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Cobra vs. Camaro: A Brief Recap Of The Modern Era

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

QOTD: It’s 1977 and You’re the Bandit. Do You Buy a Trans Am… or Something Else?

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

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – touring Kar Kraft, Jeep implements, McQ

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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 […]

Koenigsegg One:1 Nearly Crashes At Spa-Francorchamps: Video

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

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

Hall & Oates Fan Dances on Cop Car to Fight Off "Woman With Fangs"

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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

WATCH Ten Things I Have Learned About The Sea [VIDEO]

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 Toyota Soarer Aerocabin Is the Droptop for the Paparazzi Averse

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

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

last monthVehicles / 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

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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

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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 […]

Last Rides Premium Selects: All XUsed Up

The Envoy XUV is one of those unicorns I seem to recognize on the street immediately. As the owner of a Taurus X, I sometimes wonder how my arduous life would change had Ford went ahead with it’s transformer counterpoint to this sub-niche of vehicle. Show More Summary

Tesla Ownership Vignettes

We’ve owned our 2013 P85 Tesla Model S since December, putting maybe 3,000 miles on it, so I thought TTAC readers would appreciate a long-term update. Overall it’s still the grin-inducing ride that all owners like to be smug about. That said, there have been more than a few unusual experiences. Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1984 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Spray-Foam Rust-Repair Edition

Let’s follow up 21st Century Junkyard Find Week and Volkswagen Junkyard Find Week with Rusty Junkyard Find week, shall we? On Tuesday, we saw this ’83 Toyota pickup with not-so-effective fiberglass-and-Bondo cover-up-the-rust-and-hope-it-goes-away...Show More Summary

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

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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 monthVehicles / 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 monthVehicles / 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...

Forget 2016: Is Now The Time To Buy A 2015 Honda Pilot? Many Thousands Say It Is

After U.S. sales of the Honda Pilot soared to a seven-year high in calendar year 2013, the fifth year for the second-generation Pilot, sales predictably declined 14% last year. Even in a booming SUV/CUV market, the Pilot was old and boxy; the Toyota Highlander was new and, well, less boxy. Show More Summary

While You Were Sleeping: Mazda Says Driving Matters, New HiLux and Ford F-150 Trailer Backup Assist Revealed

After being stuck in Nashville for an extra unscheduled 24 hours and spending the following 12 hours bouncing from airport to airport, I can easily say that air travel is horrible. Conversely, Mazda has a new extolling the emotional virtues of driving in a new ad campaign. Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP “JuggaLambo”

We had Volkswagen Junkyard Finds all last week, and this week we’re going to have 21st Century Junkyard Finds. To start things off, how about a genuine, numbers-matching, 240-supercharged-horses-havin’ sixth-gen Pontiac Grand Prix? Eric...Show More Summary

2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus Review

2 months agoVehicles / 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 [...]

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