The 8th Fighter Wing “Wolf Pack” based at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea put on a rare early morning “elephant walk” sortie generation exercise earlier this week. The idea behind the drill is to push ground crews to their limits by making them prep as many combat-ready jets as possible at short notice. The result is…
Seeing F-22s deploy internationally is nothing new, but usually it’s in relatively small groups of four to eight jets. Yet the 525th Fighter Squadron based at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, has just moved 12 F-22s (half of its inventory) to Yokota Air Base in Japan. Obviously such a potent deployment is meant to send a strong…
South Korean and American forces are said to be at a readiness unlike any in the world, wound up to spring into all-out war if need be at the sound of a klaxon. This readiness in showcased during combined live fire drills, where the total force is brought together as much for show and intimidation as for training.
After what was seemingly a three week march toward war between North and South Korea, which ended in an agreement followed by handshakes, smiles and supposedly a draw-down in both sides war-time footing, one question still remains — where is the majority of North Korea’s submarine fleet?
After three weeks of tit for tat action and reaction, a mega-dose of saber rattling, a North Korean deadline to war and three days of emergency high-level negotiations in an abandoned town near the DMZ, the North and South have come to an agreement that will supposedly deescalate the blazing military and political…
Tensions are extremely high on the Korean Peninsula after the North and the South exchanged artillery fire yesterday. This came as at the top of a crescendo of destabilizing events occurring over the last three weeks, one of which saw South Korea blaring propaganda across the DMZ into North Korea border towns via huge…
There has been an exchange of artillery fire between North and South Korea today along the Demilitarized Zone. A North Korean rocket landed in western province of Gyeonggi, which resulted in a retaliatory barrage of a few dozen South Korean artillery shells. Currently, South Korea is on high alert for another North…
Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Hyundai Motor Group’s Aslan completely bombs in its home market, Honda and Mitsubishi both add to recall totals within Japan, and Mitsubishi’s headquarters makes changes to help its employees reach…
Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Nissan releases an ad which seems to promote illegal driving in a national park, South Korea’s tax law may allow abuse of corporate car registration, and China’s answer to Uber raised tons of cash.
Then, there’s the fact that the illustration was done completely from memory.
Or maybe it is? I dunno. I've only changed lanes probably a few thousand times in my life. Maybe this new and innovative way of driving first perpendicularly into traffic, and then directly into it, hints at a future we only dreamed of. A future where all cars can become bumper cars.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye blamed egregious failures of the country's Coast Guard for the Sewol ferry tragedy, which claimed the lives of hundreds of schoolchildren. The President followed through on her plan to shut down the Coast Guard, and its replacement becomes operational this week.
Despite some strong efforts from Hyundai and even Kia in recent years, South Korea still isn't known as a place where great performance cars come from. Apparently we can blame home market noise regulations for some of that, which could also keep the Corvette Stingray out of the country.
No injuries were reported, except to pride and dignity.
Car racing meets dating game. This is Drift Girls, and in it, you try to impress women with your racing—and drifting—abilities.
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The above footage is not from a movie or a TV drama. It's real. And thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.
This traffic cop in Seoul was dragged some 200 meters down a street by a scooter, all for a traffic ticket. Now that's dedication to your job.