I was looking through Jalopnik’s old archival footage (which is stored in the trunk of an abandoned C4 Corvette that currently resides under a bridge) and I came across this GMC ad from 1984. I now feel compelled to buy a truck. I need to buy a GMC from 1984.
One of the strangest trends in current automobile-dom is “coal rolling,” a practice in which someone modifies their diesel pickup to spew soot onto pedestrians. But as baffling as that whole thing is is, it’s nowhere near as strange as what we were into back in the 1980s and 1990s: “bed dancing.”
This morning, my seven-year-old asked me a question. A question a child would ask, but not a childish question: “Do any trucks have pop-up headlights?” Normally, I can answer his car questions pretty easily—how many wheels did an Isetta have, are there new Pontiacs, and so on. But this one stopped me cold. Did anyone …
I guess I should clarify a couple of things about that headline: ‘coolest’ is entirely subjective, of course, and chances are really, really good that you can’t actually buy it, since only a very small percentage of our readership is in any country where it’s actually sold. Even so, I’m pretty smitten with the Zamyad…
Imagine driving down the road at speed when your door, which you thought was closed, pops open. This would be bad! Ford said Wednesday that it was recalling 1.3 million F-150 and Super Duty trucks to avoid just this scenario.
The local taco delivery truck utilizes the world’s first queso lubricated supercharger.
The body mounts of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup failed today after a mechanical failure caused the driver to lose control of the truck. The end result is that photo you see above: the cab completely separated from the frame.
The Ford F-150 Lightning was a high-performance on-road pickup truck that existed solely to do donuts and sing songs of eight cylinders. And it was wonderful, and we miss it. But even as everyday Ford trucks get faster, there’s no real 2017 Lightning. So a dealer in Georgia is making its own.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck has finally, for real, landed in its final form at a blowout shindig in Cape Town, South Africa. Today, the world meets the mid-sized Mercedes luxury truck it’s been waiting for, I guess.
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This video is pretty much a PSA on “great ways to hurt yourself,” but uh, somehow this heavily modified Chevy Silverado manages to survive driving off a loading dock at speed. Do not try this in your stock Raptor. Or anything else, for that matter.
A class-action lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses General Motors of installing defeat devices in more than 700,000 trucks to beat emissions tests in the U.S., the latest in a string of diesel cheating allegations against automakers.
The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a fun truck, and I think Chevy’s first to come with an “off-road mode.” But unlocking the truck’s real wild side takes a few more steps than just pushing one button. We’ll walk you through the procedure.
The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 took its sweet time working up to 45 mph, so I wasn’t about to scrub my hard-earned speed for a cute little tabletop jump. The GM engineer riding shotgun was too far from the brake pedal to stop me, so we hit the lip at a canter, asscheeks puckered and 4,963 pounds of truck sailed into the…
Between sessions of throwing dirt and hitting jumps at the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 launch, I overheard a lot of people asking GM engineers the same question: “So can you still lift it with these fancy shocks?” Technically, yes, you can. But you really shouldn’t.
One of the reasons I’m so obsessed with old, air-cooled Volkswagens is the remarkable variety of vehicles that were built on the basic VW Beetle mechanicals. There’s been sports cars and SUVs and off-roaders and mine detectors and on and on and on. Today I want to introduce you to one of the least-known and most…
This video shows a group of hillbillies taking an old Ford truck out to the back woods, placing it on blocks, shooting it in the face with a shotgun, and revving the engine so long, it seizes. Then the ruffians break out the chainsaw and do some seriously grisly stuff that has permanently scarred my psyche.
The 2017 Ford Raptor is an amazing piece of engineering. But as powerful as the truck’s twin turbo 3.5-liter V6 is, the sound just isn’t as boot-shakingly badass as the last generation’s V8. I thought a MagnaFlow exhaust might change that but, well, why don’t you listen and decide for yourself?
Even as immense as the 2017 GMC Sierra HD Diesel is, its fart cannon tailpipe looks as comically oversized as the one on your high school buddy’s mad tight Honda Civic Si hatchback. As you may know, a high-flowing exhaust helps a turbocharged engine make power, but the tips on this particular truck are extra large for…