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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.

You Don't Know Rust Until You See What Passes For A Car In Canada You Don't Know Rust Until You See What Passes For A Car In Canada

I thought I had a good understanding of how rusty cars are in Canada, then I saw this Nissan 240SX held together with little more than hopes and dreams.

Every Car Ever Made Has At Least One Rabid Fan And I Have The Email To Prove It Every Car Ever Made Has At Least One Rabid Fan And I Have The Email To Prove It

While I know that even the most improbable of cars can have obsessive and dedicated fans, I’d always sort of assumed there was a limit. That there would be some cars that are so free of charm or character or interest that there’s just no way someone could become devoted to them. This week, I learned how very, very…

There Are Two Important Words Missing From American Car Culture There Are Two Important Words Missing From American Car Culture

There are two things you notice when you first encounter car culture in Germany. The first is the surprising number of Opels, and the second is that they have two perfect words to describe a particular kind of car, words that we oddly don’t have in America but desperately need. Those words are youngtimer and oldtimer.

I Saw Some Insane Cars At The Detroit Gambler 500 I Saw Some Insane Cars At The Detroit Gambler 500

Over 800 cars showed up to the Detroit Gambler 500—a rally made up of $500 and under shitboxes—and while I only spotted a small portion of that total, what I did see was absolute madness.

American Driving Is Echoing Back Into Drifting In Japan

They learned its style. They recreated it on a skidpad. They played it in driving sims. But NorCal’s Drift Team Animal Style had never physically gone to Meihan, the tiny track in Japan that gave the world the backwards entry and has become legendary in the Internet Era of drifting. This past year, they shipped their…

What Four Cars Inspired You The Most? What Four Cars Inspired You The Most?

Twitter is endlessly hilarious and horrible, but every now and then it can be fun and thought provoking. In video-game Twitter, the hashtag #GameStruck4 was this past week. It essentially asked users to list the four video games that were the most influential on their lives, or on their hobby in general.

An Arkansas Town Is Ticketing People For Having 'Inoperable' Cars On Their Property An Arkansas Town Is Ticketing People For Having 'Inoperable' Cars On Their Property

Yet another town is enforcing a dumb rule banning people from having inoperable automobiles on their property because some people find those cars “unsightly.” This time, the town that could make life tough for low-income households and car enthusiasts is West Memphis, Arkansas.

If You're Wondering What Those Ben-Hur Wheel Spikes Are And If They're Legal We're Here To Help 

A video posted yesterday is getting a good bit of attention online because it shows a late-model Cadillac sporting wheels that have massive protruding spikes looking like they came off the chariot race scene in Ben-Hur. What are these things? Are they legal? It’ll be okay. We’ll explain.

Drifting Enthusiast Found After Being Missing For Weeks Drifting Enthusiast Found After Being Missing For Weeks

Back in January, a drifting enthusiast, Ernesto Aguilar Gonzales (Fred Lump Lump on Instagram), was reported missing after he missed his flight home from Mexico to LA. Nearly three months later, he has been found.

Michigan Man Forced To Sell 20 Cars A Month Has Scrapped 'At Least 75' Cars Michigan Man Forced To Sell 20 Cars A Month Has Scrapped 'At Least 75' Cars

Ron Dauzet, the Michigan man whose township is forcing him to sell 20 of his cars per month in order to comply with a “blight ordinance” tells me he’s still working every day to get rid of his vehicles. And unfortunately, he’s had to send a whole bunch of good cars to the crusher. At least 75.

Sweden's 'Speed Weekend On Ice' Is Where Sanity Goes To Die And Axles Go To Break Sweden's 'Speed Weekend On Ice' Is Where Sanity Goes To Die And Axles Go To Break

Have you ever seen small children drift, flip and hammer dents out of a DAF 66 sedan? Have you ever seen a bunch of BMW-swapped Volvos go toe-to-toe with a 1940s DeSoto and a BMW engine-swapped Toyota Supra on a giant frozen lake drift-course?

Drivers Want To Record Their Car And Protect Their Dogs: Google Drivers Want To Record Their Car And Protect Their Dogs: Google

Google has published its first-ever trend report for the automotive industry, highlighting the interests of consumers and their search queries in the U.S., Germany and Japan. It turns out people are turning away from fuzzy steering wheel covers, and instead they want ways of recording what’s going on in and around…

Japan Has Yet Another Good Car Idea: PVC Drifting With Tiny Kei Hatchbacks Japan Has Yet Another Good Car Idea: PVC Drifting With Tiny Kei Hatchbacks

A few years back, a drift team in Japan that normally runs Toyota Corolla AE86s branched out into drifting minute kei car front-wheel-drive hatchbacks, easily purchased for about $300. The trick is PVC pipe pressed over the rear tires and, dammit, this is one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a long time.

Help Find This Drifting Enthusiast Who's Been Missing In Mexico For Days Help Find This Drifting Enthusiast Who's Been Missing In Mexico For Days

You’ve probably seen Ernie’s giant red sedan drift car on YouTube or Fred Lump Lump on Instagram if you don’t know him in person. But he missed his flight home to LA from Mexico on Jan. 25 and his family hasn’t heard from him since. Now the internet is looking for him, and hopefully we can help.

Drag Racing In Japan Is Insane Drag Racing In Japan Is Insane

“Just look at this insanity: Camaros, Skylines, HiAces, RX-7s, Jimnys,” NoriYaro explains, showing the field at a drag racing event at Twin Motegi Ring. “Japan: it never doesn’t deliver.”

Adorable Gentleman Issues Press Release Because He Put A Hood Ornament On His Car Adorable Gentleman Issues Press Release Because He Put A Hood Ornament On His Car

Well, I know it’s early in 2018, but I’ve already gotten my favorite email of the year. It’s a press release that boldly answers the question we’ve all been asking: What’s with the Birnbom situation? Has Marvin Birnbom found a way to personalize his 2016 Cadillac CT6? The answer, I’m delighted to say, is yes. Yes he…

This Club For Old Vans Is More Organized Than You And Your Friends

I can barely convince my friends to go see a movie. The Rolling Death Van Club in Portland, by contrast, is able to coordinate meet up after meet up, helping each other buy, fix up and run the coolest old vans in the country. Looking at all of these tattoo’d, pierced survivor van owners, suddenly I feel like the piece…

The Subject Of Whether Or Not To Warm Up Your Car Sure Makes People Mad The Subject Of Whether Or Not To Warm Up Your Car Sure Makes People Mad

We live in a pretty polarized era. The internet has turned the world into a gigantic family Thanksgiving table, and everyone’s fighting about pretty much everything, always, forever. I know this. And yet I still have to admit I’m surprised by the level of anger and vitriol I’ve seen regarding something that you’d…

The Best Jalopnik Photography Of 2017 The Best Jalopnik Photography Of 2017

It’s been nice to see so much more heart and humanity in the photography showing up on Jalopnik this past year. We’ve seen lots of supercars on dream roads before; it’s sweet now to see character and driven culture.

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