The 1978 Ford Capri Really Put Things Into Apocalyptic Perspective

Nowadays when you see an ad for a car with any remote semblance of performance, you get imagery of adrenaline-inducing road-holding with the occasional monster or two. But back in 1978, ads for the Ford Capri liked to tout its "safe and predictable" handling. Bummer. » 8/30/14 11:00am Saturday 11:00am

Weekend Motorsports Roundup, August 30-31, 2014

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? » 8/30/14 12:00am Saturday 12:00am

Pilot Killed In Virginia F-15C Crash

The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet that crashed in rural Virginia was killed in the incident, the Colonel of the pilot's fighter wing said late last night. The impact of the plane early on Wednesday morning had set off a large search for the missing pilot. » 8/29/14 1:21pm Friday 1:21pm

The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose. » 8/27/14 4:23pm Wednesday 4:23pm

The Jalopnik Film Festival Has Best Judges In History Of Judiciaries

A key improvement to this year's Jalopnik Film Festival is the inclusion of work submitted by filmmakers, reviewed by a panel of judges that will include Matt Miller, Tamir Moscovici, Spike Feresten, Jeff Zwart, and James Glickenhaus. Best. Judges. EVER. » 8/27/14 12:56pm Wednesday 12:56pm

Life Is Great So Here's A Hideous Ferrari Doing Burnouts In Monaco

Hideous Ferrari, you ask? Yes, a hideous Ferrari. It's a Mansory 599 GTB Stallone, and presumably it shares the name of Sylvester Stallone because it too likes way too much Human Growth Hormone, and is now exhibiting the facial deformities of acromegaly. So here it is in motion. » 8/27/14 12:44pm Wednesday 12:44pm

The Renaultsport R.S. 01 Is The Mid-Engined GT-R You Always Wanted

The Nissan GT-R is all great and fine and dandy, but it's big, and heavy, and the engine is right up at the front. What you wanted was something sleek, something lightweight, and you wanted the engine in the middle, where it belongs. And it had to be French, for some reason. This is the Renaultsport R.S. 01. » 8/27/14 9:10am 8/27/14 9:10am

Vomiting Dragsters And Screaming Choirs Are America's Best Thing Ever

If America contributes nothing of culture to the world, not rock music, not rap music, not cheeseburgers, not Jackson Pollock paintings, let it keep contributing these. These glorious, wonderful videos of drag racing in slow motion, that feature fuel spilling out like so much mechanical puke. » 8/26/14 7:20pm 8/26/14 7:20pm

The Mercedes AMG-GT Black Series Is Already Pounding Around The 'Ring

In case you were worried that Mercedes' new Porsche 911 fighter hatchback coupe-thing, the Mercedes AMG-GT, would be a bit slow, have no fear. The company is clearly hard at work already on a 'roided-up Black Series variant, as this video from the Nurburgring shows. » 8/26/14 1:27pm 8/26/14 1:27pm

Has Google Images Been Hacked To Show A Russian Car Crash?

Early this morning something weird popped up on Google. If you did an image search, the first few pictures would be displayed properly. But if you scrolled down just a bit, every other image was replaced by one single one, of a Russian car crash. And so far, no one knows why. » 8/26/14 9:16am 8/26/14 9:16am

Watch A V8 Supercars Race Devolve Into The Most Beautiful Drift Battle

Drifting is nice and pretty and artful, but you don't see it in many top-tier racing series because it can also be kinda slow. Unless you're in a gargantuan beast of an Australian V8 Supercar, and it's raining. Because then it's like Michelangelo placed his blessing upon speed itself. » 8/24/14 12:30pm 8/24/14 12:30pm