South Dakota Ends Its Controversial 'Jerking Isn't A Joke' Campaign

Despite the fact it seems insane that this ever actually made it into a real safety campaign in the first place, South Dakota's "Don't Jerk and Drive" public service message is no more. Unsurprisingly, there were quite a few complaints. » 12/13/14 2:00pm 12/13/14 2:00pm

Kid With Free Porsche Makes Worst Attempt At Financial Independence

Folks in Shaoxing City raised eyebrows when some punk pulled up in a Porsche Cayman and opened up an impromptu scarf-vending stall on Shengli Dong Road. He said he felt bad asking parents for gas money after they bought him the car. » 10/22/14 9:05pm 10/22/14 9:05pm

The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos

Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials—these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families, and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference.… » 10/20/14 3:47pm 10/20/14 3:47pm

Chinese Students Want To Mate A Motorcycle With A Tank

This illustration of what looks like a motorcycle powering a Rube Goldberg machine is being identified as a patent-render for a vehicle reportedly being cooked up by students at Chang'an University in Xi'an, China. Looks neat, if a little pointless. » 9/09/14 3:12pm 9/09/14 3:12pm

This Lifted Lincoln Limo Is Way Cooler Than Your Stretch Hummer

If you want a grossly gaudy ride to the prom that looks fresh off a rack at Toys R Us, get a Hummer H2 and slap 20 feet of fuselage between the wheels. Real rough n' tumble off-road party goers will pick this jacked-up Lincoln Town Car every time. » 8/20/14 10:17am 8/20/14 10:17am

Truck Built 'Backwards' Still Works But Looks Really, Really Weird

Body-on-frame construction gives customizers free range to do all kinds of wacky things; like turn a truck "backwards" so the driver looks out across the bed and the rear wheels do the steering. Who would do something like that? Apparently, this guy named Roy. » 7/24/14 3:22pm 7/24/14 3:22pm

We've Finally Found A Porsche With Purist Performance And Real Utility

There's so much right about the Porsche 928 GTS. A big old front-mounted V8, bulbously-sleek styling of a greasy pig that's aged well while remaining quintessentially 90's. The only way to improve it would be to turn it into a pickup truck, of course. Which some dude in Denmark has done for us. » 7/24/14 2:18pm 7/24/14 2:18pm

Ninja Turtles 'Pizza Thrower' Is Ready, Here's How YOU Can Shoot A Pizza

Here's the first picture of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Pizza Thrower" truck on its way to Comic-Con where attendees will be able to shoot pizzas (albeit faux to avoid food waste) at targets like Shredder and The Foot Clan. You'd hardly recognize a 2002 Toyota Tacoma under there, right? » 7/23/14 6:50pm 7/23/14 6:50pm

The Porsche Cayenne Woody Wagon CrossCabriolet You've Always... Wanted?

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Unholy Union Of A 1934 Ford Pickup Truck & Mazda Miata Came Out Awesome

The Mazda Miata has been modified every which way, but I bet you've never seen one turned into a truck. I'm not talking about sawing the sports car's truck and reckoning it's a hauler— this is a complete 1934 Ford steel-body conversion. Why? How? ...Why? » 6/23/14 11:57am 6/23/14 11:57am

This Cadillac Is Exactly What Elvis Presley Would Have Driven As Batman

On a hapless quest through the internet for pictures of a "Cadillac boat," a reader stumbled across someone's long-neglected home-made custom job. It's a pink 1970something Cadillac, stretched into the shape of a guitar with fighter jet tail fins topping it of. What? » 6/10/14 10:46am 6/10/14 10:46am

The Wildest, Weirdest, Home-Made Custom Vehicles

Many of you good readers have brought this 1998 Honda Accord to our attention today. With good reason— it's re-goshdarn-diculous. Who builds these wacky home-brewed, zombie-cars? Why? And what are some of the greatest ones you've ever seen? » 5/30/14 10:44am 5/30/14 10:44am

Boring automaker hypnotizes customers to make them like their cars

Europeans think German automaker Opel is an extremely boring brand so, for their Danish campaign, they decided to hire a hypnotist to wipe people's minds clean of any preconceptions. Then they let them test a car and, apparently, they loved it—or maybe the hypnotists tricked them about that too. » 5/29/14 8:51am 5/29/14 8:51am

We'll race the shit out of anything

There's some weird-ass racing out in America. Did you know there's a sport known colloquially as "Pig 'N Ford" racing? Hand to God, these guys begin with a Le Mans-style start, dash across the course, grab a pig from a pen, hand-crank their Model T racers, jump in and do a lap. That's a thing, and it's not even the… » 3/03/14 8:24pm 3/03/14 8:24pm

What the hell is this giant Russian car?

According to English Russia, a Russian guy designed this car using a 3D modeling software. Then he and his friends got a Nissan Maxima "as a source for some parts" and built it. Looks like an all-terrain batmobile to me. » 3/02/14 12:07pm 3/02/14 12:07pm

Lamborghini Driver Is Impersonating MSU FB Player? [UPDATE: Not Really]

A reader sent us this photo last night, claiming he and a buddy ran into Mississippi State center Dillon Day at a gas station near St. Louis. He thought it was curious a college football player was driving a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. We thought it was curious Dillon Day was spotted nearly five hours away from… » 12/29/13 11:37am 12/29/13 11:37am

A Porsche 911 Turbo Isn't The Worst Prison In The World

Welcome to Jalopnik Obscura, where we highlight the whacky, wonderful, and downright weird automotive videos from around the web. Watch and prepare to bathe in the madness. » 8/10/13 4:00pm 8/10/13 4:00pm

Avoid 1980s Canada If You're A Cop

Welcome to Jalopnik Obscura, where we highlight the whacky, wonderful, and downright weird automotive videos from around the web. Watch and prepare to bathe in the madness. » 8/03/13 4:06pm 8/03/13 4:06pm

10 wheel custom Buick must be seen to be believed

Believe it or not, this insane creation actually started life as a 1991 Buick Lesabre. As you can see, this vehicle has come a long way from its days as a run of the mill sedan. Now it has the face of a Dodge truck, an additional six wheels out back and one of the crazier body kits we have ever seen. This "80% done"… » 12/11/11 2:00pm 12/11/11 2:00pm