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The Worst Timing For Rain In The History Of Rain

9 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

For those unfamiliar with Summit Point, turn 4 is a fast, downhill, 90+mph right-hander that can be taken flat out in a spec Miata. Nicknamed "The Chute", it's butt puckering in the dry, but get smacked in the face by Mother Nature as you're hitting turn in, and it's terrifying. Read more...

The car enthusiast is dying

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

As someone who is just about to turn 30, I am not exactly in the age bracket to reminisce on cars of the 1970s and 80s. But even back in my day, being a car enthusiast was ‘cool’. It was a badge of honour amongst those of us that loved cars indiscriminately. So it saddens [...]

Audi introducing 48-volt electrical system to boost power and efficiency

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Audi will upgrade part of its vehicles’ electrical system from 12 to 48 volts, allowing it to integrate new technologies and increase the power and efficiency of its cars. Audi recently showcased some of the 48-volt electrical system’s potential in its RS5 TDI and A6 TDI concepts. Both of those vehicles are fitted with an [...]

“The roads aren’t exactly European, to put it mildly”

While fixing a link to a video in an old post, we came across a trove of British Pathe videos highlighting the East African Safari Rally throughout the 1960s. While they probably don’t tell us more about the rally than we already know – the roads were harsh and very few entrants crossed the finish […]

2015 Subaru WRX is a mature middle child

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Earlier in the year, we got to sample the all-new 2015 Subaru WRX STI ( ). It's the wild child of the Impreza family, and it might actually prove to be a bit much for the average person when it comes time to pick a daily driver. Read more...

This New Wheel-Locking Invention Could Be Brilliant If It Works

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Locking wheel nuts could help prevent theft of your precious rims and tires, but they're not ideal, and in certain situations, can be easily defeated with just a few tools. But if this new electronic wheel locking system actually works, it might take away your wheel-theft worries for good. Read more...

What Generations X, Y, and beyond will make of the old car hobby

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars :

Photo by the author. (Continuing the conversation from the other day about the pending generational shift in car collecting, Hemmings Director of Marketing Dan Stoner, who participated in last week’s panel discussion, penned the following.) I found myself compelled to contribute to a discussion in an online automotive aftermarket forum a few months ago: Someone […]

Electric supercar, Renovo Coupe, revealed for first time

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Blog

The Renovo Coupe, an electric super car developed by startup company Renovo, has been unveiled for the first time and looks set to be a strong Tesla rival.

Elon Musk Gets Bucket Of Water Dumped On Him, So Many Questions Arise

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk was recently challenged by Bill Gates in that super-annoying ALS charity thing you're seeing everywhere now. It looks like he chose to dump himself with ice water, rather than paying the $100, but from this video we honestly can't be sure. Read more...

Here’s What Happens When Two Women Drive Around In a Ferrari

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A few months back, I posted a video that shows me driving around in the Ferrari, desperately trying to get attention from women. And it shows women completely ignoring my efforts. The whole thing is depressing, and disappointing, and in the end, I crash the Ferrari into a day spa while screaming: "DO YOU NOTICE ME NOW?!?!? HUH?!??!" Read more...

Car Thefts Are Down A Stunning 95 Percent In NYC Since 1990

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You know those old 1980s movies like Death Wish 3 where New York City comes off as some dirty, crime-ridden, lawless hellhole? Sometimes when I look at crime stats from that era, I think it really was like that. The good news is crimes across the board have dropped in the Big Apple, especially auto thefts. Read more...

Flxible, a wire, and the dream of a driverless future

last monthVehicles / Cars :

Photo from the Mohican Historical Society. By the early 1960s, we’d pretty much collectively abandoned the idea of autopilot for passenger cars. All the rage just a half-decade prior – along with giant tailfins and jet-inspired styling – the notion of handing control of our cars over to a central authority via guide wires embedded […]

Video: This Homebuilt 1975 Corolla is as Fast as a C7 Z51 Corvette!

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Mark Still is a professional fabricator for the movie industry, but didn't know what a sorted sports car should feel like. So when he finished his 400 HP, Supercharged 1UZ Corolla, he rang up The Smoking Tire and asked for some feedback. How could we say no? Read more...

Holden embraces its feminine side

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A lot has changed since the 1970’s. For Holden, gone are the days of the Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars jingle, and Torana and Gemini are no longer in the showrooms. Women have changed the automotive industry, and I didn’t realise the extent of it until recently when I was invited to attend [...]

Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine detailed in full

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Mercedes-Benz has revealed full information about its new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that will power the forthcoming 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT and next-generation C63 AMG. Codenamed the AMG M178, the 3982cc bi-turbo eight-cylinder will produce peak outputs of 375kW (at 6250rpm) and 650Nm (between 1750 and 4750rpm) in its application in the GT — similar to [...]

In Honor Of James Garner, Here's How To Pull A J-Turn

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Whether he was sharking cards as Bret Maverick, driving race cars, or outwitting the bad guys as Jim Rockford, James Garner was one of those Hollywood actors who always seemed impossibly cool. And to those who grew up watching him on The Rockford Files, he also helped make the driving technique known as a "J-turn" famous. Read more...

The Toyota Sienna Helps You Scream At Your Horrible Kids

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The swagger wagon returns with what is perhaps the most useful feature ever offered on a minivan: a microphone and speaker system that helps parents scream at their horrible children in the back. Genius! Read more...

Toyota Sienna

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The Swagger Wagon is rolling into 2015 with some minor changes and updates centered mainly around a few exterior cosmetic bits and a few interior pieces. The new Sienna minivan isn’t much different from the outgoing van, which debuted back in 2011. Show More Summary

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