Gymkhana—those ridiculously entertaining videos featuring rally driver Ken Block doing insane stunts in absurd driftmobiles—is now a new Amazon Prime video series called “The Gymkhana Files.” And my god does it look promising.
Amazon today unveiled Echo Auto, capable of putting Alexa into every car in the world for the price of $49.99. In our not-too-distant future Alexa is everywhere.
I have to admit something to you guys: The Jalopnik staffers were nervous before our Amazon/The Grand Tour bash last Friday night. We badly wanted everyone to enjoy themselves and have a good evening. We didn’t want to disappoint you. But after chatting with you guys and seeing the photos, I think everyone’s evening…
Internet giant Amazon announced today that it will start delivering packages to certain 2015 and newer General Motors and Volvo vehicles, getting us one step closer to transition into being a modern hipster who wants to live out of a van to save cash.
LOS ANGELES FRIENDS! You demanded and we are delivering: We’re throwing a soirée next week in LA with Amazon and you are all invited to come. All of you. Update: Event is full!
Last season was another disappointment for the McLaren-Honda team, but it will give us something else that’s very cool. McLaren let a documentary crew film the inner workings of their 2017 season for a new four-episode series on Amazon: Grand Prix Driver.
Season one of The Grand Tour had its highs and its lows, but in the end it mostly delivered on what we all wanted without taking too many radical risks with the formula: Clarkson, Hammond and May doing stuff in cars for our amusement. It’s coming back in a month and here’s what we can expect.
Have you ever screamed into the dashboard of your car and wished that someone (or something) would hear you? BMW is making that dream a reality because they are adding Amazon’s Alexa to their 2018 BMW and Mini models.
The whole point of Amazon’s The Grand Tour was to have a big traveling tent as the show’s studio, was it not? That’s what was supposed to make it different from The Show That Must Not Be Named, right? Well, for The Grand Tour’s upcoming second season, it seems that the tent will not be, er, touring.
Would you like to talk about cars alongside potentially irritating co-hosts on an original Amazon Prime show? Do you have an unnatural fondness for denim and prog rock, but are too British to be Jay Leno? We found the temp job for you!
Amazon’s inaugural outing with The Grand Tour wasn’t perfect, but I think there was one thing most gearheads could agree on: we wanted more. Thankfully the streaming TV network/drone delivery service agreed, and the show will be back in October. Here’s our first look.
The Grand Tour launched with huge anticipation; veteran entertainers returning with the backing of Amazon, a company with a new-age digital strategy of distribution, without the rules we’d find on public broadcasting. Amazon made a show that is bringing a large existing audience through the pay wall, but did The Grand…
Amazon wants to ramp up its car parts business to compete with the big boys like O’Reilly Auto Parts, Autozone, Napa Auto Parts, and Advance Auto Parts, the New York Post reports. Will we all soon be buying even more of our parts from Amazon instead of the box stores?
1st Gear: ‘A Sigh Of Relief’
In case you haven’t, ahem, “acquired” the Clarkson, Hammond and May-helmed show The Grand Tour yet, Amazon will be offering the first episode of the series for free to all Amazon customers starting tomorrow, December 23rd, and running through December 26th. Yes, that includes those of you without Prime.
For Amazon Prime users in India, The Grand Tour’s fourth episode reportedly wasn’t nearly as long as the rest of them—in fact, it was apparently less than half of the length it should have been due to censorship from Amazon for the Indian market.
In a short time, The Grand Tour has set a record or two. Its $3.2 million opening is likely the most expensive television scene ever, and it had the most watched Amazon Prime premiere. But it also might have set a less flattering record: the most illegally watched show ever, beating Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead…
“Operation Desert Stumble” is the title of the second episode of The Grand Tour, and it’s surprisingly fitting one. Like most of the ill-advised military adventures into other countries we’ve seen in the last decade and a half, it is big, expensive, full of explosions, and it leaves everyone wondering what its goal…
The Grand Tour has arrived. Fans around the world have awaited this moment for months while executives at the Amazon hold their breath. This is an unprecedented investment into a proven team, albeit one transitioning from old school to new media. Millions of dollars were poured into the production, matched only by…