A couple of months ago, Texas Motor Speedway asked me to come out for some drag racing one Friday night. The track lets everything from mild daily drivers to all-out dragsters race to see who’s fastest down pit road, and my car’s 145 horses just wouldn’t do. So, I roped my mom into it.
Jalopnik’s Deputy Editor Michael Ballaban: Journalist. Lover. Patron of the arts. Anchovy syrup enthusiast. Above all else, driving god. But how did he get that way? Are heroes like Mike born, or are they made? It’s definitely the latter, and in our latest video, you’ll learn how by seeing what really happens at a…
Recently, my lovely coworkers volunteered me to ride on the back of a racing motorcycle, the kind used in MotoAmerica, at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas. I feel like we’ve known each other for a long time on this blog, friends, and I need to be honest with you: I was scared to death. In a good way. I think.
By now, you’ve heard of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. It has 840 horsepower. It has a 2.7-liter supercharger. It can come with only one seat. And it is, for all intents and purposes, a drag strip slayer. Here’s how it does it.
If you’ve ever wondered how your car’s battery stays charged, wonder no more. I cracked open a junkyard alternator and recorded the wonders that lie within in the second installation of our new video series, David Dissects.
A while back, I wrote about the very conflicting story of Violette Morris, a cyclecar racer in the 1920s who was so insanely hardcore she had her breasts removed so she could fit into her cramped race cars better. She’s a fascinating person, but also something of a monster who ended up murdering people for the…
When I first found out during the LA Auto Show that the 2017 Cadillac CT6 in the Platinum trim came with onboard WiFi, two back seat monitors, an HDMI port and a household outlet, I immediately thought that this would be a perfect place to hook up a gaming console. Turns out I was right, and here’s what happened when…
It’s time for This Week On Craigslist! We’re looking at a bunch of cars that we could have pinned down, but didn’t, and are very sad about it.
We recently got our hands on a Ford Focus RS to see if the much-ballyhooed Drift Mode is actually any faster than the car’s more normal high-performance Track Mode, or if Drift Mode was just a bunch of pointless powersliding. As it turns out, on loose surfaces, Drift Mode is way, way, way faster than we expected.
Today we venture uptown to the Upper West Side, where the old cars stick around as long as the white-haired residents in their co-ops.
We at Jalopnik know that reading all of Jalopnik is difficult (we barely have time to read all of it ourselves), so we decided to sum up the whole week’s worth of news in one newsy video. We even got a fancy stage.
Last week we subjected ourselves to the torture of carspotting in Los Angeles to show you how stupid, annoying, hurtful, dumb and perfect cars live here. Here is what we found.
New York, though you wouldn’t know it if you weren’t living here, is full of all sorts of weird old cars. I am going to go find some.
Now’s the time when we escape from the office and go hunt down cool cars parked on the street. Today, I am on something of a mission.
We’re going carspotting on the car-loving streets of Manhattan—come join us!
We went out on a carspotting quest, hunting cool cars in SoHo, Manhattan’s most Yeezy-filled neighborhood. What did we find? At least one orange Lamborghini.
New York City might hate cars, but car owners persevere and do indeed keep cool rides out on the street. Let’s go find some!
Around mile five of our 600 or so mile drive to Eldora Speedway is when I noticed the RV I was driving, a Winnebago Vista LX, had a problem. No rear window and a bad backup camera meant I couldn’t see the trailer behind me which would’ve been fine, if it were full of cargo, or a Chevy Trax. But it wasn’t. I was towing…
Let us go and seek out the cool cars parked on the streets of Manhattan’s Alphabet City neighborhood. There are cool cars of many kinds, and I think we can find them on video.