

2011 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger To Remain Rear-Wheel Drive, Get Makeover

It's no news that the 300's been a hit for Chrysler — and we here at the Jalop obviously are fans of the Dodge Charger SRT8, and the new Dodge Challenger's certainly got itself a purdy mouth. But there's potentially going to be some fuel economy issues inherent with a RWD, Hemi-powered platform given the current… »2/15/08 8:30am2/15/08 8:30am

Report: Lutz Confirms Holden Ute-Based GMC Concept At NY Auto Show, Is The Crewamino Nigh?

It looks as though Maximum Bob Lutz has confirmed to Australian website GoAuto that a four door truck concept based on the Zeta platform will be appearing at the New York Auto Show as a GMC. While we can't be sure this is the precursor to the new El Camino we keep asking about, what we're picturing in our head is… »1/22/08 5:45pm1/22/08 5:45pm

Ford Bringing Back RWD Platform, Platform Shoes To Remain Obsolete

Follow the logic here. The intrepid reporters over at AutoWeek are reporting that Ford is developing a new RWD platform for Lincoln and Ford. Derrick Kuzak, head of Ford global product, confirmed that modern RWD cars were in the picture, saying "Yes, we're working on a rear-wheel-drive plan for the enterprise." With… »1/09/08 3:30pm1/09/08 3:30pm

Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept Reveal... Revealed... Finally

You may have missed being at the LA Auto Show in person for the reveal of the Hyundai Genesis coupe concept but now we've got some video of the reveal. The video shows off both the Korean automaker's new 300-HP RWD sports car as well as a made-for-press intro video starring a woman who may be the world's hottest spy… »11/29/07 10:30am11/29/07 10:30am