The British Royal Navy was conducting a test of one of its submarine-launched ballistic missiles last summer, when the damn thing ended up heading straight for the United States. Not the Russians. Not the Chinese. Not ISIS. But the tea and crumpet Brits almost hit us with a missile.
On Nov. 27, 1944, 4,000 tons of bombs went off at RAF Fauld, a munitions facility in the English countryside near Hanbury, Burton. The explosion was so great that it caused a mushroom cloud and could be felt as far as Morocco.
Boris Johnson, the worst car writer of all time, the man who made his career by shitting on how other countries do things, is now the British Foreign Secretary.
The late 1930s were dark times for Britain. War was on the horizon, and things were about to get very, very tough. But some periodicals tried keeping things light with utopian visions of tomorrow. Like this March 5, 1938 cover of Modern Wonder which featured the streamlined transportation of the future. The magazine…
This is the little known story of the Royal Navy’s secret X-Class midget submarines that were built to sink the most powerful German surface combatants, but ended up paving the way for British forces landing at Sword and Juno beaches on D-Day.
Don't laugh. DON'T LAUGH. We've all been there, having one of those days, where you completely forget how directionality, physics, and the universe itself works, okay?! So do not laugh. Too hard.
It's emerged that Britain has an ultra-secret spy base in the Middle East which taps undersea cables running through the region.
A British student's ingenious plan to add lightness to his crappy Peugeot hatchback by chopping all the doors off was going swimmingly, until he was pulled over just three miles after starting off. Which is disappointing.
A British teenager, like, totally forgot about his car parked on the beach while he went for a picnic. The ocean submerged it while we was away.
The British monarchy has put up a job listing for a new chauffeur. All you need is a full UK driving license!
It's well known that the Jalopnik demographic is pretty much equally split between car enthusiasts and chronic stalkers. Today, thanks to our friends at Autominded, we have something that will make everyone happy.
After being dumped over Facebook a drunk British woman took her crazy revenge by driving her former boyfriend's car into a bowling alley where he worked.
When Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, 30 years ago this week, they got 4,700 square miles of land in the South Atlantic inhabited by British sheep farmers driving Land Rovers on the left. A few days after the Argentinian flag was raised over Government House on April 2, 1982, traffic was redirected to the…
In the pouring rain on April 11, 1993, Brazilian Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna raced into history with one of the greatest performances of his career. In treacherous conditions, he held off a spirited challenge from arch-rival Alain Prost to take a famous victory, one of the last he would savour before his tragic…
It's rarer than hen's teeth and more rotten than a pear sitting in the owner's orchard, but that is only the beginning of the amusing description that accompanies this 1976 Austin Ute.
Cars that run on gasified organic materials make for fun engineering challenges and slow, burpy cars. But there's still much to respect in this British team's conversion of an old Rover into a land-speed record holder that runs on coffee, the original high-test fuel.
For her wedding day, British bride Megan Ashton wanted to arrive in a Porsche 356. Unable to afford one, she did something better — she spent six years hand-building this replica from a thrashed Volkswagen Beetle donor car.
The inhabitants of the British Isles have been herding for millennia, yet the Brit organizers of this summer's Wilton House event needed a little help to organize the 150 supercars attending the gathering into a proper group. Where's a good sheepdog when you need one?
In Illinois, firefighters use Facebook to shame drivers blocking emergency vehicles on the highway. In Britain, one driver faced with a similar tangle parked his car and went all Chris Hansen on the drivers parked in the emergency lane.