Mid-Engine Veloster Mule Spotted In Korea

Just to be clear, South, not North. I think the only Veloster mules they have in North Korea are actual mules named 'Veloster.' But this particular mule appears to be testing an actual, engine-behind-the-driver Veloster, presumably driving the rear wheels. In short, something that sounds like a hell of a lot of fun. » 3/30/15 7:05pm Today 7:05pm

2016 Lincoln Continental Concept: This Is It

Considering the dramatic rebirth Ford has undergone in the last decade, Lincoln’s comparative lack of direction is pretty surprising. Maybe, though, this new Lincoln Continental Concept represents the re-discovery of something Lincoln’s so desperately needed: an identity. » 3/30/15 12:00am Today 12:00am

Will The Lincoln Continental Concept Have A Nod To The Spare Tire?

A long-rumored new Lincoln Continental Concept is about a half-hour away from being revealed. I think the big question here is whether or not Lincoln will try to work in some stylistic nod to the formerly iconic Continental spare-tire hump. Who thinks they will? Who thinks they won't? Tell us in the comments and let's… » 3/29/15 11:31pm Yesterday 11:31pm

Woman In Rolling Sebring Passed Out Cold On San Diego Freeway

Now, before we all jump to very reasonable and probable conclusions about intoxication, please keep in mind this woman was driving a Sebring, and passing out cold is just part of the driving experience. That said, it's lucky she didn't get killed/kill anyone, and that CHP officer handled this remarkably well. » 3/29/15 1:40am Yesterday 1:40am

Is This Inflatable Bedliner/Camper Shell Revolutionary Or Idiotic?

As some of you may know, I'm very fond of hard-working pickup trucks, and occasionally have inspired/inane ideas about how to make them better (or, worse, depending). Well, I has another. And this time, it's not a truck, it's a truck accessory. I think I've solved the passionate bedliner v. camper shell debate once… » 3/27/15 7:35pm Friday 7:35pm

Every Scam 'Supercar' Company Is Basically This Hilarious Kickstarter

The other day I reported on a brand-new supercar company, Lyons Motor Cars. While it seemed like they were earnest and have put a lot of effort into their plans, the harsh reality is that their car has about as much of a chance of becoming real as does the Annihilator, the "Fully Customizable Dream Car" proposed by a… » 3/27/15 3:21pm Friday 3:21pm

I'm Just In A Movie About VW Beetles With Ewan McGregor Is All

Oh, hey. Didn't see you there. Did I mention I was interviewed extensively for Damon Ristau's (the guy who made The Bus Movie) new documentary about the Beetle, The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car? No? And I didn't mention that Ewan McGregor's in it, too? Really? I should have. Because it looks like it'll be… » 3/26/15 8:08pm Thursday 8:08pm

Truck ID Helps Nab Chronic Masturbator Named Dick In Tickle Creek

Those of you who keep track of all the chronic masturbators I write about on Jalopnik may remember this creepy-ass, Chevy truck-driving public Onanist. Well, good news! Thanks to an ID on his truck, he's been caught! And his last name is Dick, and was caught after exposing himself in a place called Tickle Creek. How… » 3/26/15 4:54pm Thursday 4:54pm

Chevy's Secret HoverTrax Floating Car Leaked Due To Website Error 

I knew it. GM's been sitting on hovercar technology for years, and they're just about to release it. How do I know? Because some IT person got sloppy and pushed the HoverTrax images to Chevy's website before the announcement at the New York Auto Show. I mean, just look! That's a hovering Trax! » 3/26/15 2:37pm Thursday 2:37pm

Here's What Could Happen If Mahindra Buys Pininfarina

Yesterday, we reported that Mahindra, makers of the legendary Thar, were in talks to buy Pininfarina, the legendary styling house and designers of some of the most beautiful cars ever built. Today I spoke with a source close to the deal, and learned some interesting things — and I'm making one very exciting guess. » 3/26/15 2:10pm Thursday 2:10pm

