Top Gear Season 17, Episode 3: Video Open Thread

Is your torrent of Top Gear Season 17, Episode 3 not yet done? Then click through to see Jeremy review the McLaren MP4-12C under the hammering beats of Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack. [Jalopnik] » 7/10/11 1:30pm 7/10/11 1:30pm

Yes, This is a Flame-Shooting Russian "Duckmobile"

What has three wheels, looks like a duck and shoots flames out of its head? The bizarre Russian art car you see here and absolutely nothing else in the entire world. [Jalopnik] » 7/09/11 12:50pm 7/09/11 12:50pm

The Ten Best Top Gear Episodes

Yesterday we asked Jalopnik readers to come up with the best episode to use to convert the uninitiated, unwashed and unknowing masses into the cult of Top Gear. Here's their ten best choices. [Jalopnik] » 7/08/11 4:00pm 7/08/11 4:00pm

The Ten Best Episodes of Top Gear

Yesterday we asked Jalopnik readers to come up with the best episode to use to convert the uninitiated, unwashed and unknowing masses into the cult of Top Gear. Here's their ten best choices.
[Jalopnik] » 7/08/11 12:12pm 7/08/11 12:12pm

Behind the scenes of the final Space Shuttle launch

The very last Space Shuttle launch is scheduled for this weekend. To the men responsible for every detail, that's like an eternity. NASA Navigation and Flights Control Engineer George W. Hatcher describes those final moments. [Jalopnik] » 7/07/11 5:00pm 7/07/11 5:00pm

Mark Cuban's College Days Of Debauchery

Yesterday, while innocently patrolling the internet, we came across a link to Mark Cuban's Google+ gallery of old computer ads. We found this gallery to be very boring, and out of curiosity, we clicked back to Cuban's Google+ profile, where we found multiple public galleries of his rugby years at Indiana University.… » 7/07/11 1:40pm 7/07/11 1:40pm

How did no one die in this horrific crash?

When first responders arrived at the scene of a crash on Indiana's Sam Jones Expressway they saw the type of accident firefighters dread: A dozen crushed cars and an overturned 18-wheeler. Amazingly, there wasn't a single fatality. How? [Jalopnik] » 7/06/11 7:00pm 7/06/11 7:00pm

This world speed record car went faster than a Space Shuttle

A heavily-modified street-legal Ford GT made history as the first car recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for standing-mile speed at 223 mph. Even cooler: they did it on the runway used for landing Space Shuttles. [Jalopnik] » 7/05/11 5:00pm 7/05/11 5:00pm

This World Speed Record Car Went Faster Than A Space Shuttle

This heavily-modified street-legal Ford GT made history as the first car recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for standing-mile speed at 223 mph. Even cooler: they did it on the runway used for landing Space Shuttles. [Jalopnik] » 7/05/11 3:00pm 7/05/11 3:00pm

Stunning Photos Capture 221 MPH Race Crash

Two weeks ago, photographer Mark J. Rebilas set up to shoot drag races in Bristol, Tenn. What he got was a front-row seat to a fiery crash that nearly took out both cars. Here is his stunning gallery. [Jalopnik] » 6/30/11 3:50pm 6/30/11 3:50pm

Stunning photos capture 221 MPH race crash

Two weeks ago, photographer Mark J. Rebilas set up to shoot drag races in Bristol, Tenn. What he got was a front-row seat to a fiery crash that nearly took out both cars. Here is his stunning gallery. [Jalopnik] » 6/30/11 3:08pm 6/30/11 3:08pm

Record Manhattan Lap Would Net 857 Points On A Driver’s License

Yesterday, we learned of a new record for fastest lap around Manhattan. Now Alex Roy, former record holder, provides this list of 151 moving violations — for 857 points — he'd have received had he been caught in 2001. [Jalopnik] » 6/30/11 11:25am 6/30/11 11:25am

Driver sets new record for fastest lap around Manhattan

Alex Roy circled the Island of Manhattan in 2001 setting a known record for fastest time at 27 minutes, reaching speeds of 144 mph over the 24.48 mile distance. A new driver's now done it in 26:03. Here's video. [Jalopnik] » 6/29/11 1:40pm 6/29/11 1:40pm

Driver Sets New Record For Fastest Lap Around Manhattan

Alex Roy circled the Island of Manhattan in 2001 setting a known record for fastest time at 27 minutes, reaching speeds of 144 mph over the 24.48 mile distance. A new driver's now done it in 26:03. Here's video. [Jalopnik] » 6/29/11 1:23pm 6/29/11 1:23pm

The hidden car tech changing how you drive

The gadgetry packed into vehicles these days is stunning, if not overwhelming. From lithium-ion batteries to voice-activated navigation to HDMI video inputs, the specs on many modern automobiles read like high-end electronics. Here's ten changing how you drive. [Jalopnik] » 6/28/11 1:00pm 6/28/11 1:00pm

Ten automotive visions of the future that’ll never happen

The future will be filled with technologies and designs we can scarcely imagine. These ten ludicrous visions of the future culled from our readers minds, however, won't be happening. [Jalopnik] » 6/27/11 4:30pm 6/27/11 4:30pm

Top Gear Season 17, Episode 1: Video Open Thread

Is your torrent of tonight's first episode of Top Gear's 17th season not yet done? Then click through to see the entire show including Richard Hammond buy a cup of coffee in a Marauder fighting vehicle. [Jalopnik] » 6/26/11 5:45pm 6/26/11 5:45pm

This is the world's worst custom car

This custom Corvette we named the "Dragon Vette," is so hideous we call it "The World's Worst Custom Car." Now it's for sale for $71,000. Please, somebody buy it — to put it out of its misery. [Jalopnik] » 6/23/11 11:23am 6/23/11 11:23am

Ten automotive visions of the future that’ll never happen

The future will be filled with technologies and designs we can scarcely imagine. These ten ludicrous futuristic visions culled from Jalopnik readers minds won't be making the cut. Thank God. [Jalopnik] » 6/22/11 1:20pm 6/22/11 1:20pm

This is what happens when you shoot a Porsche with 10,000 bullets

After his Porsche 911's engine died, the owner decided to donate the car to a non-profit... dedicated to protecting gun rights. Let's find out what happens when you pump a car with 10,000 rounds of hot lead. [Jalopnik] » 6/21/11 6:05pm 6/21/11 6:05pm