Even if you aren’t religious and don’t believe in some kind of higher power, you can sometimes still have little automotive superstitions. It’s totally okay! It’s all part of this weird relationship we have with our cars.
Twitter is endlessly hilarious and horrible, but every now and then it can be fun and thought provoking. In video-game Twitter, the hashtag #GameStruck4 was this past week. It essentially asked users to list the four video games that were the most influential on their lives, or on their hobby in general.
Conspiracy theories are the spice of life. I don’t trust anyone who hasn’t indulged in a theory or two because they’re honestly just a hell of a lot of fun. I had a feeling y’all would have thought up some great conspiracies in the automotive world, and I gotta say—you definitely did not disappoint
Something we sing and shout about nearly every day here at Jalopnik is that cars are more than just lifeless lumps of metal. Which is why our relationships with them aren’t like ones that we have with our, say, washing machines.
The cars: we love them! But the world itself often does not, and not all of it is made to accomodate their car-needs. This is a shame and a tragedy, especially if you have a car that’s low to the ground (and not just grounded to the ground, okay?) and a very steep driveway. What do you do in this situation?
Sometimes you get away with it. Sometimes you don’t. These are your true, unfortunate, hilarious stories that fall into the latter category.
It was unexpected, to say the least, to see a series 1 Lamborghini Espada parked silently on a crowded street in Paris. That is a memory that I’ll never be able to push from my brain, it’s indelibly inked. This giant white vintage Lambo would have been exciting to see parked in a private collection, or even a museum…
Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. Whether you actually believe them or not, there’s something kind of satisfying about listening to Giorgio Tsoukalos that the world’s history was dictated by aliens or scrolling through Twitter threads about how Avril Lavigne is dead and has been replaced by a doppelgänger.
Here at Jalopnik, we get a lot of press releases, marketing pitches, spam and emails. Most of them I half-heartedly archive, but one caught my eye today: a pitch with the subject line “David Leitch to direct Fast & Furious spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham.” And I got very excited because I initially and…
A good portion of car-enthusiastic folks are serial collectors, myself included. I have collections of car literature, automotive-themed toys and games, and the walls of my office are littered with automotive posters, calendars, and other ephemera. In addition to the collection of busted cars I have in my back yard, I…
Back in the day, Jack London proudly proclaimed, “show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you an interesting past”. I’ve always firmly believed you can tell a lot about someone just by looking at what they choose to put on their body, and that’s why last week I asked to see your best automotive tattoos. I thought…
Sometimes, we get up to no good in our cars, but this isn’t a post about getting away with it. This is a post about getting caught. It happens.
Regret is the worst feeling. It’s the one that sticks a knife in your heart and twists it because you knew you could have done differently. This post will be a painful one because it’s all about your greatest automotive regrets.
Everybody has a different story behind why they got a tattoo. Maybe it was borne of passion or is meant to commemorate a first, a last, or a favorite. Maybe you love something so much you want to let the whole world know, or maybe you just thought, “Hell, that would look cool.”
Regret is a terrible emotion because it has to do with hindsight. You rationalized yourself not to do something and then the opportunity passed you by. You only realized your mistake after the fact.
To anyone who has never had something embarrassing happen to them in their car: Get lost. This post isn’t for you. This one is for all the people who have had shameful stuff happen to them in their cars. We are here for you.
I’m biased. I grew up with good ol’ American muscle, all bright paint jobs, big tires, and even bigger engines. But that doesn’t mean I’m closed-minded. Very much the opposite. So help me out: how can I also learn to love Japanese cars?
I don’t know if you know this, but people are goofy! We show our asses constantly. The only way to feel better about this is to laugh it off. Which is what we’re going to do this week.
There are many injustices in this world and one of them is being pulled over for something really stupid. It’s frustrating as all hell and inconvenient, too. Not everyone has time to go and contest the charge, we got other stuff to do.
Cars can be full of mysteries, especially if you’re not the first owner. What’s that smell? That noise? Why is it like this?