If “living the dream” had its own entry in the dictionary, you’d probably see a photo of Pat Long, Jeff Zwart and the rest of the Luftgekühlt crew hovering around their latest build. This is the LuftAuto 002 1987 Porsche 3.2 Carrera build, and it’s a perfect 911 built for the dirt.
In these dark days when everything seems impossible, hope is rare and days are short, we need a guiding light to show us the way, the light, and the path of vehicular ridiculousness. This Detroit driver is clearly that man.
Most of the big-budget efforts that head off to Daytona are run by people whose full time gig is racing, but one team will have to return to their regular desk jobs after it’s done. The Honda of America Racing Team (HART) is crewed primarily by workers at Honda’s American headquarters in Marysville, Ohio.
Winter is coming fast, with snow blanketing many parts of the United States already. Thankfully, you still have fun in some of the most utilitarian vehicles out there, as this fire truck’s graceful slides demonstrate.
The best car films are often the ones that aren’t made by car people explicitly for other car people. In 2005 Dust To Glory brought Baja racing to the world, and now the follow-up Dust 2 Glory is bringing it to a new generation.
The Nürburgring is heaven on earth for car nuts, attracting the world’s most interesting cars, including manufacturers’ latest models. You can even drive it yourself! Sometimes a dream trip to the ‘Ring doesn’t end up being quite so enviable, though, and here are this year’s fail compilations that prove it.
Long name, tiny car. I’m off to drive the 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabrio. I love weird, quirky, teeny city cars, and the Smart car has always been as close to a mass-produced microcar that the U.S. gets in modern times. The new one even looks properly cute! So, what do you want to know about it?
According to cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, the Roscosmos contingent aboard the International Space Station had it slightly tougher in training than their American counterparts. I, a reasonable person who is terrified of heights, find his anecdote from cosmonaut training to be completely terrifying.
Drew Feustel is a true Jalop if there ever was one. He grew up in the Detroit area, where he worked as an auto mechanic in college. He’s had an enviable list of cars over the years and nearly went into car design himself, but ended up using his mechanical and science background for something more incredible: becoming…
Snowmobile maniac Larry Enticer is the greatest Canadian stuntmen ever to grace the internet with his Radwood-grade mullet, denim wardrobe and his uncanny ability to just send it. Naturally, he needs a theme song.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
No words in the English language suck more in racing than “event cancelled.” It’s even worse if you’ve gone all the way out to an amateur endurance race where you may have spent months getting a car and a team together for just one weekend. Fortunately, not even snow could stop the racing this weekend.
Never, ever point a laser pointer at an aircraft. Your cat’s favorite toy can blind the pilots aboard that aircraft, who will not be pleased. One man in Pasco County, Florida, somehow came up with an even worse idea: pointing a laser pointer at a police helicopter, which then promptly landed to arrest him for it.
The Whittington brothers were constantly searching for their next adrenaline fix, so naturally, they went into sports car racing. Ex-Canepa historian John Ficarra told their insane story to VINwiki, and it’s a 1970s whirlwind of drugs and other illegal stuff, rad ‘staches and duffel bags full of cash.
Snow is truly the great equalizer that doesn’t care what kind of car you have. You could take David’s totaled Kia Rio out in the slippery white stuff and have a ball. Snow will make you a donut superstar anyway. To demonstrate this fact, here is a delightfully loud Porsche Cayenne GTS getting sideways. Enjoy.
Formula One’s excessive grid penalties are widely loathed by fans, as they’re confusing to follow. The FIA World Motor Sport Council simplified those penalty rules today, reports Autosport. Problem is, this fix doesn’t address why penalties get so out of control, and even more teams will likely face grid penalties in…
Surprise, surprise: Porsche really does want to take manual 911 fans’ money after all. We finally got a manual 911 GT3 because Porsche saw stick-shift 911 Rs selling for insane prices, reports Road & Track. Fans demanded when Porsche wasn’t supplying, and Porsche didn’t like being left out of that insane…
Do not merely drive in to the median, my beautiful jabroni Mustang-owning friends. Drive over the median.
Los Angeles’ morning commute is a nightmare on most days, but today, it looked like drivers were heading straight into the fires of Hell. Interstate 405 in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles ultimately had to be shut down this morning when a wildfire came way too close to the freeway as well as many homes in the area, …
It is time once again for our network to pump out gift guides for the holiday season, prodding you to buy and consume like all the other sheeple. However, no one made a gift guide for us, the people who write Jalopnik. Thankfully, SpeedSource’s auction has us covered. The diesel Mazda6 is for sale, and we’re still…