I’ll be honest: 2017 was garbage at best, even in racing. We even had a literal dumpster on fire in the parking lot of at one of the races I did. Yet shockingly, it wasn’t all bad. Bernie Ecclestone finally left F1, for example. Maybe we all forgot the good parts in our collective disgust at this year, but they…
This past year was terrible, but you already know that. It’s time, now, for some relief. Let us recap some of the strangest and most perplexing things we found on the road in 2017.
As you would imagine of someone who posts a poll every weekday, I really dig data, and Nice Price or Crack Pipe gives us lots of data to peruse. Let’s have a look at all the highs and lows over the past year. And, If you’re not careful, you may even learn something before it’s done.
A lot of cars died in 2017. For some, they will be dearly missed; for others, this was probably for the best. While everyone else is making lists of resolutions and what they plan to accomplish in 2018, and because death awaits us all in the end, let’s say farewell to the cars that won’t make it that far.
Clickbait this, clickbait that. “You guys only write blogs FOR THE CLICKS,” the demented commenters say. Unfortunately, we do want people to actually read the stuff we write, yet we have no control over what blows up and what does not. That is the will of the internet, and she works in mysterious ways. So, these are…
Last year wasn’t so great for cars in movies, but 2017 more than made up for it. Here’s a rough list of our favorite cars in the movies that came out this year.
I had a hard time choosing my favorite stories Jalopnik published in 2017. That’s because between prison snitches, BMW addicts, doomed startups, car hoarders, secret Porsches and hurricanes, there was almost too much good to choose from.
Of course, 2017 wasn’t some special year for people saying dumb things about women, particularly in cars. Women have put up with this for ages, including Cosmopolitan’s car for women, and the list below doesn’t even scratch the surface.
For about the last year or so, we’ve been running a column here at Jalopnik called Countersteer. Every Tuesday, we’d ask you guys a question, you’d answer in the comments and every Monday, we’d collect our favorites responses from the previous week and package them, nice and neat, into a post for you.
Cars have plenty of opportunities to suck. Some simply perform poorly, others are depressingly soulless and then there are ones that just plain look sad or break our hearts. Here’s the rundown of every car that hurt to drive in 2017.
As part of our “Year In Review” series, we featured the favorite photography of Jalopnik contributors. I decided to also show off the bigger stack of shots I consider my highlights.
We heard a lot about autonomous transportation and “mobility” as abstract concepts in 2017. But we also drove cars. Good ones. Actually, some blew our freaking minds. Driving’s not dead yet, and we’re happy to share the cars that proved that to us this year.
It’s been nice to see so much more heart and humanity in the photography showing up on Jalopnik this past year. We’ve seen lots of supercars on dream roads before; it’s sweet now to see character and driven culture.
As you may be aware, in addition to blogging hot takes about cars and giving you car buying advice, I run a consulting business where I actually help people buy cars. Sometimes, folks will come to me with a certain car in mind and I convince them to go in another direction. Here is this year’s list in helping folks…
If there’s one thing that came sharply into focus this year, it’s that most of the automotive industry has bought into the idea that autonomous and electric cars are the way of the future. Notice I said the word “idea” there—exactly how that future will look, whether buyers will embrace it and how it will make money…
I nearly didn’t realize it, but 2017 will be over soon. It’s amazing how fast time passes when you’re thumbing through munitions catalogs after coming ‘round from a coke-nap. I’m a little dehydrated right now, waiting on the help to bring the bubbly, but you’ve caught me at a time when I’m feeling thoughtful.
This year saw the introduction of many new cars, good and bad. Some of them also seemed to fall somewhere between good and bad in one way or another, and it’s those controversial, conversation-starting cars we’re going to highlight.
We live in the last great age of human driving. The goal around here, most of the time, is to make sure it’s captured as artfully as possible.
We can always tell when you, dear readers, are taken with a particular story. Your voices are heard in the comments section, sometimes standing above a crowd of dissenters with a lone opinion, sometimes melding in with the rest of them, screaming for approval or blood.
As this whirlwind pile-of-shit year comes to a close, it’s probably best to remember that, if you squint hard enough, a silver lining can appear and make you forget momentarily the imminent doom that lays ahead. 2016 was all about the continued convergence of the auto and tech sectors, and what’s coming next will be…