Vin Diesel Thinks Furious 7 Will Win Best Picture Oscar, Is Nuts

Variety interviewed Vin Diesel, who made the bold, delusional claim that
Furious 7 will win best picture” and that “nothing that will ever come close to the power of this thing.” Immediately after making these statements, I imagine Vin Diesel then drank the entire contents of a nearby fishbowl, eyes locked with the… » 3/25/15 8:20pm Wednesday 8:20pm

Guy Gets Caught Cheating HOV Lane With Most Interesting Man Standee

A Washington State Patrol trooper with very good vision and a healthy respect for the famed Dos Equis shill spotted a driver using a Most Interesting Man in the World cardboard standee as a fake passenger to use the HOV lane.
» 3/25/15 2:52pm Wednesday 2:52pm

This 1700 HP Blob Of A Supercar Seems Like Impossible Nonsense

Looking over the list of exhibitors for the New York International Auto Show, the basic cast of characters is very predictable — all are names we’ve all seen a billion times before. Except one: Lyons Motor Cars. Like any reporter trained in asking just the right, penetrating questions, I immediately thought “Who the… » 3/25/15 12:28pm Wednesday 12:28pm

Is This The Most Accurate Fake VW Engine In All Of Movies?

Jerry Lewis’ 1960 movie The Bellboy is widely regarded by cinemaphiles as the Citizen Kane of severely inept service-industry worker movies. And I think that includes the Fat Boys’ magnum opus, Disorderlies. What most people don’t realize is that it has one of the best fake VW engines in all of cinema. » 3/25/15 9:00am Wednesday 9:00am

Pee-Wee Herman's Car Finally Revealed: It's A Fiat 600

Alarmingly, it’s been 30 years since Pee-Wee Herman set off to the basement of the Alamo to find his beloved, purloined bicycle. Now, after all this time, a new Pee-Wee Herman movie is coming, via Netflix, and it looks like the great PW Herman has upgraded to a car. And not just any car — a Fiat 600. » 3/24/15 1:20pm 3/24/15 1:20pm

China Breaks New Ground For Shit Non-Givery With A Beetle Knockoff EV

Yesterday, I was pretty excited to see this shameless BMW i3 knockoff at the Shandong EV Expo in China. And today, our friends at CarNewsChina who are covering the show have found something even better: an electric, four-door latest-generation VW Beetle knockoff, complete with a badge that’s half Volvo and half Nissan. » 3/24/15 11:45am 3/24/15 11:45am

Finally, A Really Ridiculous Looking BMW i3 Knockoff Can Be Yours

Have you always wanted a BMW i3, but for religious or moral reasons you're against speed and quality? If so, today's a fantastic day for you, my friends, since you can move to China and buy yourself a Jinma JMW2200. Think of the money you'll save! And, if everyone who sees it is really, really drunk, everyone will… » 3/23/15 9:35pm 3/23/15 9:35pm

What Vehicle Am I Looking At Here?

A couple of weeks back I ran a silly little visual test to see who could figure out what a car was based on just a rusted-out chunk of its chassis, with drivetrain. As I guessed, the Jalop-savants who live here figured it out in about ten minutes. But it was a fun ten minutes, so let’s try another one, why not? » 3/23/15 8:35pm 3/23/15 8:35pm

The CHP Has A Precision Driving Team? With A Chopper?

A few days ago, the California Highway Patrol tweeted out this pretty remarkable picture of their precision driving team in formation with what I can only assume is a precision flying helicopter. I don't think I— or most Californians — ever realized they had a precision driving team. » 3/23/15 4:23pm 3/23/15 4:23pm

Kansas Cops Nab Guy In Skyline Doing 176 MPH Until His Engine Blew

Driving absurdly fast on public roads with general traffic on them is a colossally stupid idea, and this time it looks like the car agreed, committing suicide instead of being part of continued stupidity. The Kansas Highway Patrol arrested a man yesterday for going 176 MPH on Interstate 35, and caught him because his… » 3/23/15 3:20pm 3/23/15 3:20pm