Canadian-Market Ladas Had Crank-Starting In The Late '90s

It's a pretty common bit of trivia: in 1911, a few years after a friend of his was inadvertently killed by a Cadillac's hand-crank starter kicking back on him, Henry Leland, Cadillac's founder, commissioned Charles Kettering to develop an automobile self-starting mechanism. » 10/30/14 2:52pm Yesterday 2:52pm

These Movie Crashes Are Why We Need PETA (People For The Ethical…

I've probably seen Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof close to 20 times by now, and I still feel a little guilty every time I re-watch it. I mean, I love the film – obviously – but knowing 14 Mopars (and eight Novas) had to sacrifice their lives to make it seems just a little wrong. » 10/20/14 2:55pm 10/20/14 2:55pm

You Won't Believe These Weird World Record Car Feats

Everybody knows about the Hennessey-Bugatti showdown over who builds the world's fastest production car. You might even know the numbers to go along with a few weird car world records courtesy Jalopnik's AOTD on weird records earlier this year. But you probably ain't heard of these obscure Guinness world records. » 10/15/14 2:39pm 10/15/14 2:39pm

These Attempts At Re-Inventing The Wheel Are Ridiculous/Genius

The inspiration for this post started out, innocuously enough, with the old Camaro Caribe concept. "Dotted-line white-stripe tires!? Now I've seen everything!" I thought. I hadn't.

A little digging turned up some tire designs a little more radical than the Caribe with its novelty sidewall pattern. » 10/10/14 11:37am 10/10/14 11:37am

The Hilarious Reason Kjelle Qvale's Last-Ever-Made Interceptor Kept…

The last-ever-built Jensen Interceptor belonged, until recently, to the late Kjelle Qvale. Yes, that Kjelle Qvale, the man who co-founded the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance; helped develop "the corkscrew" at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; and "married the US to sports cars" by importing and selling over a million Aston… » 9/30/14 1:16pm 9/30/14 1:16pm

How Many Q, X, Y and Z Brands Can You Name?

When he realized his car collection included brands starting with nearly every letter from A to Z, John Moir decided to fill in the gaps. The 26 cars span not only an alphabet, but also a century, 1900 to 1999. Along with 11 of his other cars, they're all being auctioned off at no reserve at RM Auctions' Hershey event » 9/29/14 12:18pm 9/29/14 12:18pm

No, The Bond Bug Is Not Amphibious

Certain cars inspire certain reactions in people. Pieces of old, familiar Detroit iron tend to elicit thumbs-up or the occasional "I used to own one of those!" A more exotic supercar like, say, a Ferrari 360 Modena, might get you a "How fast does it go?" or a "How much horsepower?" » 9/18/14 10:07am 9/18/14 10:07am

In Forza 5 they almost overdo the brake dust and bits of rubber in the name of that imperfect realism: I'm talking black specks all over the front bumper and on the wheels and wheel wells after a five-minute race.

But your idea for a car game that lets the cars show their mileage sounds awesome. » 9/16/14 1:52pm 9/16/14 1:52pm