Last Sunday was the 132th birthday of József Galamb, the Hungarian engineer who became the chief designer of the first mass produced car in the world, the Ford Model T. My mom sent a message that I should write about him, but I told her I was sure everybody knew his story already.
Remember going to school as a little kid? Specifically, think about that moment in the morning, waiting outside in the cold, barely awake and wondering if you actually did your math homework or just dreamed you did. Now picture seeing the school bus come lumbering down the street to collect you. What's the feeling in…
Remember the car you had at 16? I remember mine. A Wrigley's-gum beige 1968 VW Beetle I saved up $600 to buy when I was 15, then waited and stared at every day until I turned 16 and could actually drive it. Of course, it was wrecked within a year or so, because that's what usually happens to cars owned by 16 year old…
The Fast and the Furious films are the ultimate guilty pleasure for any moviegoer that doesn't have to bring a tissue to their theater. They aren't realistic and they aren't ever that good, but they're a dependably fun watch with tons of action, great cars, and terrible cars that are great within the context of the…
Forget the Ravens and the 49ers. Chrysler just won the Super Bowl with a commercial for its truck brand that was memorable, unique, and inspiring.
This is the first big trailer for Fast & Furious 6, which shows Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, The Rock, and oh so many ridiculous car moments. There's a Ferrari FXX, an Alfa, some Subarus, and… is that a freaking Tank blowing up out of bigger tank and a Dodge Charger blowing up out of a plane?
In just a short while, millions of Americans will gather to watch the Super Bowl, a large and popular sporting event that does not involve racing or motorsports in any way, shape or form. Bummer.
I was reading a first drive review of the new Maserati Quattroporte the other day on the website of something called Car and Driver. It's safe to say the new QP isn't as seductive-looking as the outgoing model, mostly because it's noticeably bigger and wider.
Chalk this one up under crazy accidents brought on by stupid ideas. A coach bus full of high school students traveling from Harvard to Pennsylvania Saturday night had its roof torn off as its driver tried to duck a low bridge in Boston, injuring 34 people, some severely.
The Rockford Files had the Firebird. Magnum P.I. had the Ferrari 308 GTS. Knight Rider had the black Trans Am. The BBC's Ashes to Ashes had the Audi Quattro.
Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?
I REACHED DOWN the pant cuff with the eraser end of my pencil and poked it. Frozen solid. But definitely human.
Buying a midsize sedan is like buying a pair of men's loafers; lots of choices but few anyone would get excited about unless you're spending bank. There's the new Honda Accord, the perennially boring Toyota Camry, the nicely warrantied Hyundai Sonata, and the gorgeous Ford Fusion. It seems the Mazda6 was all forgotten.
The Super Bowl is upon us and in between the parts where large men give each other concussions we get something to enjoy: car ads. Jalopnik readers have put together the ten best from over the years.
Toyota will bring a convertible Scion FR-S concept to the Geneva Motor Show in March. A Miata with rear seats? We're listening Toyota.
If you're like us you've been playing a lot of Forza Horizon in those hours when you're not sleeping or pretending to work, but perhaps you've felt something was missing from the experience. Specifically, you've felt like you've been deprived of the retro Japanese, vintage Italian and classic American wagon-y…
Ever gone through a state and wondered "what is shoved up the asses of every cop here?" Jalopnik readers know where the absolute worst traffic cops reside.
When we ran the Volkswagen "Get Happy" Super Bowl Ad featuring non-black people speaking in a Jamaican accent there was a voice in the back of my head that asked "is this racist?" Racism brings in eyeballs and every editor/producer/writer gets a little media stiffy anytime they find anything remotely racist. Sadly, my…