The acres of flooded cars for sale after a major hurricane can be temptingly cheap, but as the POS Racing team is finding out, there are extremely good reasons why. POS Racing bought a 1992 Honda Prelude that they’d like to race in the 24 Hours of Lemons, and it came with a whole lot of water for free!
This past weekend saw heavy rains in the North Shore region of Massachusetts, resulting in major flooding on roads that trapped cars.
Fast acting Houston-area BMW enthusiast Cody W. Crochet was able to save all his cars from the floods brought by Hurricane Harvey using landscaping bricks to raise his garaged red E36 M3 up out of rising waters. Here’s how he carefully lowered that car back down—brick by brick, corner by corner.
Hundreds of thousands of cars along the Texas Gulf Coast could be totaled after Hurricane Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of rain on the region. If your car got caught out in the flood—or any flood—you may think it needs to be replaced immediately. If you’re lucky, there are things you can do to save it.
When everything else is completely upside-down, you’ve got to find joy wherever you can. Normally, boats pull water skiers along, but in the unprecedented flooding that followed Hurricane Harvey, a lifted truck will do.
Here’s a look at MSR Houston from this week, a road course south of the city that has hosted most of the 24 Hours of Lemons races I’ve done. Much of it is underwater.
Fans got to watch 71 laps of IndyCar racing at Texas Motor Speedway today after a rain delay pushed the race from Saturday night to this afternoon, and then a torrential downpour ensured that this race wouldn’t be finishing this weekend. In fact, it will now be finishing on August 27 instead.
Watch a man confidently drive his car into a deep water puddle, only to quickly—and hilariously—see the error of his ways.
Engineers designed the JK Jeep Wrangler to ford water up to a depth 2.5 feet. Yesterday, in New Braunfels, Texas, one Wrangler looks to have exceeded that rating big time after being swept away by a raging torrent. It was all caught on video, so if you’re a Jeep lover, prepare to weep.
Texas is inundated with torrential rain and biblical flooding. Roads are turning to rivers and carrying cars off all over the joint. Perfect time to take the ol’ Hummer out for a test drive!
Austin-area residents living near Circuit of the Americas awoke to tornado warnings this morning. If you thought it was bad last weekend and openly wondered, “How much worse can it get?,” congratulations: we’re all blaming you. COTA was so inundated with storm water that parts of it flooded today.
After an investigation by the NJ Attorney General's Office, a former car salesman along with several other accomplices were charged with title fraud and other offences for selling Super-storm Sandy damaged cars to unsuspecting used car buyers.
When major storms impact a certain area, it is inevitable that flood damaged cars will hit the market and most of these cars won’t stay local to the flooding. Here are some tips for avoiding cars with severe water damage.
Although we don't care to see them in our rearview mirrors with their lights flashing, we at Jalopnik are generally fans of the police car. They're just like regular cars, except tougher and built for fightin' crime.
Duluth, MN, is still completely flooded. Houses are wrecked, cars have sunk, and roads have collapsed. That just makes a perfect opportunity to go jet skiing straight through the scenes of destruction.
Floodwaters in Duluth, MN, broke open the Lake Superior Zoo last night, killing a number of animals. A seal managed to escape and was found on one of the area's many washed-out, sinkhole-ridden roads.
A rescue crew responding to the Christmas Day flooding in a suburb of Melbourne misjudged the depth of flood waters and plowed straight in, nearly submerging their truck entirely. One firefighter has been "stood down" and the whole crew may end up suspended.
I don't care how many advertisements you see bolstering the Porsche Cayenne's off-road abilities — the big VW won't float, as this man in Hamburg learned yesterday during the city's flood event. This rule also applies to Mercedes. Hat tip RentalCarGuy!