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How this 1956 Le Mans film secretly references racing's deadliest day

9 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

At first glance, this 1956 video is just a great find for racing fans: Mike Hawthorn, narrating a lap around Le Mans, a camera on his Jaguar D-Type giving us driver’s-eye view. It’s fantastic to watch—but it holds subtle references to the deadliest day in motorsports history, which unfolded 60 years ago this month. Read more...

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – Goodwood on Petty, Italian flying car, Kyodan

For his third trip to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Richard Petty’s taking his 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a car that he hasn’t driven in 45 years. Goodwood put together a brief preview and chat with Petty this week in anticipation of the Superbird’s run up the driveway. Who exactly built this circa 1949 […]

On the ground at the 2015 Jalopy Showdown

3 days agoVehicles / Cars :

Jeremiah Thomas leads this pack of eight-cylinder and banger-powered roadsters as it tears around turn three at the Latimore Valley Fairground track. Photography by the author unless otherwise noted. If you arrived late, say somewhere after midday, you’d be greeted by a wide, rotating column of khaki dust and the rumble of what sounds a […]

Lawsuit could spell the end of “Corvette Nation” TV show

6 days agoVehicles / Cars :

The hosts of Corvette Nation, including Michael Brown, far right. Photo via Corvette Nation TV on Facebook. With two of the people behind the Corvette Nation television show at odds in a lawsuit over a loan used to guarantee its air time, it appears the show may not return for a planned third season with […]

Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by Film'

last weekVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

During the launch of the 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith, Rolls-Royce released a two-minute promotional movie titled And the World Stood Still. The highlight of this short feature is the Matrix-like “frozen moment” that uses special photography to capture a single moment from numerous angles. Show More Summary

68 Lines About 34 IndyCars

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Want an informative Indianapolis 500 preview? Well, too bad! Here’s a car-by-car preview set to The Nails’s “88 Lines About 44 Women”. Read more...

2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus Review

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The CarAdvice team recently had a 2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus in the Sydney garage – a car that is one of the final examples of the first-generation supercar from the German luxury brand. That’s right: despite the fact production of this generation model has already ceased, and with the full knowledge that a new [...]

What Does It Take To Be A Successful YouTube Car Guy? 

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

How does one amass a sizable YouTube subscriber base? Is a Mclaren 650S the spiritual successor to the Mazda RX-7? Who is the world’s worst high school guidance counselor? All these questions, and many, many more - answered in the very first run of my new YouTube series Offtrack with guest Rob Dahm. Read more...

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – Holden story, Datsuns for ’74, “Short Time” car chase

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars :

Even those of us who might think we already know quite a bit of the story of Holden’s early years will have plenty to learn in this two-piece (part 1, part 2) documentary charting the Australian carmaker’s history, which originally aired on the Australian TV show Quantum in 1986. Freedom’s just another word […]

2015 Infiniti QX80 AWD Review

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

In the world of full-size luxury SUVs there is big and then there is the gigantic Infiniti QX80 family hauler. There are others in this segment just as big but you won’t find another any more comfortable. For 2015 the Infiniti QX80 gets a remodel inside and out.  Here is a look at the 2014 […]

Wausau, Wisconsin, 1971

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars :

Reader Stephane Dumas came across today’s carspotting exercise – a circa 1971 color home video of downtown Wausau, Wisconsin, shot by a handful of teens as they cruised around, checking out old cars, new cars, and the folks on the sidewalks as they passed. You might need a few rewinds to identify some of the […]

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – muscle in Dubai, Vespalogy, Hot Rod Gang

last monthVehicles / Cars :

Mike Musto’s Bug Muscle video series has taken him to some wild places, but nowhere near as far as this week’s episode, which saw him in Dubai driving a Bullit-themed Mustang on some long empty desert highways with some unexpected company. Vespa this week tweeted out this neat animated video showing 70-plus years […]

Sharing A Track With A Porsche 918 Makes For A Very Good Day

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Ever had a day so nice that you get Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day” stuck in your head all day? That was my afternoon. The weather was perfect, my car was track-worthy again, and someone brought a 918 Spyder to the track. Not to a car show. Not to the Porsche corral outside the track. On the race track. Read more...

Video: A 1,000 HP R34 GTR is Better in Real Life Than in Video Games

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

In our travels to New Zealand, we drove a huge variety of cars, all of which were excellent in their own ways. But the one we were most excited about was, of course, the one we can’t have here for 9 more years: The R34 Skyline GTR. Almost like a bonus, this one makes four times the power it left the factory with, an even 1,000. Read more...

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – K-car development, Paddy Hopkirk driving tips, Eat My Dust

last monthVehicles / Cars :

Chrysler was mighty proud of the K-car back in the day, and for good reason – the company had pinned all its hopes and future on the front-wheel-drive platform, and if the K-car bombed, so did the 60-something-year-old company. So while the tone of this Chrysler promotional video for the Aries and Reliant from […]

What Happens if You Crash One of Those Cars You're Testing? 

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I get asked all the time, “What happens if you crash one of those cars you’re testing?” Fair question: I have to pay for it. But that’s not the hardest part. The hardest part is immediately having to get back in another borrowed car and test that. On our trip to New Zealand, in horrible conditions, that’s exactly what happened. Read more...

2015 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The transformation from the 2014 Nissan Murano to the 2015 model is dramatic to say the least. The only thing that wasn’t changed on the new SUV was the drive-train and the Murano badge on the rear lift gate. Nissan Murano gets a total redesign with new, bolder looking exterior styling plus a more upscale […]

Wheel Stories from the Patent Files: Cheston Eshelman

2 months agoVehicles / Cars :

Cheston Lee Eshelman’s electric car patent filing. All drawing excerpted from patent filings. Editor’s note: Ryan Chirnomas is a patent attorney and classic car enthusiast in Washington, D.C. In this series, he examines the intersection...Show More Summary

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – 174 MPH Zombie, Built for Speed, Van Life, Dirt

2 months agoVehicles / Cars :

Mitch Medford at Bloodshed Motors, one of the guys behind the Zombie 222 all-electric Mustang that we wrote about last year, took the Zombie to the Texas Mile last month to see what it would do. Filmmakers from The Verge followed him and caught the ensuing action and record-breaking for their film “Dark Horse.” […]

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