Michael writes: This August, we will have a 23-year-old German au pair coming to live with us. She will be taking care of our three boys – ages 6, 4, and 1. I am looking for transportation for said au pair that fulfills the following criteria: accommodates 2 boosters and 1 car seat– i.e. Show More Summary
There’s a couple ways to climb Pikes Peak: The auto road, which will host the hillclimb next weekend, and the way they went in a couple of four-wheel-drive 1957 Chevrolet pickups in this Chevrolet promo video. One’s a little quicker, but the other’s a little rockier; both’ll get you to the top eventually, though. […]
A reader, commenting on my post about the Batmobile – arguably the most famous television car there is – mentioned the Monkeemobile, another ’60s pop culture automotive favorite. As it happens, I was already planning some posts on television cars, including one of the authentic Monkeemobiles. Show More Summary
Good afternoon, everyone. Your favorite Camaro-crashing ex-convict Patrick George here. In my first official act as Managing Editor (or as I like to call it, “Mr. Manager”) of Jalopnik, South Florida’s third-largest Mazda Miata fansite, I hereby reinstate a staple we all love so much — Comment of the Day. Read more...
In lieu of the recent release of the latest driving game to hit the shelves, Project CARS, we thought we’d take a look at the best racers throughout the history of gaming. Project CARS is a pure racing simulator, with authentic handling and crisp graphics, but no-one can deny that other driving games have influenced […]
Introducing a brand new column at TTAC: The Ultimate Fit, where you get to figure out the unfortunate souls who would best fit for the rolling relics of the used car world. Let’s take this 15 year old, 3-door Chrysler minivan with only 59,000 original miles. Show More Summary
Toyota almost re-borked the recently replaced nose on their number 1 car after fixing it in the pits. Fortunately, both the Toyota driver and Larbre Competition’s crew man were extremely accomodating about the unsafe release (“Here, please, go by!”), and the crew man wasn’t hurt. Read more...
By Capt. Christopher J. Edyvean, National President Elect, American Merchant Marine Veterans It seems wherever you look these days, veterans are in the news. Many employment programs offer preferential hiring to veterans. Social media sites promote thankfulness to our veterans. Show More Summary
I’m giddy like a school girl when the Mustang shows up. This is my ride to southern New Jersey for the 24 Hours of Lemons race, and it’s a perfect tool for the job. I think the new Mustang looks much better in person than pictures. This color combination is love at first sight. Show More Summary
My 25-plus years as a Big Time Auto Industry Executive afforded me many memorable moments. It would be difficult to single out one example, but I may be the only person on earth who has shaken hands with both Soichiro Honda and Derek Kreindler. Show More Summary
Heh heh heh FIRE! Mmmmmm FIRE! Heh heh heh huh huh heh heh heh cool. Heh heh FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! Read more...
As a child, I was told that it was impolite to mention religion or politics at the dinner table, because such discussions tended to elicit irreconcilable differences between guests who would otherwise be perfectly compatible. Many years...Show More Summary
We had a 1970s movie-car QOTD last week, and that was so much fun that we’re doing it again! So, here we go: in the beginning of Smokey and the Bandit, when Big Enos challenges The Bandit to fetch 400 cases of that Colorado Kool-Aid, a wad of cash of unspecified thickness gets handed over […] The post QOTD: It’s 1977 and You’re the Bandit. Show More Summary
It’s a bit out of focus, but the 1969 Kar Kraft video that former employee Larry Lawrence filmed and that Mac’s Motor City Garage highlighted this week includes more than its fair share of noteworthy Kar Kraft-built high-performance Fords, including the Mach 2 concept above. Jeep intended its four-wheel-drive vehicle to be more […]
As rare an occasion as it will be to ever just see a Koenigsegg One:1 in person, getting the chance to watch one out on a racetrack will be a true unicorn sighting. That’s the case in this video, though, as the super-rare “megacar” lapped...Show More Summary
In April, a concerned Florida man pulled into the driveway of sheriff’s deputy, climbed on top of the officer’s SUV, and danced for five minutes to to “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oates and “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp. Once arrested, the...Show More Summary
This video, shot by Lorenzo Fonda and titled “ten things I have learned about the sea“, shows footage he shot while on the vessel “Portland Senator” en route from Lost Angeles to Shanghai, and is captioned with 10 things he learned about the sea while on the voyage. Show More Summary
This 1989 Toyota Soarer Aerocabin is a rare bird, especially in the U.S. With only 500 units built, all in April 1989, the Japanese droptop is the holy combination of a lengthened Supra chassis and bippu style for those wanting to feel the wind through their hair without sacrificing privacy. Show More Summary
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...
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 […]