Remember Mitt Romney? That fellow who ran for president a few times? Well, his wife got him a Mustang Convertible in 2005 as a gift. But Mitt just traded it in, not for a new GT500, but for an Econoline van. Cool?
In perhaps one of the most Bidenesque moments ever, the Corvette-loving real Vice President of the United States Joe Biden called out the fake Trans-Am-loving version of himself from The Onion, who at this moment is giving a real fake iAMA on Reddit. If you're from 1990 and are browsing Jalopnik through a wormhole on…
Secessionists and Ron Paul supporters haven't been the only petitioners busy on the White House's "We The People" webpage this week. Someone filed a petition yesterday to establish a fleet of Vice Presidential Trans-Ams, to be customized and used to kick off the official beginning of summer.
Apparently, there's some sort of election happening in the US tonight— I want to say a bond referendum thing? Maybe something more? News to me.
Germans are fairly keyed-in to American politics, but their car industry has made some curious donations to the presidential race. Did you know Mercedes-Benz is supporting Ron Paul this year?
Politico thought it got itself a scoop this morning, when it reported that Chrysler was giving its workers the day off to vote.
Ralph Giles is the VP of product design at Chrysler as well as the CEO of SRT and SRT Motorsports. This would already make him a badass even if he didn't have a candid Twitter account he uses to call out bullshit.
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada was involved in a car accident and hospitalized just after 1 PM today. It sounds like cars in his caravan were involved in the crash, which occurred near Sahara on the I-15 in Nevada.
Back in 2009, Barack Obama made a gutsy move at the beginning of his presidency. He used his political capital on an $82 billion gamble to put General Motors and Chrysler through bankruptcy, and deal with a bunch of collateral issues surrounding the auto industry.
A123 Systems, the company that builds the batteries for the Fisker Karma and for the upcoming Chevy Spark EV, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, according to court documents. This is a major blow for the Obama administration, which has invested heavily in green energy with other companies like Solyndra…
If you read The Onion as your only source of news, you'd be under the impression that Vice President Joe Biden is a Coors Light-drinking, Trans Am-driving, Dave and Buster's-banned, womanizing former Senator from the great state of Delaware.
Biden laughed his way through the VP debate last night, but he wasn't cracking up at the Republican agenda or stoned off his gourd. It was this picture of Ryan in a tiny car.
Unemployment numbers were just released and the percentage of people unemployed dropped from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent.
In case you hadn't heard, last night was the first of three debates for the upcoming presidential election. While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama butted heads over the economy, a very notable quotable came up from Romney regarding government loans to the greener part of the auto industry.
Welcome to Jalopnik's open thread for the first of the three presidential debates. All throughout the campaign, you've heard the auto industry alternatively kicked around and cuddled by Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama. Tonight, starting at 9 pm ET in Denver, it's bound to happen again.
If there's one thing that NASCAR drivers are famous for, it's turning left. Apparently it's the same for its fans.
Vice President Joe Biden didn't really get fresh with a black leather-clad biker chick while he was trolling for votes at an Ohio campaign event this weekend; he just sat kind of close to her.
Mitt Romney's campaign has put his dad in the spotlight and most of the stories you'll read about George Romney say the same thing: he rescued American Motors and gets credit as a turnaround master.
"Patriot Phipps" claims that he isn't a racist. But amongst the menagerie of effigies hanging from a trailer-borne gallows he pulls behind his truck is a likeness of President Barack Obama.
Now that last week's Republican National Convention is over, it's time for the Democrats to take center stage and nominate President Obama — or an ultra top secret "Mystery Candidate X" — for the presidency.