When you’re a kid, Halloween is about throwing off that winter coat your mother insists you wear over your costume and getting as much candy as possible. Halloween as an adult generally means getting drunk and spending Nov. 1 trying to remember where you left your car. Be especially mindful about that last bit because…
Grrrrrrrrrr GRAUNCH GRAUNCH GRAUNCH GRAUNCH. A horrifying grinding noise, to me, is the scariest possible noise coming from your car. Not only because it probably means it’s going to be very expensive (or worse), but because cars tend to have lots of moving parts. It could be anything.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Cadillac celebrates All Hallows’ Eve two ways—by being a hearse, and by being the last thing you’d want to have chasing you down a dark road. Let’s find out its price is a trick, or a treat.
Feel that excitement in the air, that electricity all around you, that moistening of the pants? That can only mean one thing: it’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s time for Halloween Car-Stumes, everyone’s absolute favorite Halloween tradition! This year we heard from many of you about how you’re dressing up your…
October is a spooky month, and while some neighborhoods are busy being traumatized by Freddy and Jason and teen vandals, this neighborhood knows no fear like the drainage ditch in this person’s yard.
It’s funny, I just sketched something like this out to make for my kid on Halloween, but, crucially, I didn’t get around to doing it. Clay Weiland, however, is a much more together person, because he did follow through and make a fantastic kid-in-car costume for his son on Halloween. Even better, it’s an old BMW 1600.
Japan on a normal day is crazy and different enough from the rest of the world, but come Halloween and it’s like a whole other planet. There are a few holidays the Japanese take as seriously as Halloween, except maybe for Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day. And this one has some fun stuff involving cars.
It’s Halloween, the perfect time to talk about things that haunt us: like parts failures that can cause us to lose control of our vehicles. Here are the scariest automobile failure modes I can think of.
I don’t have to tell you that the hottest Halloween trend happening right now are costumes for your car. Why dress your own damp, sticky body up in some costume, like a goddamn caveman would, when you can dress up your car? You wouldn’t. Car-stumes are here to stay, and here are the hottest ones this year.
Just when you thought no third-generation Toyota Supra strife could match your Facebook arguments over the pros and cons of buying one, some New Jersey residents decided to use one for a bloody Halloween display in their front yard. Some neighbors say it’s great, others think it’s “too much.”
It’s Halloween! As part of the blood oath Jalopnik signed to promote the Works of the Dark Lord, we’d like to take a moment to help you understand if and how your car may be haunted or possessed by something occult, creepy, undead, or possibly all three. Luckily, there’s some easy clues you can look out for!
Tonight, millions of American kids will knock on random strangers’ doors begging for those sweet, tooth-eroding monosaccharides. But none of those children will have the gall to knock on my door, because out in my driveway sit monsters that breath fear into even the bravest of souls: electrical gremlins.
You can keep your sparkly vampires and cheesy ghosts. From the wonderfully demented mind of McMike comes a real terror for Halloween translated into a pumpkin the whole family can enjoy.
It’s Halloween! That one glorious time of the year when we don’t have to hide our perverse Devil-worship and candy-groveling habits! It’s also the time of year when I announce the latest line of Jalopnik Carstumes™!
Pedestrians—including trick-or-treaters—were hit by a car in New York City on Halloween night, CNN reported. The city police department stated that three people were killed in the incident, and several others sustained injuries.
Still don’t know what to be for Halloween, but feel like putting actual effort into it? Try this NASCAR Halloween Costume Generator. It told me I should be Vegan David Gilliland, although since that would be hard to pull off while eating steak tacos, I tried again and it told me I should be a Creepy SAFER Barrier. …
Racing has never been a cheap endeavor, and that goes for the venues that host racing as well. One day a race track can be home to cars thundering down the asphalt before thousands of cheering fans, only to turn into an abandoned, weedy eyesore when their fortunes change for the worse. These are the stories of some of…
Top Gear’s tame racing driver, only known by “The Stig,” has been haunting the motoring show since it first aired back in 2002. Being essentially a racing suit that follows people around and has a supernatural connection to cars, The Stig is actually kind of terrifying. Some say...
Let me guess, fellow member of the racing community: you didn’t buy a Halloween costume, so you’re going out in your racing suit? That’s going as yourself, buddy. The whole point of Halloween is to dress up as something you’re not, but that’s a level of slacking off that I can appreciate, if not encourage.