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 2021-04-17 21:00 

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Yes, Police Can Pull You Over For Having Air Fresheners On Your Rearview Mirror...

We live in a country defined by some very arbitrary laws, and one of the many concerns is that of the air freshener. These items, which are designed to be hung from your rearview mirror, can indeed be cause for the police to pull you over....

 2021-04-17 20:00 

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This Day In History: Meet The Ford Mustang...

The covers came off the Ford Mustang at the World's Fair in New York 57 years ago today, and a legend was born....

 2021-04-17 19:00 

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Actually, Yes, The Formula One Miami Grand Prix Might Be Happening After All—But At The Cost Of The US GP...

The fate of the proposed Formula One Miami Grand Prix has been quite a precarious one. One minute, it's happening, and the next, someone is suing the prospective trace over any number of complaints: noise, traffic, you name it. But things actually app...

 2021-04-17 18:00 

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Renault Used LEGOs To Design Its E-Tech Hybrid System...

One of the keenest senses of accomplishment I felt as a kid was completing a LEGO Millennium Falcon. I was probably no older than eight, and I was tasked with entertaining my four-year-old brother in the process, so following all of the instructions and a...

 2021-04-17 17:00 

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The Lady And The Dale Dismantles Myths Of Transness Via The Automotive Documentary...

The story of Geraldine Elizabeth Carmichael, the Twentieth Century Motor Company, and the three-wheeled Dale is one of the more sensational scandals that has crossed through the automotive world—but it's a story deeply intertwined with our socie...

 2021-04-17 16:00 

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2021 Is The Year You Start Watching IndyCar...

Cancel your plans for this Sunday, because you're watching IndyCar. No ifs, ands, or buts....

 2021-04-17 15:00 

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What Car Take Would Get You Canceled?...

As you may imagine, I have spent quite a lot of time eating my own words lately thanks to the giant, gas-guzzling Suburban I bought after dropping the hot "trucks should be illegal for purchase" take into the annals of Jalopnik. Lots of folks have...

 2021-04-17 14:00 

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Marc Marquez Is Back In MotoGP After 265 Days And As Strong As Ever...

After 265 days off his bike due to a broken and slowly healing right arm, MotoGP rider Marc Marquez has climbed back on his bike for practice at Portimao ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix. And what does he have to say for his already-impressive lap times...

 2021-04-17 13:00 

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Volkswagen ID.6 SUV: Here It Is...

There's a new addition to Volkswagen's all-electric ID lineup. Meet the VW ID.6, the brand's answer to the full-size electric SUV. And while the brand hasn't completely ruled out bringing the United States, it'll remain a China-only mo...

 2021-04-17 00:15 

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Travis Pastrana Is Going Flat Track Racing With KTM...

In two weeks time a champion on two wheels and four will attempt to add a trophy to his case from yet another different discipline of motorsport. Travis Pastrana will be joining the nigh-unbeatable Red Bull-sponsored KTM factory team for the Atlanta round...

 2021-04-16 23:45 

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Prince Philip Spent 16 Years Toying Over The Custom Land Rover Defender That Will Cary His Casket...

It would seem that once a person hits just the right mix of nationalism, royalty, wealth and age, they do extremely weird stuff like toy over the customized Land Rover Defender hearse that will one day carry their vessel to its final resting place, which ...

 2021-04-16 23:15 

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NASA Picks SpaceX Starship As The Next Lunar Lander To Land People On The Moon...

Last year, NASA had narrowed down to three possible candidates to build the lunar landing vehicle for the Artemis program's return to the moon: Blue Origin, Dynetics, and SpaceX. Today, NASA announced they picked the next lunar lander: Starship, built...

 2021-04-16 22:45 

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Formula E Will Race The Full Monaco GP Circuit Next Month...

The Monegasque Formula E event has been held three times in the series' seven seasons thus far. For the first five years it ran alternating years with the Monaco Vintage Grand Prix event, existing in 2019, 2017, and 2015. The event is back for 2021, r...

 2021-04-16 22:00 

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How To Watch Formula One, NASCAR, IndyCar, and Everything Else In Racing This Weekend; April 16-18...

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?...

 2021-04-16 21:49 

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Late 1940s Mercury Wagons Featured An Important Taillight Innovation...

As many philosophers have noted over the centuries, if you want a microcosm of the human condition and all its complexities, one need only look to the world of taillights. A great example of the Richness of the Taillight Experience can be seen in these in...

 2021-04-16 21:20 

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These Are The Cars You Think Are The Most '80s...

The 1980s were an interesting time in the car world. Some cars were forgettable boxes, others were full of technology and others looked straight out of what people thought the future would look like....

 2021-04-16 20:26 

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This International MXT Is What You Need When A Super Duty Just Won't Cut It...

Modern pickups can be absolutely gargantuan, but what if you want a pickup that's bigger than them all? This 2008 International MXT offered on Bring a Trailer dwarfs a puny Ford Super Duty....

