Iceland's Antique Car Club May Just Be The Best Car Club In The World

I'm making a pretty big claim in that headline there. There's so many incredible car clubs in the world, but I think if you factor in all the things stacked against Iceland having any sort of viable vintage car scene at all, what these dedicated kooks in Iceland are doing becomes even more impressive. » 1/29/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

Why Does Toyota Want To Blow Up The Hoover Dam?

I guess if you're building a car that's, let's face it, boring, one way to advertise that car would be to really crank up the batshit. Like, make ads so full of confusing, improbable horseshit that just maybe you can induce some confused, trance-like state in people so they'll go buy your car. Oh, and maybe suggest… » 1/29/15 3:47pm Yesterday 3:47pm

Crazed, Whale-Penis Loving Loons At Dartz Now Want To Touch Your Kids

Oh, Dartz. Sweet, crazy, Dartz. You do not disappoint. You may remember Dartz as the company that broke new lack-of-taste ground on 6-wheeled G-Wagens or the company that introduced whale penis leather into our collective nightmares. Now they just want some time with your kids. » 1/28/15 3:24pm Wednesday 3:24pm

Owner Says Nightmare Subaru Has Killed Four Engines Within 3,000 Miles

I'm not sure why there's such a lurid appeal to reading someone's automotive nightmares, but there is. It's not all schadenfreude, though, there's real sympathy. And if anyone deserves sympathy, it's this Canadian fellow stuck with an unholy 2012 Subaru Impreza that he's claimed, so far, is on its fourth engine. In… » 1/28/15 1:58pm Wednesday 1:58pm

Pantsless Woman Arrested For DUI While Sitting On A Bottle

There's two amazing geographic details to this story: first, it did not take place in Florida, and second, it did take place in Beaver County, PA which should make our audience of 9 year old boys pee themselves. The incident itself involves a car wreck, an inebriated woman, a lack of pants, and a bottle, pressed under… » 1/27/15 9:35pm Tuesday 9:35pm

The Technology To Make Cartoon Cars Real Exists, Apparently 

Anyone who's been around cars long enough has likely encountered a certain kind of curvy, exuberant cartoon car, seemingly made of rubber and teenage boy sweat. They're something we all know when we see them, and we've always been pretty sure they don't exist in reality. Well, don't be so sure. This is Ron Berry's… » 1/27/15 9:05pm Tuesday 9:05pm

What Would We Really Drive If The Nazis Won World War II?

Philip K. Dick's The Man In The High Castle has been a masterpiece of alternative history for decades. So when Amazon announced they were going to make a series out of it, many were excited. And sure, it seems promising so far, but how are they doing with the cars? » 1/27/15 1:13pm Tuesday 1:13pm

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Do They Have Soccer Practice On Hoth?

There's something pretty magical about finding yourself, just one hour off a plane, two hours' sleep stored in your body, behind the wheel of an SUV with studded tires, driving blindly into a white wasteland where you can't even discern the divide between sky and land. The SUV is the Discovery Sport, the land is… » 1/26/15 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm

Owner Says Dealer Tech Screwed Up His 'Vette, Took It For 100 MPH Ride

If you want a chance to drive cars that aren't yours really fast, don't become an auto mechanic. I love to do just that, so I'm an auto journalist, which means the cars I get to clumsily wring out are not someone's personal car. Especially someone's Corvette I'm supposed to fix. A mechanic at RK Chevrolet in Vineland,… » 1/23/15 4:29pm 1/23/15 4:29pm

Watch Malaise-Era Car Films With Me Tonight!

I just got back from Iceland (much more on that to come) and I figured a good way to leap back into American life would be to do this talk at NC State about a bunch of incredible Malaise-Era short films provided by the amazing Skip Elsheimer of the A/V Geeks. This'll be fun, so if you're free tonight at 6, come on out! » 1/23/15 12:18pm 1/23/15 12:18pm

What It's Like To Drive A Car Made Of Styrofoam

I have a bit of a problem. The cars I often find most interesting are, at least on paper, the most awful ones. And of all the cars at the Detroit Auto Show, with its Ford GTs and NSXs and all that, and was smitted by this three-wheeled, 500 lb electric shoebox made of styrofoam. » 1/20/15 12:00pm 1/20/15 12:00pm

A Bentley Mulsanne Uses 36,000 Burgers Worth Of Cow

Bentley is fond of describing their cars in terms of all their impressive numbers: 505 HP/725 lb-ft, top speed 184 MPH, two integrated-seat iPad holders and keyboards, and, my favorite one, the fact they use 18 or so entire cow hides for the interior. That got me thinking about other numbers they could be using.… » 1/19/15 12:00pm 1/19/15 12:00pm

What Car Equation Equals This Fake Car?

Yesterday, I was in the local marketplace, with vendors hawking bolts of whaleskin-leather and cast-copper jugs of fermented bat's milk (a local favorite), when I saw a stack of boxes of Westinghouse LCD TVs. They used a car on the fake-screen image, and keeping in pattern, the car is fake, too. But what kind of fake? » 1/16/15 10:15pm 1/16/15 10:15pm

Ten Car Stories They Said Were Too Stupid To Write

I know my life as a Jalopnik writer looks pretty glamorous, what with trips to Detroit and getting ignored by some of the biggest names in motoring, but there's actually a lot of humiliation. Like this list of story ideas our Editor-In-Jerk rejected, and then made me write in mustard on my desk. Here they are: » 1/16/15 5:10pm 1/16/15 5:10pm

Internet Gets Back At Car Dealer Jerks Who Were Awful To Pizza Guy

You know how some people just sort of, well, suck? On a deep-down, fundamental level? And this basic, ingrained suckitude makes them treat people like crap, needlessly? Well, a group of those people work at a car dealership, and were dicks to a pizza delivery guy. But this time the dickery boomeranged back and bit… » 1/15/15 12:13pm 1/15/15 12:13pm