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Magical Wheels Let This Car Roll in Any Direction

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We’ve seen omnidirectional wheels installed on forklifts that have to deftly maneuver around crowded warehouses, but William Liddiard has invented a set that allow his Toyota Echo to move in any direction, spin 360-degrees, and slide into a parking spot making parallel parking easier than actual driving. Read more...

Why We Can't Have An Event Like Goodwood In The U.S.

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed (GFoS) is an amazing event (in case you missed it, you can check out our preview here, and watch a replay of Sunday’s live coverage on YouTube here. Click “Photos” to see all the images.) This annual orgy...Show More Summary

Let's Just Turn All The Diesel Volkswagens Into Race Cars

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via the “Racing Under Green” television show promo. Yes, that was a thing. Volkswagen is about to have a lot of its diesel cars sitting around after the massive buyback , and naturally, one wonders what to do with them. I have an answer, and it’s the same answer I have to most things: just take them racing. Read more...

Don't Believe Everything You See On TV; Jay Leno Was Far From Death: Video

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

If you’re a fan of Jay Leno’s Garage, then you’ve seen the videos of the ridiculous crash he was involved in when he and stunt driver, Bob Riggle, put 2,500 ponies to the pavement. The run takes off as one would expect – front wheels in the air and the soul-filled scream of insane power. Show More Summary

This Porsche Crash Is The Most Painful Parking Job You'll Ever Watch

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via YouTube Most people would back up and come at the garage from a different angle, but I guess that’s not an option when one of your wheels is already broken off. The unlicensed 16-year-old driver was allegedly hiding the car after a hit-and-run, per CTV. So, what’s a few more scrapes on the door? Read more...

We’ve said from day one that it’s garbage that Formula One booked a regular-season race on Le Mans w

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We’ve said from day one that it’s garbage hat Formula One booked a regular-season race on Le Mans weekend in an oppressive dictatorship o prevent any series crossover, but we didn’t expect to see Sebastian Vettel hitting actual garbage on the Baku City Circuit. Well done Baku, I guess. Read more...

Here's What It Looks Like When You Overload Your Hydraulic Bottle Jack

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

In my article “How To Work On Cars And Not Kill Yourself,” I discussed the importance of using jack-stands when working on a lifted vehicle, because jacks alone can fail. And now, thanks to Hydraulic Power, we can see how such a failure might look in slow motion. Read more...

Reminder: The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Is Super Brutal On Cars

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via FS2/YouTube With ten cars retired now out of sixty 24 Hours of Le Mans entrants, it’s time for our yearly reminder hat Le Mans is an utterly merciless place on cars and drivers alike. Here’s how Le Mans is sending teams packing early in 2016. Read more...

It Always Jason Stathams At Le Mans

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

One can only hope that Audi’s most famous spokesman, the Transporter himself, narrated this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Audi pits as traffic circulated under the safety car this morning. Everything is more fascinating when narrated by Jason Statham: fact. Read more...

The New Mercedes-AMG GT-R Is Hiding In The Dark To Punch You In The Face

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via YouTube We knew some hardcore variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT was coming, and a new video with it lurking in the shadows shows that it will be called the Mercedes-AMG GT-R. R. RRRRR. RRRRR like a pirate. A racing pirate. Read more...

The Hamilton of Russia Is a Metal Propaganda Musical By Putin’s Biker-Gang Friends

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Vladimir Putin’s friend Alexander “The Surgeon” Zaldostanov is the leader of the Night Wolves nationalist motorcycle club, a hardcore Motherland-loving campaigner for “resistance to the global Satanism” and “all this homosexual talk.”...Show More Summary

Reunited with original body, the Alan Green Chevrolet Cheetah heads to auction

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Photo courtesy Bonhams. When Fred Yeakel first bought his Bill Thomas-built Cheetah, it sported not just its original body and chassis, but also a relatively recent restoration. So, of course, he pulled the body from the car and replaced it with one of dubious origin that he had to piece back together. But a quarter […]

One Of The Best Movie Cars Of All Time Hit The Theaters 30 Years Ago Today

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

When it comes to iconic movie cars, the 1980s were a goldmine: Back to the Future’s DeLorean, Sixteen Candles’ Porsche 944, and of course: the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Thirty years ago today, Cameron’s dad’s untouchable, rare Ferrari hit the theaters. Read more...

NASCAR Groundhogs Have No Fear

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via Fox Sports/YouTube A loose groundhog with little groundhog balls of steel halted NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Michigan International Speedway this afternoon. This groundhog didn’t care about the cars on track, the track’s trucks arriving to haul him off, or that guy with the shovel. Groundhogs have no fear. Read more...

Do You Heel-Toe Or Toe-Heel?

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The legendary Walter Röhrl, via YouTube This week, I discovered that everything I thought I knew about life, the universe, and high-performance driving might well be backwards. Read more...

The Amount Of Work That Goes Into Making Ken Block's 600 HP Ford Focus RS RX Is Insane

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via Ford Performance YouTube I don’t think I had an appreciation for how much work goes into building a rallycross car from the ground-up until I saw this clip on Ken Block’s new Ford Focus RS RX . Every little individual component has to be assembled, and it’s fascinating to watch it all come together. Read more...

Volkswagen gets first ‘dieselgate’ fix approval in Germany

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved fixes for around 1.9 million Volkswagen, Audi and Seat diesel vehicles fitted with an emissions testing defeat device. Overnight, the German government approved a fix that covers 1.1 million 2.0-litre EA189 turbo-diesel engines used in the Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Caddy and Tiguan, as well as the Audi […]

Ride Along On The Fastest Ever Lap At The Isle Of Man TT

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via YouTube The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is one of the most treacherous races in the world, having claimed two lives his year alone. And yet, Michael Dunlop sped through the Snaefell Mountain Course with a 133.392 average speed to obliterate the old lap records with a sub-17-minute lap. This is that unreal lap. Read more...

'Charge!' Yells Man Moments Before Flooding His Car

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Photo: Captainoops/ YouTube Watch a man confidently drive his car into a deep water puddle, only to quickly—and hilariously—see the error of his ways. Read more...

Good God This Camaro Fire Is Terrifying

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

gif: James Towers/ YouTube A man took his 12-year-old son for a ride in a 700 horsepower Camaro when the fuel system failed and hell decided to take up residence in the car’s interior. Read more...

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