Project Car season starts Today!

Why? Because it's finally warm enough to ride the bike to work. So the car can sit in the garage in pieces if needed. Which is good because I'm tired of babying the clutch. » 3/31/15 10:59am Today 10:59am

Why we need a Stig mode.

After watching the latest Top Gear episodes I am again amazed at the overwhelming driving "modes/options" that one needs to engage/turn off modify in order to drive the damn thing. Why? We need a DIY button for those that want to simply drive the car themselves. One button to rule them all. » 2/24/15 11:09am 2/24/15 11:09am

Dan Gurney  & the BLAT. 

That time Dan Gurney got clever and built a car that eclipsed them all. And got banned for his efforts. Mike Mosley drives from last to first at the Milwaukee Mile in '84. » 2/08/15 2:32pm 2/08/15 2:32pm

Will it Winter? The Daily Driver-Project Car. 

As we've pointed out earlier driving a Project Car as a Daily Driver requires a bit of insanity. Not quite Charlie Manson levels of insanity but certainly closer to Charlie Sheen's. And when the temps are below freezing it's a whole new ballgame.
» 1/22/15 10:06am 1/22/15 10:06am

Time to buy a Lotus Esprit?

After watching Top Gear's Patagonia Special I'm wondering if I should buy a Lotus Esprit. It survived everything admirably. And the prices seem reasonable. And it appeals to the masochist in me as well. :-) » 1/01/15 10:45am 1/01/15 10:45am

Jim Nabors replaced by a capella group.

Jim Nabors left a big void to fill when he retired. The singer had led the crowd in a almost operatic version of Back Home in Indiana since 1972. He told the crowd that 2014 would be his last year and the IMS started finding a replacement for 2015. They just announced today the replacement is an acappella group… » 12/22/14 7:38pm 12/22/14 7:38pm

Project Car & Daily Driver? DWB: Driving While Broke. Part II

It's hard being a Jalopnik and being broke at the same time. So much much want and so little money. We combine our fantasies with our real life. But will they blend? » 11/19/14 10:00am 11/19/14 10:00am

Navy invades Indiana

Remember that Navy exercise where they were going to stage in Virginia and invade Indiana? Here's a pic of the first of the Opreys to invade Indianapolis! Look for the rotors above the building. This is Indianapolis's heliport. » 11/05/14 10:35am 11/05/14 10:35am

Snake Lives!

Just in time for Halloween new soundtrack music from John Carpenter. Yes THE John Carpenter of Halloween, Escape from New York , The Thing and so on. » 11/04/14 9:04am 11/04/14 9:04am