As part of our Are You Faster Than A Jalopnik Writer? karting event (RSVP here) at Autobahn Indoor Speedway on Sunday, October 23rd, we’ll be giving the profits from the event to the RPM Foundation to help one of three worthy students devoted to automotive restoration. Help us pick which student to support below.
The tip for this post was “Mustang Driver - New” and I immediately knew what it was without having to watch. This was the second time this happened this weekend. Mustang drivers are a scourge.
If there’s one thing to bring us together as a species, it’s the delight we feel in a sharable and relatable experience. Car people in Lesotho have the same desire to see interesting automobiles drive fast as those in Gordonsville or even in Beirut. A secondary common experience might be the secret enjoyment many feel…
It’s not clear to me why Ford continues to make fun cars. Is fun really part of the company’s brand identity? Does it help them with market share? Does every car in the lineup need, like, multiple halo versions? What is happening here?
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The good news is that a modern hurricane will probably not directly kill you. The bad news is that there are many ways you can kill yourself when a tropical system comes knocking on your door. Let’s talk about the way people die in hurricanes so you can avoid becoming a tragic statistic.
Former House Speaker John Boehner hadn’t uploaded a video since his farewell address 10 months ago, the subtext of which was “you won’t have old John Boehner to kick around anymore.” That all changed earlier today when he uploaded a seven-second video of himself driving his RV out into the plains.
When I was 17, I was a volunteer for the Green Party in Houston. I was also the worst. I know this because I wrote an op-ed for the city’s largest paper to save my fellow Americans from voting for George Bush or Al Gore, a piece of writing that is impossible to read without feeling deep shame and embarrassment.
Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” was probably the most popular video of its era, due in no small part to Tawny Kitaen and her flagrant abuse of the paint on two Jaguar XJs. If you ever wanted to learn more than you’d ever want to learn about that video listen to this episode of the MEL ON AIR podcast, on which I appear…
I didn’t live through the Great Depression even though I sometimes eat as if I did. Despite a desire to keep thin I have a bad habit of clearing every last greasy morsel of rice or supposedly decorative garnish that’s put in front of me. Kicking this habit has helped me feel better about myself.
It’s one of those numbers that I’ve got in the back of my head for no reason: 2.75 seconds. That’s how long it takes a car dropped out of a plane to accelerate to 60 miles per hour. When I saw the hilarious new Tesla Model S P100D did 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds it was a reminder that Elon’s electric sedan was now faster…
We’ve got some exciting new videos coming to you soon, but in the meantime catch up with us driving a McLaren in dirt, a Porsche in snow, a Ferrari in secret, an Ariel Atom at Pebble, and a Toyota Avalon on a track.
As a student and observer of meteorology, it constantly bums me out that people do not understand what it means when someone says there’s an “X% chance of rain” tomorrow. A 50 percent chance of rain does not mean there’s a 1-in-2 chance that you’re going to get wet.
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The lily white (yet absurdly tan) communities of the Monterey peninsula open their doors to automotive enthusiasts this week, but most of them are keeping the gates manned by guards. Here’s how to buy, cheat, lie, and connive your way into all the events you want to go.
At no point does OCD car redesigner Jonathan Ward of ICON ever explicitly say how much it cost to turn a clapped out (first) Clinton-era Miami Dade PD Chevy Caprice into what you see above. It’s almost certainly six figures and most definitely worth it. Is it ICON’s best car? Yes, yes it is.