The Martin Stationette was pitched as the American economy car of the future. It was supposed to make our lives better, our roads clearer, but only one prototype was ever built. That’s probably for the best. On this week’s episode of Jason Drives (I am writing the post for it because Jason is off doing stupid shit in…
Do you have recurring fantasies about transforming a humble Isetta into an octo-wheeled behemoth that can drive over or through anything, even water? And using that beast to make everyone who’s ever crossed you pay? Of course you have; you’re human. You’re also in luck, because such a vehicle exists, and it’s been…
What are you doing right now? Stop it. Just stop. Drop that phone, fling that scalpel to the ground, let go of that control yoke, because Jason Drives is coming back, and I want everyone to just take a moment to let the healing begin. I’m excited, and I want you to be, too. Because, let’s face it, I love you.
Are you one of the many people who would love to own a Reliant Robin, but feel that it has too many brakes, it looks too conventional, the engine’s both in the wrong place and has, like, twice as many strokes as it should, and you’d never want to own a car with a symmetrical arrangement of doors? If that’s you then…
If your primary goal in automobile ownership is to cause people who see your car to say something like “the fuck am I looking at?” then boy, do I have a car for you.
From its best angles, the Tramontana XTR looks like a crazy pod race car from a galaxy far far away, with a see-through canopy and two seats laid out in tandem like a fighter jet. From the side, the proportions are weirdly long, reminiscent of the wacky Youabian Puma, but weird is just what we need in these…
Summer’s coming, and that means the potential for shit like this—a can of hairspray exploding in your car—exponentially increases. A driver learned that the hard way this week, and it made for quite a visual.
It may seem like cars are only getting more and more normal. If this keeps up, will new cars ever be weird again? Come out to the New York Auto Show tonight and hear us yell about it on a live panel.
The cars, the roads, the entire transportation systems of tomorrow will be influenced by decisions and events of today. How exactly? That’s what we’re going to argue about, this Friday and Saturday, in two panels at the New York Auto Show. You should come through.
I have a sort of tradition here where, every Thanksgiving, I like to feature a car from Turkey, in honor of the ugly bird we like to kill and eat this time of year. A couple of years ago, I wrote about the first Turkish sports car, the Anadol STC-16. This time, I want to talk about the second Turkish sportscar, the…
The best thing about this car is not that it looks like a 1990s fever dream memory of a 1970s Lancia Stratos. No, it’s that it’s powered by two inline-five cylinder engines joined at a common transmission. This is the 1997 Sbarro Ionos, and I love it and its absurd weirdness.
There’s almost nothing I love more than to drive strange, terrible, wonderful, and maybe slightly dangerous things, and to try to make you watch me do it. That’s why I’m thrilled to let you know the new season of Jason Drives starts soon, and it’s gonna be gooooood.
The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville houses the greatest collection of oddball cars in the country, but even they have to appeal to the masses with their regular exhibits.
A man in Florida has crafted a beautiful sports car out of cannabis hemp, demonstrating the plant’s versatility as not just something that can heal the mind, body, and spirit, but that can also morph into a bright red convertible.
Coming up with simple axioms by which one can live is no easy task. Still, coming up with such axioms is my job, despite what my editor and everyone else tells me. Happily, I think I have finally realized a workable axiom, this one about weird cars and weird bicycles.
Last week, this tiny, vaguely phallic five-wheeled car-like contraption showed up in my Facebook newsfeed and has thus far completely eluded explanation. Help?
Life is too short to drive boring cars. But when you drive a car that’s rare, old, bizarre, poorly designed or just downright atypical, your trips may not always go smoothly.
Rubber bands have long been known to be one of the cheapest, most accessible ways to transform potential energy into kinetic energy. You probably have some within two feet of you right now. Incredibly, a number of years ago, a fast loon named Ron Main built the biggest rubber band-powered car ever and took it to the…
Wrenching with super-strength abilities or x-ray vision could make even working on a modern Range Rover easy.
The most unexpected things always seem to be in the absolute middle of nowhere. Maybe that’s part of what makes it all so weird. These are the ten most jarring things Jalopnik readers have seen out on the open road.