The 2014 Jalopnik Gift Guide: Ideas For Last-Minute Cheapskates

Christmas is three days away. Chanukah is over in two. You're lazy, and you're broke, so you haven't gotten any gifts yet. Not any movies, books, games, tasteful items, or really anything else. But we're not here to shame and judge – we're here to help. So here are some ideas, costing less than $25, to help you out,… » 12/22/14 4:39pm Today 4:39pm

Red Light Cameras Are A Dangerous, Money-Grubbing Scheme, Study Says

Everyone who's ever gone through a yellow light, like a normal person, only for it to turn red just as you exit the intersection and then you see a giant flash pop up so you instinctively slam on the brakes in the desperate hope that you won't get a ticket, knows that this system just doesn't work. And now there's… » 12/22/14 12:38pm Today 12:38pm

The 2014 Jalopnik Gift Guide: To Everything Worldly And Tasteful

You want to buy a gift for your favorite gearhead, but you have a problem. Your giftee is a person of taste, of class, of a certain joie de vivre, a true bon vivant. Looked through all of your empty McDonald's bags, and still out of ideas about what to get them? Realized that just because something's expensive,… » 12/19/14 4:24pm Friday 4:24pm

Reports: A New Ford GT Will Definitely Race At Le Mans In 2016

More and more rumors keep pouring out of the mill about a new Ford GT, but there's something weird about them. We're not hearing monstrous power or engine specs, but rather one thing consistently – Ford plans to take it racing. » 12/18/14 3:30pm Thursday 3:30pm

This Porsche 911 GT1 Makes A McLaren P1 Seem As Common As A Camry

People who don't like cars will say it's a piece of art. People who don't like cars will say only 25 were ever made. People who don't like cars will say that in 2011, one of these sold for $1.7 million, and it's only gone up in value since. People who don't like cars will say that for all these reasons, the Porsche… » 12/17/14 10:50am Wednesday 10:50am

Volvo Says It's Pulling Out Of Motorsports, Everyone Cry Now

Volvo, the last bastion of Swedenism in the automotive landscape, was holding the line in motorsports, with entries in the Swedish Touring Car Championship and Australian V8 Supercars. And now Volvo just said that they won't be continuing after the contracts run out, and they're pulling out of racing entirely. » 12/16/14 5:45pm 12/16/14 5:45pm

Regulators Subpoena Pretty Much Everybody Over Subprime Loans

Subprime loans, the same type of horrible financial junkfood that led to the bonanza right before the financial meltdown in 2008, went right back into bonanza mode over the past year once people figured out they could use them to sell used cars. And once people realized, firms started cutting back. And now the… » 12/16/14 5:31pm 12/16/14 5:31pm

I don't know. I know this is incredibly late and terribly inaccurate, but I really don't know what would motivate a teenager in Europe to join ISIS. But teens throughout history have found a myriad of things to be disaffected with, so there's that. » 12/16/14 4:20pm 12/16/14 4:20pm

The 2014 Jalopnik Gift Guide: For Weirdos, Crazies, And The Strange

We've got a problem. A serious problem. We've had gift guides thus far for all the world's culture and sundries, all those for the clinically sane. But what if you really, really, really like go around licking windows and using tins of spam as bumper replacements? What then? What, indeed. » 12/15/14 4:05pm 12/15/14 4:05pm

New TV Series Gives Us The Best Look At World War II Atomic Sabotage

Alright, so it's a Norwegian TV series, but if you die in Norway you die in real life so I'll count it. And since The Heavy Water War focuses on a uniquely Norwegian facet of one of the less-well known events of World War II, you might even say that it gives it an especially pertinent focus. » 12/15/14 9:00am 12/15/14 9:00am

Russia On US Treaty Violation Accusation: Go Screw Yourself

A few months back the United States formally notified Russia that it had carried out missile tests in violation of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and it may exert military and economic pressure as a result. Russia's Foreign Ministry responded today, and it's pretty much exactly what you would expect. » 12/12/14 12:33pm 12/12/14 12:33pm