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Fisker's Bold New Turn Indicator Innovation Is Really a Resurrection of an Old Idea Fisker's Bold New Turn Indicator Innovation Is Really a Resurrection of an Old Idea

You might recall that noted designer of the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Henrik Fisker, is designing a new, all-electric SUV. So far, those of us in the turn-indicator appreciation and admiration communities haven’t had much to capture our attention. Until now.

This Wonderfully Bonkers Dutchman Built a Car You Drive From a Hammock

I wasn’t previously familiar with the works of Master Milo, the Netherland’s premier organization for turning rusted-out shitboxes into genuinely bonkers vehicular wonders, but I’m glad I’m aware now. He (or the group? I’m not entirely clear if “Master Milo” refers to one person or an organization) has (or have?) just…

Almost Everyone Has Quit Pretending to Like the Next Big Thing in Trucking Almost Everyone Has Quit Pretending to Like the Next Big Thing in Trucking

Remember the truck platooning? It was supposed to be the Next Big Thing in trucking—basically, one lead truck could control a string of trucks behind it, which could form a sort of electronically-connected road train—but now it seems that the real-world benefits aren’t materializing, and many of the big players are…

This Is What Trump Wants the Next Air Force One to Look Like This Is What Trump Wants the Next Air Force One to Look Like

Any airplane the President happens to be in, whether the President is doing wing-walking on an old Sopwith Camel or lounging drunk in the back of a Gulfstream jet, is known as Air Force One. But there’s really only one Air Force One known to most people, the specially modified Boeing 747 normally used to fly the…

This Is a Hilariously Short Trail of Possible Hit-and-Run Evidence This Is a Hilariously Short Trail of Possible Hit-and-Run Evidence

If you hit a car and then just try to drive away like nothing happened, you suck. Don’t do that. If you have accepted the fact that you do, in fact, suck, and decide to be shitty and drive away, though, you may want to be somewhat less dumb than the person who apparently drove their Mercury Mountaineer into an…

I Might Have a New Favorite Japanese Kei Van-Costume Company I Might Have a New Favorite Japanese Kei Van-Costume Company

I’ve always admired the Japanese car market’s unique ability to not take itself too seriously, and to be open to having actual, honest fun with their cars. One of the best ways to see how this manifests itself is in the thriving industry of aftermarket kits for Kei-class cars and vans to turn them into other, usually…

Reddittor Wonders: Should I Just Give Elon My Money? Reddittor Wonders: Should I Just Give Elon My Money?

I know there’s sort of a stereotype about a certain sort of painfully obsessed Tesla fan/Elon Musk worshipper that is, likely, an unfair categorization of most Tesla fans. But then you see something like this recent discussion on Reddit’s r/TeslaMotors forum, and you remember that, oh yeah, sometimes stereotypes do…

It’s mid-week, time for a public service announcement about all the sorts of crap you can cram in the back of a station wagon, like this Ford Taunus. Please take note.

Pixies -- 'On Graveyard Hill' Pixies -- 'On Graveyard Hill'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Astronomers Just About Certain They Found the Apollo 10 Lunar Module Floating in Space Astronomers Just About Certain They Found the Apollo 10 Lunar Module Floating in Space

It’s always a good idea to do a real dry run before doing something big. Like, you’re not going to try and bust out your full interpretive-dance karaoke of Radar Love without trying it out in front of the mirror first, right? Of course not. The same was true for NASA and the Apollo moon landings. The Apollo 10 mission…

This Is Terrifying

Driving flat-out up Pikes Peak is already incredibly challenging. It’s over 12 miles of uphill driving with 156 turns, many of which are bounded by sheer rock and vast areas of nothing into which you could plummet. It’s hard. That’s why doing it without the benefit of a handy little sense called “vision” is so…

There's a Mystery Car in the First New Episode of Black Mirror That Reveals Exactly Where It Was Shot There's a Mystery Car in the First New Episode of Black Mirror That Reveals Exactly Where It Was Shot

There’s a new season of the technology-themed Twilight Zone-like Netflix show, Black Mirror, and the premiere episode, called Striking Vipers, has a passing cameo from a very interesting car that reveals where the episode was actually shot, despite attempts to obfuscate this fact. I’m not going to spoil the episode…

I Replaced the Struts on My Nissan Pao and Got Spoiled By a Lift and Air Tools I Replaced the Struts on My Nissan Pao and Got Spoiled By a Lift and Air Tools

One of the things my Pao has needed from the day I got it was a new set of front shocks. The ones on the car were totally shot, making all kinds of scary clunking noises and ending every speed bump with a jarring BANG that made me wet my pants, just a little squirt, every time. So, I finally did something about it,…

This looks like the car you use to tear ass around Heaven until they all get sick of you doing cloud-donuts and kick you out, where you have to hoon around in Purgatory in a metallic tan Saturn Vue.

Massive Search Underway for Auto Journalist and Former Jalopnik Writer Davey Johnson Massive Search Underway for Auto Journalist and Former Jalopnik Writer Davey Johnson

The global community of automotive journalists isn’t particularly huge, so when something happens to one of our own, it gets our attention. When it happens to one as well-liked, respected, and well-known as Davey Johnson, it’s a big deal. The last anyone heard from Davey was last Wednesday, and there is currently a …

“SIR! SIR! This is a tennis court! You can’t park that here! SIR! We have people trying to play tennis! SIR! PLEASE MOVE YOUR CAR!”

Quick Question: Which is The Better Taillight Color Arrangement? Quick Question: Which is The Better Taillight Color Arrangement?

One of the advantages of having to fill in on a Saturday is that I feel like it’s okay to post things that may be, normally, even too niche or narrow or, let’s face it, idiotic, even for me. But it’s Saturday, so all bets are off! Which is why I’m going to ask you for your opinion on something I’d be stunned if anyone…

Mercedes-Benz' Bertha Benz Tribute Film is Strangely Dark and Feels Like a Trailer for a Horror Movie

Are you familiar with the story of Bertha Benz? She’s amazing. She was the wife of Karl Benz, who built the car that would start Diamler-Benz, a car that was one of the earliest successful internal-combustion gasoline automobiles. The problem was that he couldn’t bring himself to really try it out or promote it.…

Minivan Sales Are Plummeting Compared to SUVs Because We're a Nation of Fools Minivan Sales Are Plummeting Compared to SUVs Because We're a Nation of Fools

There was an article on USA Today, um, today that noted the declining market share and sales of minivans as SUV sales have climbed. The article suggested a declining birth rate as one reason, but the real main reason seems to be that people are choosing SUVs over minivans. This certainly seems to be the case, and…

Philly Is the City of Brotherly Love Unless Your Brother Drives an Orange Car Apparently Philly Is the City of Brotherly Love Unless Your Brother Drives an Orange Car Apparently

Now, I know nothing here is close to the sorts of discrimination people suffer every day based on their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or whatever, but this is still absolutely maddening and completely inane. Here’s the deal: there’s a man with an orange 2007 Volkswagen GTI (a coveted factory Fahrenheit…

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