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Your Incredibly True Stories Of The Times You Got Away With It

6 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

For some reason, a lot of you were super suspicious when I asked you about that time about the time you got away with it last week. I don’t know why! I’m not a cop. I thought we’d established that much by now. But here are your true stories of the times you skated repercussions for something crazy. Read more...

Would You Let Someone Else Just Use Your Car Like This?

6 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Last week I was in Berlin, avoiding being creepily spoon-fed at the Lynk & Co launch event, where I learned that new Volvo/Geely car brand Lynk & Co wants to make it easy for people to take your car from you. Now they have a video dramatizing how it’s supposed to go down. Read more...

Airbus Wants To Build This Self-Flying Personal Aircraft Prototype By Next Year

6 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Airbus’s new Silicon Valley-based technology and business innovation team, called A³ (“A-cubed”, isn’t that cute?) has got some wacky plans up its sleeve, releasing new details for an autonomous personal aircraft it plans to show off in 2017. That’s not a lot of time, especially once you hear all that A³ has planned for this machine called “Vahana.” Read more...

Truck Driver Sees Inevitable Crash Before It Happens

6 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Thanks to one trucker’s dashcam, we can see how another painfully avoidable wreck happened from start to finish. Read more...

Auto Industry Political Donors Have No Love For Trump

6 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. Read more...

Cut the Cord With This $87 Hoover Stick Vac, Today Only

6 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

It’s 2016, and your vacuum shouldn’t have a cord anymore. The Hoover Linx features an 18-volt battery, a motorized brush that you can turn on and off, and an easy-to-empty receptacle, all for an all-time low $87. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, so be sure to get yours before they’re all vacuumed up. Read more...

Gerard Butler Chugs A Boot Full Of Red Bull In Possible Nastiest 'Shoey' Yet

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via Driven Official Actor Gerard Butler handled the post-race interviews for the Formula One United States Grand Prix, and of course, Red Bull driver and third-place finisher Daniel Ricciardo handed him a shoe to toast. Butler doesn’t drink alcohol, but Ricciardo was more than happy to fill it with Red Bull instead of champagne. Read more...

This Is How Well I Predicted The Formula One U.S. Grand Prix

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If we’re honest, Formula One races these days aren’t exactly a toss up. Without unforeseen circumstances, like, oh, the two Mercedes teammates wrecking each other on the first lap, one of them will likely win. I groan every race, hoping for things to be less predictable. So, I decided to how predictable things actually are. Read more...

'The Escape': The New BMW Film Is Here And It Kicks So Much Ass

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If you were into cars around 2001, you probably remember how BMW commissioned famous directors and actor Clive Owen for The Hire, a series of action-packed web short films starring its cars. Fifteen years later, the BMW Films are back. This is “The Escape,” and it’s awesome. Read more...

Lewis Hamilton Takes Least Surprising Win Ever In Texas

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Lewis Hamilton wins off a pole position start, right ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo comes in third place, and shoe-drinking happens anyway. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel comes in fourth. Those are the things that happened at the U.S. Grand Prix. Read more...

Watch The Red Bull F1 Pit Crew Get Completely Surprised By Their Own Car

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via Sky Sports Poor Max Verstappen had the worst luck during the Formula One United States Grand Prix. Before ultimately retiring with a gearbox problem, he surprised the Red Bull pit crew when he came in for a routine tire change. Read more...

Engine Problems Take Out Another Championship Contender At Talladega

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

These engines just don’t want to cooperate, do they? Much in line with the luck of NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers so far this year, Brad Keselowski joined Martin Truex Jr. in the Talladega Superspeedway garage for a blown engine. Read more...

This NASCAR Championship Favorite Could Be Out Due To Having The Worst Luck Ever

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Martin Truex Jr., winner of two races in this year’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup and a title favorite, was minding his business at Talladega Superspeedway. That’s what you have to do, because avoiding wrecks is key. But engine issues sent him to the garage, potentially knocking him out of the Chase. Read more...

Join Us For Jalopnik's U.S. Grand Prix Liveblog Of Excellence

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Hello, race fans! It’s time again for Austin’s own United States Grand Prix, an event that has so far seen 100 percent less catastrophic flooding and 100 percent more Taylor Swift than last year’s race. But now it’s time for the main event, and your Jalopnik staff is dutifully liveblogging the whole thing. Read more...

What Car From The Early 1980s Would You Want To Own Today?

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Malaise Era is often thought of as the worst time period for cars. This is generally accurate. But what car from that era is legitimately worth owning today? Read more...

We Went Looking For Cats At The Austin Formula One Race

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

During a long break in track action at the United States Grand Prix on Friday, my colleague Stef Schrader decided it was a good idea to tell me, a crazy cat lady, that there may be about a dozen feral cats at Circuit of The Americas. Drop the laptops. Drop the blogs. We had to go find the cats. Read more...

Formula One steering wheels have colorful knobs and buttons for everything under the sun.

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Formula One steering wheels have colorful knobs and buttons for everything under the sun. Here’s a close-up shot of Max Verstappen’s Red Bull steering wheel from this year’s United States Grand Prix. Read more...

The Formula One Drinking Game That Will Probably Kill You

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Few things are more clichéd and less insightful than interviews with racing drivers, particularly in Formula One. And this year’s American F1 race is set to be an extremely predictable one, barring any disastrous upsets. In response to both, we have crafted a drinking game that you should never, ever do, as you’ll probably die. Yes, even if you’re Finnish. Read more...

Here's A Fun Activity: Look Up Crash Test Videos For Your Old Car

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Old cars are the best! They’re so mechanical and analog and involved and wonderful... until you hit something, and then you start to see the value of things like airbags, stability control and automatic braking systems. Read more...

How A Formula One Garage Works On Race Day

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Formula One teams transform their garages into exceedingly tidy apartments for each race, with storage space for items you’d never think to give its own little cubbyhole. We walked through Williams’ space, and here’s how they explained their garage/suite works on a race weekend. Read more...

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