 2021-04-16 20:25 

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Pierre Gasly Has A Slightly Better-Than-Usual Shot This Weekend...

It is highly likely that one of Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, or Valtteri Bottas will win Sunday's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, but let's allow ourselves to dream for a minute....

 2021-04-16 20:10 

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How Many Generations Of Dodge Viper Were There?...

I know that to the uninitiated, this seems like a dumb question. If that's the case, I assume you've never met a Viper fan....

 2021-04-16 20:03 

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This Fearless Ford Driver Flung A Bobcat In The Chaos Of A Driveway Tussle...

A North Carolina man and woman were attacked by a bobcat in their driveway earlier this week, and things got real crazy, real fast. What starts off as a sleepy suburban morning becomes a chaotic scene, culminating in the man throwing the bobcat and yellin...

 2021-04-16 19:03 

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This Truck's Face Is An Xbox Controller...

I don't know of a more delicate way to put it: The Shelby-tuned version of the Chinese Great Wall Cannon pickup has an Xbox controller for a grille....

 2021-04-16 18:02 

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The Trees Are Out To Get You...

If you're flying over the part of North Carolina where I live, you'll see what looks to be a few little settlements just hacked out of a thick forest. And that's pretty much what's going on here. Woodland creatures, building their little r...

 2021-04-16 17:18 

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Nikita Mazepin's Formula 1 Career Has Been Delightfully Bad So Far...

Formula 1 rookie Nikita Mazepin doesn't deserve an F1 seat, but he has one anyway, most likely because his billionaire dad's company is throwing a lot of money into the Haas team. This situation might be mildly irritating except that Mazepin's...

 2021-04-16 16:40 

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Seattle Jalopnik Readers: Let's Meet On Sunday...

Do you live near Seattle? Do you want to meet up with other Jalopnik readers and one Jalopnik author currently in way over his head with a Jeep FC-170? If so, then Sunday is your day....

 2021-04-16 15:53 

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This Billboard That Confuses Tesla Autopilot Is A Good Reminder Of Why Self-Driving Is Still A Long Way Off...

Last summer, Elon Musk, the shy, reclusive CEO of the Tesla electric-car making concern, stated that the company was "very close to Level 5 autonomy" — that is, autonomous vehicles capable of complete self-driving — and all that remain...

 2021-04-16 15:45 

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Automakers In Europe Know What Needs To Be Done...

The gas tax should be raised, along with other taxes intended to curb global warming, ideas which never get much traction in America because America but Europe is a bit more receptive. Even automakers are on board....

 2021-04-16 15:10 

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'Ever Given' Suez Canal Blunder Is Causing A Garden Gnome Shortage...

The Ever Given's blockage of the Suez Canal earlier this month caused reverberating effects through the shipping industry. Gardeners in the UK are hunkering down as supply chain delays are causing a shortage of the essentials, like garden gnomes....

 2021-04-16 14:50 

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That Time My Mini Cooper Was Totaled By A Flood From A Sloppy Radio Install...

My first new car was a 2004 Mini Cooper S. I did a factory order and waited three months for it. Three years later it was declared a total loss due to flooding, but the terminal water damage inside wasn't a result of the usual causes....

 2021-04-16 14:25 

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Washington Will Be The First State To Ban Gas Cars...

Washington state just out California'd California, some 800,000 Subarus will soon need to visit home, and Ford just added a new exec that will do lobbyist-type things but isn't technically a lobbyist. All that and more in this TGIF edition of The ...

 2021-04-16 13:35 

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Here Are 28 Interesting Things About The 2022 Mercedes EQS...

Mercedes premiered its new all-electric version of the S-Class, called the EQS, on Thursday. It is a big deal for them, which is why the EQS's press release is dozens and dozens of pages. Here are 28 interesting things I found after devouring it all....

 2021-04-16 12:45 

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Blip: Turning Is Overrated...

You made it through another week! I always believed in you, even when everyone was saying all those terrible things and talking about how funny you look or whatever. Don't even think about that. Think about how much we once seem to have wanted hover-v...

 2021-04-16 12:30 

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I Was Born In 1989, What Is The Most '80s Car?...

In 2021, I am what you would consider an older millennial. I have no recollection of what cars in the '80s were like, having been born at the end of that decade and growing up around machines mostly from the early to mid-90s....

 2021-04-16 12:00 

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At $9,500, Is This 2007 Audi S4 Quattro A Super Sedan That's Also A Super-Good Deal?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $9,500, Is This 2007 Audi S4 Quattro A Super Sedan That's Also A Super-Good Deal?...

 2021-04-15 23:18 

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Here's Why Some Places In The U.S. Still Won't Let You Pump Your Own Gas...

Having no choice but to pump my own gas when I was growing up in the southern U.S., I was shocked to learn there are places in this country that to this day forbid freedom-loving Americans from ever filling the tank themselves. Here's why New Jersey a...

 2021-04-15 22:15 

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These Are The Interior Features You Think Are The Most Clever...

