[Editor’s Note: It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we must convey the news that beloved former Jalopnik writer Davey G. Johnson’s body was recovered by Calaveras County authorities last night. Mike Spinelli was not only Davey’s editor here at Jalopnik, but a good friend.]
The Porsche Cayman GT4 is a car we've been waiting for since the Clinton administration. Now we've driven it. Can it possibly live up to our expectations? Let's find out.
Some say the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is just an options package with too little to distinguish it from a Carrera S. Others say the GTS is the drivers' 911 to buy if a GT3 is too much car. So which is it? We found out.
Whether you think Monte Hellman's cultish, 1971 road film, "Two Lane Blacktop" is a masterpiece of nuance, or the ultimate WTF moment in cinema, you can own a major piece of it. One of three 1955 Chevy 150s from the film is going to auction.
Back in 1971, Bruce Brown's moto-racing doc "On Any Sunday" not only helped jumpstart the motocross and BMX crazes, but it was also nominated for an Academy Award. Now Bruce's son Dana's follow-up: "On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter," is coming.
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Are there too many variants of good sports cars? Does a great coupe always need a convertible version? Are open-top cars less worthy of factory performance tuning than coupes? These are questions that haunt the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, whose raffish charms as a magnificent, snarling tin-top have been ported…
There's one degree of separation between Bruce Kessler, race driver and director of the 1962 film "The Sound of Speed," and James Garner. Kessler once directed an episode of the '70s TV show The Rockford Files, of which Garner was the star. But back to 1962.
When it comes to motorsports documentaries, I've always been partial to the gorgeously shot and meticulously edited Dust To Glory, which follows the 2003 running of the Baja 1000. I have to watch it every year, at least. Which other motorsports docs are must-see?
As every film buff who's been following Quentin Tarantino's programming of the revitalized New Beverly Theater in Los Angeles knows, he's got a great stash. This week, it's a double-feature that's up our alley: The McQueen classic Le Mans and a seldom-seen 1970 documentary that follows the motorsports exploits of film…
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Thanks to billions in hot dollars looking for a place to land, harboring classic cars has gone from a weekend hobby for regular people to an asset class for the magnificently rich. Or has it? Can you still get a desirable classic for just three grand? Yes, you can.
The 1984-1991 BMW 3-Series has become an auto-cultural flashpoint. From the rise in interest in (and value of) the E30 M3, to the hoards of E30s descending like boxy locusts on every 24 Hours of LeMons event, to Travis's recent racetrack dalliance in a new 3-Series spec series. If ever a car begged for a documentary,…
It didn't have any chase scenes, but the film version of of John le Carré's "A Most Wanted Man" did feature some Mercedes-Benz cameos, stills of which Mercedes released today ahead of the film's premiere in Germany. But what are the best car cameos in film, ever?
In the immediate post-nuclear age, horror film directors embraced the plot device of cars, trustworthy, workaday conveyances on which humanity has come to rely, attacking us on the highways on which we feel safest. What are their best attempts?
We know French film director Claude Lelouch as the director of C'était un Rendez-vous, but in 1966 the world knew him for Un homme et une Femme, a romantic drama set partially at the Monte Carlo Rally. Twenty years later, he followed it with this weird chase.
This clip arrives courtesy of Justregisteralready who remembers the B-film "Short Time," a 1990 Dabney Coleman comedy vehicle. In a world, where 75 percent of cars are made by the Chrysler Corporation, one cop defies the odds to bring down two hoods in a Pontiac.
Filmmakers, videographers, shooters, editors: You have great footage, we've got a film festival. And it's really easy to submit your stuff. Have a great idea but don't have the means to produce it? Volvo has your back. Here's everything you need to know.
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