Cars are things, and we treat them too gently. Cars are not meant to sit in climate controlled basements with soft covers on them. Cars were built to be driven, built to be experienced, and built to be touched. We’ve all seen the little decal on decades old hot rods saying “look all you want, but don’t touch”, and…
Hello everyone. Today’s rant is born from some truly appalling behavior I witnessed this past weekend during Monterey Car Week. I expected more from the so-called “high class” but I guess even money can’t always buy manners. This one is simple: Don’t touch other people’s cars.
Yesterday’s colossal Japanese car meet was cool enough to remind me that I am definitely still all about tuner cars. If you couldn’t make it to LA’s Petersen Museum to see it for yourself, don’t worry, I have lots of pictures and opinions for you right here.
If any of you car fans can get to the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles tomorrow, Sunday, July 22, I highly recommend you do so. An all-Japanese car cruise-in is going to take over the parking structure, and there’s also an excellent Japanese exhibit going on in the upper halls.
Jalopnik got bored earlier this week and decided to hit up the Bear Mountain Car Cruise, an enthusiast event that meets every Wednesday in the summer about an hour out of Manhattan. What we saw changed us forever, including an Alpine A110, Slantnose Porsche, Saab Sonnett, and a Toyota Sera that our hearts won’t let us…
1980s and ’90s nostalgia is coming back as loud and proud as the first guitar riff in the Miami Vice theme song, and it might be one of the best things to happen to car culture in a long time. Roll up to a Radwood show with us in this video and see what everybody’s freaking out about, man.
Following the recent success of other period-themed automotive exhibitions, notably the 1980s and ’90s car show Radwood, I’ve decided to launch Litwood, a car show celebrating the car culture of the 2000s and 2010s. I am calling dibs on this now. Please prepare accordingly.
Rolls-Royce hosted their inaugural “Cars and Cognac” last Friday, but didn’t announce it publicly so you couldn’t show up and ruin it with your grubby little hands.
My 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross isn’t anything crazy, as used cars go. It’s nice, sure, but it’s got scratches. It’s got dents. The driver’s side seat bolstering is a little wrinkled. The dash is scratched. There’s dirt on it. The windshield has a chip. The rear ashtray is missing a piece. The check engine light is on.…
If you haven’t spent a lot of time in the city, you might not think that a lot of cars would turn up for a car show in NYC. You certainly wouldn’t expect a multi-million dollar 1956 Maserati race car to roll out on a quiet Sunday morning in the middle of Brooklyn.
I have a new appreciation for the Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals, a combo show for vintage import cars and modern tuner cars all sharing the same fairground in Pennsylvania. Expect to see a V8-swapped Mazda RX-7 with a rear wing as big as a tea table next to a classic Land Rover and an actual tea table. We…
Prepare yourselves, People of the Carlisle Import and Performance Car Nationals, Jalopnik is coming and we’re bringing a Lexus IS300 Sportcross of extreme cleanliness. If you’re here, come hang out.
Forget Disney World; I want someone to take me to OldCarLand instead. Taking place annually since 2014, the Kiev-based festival is intended to be a haven where fans of the most beautiful, crazy, retro cars can forget the worries of the world and immerse themselves in a five-day Ukrainian automotive extravaganza.
For years, the Texas Relays Car Show and Donk Contest in Austin brought a passionate but sometimes misunderstood car culture into the spotlight around one of Texas’ biggest track and field events. But this year, the show’s fate is uncertain after its organizer apparently invested funds in what turned out to be a scam…
If you missed the celebration of 1980s and ’90s cars and coolness known as Radwood 2, don’t worry: You can travel back in time with us right now and become one with nostalgic radness in gloriously grainy period correct video!
It’s been nice to see so much more heart and humanity in the photography showing up on Jalopnik this past year. We’ve seen lots of supercars on dream roads before; it’s sweet now to see character and driven culture.
Maybe I’ve been in Tokyo for too long, maybe we’ve all become desensitized to them in our age of Instagram and YouTube, but it’s fair to say that to stand out anymore, supercars have to be in unique specs. Thankfully, the supercar owners of Japan have no fear of modifying even the most expensive cars.