People really didn't like Volvo's first streamlined car, the PV36…

How can you not love streamlined, "Art Deco" designs? Pretty much everyone was experimenting with various wind-swept shapes in the 1930s, and you can trace a line from the European carrozzerias to the most progressive styling studios of the United States. » 4/28/14 9:00am 4/28/14 9:00am

Watch a race team's quest for 300 MPH in a one liter streamliner

Going 300 MPH is never an easy task but it becomes especially difficult when you are located a continent away from the only place you can test and tune your 1 liter turbocharged streamliner. » 1/28/12 11:00am 1/28/12 11:00am

The Spirit Of Rett: The World's Fastest Single-Engine Tribute

Last week during a private FIA sanctioned meet at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Charlie Nearburg set a new land-speed record of 414.5 mph with his NHRA Pro Stock engine based "Spirit of Rett." » 9/30/10 10:30am 9/30/10 10:30am

Step Into The Future, Buck Bike Rogers

This is the impossibly cool cockpit dash of a custom-bodied 1930 Henderson motorcycle. Think that's nutty? Wait until you see the whole thing. I want to live in yesterday's tomorrow. [Knucklebuster via The Cool Hunter] » 7/20/10 5:15pm 7/20/10 5:15pm

Curves Like These Inspire Poetry

"The 1948 Buick Streamliner by Norman E. Timbs is a muse in the world of classic cars, an automobile from a time when curvy was most desirable in the eyes of men." [ via The Coolist] » 3/25/10 10:00am 3/25/10 10:00am

Jesse James Sets Hydrogen Land Speed Record At 199.7 MPH

Jesse James set a record speed of 199.712 in the hydrogen-powered Streamliner at the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed last week, besting the hydrogen record previously held by the BMW H2R, thus proving Americans lead in increasingly obsolete technology. » 6/23/09 11:15am 6/23/09 11:15am

Ever Wondered What A Bugatti 2+2 Would Look Like? Neither Have We

Though we understand why people are so anxious to tinker with the Bugatti Veyron, a 2+2 GT version isn't something that we'd considered until we saw these drawings from the young Maltese designer Reuben Zammit. For a concept sketch that no one asked for, Zammit does a good job of maintaining the Bugatti aesthetic… » 3/11/08 2:45pm 3/11/08 2:45pm

Bentley R-Type Continental Racer One-Off

One may think that Bentleys were only used for chauffeur duty during the 70-some years between the 'Bentley Boys' of the 1920s and the 2001 EXP Speed 8 LeMans prototype racer. But this 1954 Continental R proves that simply wasn't the case. It's a one-off racer with a very distinct long-tail body. It seems unusual that… » 2/27/08 9:40am 2/27/08 9:40am

1950 Pontiac Streamliner Deluxe Convertible

Today's Down on the Street car gets the official Jalopnik Best Hood Ornament Ever Award. I mean, it's a jet plane with a glowing Indian head grafted on! What could the designers have been thinking when they came up with this thing? Best of all, the front view looks like a tiki head! And, of course, there's a lot of… » 9/20/07 9:00am 9/20/07 9:00am