After talking to some of the folks who make the annual Sonora Rally happen, I really want to get in on it to try off-roading in a corner of Mexico that’s nothing like Baja. But for now I’m really, really digging the score and aesthetic of the highlight reel.
I’m not sure I’m onboard with BMW changing its grille, but I guess sometimes you gotta say... what the fuck.
The fifth and final Honda Prelude was objectively the best, and this particular 1999 Honda Prelude Type SH with less than 400 miles on its odometer is inarguably the finest left. Its simple design has aged gracefully, and the driving experience makes you realize what cars have lost in the last two decades.
People seem to understand that the 1999 (and 2000) Honda Civic Si is special. In the rare instance that a clean one pops up for sale, these 20-year-old economy cars can sell for close to the cost of a 2017 Honda Civic Si. We drove the nicest ’99 Si left on Earth to find out if it’s really worth the hype.
“That thing looks like a fighter jet,” “...spaceship,” “...Cigarette boat.” Few people in the presence of a 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster can bring themselves to call it a car. It’s the manifestation of immature and indulgent fantasies. And it is magnificent.
Apparently somebody was careful enough about parking to put a little dangly tennis ball in their garage, but dense enough to run over a can of paint next to an Aston Martin DBS resulting in this messy disaster.
The 2015 Ducati Scrambler raised all kinds of excitment when it came out by pretty much nailing a sweet spot between retro-styling, light adventure capability and the mystique associated with “Italianess” that people seem to find enticing. The slightly meatier ’18 Desert Sled should be all that and a little more…
You, a veritable “Genius,” drive on the shoulder of the highway. Everyone else, AKA “morons,” sits in traffic, clearly too dumb to follow your brilliant plan. Until karma and the law blow up in your big stupid genius face.
This pup, which appears to be a Shiba Inu (“Doge dog”), was having a pretty regular day hanging out by the boats when a Google Street View car rolled by and absolutely positively had to be chased. The resulting screenshots are pretty excellent.
I drove the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V so long ago I had to check and make sure the car’s still in production. The six-speed manual, six-cylinder twin-turbo, two-door, rear-drive car has been lauded so much on Jalopnik already I almost didn’t bother writing about it. But! It’s been stewing in my mind since and I can finally…
Yes, it is possible to screw up off-roading so badly that the axle on your brand-new Toyota Tacoma actually gets ripped right out from under the truck.
The 2018 Ford Mustang GT let out a glorious, guttural belch as I rolled into the gas through a long sweeping turn. There was nothing else on the road but tire marks and tumbleweeds until I caught a twinkle in the rear-view mirror: another Ford Mustang GT, this car’s direct predecessor.
Anybody could have called the BMW 1M as a future classic, but that future came quicker than I expected. The car’s only seven years old but it’s already trading way above its original MSRP. This one’s not even perfect and it cost more than a 2018 BMW M2.
I can’t wholesale recommend doing your own demolition work or wasting a tintop Suzuki Samurai. But if you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you needed to raze a building and all you had was a tiny SUV, here you go.
Today’s cruise ships “make the Titanic look like a kayak” according to this video, and it’s true, by like, a factor of five. The way these massive mobile vacations operate and make money is fascinating, and simplified quite nicely in this animation.
About 50 miles from nowhere and four hours to daybreak, I squinted through the steep windshield into a soup of sand and fumes while our 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium plowed across open desert. We were hunting the horizon for adventure or trouble and rest assured, this truck loves to find both.
Last week as David Tracy and I were questing across America in his ‘86 Grand Wagoneer, we met a Jalopnik reader in Colorado with a beautiful old Ford Falcon running steel-and-wood roof racks that were so elegant and artsy looking I was sure they must have been custom made. But, nope, here they are for all of us.
I may be tragically infected with a hyperactive sense of nostalgia, but the slippery, bubbly C5 has always been my favorite Corvette. I love how long Chevy hung on to pop-up headlights here, but most of all I still get excited by how much of an improvement this car was over its predecessor.
Car buyers are swept up in the same trends running through popular culture right now: near-past nostalgia and infatuation with the mundane. Yesterday I was balking at a bidding war over a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, but it actually makes perfect sense.