I’m sorry to say that I’ve never really found anything all that interesting in my motor oil. Just the usual grit and occasional chunk of crankshaft. But Jalopnik reader Chris Munger found something interesting. Something puzzling and terrifying. Something wormy.
When you look at a car wreck, and your best guesses as to exactly what happened involve either angry giants or failed UFO abductions, you have to be at least a little impressed by the wreck. A 56-year old Tennessee woman has certainly impressed me, somehow getting her Saturn tangled in overhead power lines.
This is so achingly beautiful, it makes me happy just to be alive in the same world where this exists. It seems a graffiti artist painted one of those Coyote v. Road Runner-type murals of a tunnel entrance on a solid wall, and someone actually drove into it. The only way it could be better is if the car was found to…
As all of us planning to do some green-tinted vomiting later today can tell you, it’s St. Patrick’s day. That’s why I’d like to take a moment to introduce everyone to the DAWB 6, what I think might be the strangest Irish car of all time. That’s saying a lot, because Irish-designed cars aren’t common, but they tend to…
If you piss off Jesus in Sheboygan, WI, watch out—I’m looking at you, fellow masturbators. That’s because it seems Jesus has guys in BMWs pulling people over, and demanding apologies. There’s definitely at least one, and he impersonated a police officer and pulled over a semi last week.
First, just so we can all comfortably enjoy the rich creamy bonkers that this situation is, I want to be clear that nobody was seriously hurt and the two grand theft taco suspects were caught. Now let’s just let the details wash over us: stolen taco truck, a school bus, gunfire, and a propane tanker.
If you’re looking to mix up both your image and your car, today is like Purim and Arbor Day all rolled up in one, because you can buy this remarkable six-wheeled, three-axled 2013 Smart ForTwo on eBay for just under 20 grand. Your new life begins now.
This is one of those things that car accessory scientists have been debating for years: can nearly every piece of adhesive-backed chrome bullshit sold in the JC Whitney catalog be adhered to one vehicle, or would that vehicle collapse into a singularity, as the math suggests? This Craigslist ad seems to show it’s…
Racing is a blast; that’s just a simple fact. Another simple fact about racing is that it’s dangerous, possibly one of the most dangerous ways you can spend your time outside of meeting live sharks on Craigslist for unprotected sex. That’s why a good racecar must have real safety equipment and not half-assed terrors…
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…
I’ve found some pretty great things inside the little plastic capsule inside a Kinder Surprise Egg, but I don’t think anything beats the contents of this particular capsule: a tiny, working paper V8 engine that runs on compressed air. It’s pretty astounding.
What’s remarkable about this video of a shirtless guy riding on a car hood in a Michigan winter and then falling off when that car hits a cop car is not the events that happen, it’s the look the driver gives the cop.
I’m glad there’s people out there with the integrity to fight for what they believe in, even against the unfeeling mass of something as large as a government. Jared Hyams is one such person, and the crude dick pic scrawled on his license is his cause, his banner, his everything.
I saw this on the Innovative, Banned, and Unique Racing Cars Facebook page, and it caught my attention like an unnoticed hand on a groin: a Messerschmitt KR200 microcar with a massive, brutal Hemi V8 engine crammed in it. Holy hell.
Generally, it’s pretty good to be a member of the great ape family. We’re omnivorous, which makes restaurants more fun, we have opposable thumbs, which are super-useful, and some of us are even tool-users. But, our lower primate pals have one thing we don’t: tails.
Oklahoma Master Patrol Officer Matt Stacy is very, very lucky to be alive after his patrol car, with him standing by its open door, was rammed by a 41-year-old woman in a stolen Infiniti QX80. Officer Stacy’s body camera captured the whole thing, and it’s pretty alarming.
Look out, Mercedes-McLaren SLRs! Those lumpen Plant-Men are sneaking up on you!
Wheels: what are they? They are discs of brilliance. Yes. Another question: are they that which you find positive in the greater sense of your being?
Cars have a lot of personality. Their distinct faces, unique noises, strong cultural relationships, and performance characteristics are all very human traits. Yesterday we asked you if you could transform a car into a human being for the purposes of fighting which would you pick?
Some general technical descriptions of cars are so associated with a particular company, it’s hard to imagine them existing in any other context. A four-wheel drive wagon with a flat-four front-mounted engine is hard to picture with any badge other than Subaru, right? That’s why it’s so weird this car was essentially…