The National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Is Mesmerizing (And Real)

About an hour before a frigid winter sun would rise over the western Kentucky city of Bowling Green, disaster struck the National Corvette Museum located on the northeastern side of town. A sinkhole some forty feet wide, and deep enough to almost reach the bowels of hell, opened up in the museum's Skydome, swallowing… » 6/15/14 9:45am 6/15/14 9:45am

In Search Of The Unusual and Unearthly: Cruise Mission

From Part One... With time and my own equipment now working against me, I picked my pace back up again and moved quickly past a heavy set fellow seated in a canvas lawn chair — who seemed to be only another fully-trimmed Double McCheeseburger away from spilling out of his seat and onto the concrete underneath him… » 6/06/14 3:44pm 6/06/14 3:44pm

In Search Of The Unusual and Unearthly At The Somernites Cruise

Under a furiously beaming mid-day sun, I was busy wandering the closed streets of downtown Somerset, Kentucky. The heat was sweltering and my body was growing uncomfortably saturated with perspiration. The fragrance of combusted petroleum lingered in the air. Somewhere in the distance, a giant American engine of many… » 6/05/14 11:35am 6/05/14 11:35am

Marvelous Missed Opportunities: The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

The other day, as my car and I sat at an intersection underneath a red light, marinading in a thick soup of late spring humidity, something unexpected appeared in the turning lane just to my left: a minty-fresh Mitsubishi Lancer draped in metallic silver paint and wearing a temporary tag in its rear window. » 5/30/14 3:22pm 5/30/14 3:22pm

Porsche Had Its Priorities Straight Back In 1993

The Porsche we know today is often censured by brand purists for building sports-utility vehicles, four-door sedans and 911s with a device known to engineers as a radiator. Critics, on the other hand, mock the brand for its ridiculous options lists and charging discerning enthusiasts extra (read: a lot) for deleting… » 5/27/14 3:42pm 5/27/14 3:42pm

The Plymouth Barracuda Was The Best Pony Car Ever In The Late 60s

The late 1960s truly were a turbulent and bizarre period in history. The Cold War's greatest proxy war dragged on in Vietnam. Paul McCartney was dead. San Francisco didn't believe in hygiene. A racist sociopath from Ohio had formed one of the most creepy and terrifying cults ever out in the California desert. » 5/17/14 9:30am 5/17/14 9:30am

A Few Reasons Why Your Next Project Car Should Be An Old Sedan

It's May. Summer is just around the bend. And that means we're getting ready to head into the heart of classic car show season, a special time of year when Mr. Mid-Life Crisis backs that old V8 something out of the garage, rubs on a fresh coat of wax and trailers it out to the largest parking lot near you. » 5/04/14 5:46pm 5/04/14 5:46pm

Audi's TT Sub-Brand Is Just A Glimpse Of What The Future Holds

German automakers are very exceptional at answering questions that buyers are always asking them. I know this because, clearly, an esteemed yellow Audi TT owner (who lives in Colorado I'd imagine) rolled out of bed one day, opened the blinds on his bedroom window that overlooked his driveway and languidly stared… » 4/26/14 12:15pm 4/26/14 12:15pm

Here Are Some Of The Worst Styling Trends In Automotive Design

When I was but a wee lad, I dreamed that one day I would grow up to be a great automotive designer. Posters of Lotus Elises, Chevrolet Corvettes and Lamborghini Countaches didn't just litter my walls because I wanted to someday own one — I wanted to be the guy responsible for penning the next one. » 4/19/14 2:45pm 4/19/14 2:45pm

Here Are Ten Hybrids You'll Actually Want To Learn About

It's come to my attention that a tall, rather peculiar fellow from Georgia (who apparently owns a highly convincing Fiero kit car and is obsessed with potato farmers) recently decided to educate car enthusiasts on Jalopnik about hybrid cars. You know, those boring egg-shaped things that run on a billion d-cell… » 4/10/14 7:45pm 4/10/14 7:45pm

Hey! You! Turn Your Damn Fog Lights Off!

In Christianity, there are only seven deadly sins you can commit: wrath, lust, greed, sloth, gluttony, envy and pride. In the Sacred Religion of Motoring however, the list of capital vices you can succumb to while behind the wheel is seemingly endless: chatting on a cell phone and going any amount under or over the… » 4/06/14 3:00pm 4/06/14 3:00pm

How Hard Can Automotive Filmmaking Be?

Before the BBC began broadcasting casually racist automotive pornography to millions of television sets and laptop screens across the world, automotive videojournalism was about as sterile as an old plow mule. The host was vividly tepid and the film work displayed the same level of creativity as an act of Congress. » 3/30/14 10:00am 3/30/14 10:00am

Dealers Can Fight It, But The Way We Buy Cars Is Changing

I can walk into any electronics store and buy a new freakishly large super hi-def and razor-thin LED television set with super hi-def surround sound audio just as quick and painless as if I were buying new underwear. I can just grab what I want, throw down the paper or plastic and maybe sign a thing or two, and I'm… » 3/25/14 9:45am 3/25/14 9:45am