Barn find cars are the archeological expeditions of the car world. Instead of a fedora, whip and Harrison Ford, these digs often involve standing in a shed and googling “Mustang VIN decoder” while a pigeon silently judges you from the rafters.
Whenever I travel outside of the United States, I feel like I’m always seeing various Hondas that, for inexplicable reasons, never made it to this glorious land of near-universal free soda refills. I’m not even talking about Honda’s wonderful Kei-class cars—I mean cars that, really could have been sold here, but…
One thing I always have liked about BMWs is that you can always find them on remarkably cool wheels stock. It makes them all the more appealing when you see them for sale 20 years after they came off the showroom floor and whoa excuse me nevermind look at those AMG five spokes those are clean as hell.
Earlier today, we dove into the mystery behind www.nissan.com—a webpage that isn’t owned by the automaker, but instead a man with serious beef with said automaker. The website is one of the odder automotive-related webpages, but there’s more out there.
The specs of the Mitsubishi 3000GT read like something new today: all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, twin-turbo, with active suspension, active exhaust and active aerodynamics. But the 3000GT debuted at the very beginning of the 1990s—when Mitsubishi was rad—making it possibly the most ambitious moonshot car of its…
In case you weren’t aware, Rolls-Royce’s online configurator is the planet’s best online configurator. If you’re sick of the miserable, grayscale “rainbows” of non-color offered by lesser makes like BMW or Mercedes, the dazzling array of options available to the discerning Roller buyer will delight you.
What have you been working on lately? We’re bringing back Build of the Week, and we want to feature the most fascinating projects out there in the process: wild engine swaps, show cars, race cars, rare cars, and even meticulously well-preserved regular cars no one else has the guts to love. To kick it off, we’d love…
I don’t know if the W8 Passat was as unreliable as everyone remembers it to be, or if it was only that people who expected something approaching Camry-grade reliability from what was a reasonably exotic vehicle got loudly turned off by it. But I just know some of you out there have owned these things.
We all have cars that we feel ashamed for liking. Whether they’re boring or just flat-out stupid looking, some cars we just can’t help but like them for one reason or another. I’ve nearly incapable of feeling automotive shame ever since I daily drove both a Toyota Camry and Chrysler LeBaron but I even have a few cars…
We here at Jalopnik are pretty proud of our Instagram feed. We love to show off what we’re driving, what we see on the street, and the occasional manufacturer photo of a Mitsubishi Pajero getting massive air. But there’s a whole world of Instagram we’ve been neglecting, and that’s where you come in.
After the Detroit Auto Show, Jalopnik staffers David Tracy, Raymond Cinemato and I found ourselves making dinner on the few surfaces of Tracy’s kitchen that isn’t covered in car parts. Naturally, we had Spotify cranking, which kicked off a debate about which music genre has better car call-outs.
It’s the middle of winter and driving sort of sucks right now. I don’t drive a WRX STI rally car so there’s too much ice around to blast down any country roads. Unless you’re running a low-grade fever, it’s probably not a great idea to drive with the windows down either. Ice builds up on my car every morning and it’s…
I’ve been doing some homework on the Ford Ranger, oh, for no reason, when I came to the realization that the Ranger, and other small trucks like it, are pretty good vehicles that families could get a good use out of before handing down to the next generation.
Today I emerged from my Thought Chamber, opened up the internet and saw a picture of an F90-chassis BMW M5. “That’s a high number,” I thought to myself, my limber brain switching over the previous F10, E60, E34 and E28 generation codes. “But is it the highest number?”
It’s way more than just Skylines.
I’ve never seen more imported cars in America than in this past year. Laurels, Skylines, Autozams abound. I’m sure that many of y’all who imported a car are even reading this, right now. What I want to know is how it all went for you.
This year has been good for the cars, and the cars have been good to us. Some of us at Jalopnik bought new cars. Others got rid of their cars. Some cars broke down, and some got fixed. It was a wild ride, but now is the season of making resolutions.
Lotus built over 10,000 Lotus Esprits through nearly 30 years in a brave and generous effort to ensure it does not ever perish from this Earth.
Last night, I was watching Fight Club with a group and somebody who had never seen it before (I know, disgusting) asked when the movie was released. This was after multiple heavy-CGI scenes, and all of us dumb idiots guessed sometime in the early-to-mid 2000s. Turns out it was 1999, which blew most of our minds.