Williams almost had to fork over a €10,000 fine for being three seconds late turning in a tire used in Free Practice 1 on Friday. Three seconds. Holy crap, man. I thought my friends laid on the guilt trip when I show up late to things, but this is a whole ‘nother level.
It’s 1989. Your glasses cover half your face and you need a car drive off into the sunset. But not just any car—a car built for excitement. What do you use? A Pontiac Grand Am, that’s what.
Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?
$110 would be a pretty good price for a pair of Bluetooth over-ears from a top tier brand like JBL. But it’s absolutely unheard of for a pair with active noise cancelling. These typically hover between $160 and $200, so today’s Gold Box deal isn’t to be missed.
Life is full of silly things, a lot of which would be cool if they weren’t so silly. Take this model of a Bugatti Chiron engine: It’d be a great conversation piece on your LED-backlit display wall of rare, expensive automotive memorabilia dusted with diamonds for extra shine, but maybe not for $10,000.
For today’s imaginary car from an imaginary country, I’d like to take you to the vast plains of Tarquania, a thriving and proud nation sandwiched between Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Back in the 1960s, Tarquania was undergoing a great economic boom, and there was a lot of demand for cars—unfortunately, most imported cars…
Hello, Formula One-niverse. Were you hoping to sign away Red Bull’s young flying Dutchman, Max Verstappen? Sorry—wait, just kidding, not sorry at all—Red Bull just made their wish for Verstappen to stay official with a contract extension through 2020, the team announced today.
Here’s some fun news: for those of you complaining that too many cars are boring shades of gray, beige, black and white, you could be onto something. It appears that cars with flashy, brazen colors depreciate more slowly than cars with drab ones, a new study finds.
NASCAR, as a sport, is fond of oval tracks that just so happen to be 1.5 miles in length. Those tracks just so happen to be some of the least interesting of them all, so one decided to change it up by running a mix of the oval and its interior road course in 2018. After testing the track, drivers aren’t sure how to…
We’ve already covered Chase’s flagship credit cards, which bring huge benefits to frequent travelers. Today we’re talking about the Chase Freedom, a no-fee card that everyone can get a lot of mileage from.
I’ve slept in my old Beetle before. It wasn’t great, but it worked, in the sense that I ended up unconscious for at least a little while. You’d think that, rationally, the idea of paying someone to let me sleep in another old Beetle wouldn’t be remotely appealing, right? That’d be crazy. Except now that I know about …
Never trust anyone, not even the seemingly sweet husband-wife dealership sales team.
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.
Last July, Der Spiegel published something of a bombshell report, alleging that every major German automaker, including BMW, Audi, VW, Porsche, and Daimler, had been running a secret cartel since the 1990s. Today, it was reported that European Union authorities raided BMW headquarters as part of their investigation…
The sun peeked out this afternoon just long enough to let the 2017 Formula One cars show their true speed on a dry track during Free Practice 2. Early in the session, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton smashed the F1 track lap record with a ridiculously quick 1:34.668 lap time.
Wells Fargo has said it set aside $80 million to reimburse more than 570,000 customers who were forced by the bank to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need. But a confidential report from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency suggests Wells has likely underestimated how much it would cost to reimburse…
A couple days ago, a giant robot battle that had been in the making for two years happened, and, like so many things in this miserable, mosquito-infested craphole we call “reality,” it was kind of a letdown. A lot of the blame is being cast at the organizers, but, really, this is also partially on us, the people…
Formula One is back in Austin, Texas, and so are a lot of you. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year here: the oppressive heat is gone and F1 fans from around the world return like the swallows of Car-pistrano. So, we’re meeting up yet again to enjoy drinks and snacks this Friday, and you should come!
There are few things more irritating than noticing your tires are low on air, and then having to find a bunch of quarters, driving to the gas station, and cursing the heavens when the compressor shuts off before you’ve finished filling all four.