A primate was found perched on the seat of a motorcycle, maybe seconds away from mastering its controls and finally bridging the eternal gap between monkeys and humans in the motorcycle community. Then some asshole had to go and throw a shoe at it.
While the stereotype of taxi drivers around the world is one thing, taxi drivers in Thailand can seem a special type of crazy. That craziness is certainly on display in what is reportedly a photo of a taxi driver in Bangkok swinging out his open window to kick a passing motorist through his open window.
Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s highlights, Toyota’s successor to the much-missed Supra shares a platform with a new BMW, we finally get to see the interior of the 2016 Hilux, and the Mini Moke is back!
Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Toyota reveals the new 86 GT “Yellow Limited,” Chinese automakers find that international markets no longer want their cars, and Mitsubishi teases another vehicle America won’t get anytime soon.
The 2016 Honda BR-V is like a Honda CR-V that was bent and crimped like an origami napkin. Uh, no “Asian market” pun intended. The final form will probably be dialed back a bit, but these renders look like a positive nudge in design direction for the Big H.
She wasn’t even near a race track, yet still!
One of the best selling trucks in the world, sold in 180 countries (the world only has 193-196), the Toyota Hilux has been a winner for the Japanese automaker since the nameplate started in 1968. With over 16 million Hiluxes (Hiluxi?) sold worldwide, the newest update just dropped. This is it.
With Furious 7 out in theatres, we’ve all no doubt refreshed ourselves on Tokyo Drift, but have you ever heard of Pattaya Drift? Well, you have now, as a 29 year old American tourist to the Thai city reportedly engaged in a 30 minute car chase which finally finished with police opening fire in order to stop her.
You'll sneer, you'll gasp, you'll pee your pants, you'll gasp again. Just watch how many consecutive horrific accidents the douchnozzle in this white Honda avoids by millimeters after attempting some seriously reckless overtaking.
This video of a new (?) lock-picking tool for the internally cut keys that first appeared on Volkswagens is making the rounds, and since I know as much about lock-picking as animal husbandry, someone please explain.
A small highway in Thailand was covered in fish, when a fish hauler lost his load and oof, I can smell it from here.
A guy who was just minding his own business on his scooter in Thailand witnessed a bunch of purse snatchers trying to grab the bag of a passing woman. A swift sidekick followed, followed by a bunch of swift punches to the face. Because when you snatch what isn't yours, the long fist of justice follows.
I don't know whether to be delighted or mortified at the above video, which shows a truly enormous group of ducks, pouring down a roadway like a flood, threatening to engulf anything or anyone foolish enough to dip their toes into the water.
One pickup driver in Thailand recently got a lesson in why you don't block the fast lane for multi-axle truckers, ever, ever.
This new photo from the LIFE Tumblr shows the exact moment a car bomb in a province South of Bangkok goes off. Notice the bomb squad member near the armed Civic.
Ever had your cubicle pals flash an invitation to a party you weren't invited to? Chevy did that today with this teaser of the redone Colorado pickup, which will debut at the Bangkok auto show later this month.
Honda is in a battle with Tata and other automakers to be the next little big thing in developing markets like India. The excruciatingly literally-named and production-intent Honda New Small Concept is how they'll fight 'em.