Hey kids! Are you in the Los Angeles area and have nothing to do Saturday, Dec. 2? Do you need an excuse to get out those old windbreakers, Members Only jackets and neon leotards? Then come to Radwood 2, our ‘80s and ‘90s-themed car show. It’s gonna be totally bitchin’.
After some research, I believe that I know what this car is.
Jessica Johns wanted to do something special for her son Justin, whose dad died in Iraq in 2003. So she went on a quest to find her husband’s 1999 Toyota Celica, which she had sold about 14 years prior. NBC News reports how the generosity of strangers reunited 15-year-old Justin with his Dad’s old car.
One of the strangest trends in current automobile-dom is “coal rolling,” a practice in which someone modifies their diesel pickup to spew soot onto pedestrians. But as baffling as that whole thing is is, it’s nowhere near as strange as what we were into back in the 1980s and 1990s: “bed dancing.”
Mi Drift, an organization that puts on drift events in the Detroit area, is only about a year old, but you wouldn’t know if you’d attended the group’s Halloween Bash this past weekend, like I did. It was an epic display of tire-scorching Full Opposite Lock madness.
If you’ve ever tried to ride out a nuclear blast hiding in a refrigerator, and found it’s less suited to that task than you were led to believe, you know what I’m about to tell you: movies aren’t real. As unreal as they are, they sure do work hard to seem real, which is probably why these certain car-related things…
I just got off the phone with David Kohn, a mechanic from Boone, North Carolina, who used a bunch of brilliant home-brew methods to turn a Cadillac Seville into a flatbed car-hauler. Here’s how he concocted this genius bit of automotive glory.
One of the biggest problems with self-driving cars, according to Bloomberg, is that they drive too perfectly. They do insane things like make full stops at stop signs and drive the speed limit. Crazy things. I’m here to make a prediction: This will make human drivers very mad. And, soon, because we deserve it, the air…
Need to feel a little bit better about everything, forever? I figured you might. Luckily, that’s possible by watching these two Shiba Inus (ignore that lazy one sleeping in the foreground) lean like pro motorcycle riders as they’re driven around in what I think is a little Kei van.
“SEND IT!” the kid next to me screamed into the night, as three cop cars tore through the intersection where a slammed Volkswagen had done a front-wheel drive burnout only moments before. A police helicopter buzzed over the bay nearby. H2Oi was technically cancelled this year. But 78 arrests, 2,735 calls to police …
If you ask me, the world could use a couple fewer car shows where millionaires scowl at each other on golf courses from behind their Bugattis and Delahayes. My ideal car show would have cars like the Camaro IROC-Z and Toyota Cressida and DeLorean, filled with good music and fine people there to celebrate iconic 1980s…
To the closely spaced houses and straggling few vehicles along some two-lane roads in the outskirts of Houston, the sun had just set on what seemed like any other Saturday evening in September. But it wasn’t. It was the first Saturday in a long time that this place, and Texas as a whole, had seen this kind of action.
I’ve got some good news on Ron Dauzet, the Michigan man being forced by Northfield Township to sell off his enormous car collection at a staggering rate of 20 cars per month: thanks to the help of Jalopnik readers and the massive amount of attention around his story, Ron is on track to meet his monthly quota.
A Jalopnik reader sent me a gift so excellent, I nearly cried upon opening the envelope. It’s a 1925 stock certificate for 10 shares of Willys-Overland, the Toledo-based auto company that built the very first Jeeps—vehicles that, as you know, I love dearly.
To Ron Dauzet, it’s a collection of more than 200 cars—some common, some rare, everything from old BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes to MGs and Jeeps and Porsches. But to the Michigan township he lives in, it’s an unlicensed junkyard, an eyesore, and the cars must go. But Ron fears they must go at a quicker rate than he, or…
It wasn’t always like this, Don Santora told me. And it wasn’t supposed to be like this.
H20i, the annual car show in Ocean City, Maryland that Jalopnik declared the most ticketed car show in America just last year, has been postponed until 2018, according to event organizers.
If you’ve heard the name “Gridlife” but aren’t sure what exactly it entails, think of it as the Forza Horizon Festival in real life. On track you can see some seriously competitive time attack cars, a full three days of HPDE-style track experience, and most of the big names from the world of drifting getting sideways…
You sleep with your sawed-off shotgun across your lap and your fingers wrapped loosely around the handle of your machete (because remember: blades don’t need reloading). You’re 200 days into the zombie apocalypse and you need a ride. What do you choose?