If you watch The Fast And The Furious today, the Nissan Maxima that rips a ridiculous burnout out of the barbeque scene might seem a little random. But if you were into cars when the movie was new, I bet you remember these getting driven hard. The one in the flick got picked for sheer convenience of the production,…
I’d been following Coolnvintage on Instagram thinking it was just some random account posting nice-aesthetic-stuff, but no, it’s a real vintage 4x4 restoration outfit in Portugal and it’s actually doing some of the most beautiful work in old-truck-decoration right now.
Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?
We caught up with Josh Holder, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8’s Program Engineering Manager, at the car’s launch party last night to ask the questions a lot of you have had: why did Chevy move the engine behind the driver, and what made engineers finally swap the car’s signature rear leaf springs for coilover…
It’s a big deal that the 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray C8 is moving to mid-engine with coil-sprung rear suspension, but one of my favorite features are the elegantly concealed door handles.
Street-parked RVs, vans and just regular-ass cars being used as residences are common to see in Los Angeles. But as homelessness balloons along with the cost of housing, it seems like a new wave of people are turning to “van-life” out of necessity. And contrary to what it looks like on Instagram–it’s not all yoga…
Sometimes it’s important to remember that even at a modest pace, in a capable vehicle, off-roading can be every bit as dangerous as it looks. This Lexus GX losing power and hurtling backwards down one of Moab’s best-known wheeling spots is an example of just that.
“My A/C broke and I can’t afford to fix it, could I just put one in the window like I have in the house?” Well, no, I might have tried to explain to this person. For one thing you’d need more electricity than your car battery could generate. “Generate, you say?”
Police in Brazil’s southern state of Santa Catarina have apparently just shut down a factory making knock-off Ferraris and Lamborghinis that, based on the photos, actually didn’t look terrible. That’s probably why they came up on the real companies’ radar.
The Hollywood wackiness of Paul Walker’s snot green Mitsubishi Eclipse from the first Fast And Furious movie goes much deeper than that goofy “Danger To Manifold” display. Did you know the car’s exhaust note in the movie was actually a mix of a supercharged CRX and a turbo Integra?
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade isn’t the bargain-basement large-medium three-row SUV I was expecting. Well, it is an eight-seat sport utility and it’s definitely not small. But it’s also really nice. The top-spec Limited version, actually, is almost shockingly luxurious. Hyundai is not messing around here.
Our dear David Tracy is off on another adventure, kind of, having acquired yet another a $500 Jeep he’ll probably end up driving for years. But the point of this post is to talk priorities.
Listening to Richard Huxley talk about the 1957 Corvette he’s had for 47 years is as relaxing as it is inspiring. He’s not interested in auction values, or catalog-correctness, or keeping the car garaged all winter. He’s interested in driving.
If you’ve fantasized about spending weeks of your life, or tens of thousands of dollars, or both, on a Jeep off-road camping vehicle here’s some inspiration. This ’74 Jeep J20 and JK Wrangler with a house on its back represent two different approaches to custom-vehicle building, but both results are sweet.
An armored car carrying stacks on stacks fell open and made it rain on a highway in Georgia this week, causing a predictably calamitous traffic jam of people pulling over to stuff their wallets. Alas, local police are being real sticklers about returning what “belongs to the bank” or whatever.
The wackiest energy drink outfit in motorsports (the world?) is up to its usual antics, and folks, we’ve got ourselves a pun thread.
Small-batch American motorcycle shop Curtiss is moving into the future with high-end electric vehicles and it’s a good look. This Zeus motor design co-developed with YASA puts eight cylindrical batteries in a “V” formation to look kind of like a gas engine, but, not. It’s a retro-futuristic thing of beauty.
Who doesn’t love a big “TOYOTA” emblem in the middle of a truck grille? Right–nobody. Which is why we’re all about to haul down to South Africa to drop $50,000 on a Hilux GR Sport. I mean, not really, but this is a pretty sharp-looking rig.
Have a radical weekend, Jalops.
July 5 is a lowkey day in many offices across America, including ours, so please enjoy some of Jalopnik’s (somewhat Americana-themed) hits that will return to the front page today. And remember to America safely this weekend.