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Don't Miss East Coast Bash This Weekend, One Of The Best Car Events Of The Year Don't Miss East Coast Bash This Weekend, One Of The Best Car Events Of The Year

It’s the bash to end all bashes: ECB, the East Coast Bash. Drifting, crashing, and running into the night under the lights at Englishtown, New Jersey. Those who miss it live only to regret it.

Do You Believe The PRV V6 Is The Best Engine Of All Time? Get Ready To Get Mad Online

In a fit of boundless national optimism, Peugeot and Renault (and a few years later Volvo) teamed up to make a new V8 for good power and performance. But that’s not what the world got. We welcomed in the PRV V6, a cut-down compromise engine that for decades powered more amazing and amazingly bad cars than you would…

One Little Brooklyn Car Show Drew Some Of The World's Nicest Cars One Little Brooklyn Car Show Drew Some Of The World's Nicest Cars

If you haven’t spent a lot of time in the city, you might not think that a lot of cars would turn up for a car show in NYC. You certainly wouldn’t expect a multi-million dollar 1956 Maserati race car to roll out on a quiet Sunday morning in the middle of Brooklyn.

Here Are Five Wonderful Cars At The Carlisle Import And Performance Nationals

I have a new appreciation for the Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals, a combo show for vintage import cars and modern tuner cars all sharing the same fairground in Pennsylvania. Expect to see a V8-swapped Mazda RX-7 with a rear wing as big as a tea table next to a classic Land Rover and an actual tea table. We…

The BMW M8 Race Car Sounds Weird As Hell The BMW M8 Race Car Sounds Weird As Hell

I have a thing for road cars turned race cars. They’re like the ultimate form of what you see in dealerships and on the street. They’re like as good as the basic car design can be. And that’s what makes this BMW M8 GTE interesting. Inside every 8 Series road car we can expect to see soon lives this version that sounds…

Motorcycle Racer Jumps Crash

Moto3 raced at Le Mans over the weekend, running on the road course famous for a Mercedes getting launched into the air, another Mercedes getting launched into the air, and now Jakub Kornfeil getting launched into the air taking a jump off of another rider’s bike crashing in front of him.

Jalopnik Is At The Giant Carlisle Import Car Show, Come Hang Out  Jalopnik Is At The Giant Carlisle Import Car Show, Come Hang Out 

Prepare yourselves, People of the Carlisle Import and Performance Car Nationals, Jalopnik is coming and we’re bringing a Lexus IS300 Sportcross of extreme cleanliness. If you’re here, come hang out.

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.

Watch BMW Designers Labor Over The Ugliest Car They'd Ever Make Watch BMW Designers Labor Over The Ugliest Car They'd Ever Make

I have no doubt that BMW’s design team is one of the best in the world, given the best training and equipped with the best tools. But when your design brief is to make the 5 Series into the hulking quasi-crossover BMW 5 Series GT, there’s really nowhere to go but down.

We Did The Math On Higher Gas Prices We Did The Math On Higher Gas Prices

With gas prices hitting a three-year high and projected to keep rising, we Americans are going to take a hit every time we fill up our flashy new SUVs and crossovers we’re all buying. But there’s a counterargument that today’s vehicles offset rising gas prices with higher fuel efficiency. But are they efficient enough…

Autonomous Car Tech Company Signs Deal For Eight Million Cars But Won't Say With Whom Autonomous Car Tech Company Signs Deal For Eight Million Cars But Won't Say With Whom

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

Follow Retro Car Bot, A Bot Of Nothing But Retro Cars Follow Retro Car Bot, A Bot Of Nothing But Retro Cars

It’s once more time to bless your timeline with a Retro Car Bot, a bot that tweets out retro cars and information about them. That’s it. It’s so great.

You Are All Fools For Not Buying This Purple Mitsubishi Starion You Are All Fools For Not Buying This Purple Mitsubishi Starion

Bro, get your shit together and buy this turbo, narrowbody, purple Mitsubishi Starion. Each passing minute is as sand in an hourglass, only once all the sand is down at the bottom, instead of an hour having passed, it is your life that has passed you by, your Starion Life, your life of turbo boosted speed.

What's The Most Fun Fuel-Efficient Car You Can Buy Right Now? What's The Most Fun Fuel-Efficient Car You Can Buy Right Now?

As someone who grew up in California, I always feel like crazy high gas prices are always just around the corner. Once again it looks like I’m gonna be right, and that might not be the worst thing, because I don’t know if we’ve ever had such an abundance of super high fuel economy cars available to us as we do now.

Watch How The Tesla Model 3 Handles One Of America's Best Race Tracks Watch How The Tesla Model 3 Handles One Of America's Best Race Tracks

The Tesla Model 3 has a lot on its shoulders, facing delays, struggles with build quality and, most importantly, how neutral its handling is on Mid Ohio, one of America’s best road courses.

Nevada Cops Find $300,000 McLaren 720S Crashed In The Desert With No Owner In Sight Nevada Cops Find $300,000 McLaren 720S Crashed In The Desert With No Owner In Sight

This world abounds with mysteries. The Yeti, for instance. The fate of D.B. Cooper. Stevie Wonder. Add to the list his McLaren 720S, its roof halfway caved in and much of the car yard sale’d across the desert floor. It’s something of an advertisement for the car’s safety structure but also a bit of a mystery, as the…

Please Appreciate The Ferrari F50's $1000 Rearview Mirror Please Appreciate The Ferrari F50's $1000 Rearview Mirror

The Ferrari F50 is one of my favorite cars, either the last or the next-to-last road car with a Formula One engine, depending on how you count it. But there was one detail I never fully appreciated until now: its very strange (and very expensive) rearview mirror.

Some Advice On Driving To The Arctic Ocean Some Advice On Driving To The Arctic Ocean

“Yeah, there’s a non-zero chance of polar bears,” is always a good thing to hear when planning a road trip.

Full Pack -- 'Giddy Up' Full Pack -- 'Giddy Up'

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

Bless Your Timeline With These Fiat 500s Cutting Through The Italian Streets They Were Built For

The first time you see an original Fiat 500, it’s hard to believe that it’s a real car. It’s as small as a toy. But see a Cinquecento in its element, cutting through the tiny Italian streets for which it was designed, suddenly the shape makes perfect sense.

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