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Proud Parents Present Their 'Idiot Son' To The Drifting World Proud Parents Present Their 'Idiot Son' To The Drifting World

The “Kansai All Stars” annual drift competition seeks to crown the best drifters of the Kansai region of Japan, pitting drift teams representing different prefectures against each other in five-car trains. Because it is 2018, the full event coverage was quickly uploaded online, and in it we are treated to the story of…

Reminder: If You Don't Come To Radwood Philadelphia On Sunday, We'll Be Sad Reminder: If You Don't Come To Radwood Philadelphia On Sunday, We'll Be Sad

The readers have spoken. Team Jalopnik has our cars and our outfits ready to go. The Blaupunkts have Stop Making Sense on cassette ready to go. All we need is you at Radwood Philadelphia on Sunday!

The Strangest Desert Festival In the World Makes Everyone’s Mad Max Dreams Come True The Strangest Desert Festival In the World Makes Everyone’s Mad Max Dreams Come True

It’s 11 a.m. deep in the Mojave Desert, the sun already laser-boring into everything it touches, and Bob is driving the stagecoach a hair too fast, speeding down Fury Road while tidily dispatching his not-first Bud Light of the morning. The whiskey still fixed to the stagecoach’s roof rattles as the scenery whips by:…

'Peak Car' Is Real 'Peak Car' Is Real

The way we think of car driving is that it’s bad for the environment but good for people and the economy, but a recent study suggests that as some point we hit “peak car,” and that the economy can actually grow after we hit it.

Here's One Way Autonomous Vehicles Could Make Owning Old Cars Better Here's One Way Autonomous Vehicles Could Make Owning Old Cars Better

There are many, many ideas and concepts and startup companies around right now that envision shared autonomous vehicles as a way to eliminate private car ownership. For many people, that’s great, but for people like us, filthy-fingernailed car lovers, there’s not all that much appeal to these ideas. But autonomy…

What Is Stance? An Explainer And Rant

The rowdiest car show of the year is going down this weekend in airy Ocean City, Maryland. Or rather, it isn’t. H2Oi has been relocated to Atlantic City after things got altogether too hectic last year and the year before, with simply too much stance running the streets of the beach town. But what is stance? Well, we…

One Year Later, Michigan Man Ordered to Sell 20 Cars a Month Is Out 160 Cars but Remains Upbeat One Year Later, Michigan Man Ordered to Sell 20 Cars a Month Is Out 160 Cars but Remains Upbeat

One year ago today, we introduced Ron Dauzet, a Michigan man who was being forced by his local township to sell 20 cars per month because the 218-vehicle collection on his property ran in violation of a local blight ordinance. On Sunday, I caught up with Ron and took photos of his property, which now looks totally…

Tell Us About Your First Exposure to Cars Being Cool Tell Us About Your First Exposure to Cars Being Cool

Back in the 1980s, it was a pretty common occurrence for tv shows and comic books aimed at children to focus on a troop of do-gooders trying to take down an evil gang of baddies. Each of the characters named and drawn differently so that an interstitial commercial could tout the infamous “Collect Them All” line when…

Grand Basel Is a Celebration of Automotive Beauty and You Should Take Part Grand Basel Is a Celebration of Automotive Beauty and You Should Take Part

This week a new car show, Grand Basel, is happening in, er, Basel, Switzerland. It doesn’t focus on marketing hype, performance figures, or money, but on cars as being things of interest—just because they’re beautiful, or simply have interesting stories attached to them.

The Beautiful Cars I Saw on Detroit's Woodward Avenue in Just 30 Minutes on a Tuesday The Beautiful Cars I Saw on Detroit's Woodward Avenue in Just 30 Minutes on a Tuesday

The Woodward Dream Cruise is tomorrow, but you don’t have to wait until then to enjoy Michigan’s M-1. The street has been blossoming for weeks now with gorgeous displays of mobile iron from all around the world. Here’s what I saw sitting in one spot for just 30 minutes on Tuesday.

An Entire Generation Is Missing One of The Great Joys of Being a Car Enthusiast An Entire Generation Is Missing One of The Great Joys of Being a Car Enthusiast

This generation has been losing out a lot on manual transmissions. Fewer and fewer cars come with them. Fewer and fewer drivers know how to use them. But there’s another joy that’s fading away: the satisfaction of seeing a car parked across the street, walking over, looking in the window and discovering that the car…

This Story on a German Engineer Who Made an Autonomous Mercedes Van in 1986 Is Fascinating This Story on a German Engineer Who Made an Autonomous Mercedes Van in 1986 Is Fascinating

Besides a few of the minor, current examples of driverless cars cruising around cities like Phoenix, we’re still decades away, if ever, from a full-fledged takeover of autonomous vehicles on public streets. The achievements that have been made to date, however, can be attributed to pioneering engineers like Ernst…

How LA’s Underground Street Racing Scene and The Fast And The Furious Grew Up How LA’s Underground Street Racing Scene and The Fast And The Furious Grew Up

Before the Dodge Chargers were dragging safes through Rio in improbable bank heists, before the orange Toyota Supra, before living your life a quarter-mile at a time, before Dom and Letty and Brian, there was just Stephan Papadakis, his friends, and Los Angeles.

My Weirdest Car Fetish: A Super Narrow Track My Weirdest Car Fetish: A Super Narrow Track

For some reason, I’ve got a thing for cars that feature what many designers would consider a serious faux pas: narrow track widths and wide bodies. No, I can’t explain it, either.

The Night A Mazda Rotary Army Invaded New York City And R34 Skylines Were Legal The Night A Mazda Rotary Army Invaded New York City And R34 Skylines Were Legal

Crammed into a red Porsche 911 Turbo S Porsche convertible, we slotted into the traffic rolling towards Times Square with an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R pulling ahead of us. Beside it waited another R34 Skyline, a hen’s tooth V-Spec II Nür. For one moment, for that whole night, really, there was no 25-year import rule.…

Go To Formula Drift And Die Happy Go To Formula Drift And Die Happy

Driving down New Jersey’s Route 34, you immediately knew who was going to Formula Drift and who was not. A long file of lowered Subaru WRXs, stanced BRZs, enloudened Mitsubishi Evos and lowered Volkswagen Golfs, right turn blinkers flashing frenetically, awaited their turn into the stadium parking lot during one…

This Documentary Explains Why Hong Kong Is Filled With Abandoned Collector Cars This Documentary Explains Why Hong Kong Is Filled With Abandoned Collector Cars

If you’ve seen our videos on the incredible abandoned, discarded classic cars in Hong Kong, and longed to learn more, here’s an excellent new documentary discussing why these priceless gems were left to rot. It even features Victor Ma, my brother and me!

To Be Truly Happy, You Need A Funreliable Car To Be Truly Happy, You Need A Funreliable Car

There’s a lot of articles and talk and hand-wringing and general grousing about how people are just not as happy as they used to be, that everyone is lonely, and adults have no friends. Sometimes social media gets blamed, or it’s something either Millennials or Baby Boomers did, because they’re all jerks. But nobody…

Jeopardy Champion Austin Rogers Is Planning The Ultimate Car TV Show Jeopardy Champion Austin Rogers Is Planning The Ultimate Car TV Show

I just got off the phone with Jeopardy champion Austin Rogers, and learned some fantastic news: He’s an avid Jalopnik reader and his plans for his new TV car show are absolutely brilliant.

You Don't Know Rust Until You See What Passes For A Car In Canada You Don't Know Rust Until You See What Passes For A Car In Canada

I thought I had a good understanding of how rusty cars are in Canada, then I saw this Nissan 240SX held together with little more than hopes and dreams.

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