When former Jalopnik boss Travis Okulski asked me to take over the site’s vaunted Answer’s of the Day feature, I was honored, and frankly, a bit shocked. These daily top 10 lists were, for a while, one of the top traffic drivers to the site. Knowing how important they were, I was surprised that the low man on the…
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It’s a common misconception that the only race cars Americans know how to make either don’t turn right or don’t turn at all. Jalopnik readers chose the ten cars that showed the world that the US can build them better, faster, and greater than the rest.
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You didn’t forget about buying holiday gifts again, did you? Whatever, it’s fine. I’m not judging. In fact, I’m here to help. Get your act together and pick up one of these ten cheap last-minute gearhead-friendly gifts before it’s too late.
A free car is something that can be pretty hard to say no to, especially if the offering is anything near half decent. These are the ten cars that leave Jalopnik readers saying, “well, you tried. I guess.”
It’s an automotive journalist’s duty to bring their audience the unvarnished truth when summarizing a car’s performance and experience in a review. Sometimes, that can lead to a journalist just completely shitting on a car. It happens.
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.
Motorsports can be found in little cracks all over the United States, but only some events can be considered truly international. For mainly historical reasons or for their crazy stories, these ten racing events have become the ten most globally important ever held in America.
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.
Keeping race cars grounded to the ground requires thorough aerodynamic engineering and research. That can lead to both crazy-successful aero pieces and some totally sci-fi technological dead-ends. These ten wind-cutting cars fit in perfectly.
The sensation of being inside a car, stopped in front of a traffic light brings out the inner wacko in motorists. These are the ten craziest stoplight stories Jalopnik readers have to offer.
Experienced motorcyclists might make riding look easy, but that’s only because they’re experienced. As a novice, there’s a lot you need to keep on your mind before you ride. These ten things will help keep you safe while having fun on two wheels.
If you’re going to commit heinous crimes, you might as well do them right with the proper tools. Like one of these ten brilliant drug friendly cars (or the one bike).
Racing isn’t easy, especially as a beginner. Things will go wrong, and that’s how you learn. These are ten screw ups, mishaps, and misfortunes that you’ll probably suffer at your first race.
When an automaker randomly gives their otherwise boring economy sedan a beautiful sound or hit it out of the park on a sports car, they deserve some recognition. These are ten cars that sound unexpectedly amazing.