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DIY: back to basics (warning, shock tactics)

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

What do you do when you get in the driver’s seat of a new car for the first time? Make sure you’re comfortable, right? Wrong. There’s a process you need to follow to ensure you’re in the best position to control the car, and stay as safe as you can in the event of a [...]

2015 MINI Countryman, Paceman: Price And Features For Australia

MINI Australia has released details of its updated Countryman and Paceman SUV twins this week, ahead of a mid-September launch. The five-door Countryman and three-door Paceman now both start at $34,150, marking a $50 increase for the former and a neat $1650 saving for the latter. Show More Summary

Video: Kaz: Pushing The Virtual Divide Gran Turismo Documentary

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Anybody who has ever played Gran Turismo owes a lot of debt of gratitude to creator Kazunori Yamauchi, the architect behind the game’s birth and breath-taking fifteen-year evolution. Now you have a chance to do so by watching the full-length video of the Gran Turismo documentary “Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide”. Show More Summary

2015 Buick Envision Revealed: Our Next Holden Captiva?

GM’s all-new Buick Envision SUV has been revealed this week, after a series of leaked images offered a first look back in July. The large new Envision is expected to launch in China in the coming months, with a US debut set for late 2015. Show More Summary

Video: BAC Mono Vs. McLaren P1

18 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

It’s true that very few supercars can match the awesomeness of the McLaren P1, but when it comes to track hooning, there’s more to a car than just brute power and torque. Take the Bugatti Veyron for instance. It comes with more than 1,000 horsepower on tap, which makes it one of the most powerful supercars in production. Show More Summary

A Little Tribute To An Overshadowed Big Brother: The Fiat 600

18 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Right now, the most famous Fiat (at least in the US) is the Fiat 500. The 500 has become the iconic Fiat, the mascot of Fiat, and while it's certainly a car that earned that status, I've always felt that it's older big brother, the Fiat 600, never really got the credit it deserves. Let's try and fix that. Read more...

McLaren MP4 12C "Velocita - Wind Edition" By DMC

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The McLaren MP4-12C may no longer be in production, but the powerful sports car is still popular among enthusiasts. In fact, McLaren is still offering updates for it while, some tuning companies are still getting requests to enhance the 12C’s appearance and powertrain. Show More Summary

How To Cross The Country In Your Daily Driver

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I come from a long line of people who travel across the country because they can. From my parents and I driving to visit Mom's side of the family all the way back to "So, I hear Oregon's going to have a bunch of sweet wagon trails and a cheese factory!" we're no strangers to overland trips. My car, however, is. Read more...

Video: Jaguar XE Teased One More Time Before September 8 Unveiling

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Jaguar has launched a new teaser for the XE, ahead of the compact sedan’s official unveiling on September 8th, 2014. Much like the Land Rover Discovery Sport’s interior teaser video, which ties the company’s future with that of the space program, the new XE footage revolves around the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows aerobatic team. Show More Summary

Dodge Challenger A/T Concept

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Now that the Hellcat engine and its 707 horsepower has been introduced, it’s safe to say the 2015 Challenger is the most powerful, factory-build muscle car. But while the ink is still wet on the Challenger Hellcat and its outstanding performance figures, a brand-new concept is here to give Chrysler’s muscle car a totally new meaning. Show More Summary

Can We Emulate An Aston Martin Lagonda's CRT Dash?

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

One of the most infamous traits of the already pretty infamous Aston Martin Lagonda was its then-revolutionary CRT-based dashboard. Real computer raster displays on the dash, all the way back in 1986. These were incredibly unreliable, and were abandoned quickly, but I think they're fascinating. Read more...

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1917 Packard Twin Six motorhome

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

How much of the history of this 1917 Packard Twin Six motorhome for sale on is reliable fact, we don’t know – the Pickwick Stages were named for their departure point in San Diego, not for any family, after all – but the motorhome itself is compelling, looking more like a Pullman sleeper inside […]

The Story of Styling: Postwar American Car Designers are celebrated in the new film, “American Dreaming”

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

Bill Brownlie, Briggs Design for Packard Clipper. Circa 1952, Airbrush proposal for mid 1950s Clipper. Signed: Brownlie Everyone can appreciate a beautiful new automobile as it sits, gleaming, on the showroom floor. But true car guys and gals are fascinated with all aspects of that car, including how it came to be designed and built. […]

A trio of Crosleys (and a pair of Bantams) head to auction

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

1941 Crosley Pick-up Delivery. Photos courtesy Peach Auction Sales. Crosleys don’t turn up at auction all that often, so seeing three of them cross the block at a single sale is indeed noteworthy. Factor in a pair of American Bantam Roadsters, and the net result is a full house of microcar goodness, to be offered […]

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