Every inch of Dennis Erickson’s home was covered in cars. On the beds, on the floors, in the bathrooms. He had 30,000 cars, from the smallest miniatures to full-sized working classics. And now he doesn’t have to deal with them any more. His church does.
Images surfaced on Chinese social network Sina Weibo that show a Gallardo driver getting into trouble for transporting a giant stuffed bear the only way a Lamborghini allows it.
If you had to guess what the first really successful Matchbox toy vehicle was, the one that convinced them there was money to be made cranking out tiny toy cars, what would you guess? An E-Type? A Model T? A tank? Nope, nope, and nope. The one that convinced them had a pair of disembodied shins. Were you going to…
The Sultan of Brunei has what’s considered to be the world’s most insane car collection with over 5,000 rare cars. But there’s a suburban dad from Pennsylvania who puts him to shame with over 30,000 vehicles covering nearly every brand and model. And they all fit in his house.
Your obsession with electromechanical driving arcade games of the 60s and 70s is pathetic. Yes, the games were amazing and yes, they've been forgotten — but they don't need you in your sorry condition to be their representative. Time to get serious.
There's an alternate universe where semi trucks, trailers and all, tandem drift with Nissans and Mazdas. That universe exists, it's just really tiny.
The legendary Ken Box is back, but how can he set up the ultimate Crazy Cart course when irate gorilla security guards are always trying to shut him down?
When I was a kid, I started to realize that humanity is doomed when Matchbox cars started to become less durable pieces of plastic than rugged crushing metal. Things were certainly looking brighter in 1965.
Yep, we totally understand you kid. Sometimes when the sun is beating down too hard and the day of fun has gone on a little too long and you're oddly comfortable in an uncomfortable position, you just fade away without a care in the world. It is a hammock's rest. It is ice melting in an umbrella drink. It is this kid…
What's cooler than a Martini Racing Porsche Turbo race car? A Martini Racing Porsche Turbo race car you can put on your shelf. Excuse me, I need to go to the toy store now.
Toy cars are a compromise: the simple ones "drive" like a roller skate, and the really serious ones are too intricate (and expensive) to just hand over to a mere child. Modarri Cars wants to change that with fun, customizable, modular toy cars with spring suspension and steering just like the real thing.
I'm pretty sure rocket motors and fireworks and other pyrotechnics have been duct-taped to R/C cars since kids have had access to both items. And I'm sure a good, if possibly finger-losing time was had by all. Even so, it's still great to see what an 18lb-thrust G-class rocket motor does for a remote-control Corvette.
Meet the Camatte57s. It's Toyota's "sporty, open-top family-focused concept car" built for the upcoming Tokyo Toy Show. It's a bit like IKEA furniture: Weirdly named and frustrating to build.
Pac-Man is a Dodge Challenger. The ghosts are two Plymouth Barracudas, a '59 Caddy, a Porsche GT3 Cup, and a '70 Chevelle. The whole thing is shot in stop motion. It's awesome.
We don't start to love cars when we turn sixteen and get our licenses; we start with little Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. Here are Jalopnik readers' favorites.
As anyone who's had to perform military service in a warzone knows, overseas deployments tend to involve hard work and long working hours. But the down time can be just as intense, with many of the troops turning to video games and pirated DVDs to keep their minds from drifting wistfully homeward while they're away.
Here is a 1:5th scale Mk1 Ford Escort R/C car racing around a mini rally stage, dubbed with the audio of a real Mk1 Ford Escort. It is unexpectedly, absolutely cool.
It was 50 years ago, in April of 1962, that primitive lego-cave-dwelling minifigs first developed the wheel. This ranks among the greatest milestones in Lego history since early minifig society first figured out how to smelt raw plastic ore into Lego bricks.