Upset About Rolling Coal? Stop Whining And Fight Back With This

Recently, there's been a lot of hype and attention given to the practice by some diesel truck owners/operators known as "Rolling Coal." Essentially, too much fuel is dumped into the engine, creating huge, billowing black clouds seemingly designed to make Prius drivers whine online. I have a solution. » 7/08/14 4:15pm 7/08/14 4:15pm

Adventure Tested: Argo 8x8 ATV

Need to haul a 1,300lbs bull moose off the Alaskan tundra? You're going to need an Argo. The world's only eight-wheel-drive, amphibious ATV can literally go anywhere. » 6/24/14 2:30pm 6/24/14 2:30pm

This flying drone helicopter truck is a real life transformer

What is this? A flying drone? Eight flying drones? One flying helicopter? A moving room? A truck? It's a little bit of everything. Called the AT Black Knight Transformer, it combines the vertical takeoff and landing of a helicopter with the off-road driving capabilities of a truck. So yes, that means it can fly and… » 1/10/14 8:12pm 1/10/14 8:12pm

A Concept That Never Saw The Light of Day: 1998 Ford SVT Tremor

Yes, you read that right... No, this isn't the F150 ecoboost pickup. No I'm not smoking a bong full of salvia. Come read about this seldom heard concept truck of the 90's after the break! » 10/03/13 9:52pm 10/03/13 9:52pm

Bernhard's Vintage Volvo Truck Is Awesome

Monsieur Bernhard Nabucet has been running his own trucking company just outside Paris for nearly fifty years now. He has also been a massive fan of Volvos since day one, so it's no wonder that next to the shiny new fleet, he also has a special one in the garage. » 3/01/13 4:48pm 3/01/13 4:48pm

The Ford Atlas Concept Is The 2015 F-150

If you woke up from a bender in Ford's press event this morning, you'd have seen a large scaffold full of buff men in construction outfits spraying showers of welding sparks and pounding large hammers into girders with rippling muscles glistening with sweat. And, based on this and the loud, blaring industrial music,… » 1/15/13 10:30am 1/15/13 10:30am

Why India Is Making The World's Most Interesting Cars

I know that's a bold statement to make in that headline there, but I mean it. I should clarify though— "interesting" does not mean "best" in any sense of the word. It's not the fastest, most advanced, most comfortable, or really any superlative (other than maybe "cheapest"). But some of the cars that are currently… » 12/05/12 2:20pm 12/05/12 2:20pm

Let This Old Honda Brochure Charm The Crap Outta You

Car brochures today have all sort of covergently-evolved into a certain bland sort of slickness. Sure, there's some minor typographic differences and photography, but one's pretty much like the other. But this wasn't always the case. Back in the day, if you weren't selling something fast or sleek, you had to find… » 10/10/12 10:00am 10/10/12 10:00am

This Is How Not To Transport A Car

Calling a tow truck or flat bed isn't all that hard. For a nominal fee, they'll come to where you live and transport your car to your desired location. Easy peasy. » 8/29/12 2:00pm 8/29/12 2:00pm

The Joy Of Daily Driving A Bigass Truck

Whenever I go back to Texas I feel the need to get a car that seems impressively Texan. Last time it was a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 which, with its mix of German and American might, found a place deep in this Texas heart. » 8/22/12 4:30pm 8/22/12 4:30pm

Why Was Datsun Abducting Customers In 1981?

"Datsun is going to pick you up". Thanks to the upbeat singers it sounded like a good thing, but no one in this commercial seems too pleased about being "picked up" against their will. Thanks to the magic of advertising that all changed once they were placed in the bed of one Datsun's compact pickup trucks. » 6/24/12 4:00pm 6/24/12 4:00pm

Identify This Truck And Help A Hit-And-Run Victim

Law enforcement agencies from across the U.S. have reached out to Jalopnik for help with car identifications since your input was "critical" to solving a hit-and-run earlier this year. This time we've got a Redditor who was the victim of a hit-and-run. » 6/10/12 10:00am 6/10/12 10:00am

How Chinese Workers Transport A Utility Pole Without A Truck

Most of us are so brainwashed by the powerful truck-usage lobbies that we can't even consider any other options to moving things. Got a huge utility pole to move? Then you need a truck, right? But consider this: maybe you don't. This bunch of clever utility workers in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province of China sure as hell… » 6/04/12 2:00pm 6/04/12 2:00pm

A Vauxhall Astra Saved This Man's Life

A young driver was trapped when his Vauxhall Astra collided with a semi on a busy English highway this morning. The small car became pinned beneath the truck's loaded trailer, but its driver was able to get out of the car without assistance from rescue workers. » 5/22/12 2:30pm 5/22/12 2:30pm

This Romanian Driver Tried To Kill A Bunch Of Children

If you're going to carry children as passengers in your car, the best plan is to have them all in seats, wearing seatbelts. Not only did this Romanian motorist have four kids riding in the open trunk of a tiny sedan, he almost got hit by a semi as he was making a left turn. » 5/16/12 4:30pm 5/16/12 4:30pm

If A Truck Loaded With Sulfuric Acid Crashes, Does It Melt the Road?

This truck carrying 1,000 gallons of sulfuric acid crashed in Bartow, Florida, spilling its cargo over State Road 60. The driver was burned, people and animals have been evacuated, and a hazardous materials team in on the scene. But my question is: if sulfuric acid drops on a road, would the road melt? » 4/25/12 2:15pm 4/25/12 2:15pm

In Brazil, Stowaways Travel Happily Perched On Trucks' Rear Bumpers

Witness this man happily perched on the back of a truck travelling at around 49mph (80km/h). It seems so easy! Ah Brazil, sometimes you surprise me so much that I think you are Russia. Or worse, Florida. » 4/02/12 9:15am 4/02/12 9:15am

Watch A 340-ton Boulder Being Slowly Towed Through Los Angeles

If you've been thinking about transporting a 680,000-pound boulder across Los Angeles but just didn't know the best way to go about it, you're in luck. Over the weekend, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art finished transporting a 340-ton boulder from Riverside County to LACAMA's Miracle Mile-area location as part… » 3/12/12 4:00pm 3/12/12 4:00pm

Why Is This "Zamboni" Driving Down The Highway?

When we came across this amusing video of what appears to be an ice resurfacing machine cruising at highway speeds on Bangshift.com this past week we had a simple question—how did someone turn a Zamboni into a street legal vehicle. » 3/04/12 11:00am 3/04/12 11:00am

It's a school bus! It's a salt truck! No, it's both!

Demands to reduce the municipal budget in Findlay, Ohio have led officials to consider consolidating the city's aging vehicle fleet. Proposals apparently include this — a consolidated school bus and salt spreader, you know, to help ease traffic concerns on harsh winter mornings. » 11/18/11 1:30pm 11/18/11 1:30pm