Automakers are always trying to cram new features into the interiors of their vehicles. Some of them are really awesome, some are gimmicks and some are just something to break down the road....

 2021-04-15 21:21 

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Let's Do A Quick Dive Into The Design Of The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, A Small Pickup That's Actually Small...

Holy crap, there's actually a new pickup truck available for sale in America that doesn't need its size described with architectural terms. This is a truck that's been teased and talked about since 2015, when the much more Subaru Brat-like con...

 2021-04-15 20:50 

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Great, Now There's A Rental Car Shortage...

It was around this time last year when the rental car giant Hertz filed for bankruptcy, its profits having plunged off the deep end during pandemic lockdowns. Now that vaccination rates are rising, and infection and hospitalization tallies are leveling of...

 2021-04-15 20:25 

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The Cyber Tank 300 Is A Blade Runner Bronco/G-Wagen Mashup...

Chinese carmaker WEY thinks it has a winner on its hands with its SUV, the Tank 300. Now, it's officially shown off a modified version of its Chinese market-only Bronco doppelgnger, called the Cyber Tank 300, in anticipation of a full reveal at the 20...

 2021-04-15 19:40 

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Ford Will Sell You A Mach-E Online, If You Live In China...

The launch of the lovely Ford Mach-E has been an interesting one, with a series of delays, cars getting bricked, and a (tiny) recall as models only just begin to roll out to customers. Also of interest is that Ford will start selling these things online, ...

 2021-04-15 19:08 

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What A Lifelong Jeep Owner Thinks Of The Toyota Land Cruiser After Buying One Sight Unseen And Completing A 2,000 Mile Road Trip...

I've loved Jeeps since I was a kid. I studied engineering just so I could help design the new Jeep Wrangler, and I currently own enough Jeeps to where the city I live in is complaining. I'd never owned a Toyota until a few months back, when a read...

 2021-04-15 18:13 

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Let's All Laugh At These Bad Autonomous Car Predictions From A Few Years Back...

How are you enjoying your autonomous car?...

 2021-04-15 17:45 

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I Need A Cross-Country College Road Trip Car For $4,500! What Should I Buy?...

Jared is a sophomore in college and will be taking a long cross-country road trip this summer. His FR-S is not really ideal for such a journey so he is looking for something cheap, reliable and comfortable that he can pass down to his sister. What car sho...

 2021-04-15 17:25 

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The Hamster Is An Adorable Russian Motorcycle Tank...

Russia is home to a bunch of wacky vehicles from whatever gets built by Garage 54 to the Sherp. One inventor is adding another creation to the list with his Hamster, a motorcycle that traverses terrain with a snowmobile track....

 2021-04-15 16:45 

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The 2022 Mercedes EQS: This Is It...

We got a hint of what the Mercedes EQS would look like last summer with Vision EQS concept, but Thursday Mercedes officially premiered the production version. You'll be able to get it, among other options, with a giant screen....

 2021-04-15 16:25 

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What's The Best Slim Steering Wheel On A Car You Can Buy Today?...

Years ago, I ranted about my distaste for most modern steering wheels found in current production cars. They're just too thick and often too soft. I miss the old days of a thin, light circumference to grip. Now, a reader has emailed me to ask for some...

 2021-04-15 16:00 

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Meet The Kansas Demo-Derby Enthusiast Who Installed 52-Inch Military Tires On His Pickup...

While driving through rural Kansas in my $500 Postal Jeep a few years ago, I spotted a house in Scranton (population: under 600!) surrounded by demolition derby cars. I stopped by and met the owner, Austin, who give me a tour of his compound. It was aweso...

 2021-04-15 15:40 

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Florida Driver Channels Them Duke Boys And Jumps SUV Over Opening Drawbridge...

A driver of a 2008-ish Hyundai Santa Fe must have been in a whole mess o' trouble, because they pulled a shockingly Hazzard-county type of move when, Wednesday, in Daytona Beach, Florida, they broke right through a traffic warning arm and proceeded to...

 2021-04-15 15:30 

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Front-Mounted Spare Tires Were A Great Bad Idea I Can't Stop Thinking About...

So I was educating myself about the oft-maligned Yugo this morning, as one does, when I discovered an attribute I wasn't previously aware of: the car's front-mounted, full-size spare tire....

 2021-04-15 14:50 

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Once You Use A Cordless Ratchet, You'll Want To Use It On Every Job...

Over the past few weeks we've looked at a tap socket to restore damaged threads, a cheap jump-start battery pack that actually works and a brake fluid tester pen that can help you maintain your car's braking system. This week's cool tool is a ...

 2021-04-15 14:41 

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Once Hailed As The Next Evolution In Car Buying, Car Subscription Services Are All But Gone...

Just a few years ago, car subscriptions seemed as if they were going to be the next big thing in vehicle purchasing. Every automaker from Porsche to Ford and even car rental agencies were getting in on the game. Now though, most of them have all but quiet...

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