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The Tesla Model X's Sand Rollover Test Is Fascinating

Tesla tweeted out a video Sunday morning of its Tesla Model X rolling over after being shoved onto a sandbox by a sled. But even if the tweet read “...the first and only SUV to achieve a NHTSA 5-Star safety rating in every category...” this rollover isn’t the test conducted by the U.S. government, it seems to be a…

A Few Hours Of Cleaning And Wrenching Totally Transformed My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle A Few Hours Of Cleaning And Wrenching Totally Transformed My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle

A couple months ago, after I struggled to decide if I wanted to buy a 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, readers told me I’d be a fool not to. So I heeding their advice and hauled the Jeep home through an ice storm. Yesterday, I finally washed the big SUV, and my god were readers right: this Jeep is incredible.

We're All Underestimating The Pontiac Vibe We're All Underestimating The Pontiac Vibe

Many months ago, I met a Jalopnik reader whose love for the Pontiac Vibe has no bounds. He was part of an owner’s group, his Facebook profile was filled with pictures of his Vibe, and he just kept talking about how great the little hatchback was. At first, I thought this was a bit odd, but now I’ve realized that he…

Jeopardy Champion Austin Rogers Is Planning The Ultimate Car TV Show Jeopardy Champion Austin Rogers Is Planning The Ultimate Car TV Show

I just got off the phone with Jeopardy champion Austin Rogers, and learned some fantastic news: He’s an avid Jalopnik reader and his plans for his new TV car show are absolutely brilliant.

Jeopardy Champ Austin Rogers Is Working On A TV Show About Underappreciated Cars And I'm Excited

Austin Rogers, the New York City bartender who famously won 12 out of 13 Jeopardy shows and took home over $400,000 in winnings, then hatched a plan to travel the world in an old Mercedes wagon, is in the process of starting a car show for the “every man,” TMZ reports. Among the cars allegedly pitched: the Subaru Brat…

Watch Us Work Overtime To Get My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer In Shape For Its Epic 1,700-Mile Trip To Moab

Last fall, I bought an $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that hadn’t run in 12 years. After months of wrenching, in March, I drove with my coworker Andrew Collins on a grand journey from near Detroit, Michigan to the off-road trails of Moab, Utah. Here’s video of that trip’s first leg—the Jeep’s first highway voyage in over a…

Watch This Guy Turn His Crappy Russian Hatchback Into A Pedal-Car

If you’ve ever been curious to know how hard it would be to power your car with your own legs via bicycle pedals, Russian mechanic and YouTube star Vlad is here to show you with his VAZ-1111 “Oka” hatchback.

A McLaren MP4-12C being wrenched on in a small audio shop in Yuen Long, Hong Kong.

Warning To Anyone Shopping For Rolls Royces On Craigslist: This Is A Lincoln Warning To Anyone Shopping For Rolls Royces On Craigslist: This Is A Lincoln

I know I’m speaking with a huge audience of people looking for Rolls-Royces on the same site you go to find a “rust free” Geo Metro with a rebuilt title, but be wary about this red and gold knockoff, for it is not the opulent British luxury sedan you seek. It is an imposter.

How Much Preventative Maintenance Is Too Much? How Much Preventative Maintenance Is Too Much?

Right now, I’m trying to get my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle on the road, and I’m struggling to answer a question: How much preventative maintenance should I do? (Because this is getting expensive).

How An Arizona Mechanic Scored A Stolen 1,461 Mile 1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo For $500 How An Arizona Mechanic Scored A Stolen 1,461 Mile 1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo For $500

An Arizona mechanic named Nick Dawson just scored the “barn find” of the century: a 1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo with less than 1,500 miles on the clock. But getting the car wasn’t easy, because it had been stolen from the dealer 25 years prior.

North America’s 'Largest Elevated Go-Kart Track' Looks Like Mario Kart In Real Life, The Best Thing Ever North America’s 'Largest Elevated Go-Kart Track' Looks Like Mario Kart In Real Life, The Best Thing Ever

There’s a giant go-kart track coming within driving range of Detroit next month, meaning my childhood dream of Mario Kart racing in real life might actually come true.

Comment Of The Day: Captain Obvious Edition Comment Of The Day: Captain Obvious Edition

Today we wrote about how Dodge’s description of its Journey’s four-speed transmission is literally just the definition of an automatic. That sad but simple marketing got one commenter thinking of a brilliant new way to advertise.

Dodge's Description Of The Dodge Journey's Four-Speed Automatic Is So Sad Dodge's Description Of The Dodge Journey's Four-Speed Automatic Is So Sad

The Dodge Journey is the last of the crappy DaimlerChrysler-era cars in Fiat Chrysler’s lineup. It’s a vehicle that sells based on one fact: It seats seven and costs about as much as a pack of Juicy Fruit. And while I could tell you all about why history won’t look kindly upon the cheap SUV, I don’t need to make fun…

Ferrari's Website Is A Gold Mine Of Incredible Tech Photos Ferrari's Website Is A Gold Mine Of Incredible Tech Photos

Do you want to see a good car website filled with gorgeous images of machinery? Of course you do. So please allow me to show you the treasures that lie within Ferrari’s website.

Watch NASCAR Officials Use Power Tools To Extract Water Trapped Under Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas developed a large bump hours before the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race scheduled for this evening. So officials simply drilled and sawed into the bump, only to find a bunch of water underneath.

This Chrysler Engineer Is Shoving A 485 Horsepower Hemi V8 Into A Jeep Scrambler This Chrysler Engineer Is Shoving A 485 Horsepower Hemi V8 Into A Jeep Scrambler

Fiat Chrysler engineer and passionate car-nut Ben Reedy spends his days engineering new cars, and his nights wrenching on old ones. His latest project involves shoehorning a 485 horsepower, 6.4-liter Hemi V8 out of a wrecked Challenger into his 1983 Jeep CJ-8. The whole thing is truly epic.

Actually The Ferrari 360 Is Good Again Actually The Ferrari 360 Is Good Again

For a reason that I haven’t yet surmised, some people seem to think the Ferrari 360 is boring and dumb. I am here to correct those sentiments with a sentiment of my own: The 360 is one of the best Ferraris ever.

Cyndi Lauper — 'I Drove All Night' Cyndi Lauper — 'I Drove All Night'

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

The Four-Cylinder 2018 Jeep Wrangler's 24 MPG Makes It The First Not To Kill Your Wallet The Four-Cylinder 2018 Jeep Wrangler's 24 MPG Makes It The First Not To Kill Your Wallet

The 2.0-liter turbocharged 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL’s fuel economy figures are in, and with numbers as high as 24 MPG combined, the world finally has a Wrangler with fuel economy that’s actually borderline “livable.”

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