Life is too short to drive boring cars. But when you drive a car that’s rare, old, bizarre, poorly designed or just downright atypical, your trips may not always go smoothly.
Rubber bands have long been known to be one of the cheapest, most accessible ways to transform potential energy into kinetic energy. You probably have some within two feet of you right now. Incredibly, a number of years ago, a fast loon named Ron Main built the biggest rubber band-powered car ever and took it to the…
Wrenching with super-strength abilities or x-ray vision could make even working on a modern Range Rover easy.
The most unexpected things always seem to be in the absolute middle of nowhere. Maybe that’s part of what makes it all so weird. These are the ten most jarring things Jalopnik readers have seen out on the open road.
Safety features not only hold us back from flying through windshields, they can also keep us from building and driving some of the more crazy automotive concepts ever dreamed up. These are the ten cars Jalopnik readers would drive if they didn’t have to kneel down to the man.
Automakers, drop those useless convenience features, stop painting those bumpers, and swap those alloy wheels out for steelies. You’re doing it all wrong, and here’s proof: these are ten cars that need to be cheapened up.
Sometimes it only takes a few creative car owners to put their minds together to create a new world of adventure for their seemingly played out daily drivers. Owners of these ten vehicles created new lifestyles and purposes that changed their car’s worlds.
Who needs a heavy-duty dually pick up truck?
For the second time this week, I find myself reeling from the buzz of learning about another obscure car I never knew existed. This one also hails from South America, and while it’s still satisfyingly weird, inside there’s some very familiar oily bits. The car is called the Emis Art, and who knows what makes it so…
Our minds have been trained to identify a common shape or design of what a car should be. In the past, automakers have played around with that idea. Here’s what they have come up with.
There's actually a lot of competition for the title of "weirdest carmaker." You've got companies like Sbarro making cars designed for falconry, and there's genuine kooks like Mohs, making gigantic, exterior-upholstered monsters. But when it comes to weird in actual volume production, it's hard to beat Brazil's Gurgel.
Today we found out that the most normal car in the world would be a white Toyota Corolla with a stick shift. So that begs the question - what would be the most abnormal car in the world?
Our friends over at Productive Outs let us know about this, one of the more astounding things of the many bizarre ones we've seen in McCovey Cove. It's a DeLorean DMC-12 hovercraft, live and in action.
Most people can appreciate the beauty of a vintage Jeep. They aren't beauty queens or speed demons, but it seems hard to argue with their utilitarian charm.
After years spent doing award winning Corvette restorations, sometimes you have to mix it up. That is exactly what Kevin Mackay of the well known but unoriginally titled Valley Stream, NY restoration shop Corvette Repair Inc. decided to do when he came across this 1969 Corvette L88 sitting at a machine shop.
When the world of drag racing and modified supercars combine the result is usually pretty wild. Most of the time it's highly tuned hot rod exotics running amazing 1/4 miles while appearing mostly stock (if you can apply that term to a supercar) but every once in a while it gets a little more extreme.
It's hard to believe until you witness the sheer power in the above video, but this full bodied vintage Rolls Royce is capable of a 8.09 second 1/4 mile. According to the builder, the car is still 100% street legal although it has slimmed down quite a bit to a 3050lb race weight. Helping move this British steel down…
The combination of alcohol and automobiles is never a good one, except perhaps in the case of this custom beer can car. Originally built for the beer company Stroh, this unique can shaped product mobile is currently on Ebay.
Even though this 2005 Ford Mustang may look like your average custom American muscle car on the outside, it has a secret. Underneath the hood of this Mustang is a technically British heart in the form of a Ford built 6.0L V12 from a 2001 Aston Martin Vanquish.