I’d wager that these two men, by the names of Chris Harris and Mike Spinelli, are among the only people ever to get a Ford Raptor stuck on a teeny little glacier such as this one in Iceland.
“Great car TV?!” you might be (rudely) exclaiming. “With no Top Gear or The Grand Tour?” you may ask, still being kind of hurtful. But yes, following our own Jalopnik show, Car vs. America, premiering on Fusion last night (which you can watch online here), our /DRIVE friends also return to TV tonight!
Oh man, is automotive TV shaping up to be quite excellent this season. On one hand, you have Jalopnik’s very own Car vs. America to look forward to (Oct. 18 on Fusion!). And on the other, you have /DRIVE, which is returning to NBC Sports on Oct. 19 for its fourth season.
There are exactly two types of TV shows about cars: sensationalized “build” dramas set to slow-motion footage of sparks, and Top Gear knockoffs. The latter “boy’s trip” motif tends to be a little more bearable so I’m excited to see what my friends have in store for the third season of /Drive on NBC Sports.
Emil Rensing, creator of the Fast Lane Daily YouTube channel and a partner in /DRIVE until it was sold to Time Inc. last year, was arrested by the FBI in New York today on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
It’s stylish, it’s loud, it’s fast, it’s comfortable and believe it or not, also dead reliable, as Mike Musto points out. What more can you ask from a ‘64 Ford?
In /Drive’s latest series, Betim Berisha, an engineer responsible for some very fast Porsches tells you all about temperature management when it comes to increasing horsepower.
A Citroën Ami will always struggle to go up the hills of West Yorkshire, but if you’re a barber in a small town, you couldn’t ask for a more fitting company car.
If your father bought a Mercedes SL back in the sixties, all you need to do is preserve it, because you won’t be needing a finer motorcar, ever.
I’m not kidding. In 2015, you can indeed have a brand new MGB created using the original tooling, powered by a Mazda 2.5 that will make it reach 62mph in 3.8 seconds. All the time.
The earliest XJ220s are past their 23rd birthday by now, and throughout all those years, it wasn't Jaguar who kept them alive, but Don Law Racing. Meet the father and son behind the amazing garage that went racing and built the ultimate XJ220, the LM.
Twisted Automotive is to Land Rover Defenders what Singer is to air-cooled Porsches. Once you've seen their products, only slightly twisted Defenders will do. With an LS3.
If your business is restoring and selling old Italian race cars, you end up spending half of your day at home managing emails and researching the classics you're after. That means you also see more of how your kids grow up.
No power steering. No power door locks. No power brakes. It's just you, a 40-year-old rear-drive coupe, three pedals, a turbocharged SR20 engine with nearly 400 horsepower and the road.
"It was about the 80s, the sexy 80s. It was about excess. Far too much money. Shoulder pads and big hair."
The Japanese auto industry isn't what it was 20 years ago. The ridiculous performance cars of the 1990s have, with a few exceptions, yielded to staid and respectable sedans and crossovers. Even Mazda, makers of the Miata and some of the most fun normal cars around, doesn't come close to their Bubble Era madness.
It could be argued that there's no such thing as a Ferrari that isn't special in some way. But even among Maranello's brightest creations, the "Ferrari" Dino 246 GT and GTS have a unique emotional connection to the company's founder.
You know, my co-worker Travis said something recently that really stuck with me. (Not when he said "Stop selling cigarettes to minors," because he's just jealous my side business is so successful.) It was in his 2015 BMW M3 review, where he basically said you can either have the M3 or the M3 fighter.
When you think "great driving roads" you probably think of European roads like mountain passes in the Alps, or the scenic roads of Majorca, or even America's own Tail off the Dragon. South Africa probably doesn't spring to mind, but perhaps it should.
Words like "insane" or "ridiculous" don't do the Porsche 918 Spyder justice. Not really. That's why Mike Spinelli describes it as a car for people who want to live in a world "where cyborg elves battle genetically-modified, pure energy assassins with pulse rifles."