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 2021-03-28 19:00 

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Stellantis Solves Jeep Wrangler 4xe's Charging Problems With Trailhead Charging Stations...

When the Jeep Wrangler 4xe received its Environmental Protection Agency evaluation, its all-electric range turned out to be a little disappointing. Advertised as having a 25-mile all-electric range, it only boasted 21. While that's okay for a Jeep, it...

 2021-03-28 18:30 

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Maverick Viales Wins MotoGP Opener In Stunning Fashion...

Longtime MotoGP fans knew that the 2021 season opener at the Losail Circuit in Quatar would be a good one, but it's safe to say that no one was expecting Maverick Viales to show off one of his most impressive rides in years. It was a well-earned victo...

 2021-03-28 18:00 

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Evergreen Truck Blocks Chinese Motorway Mere Days After Evergreen Ship Blocks Suez Canal...

There are few things better than a good moment of serendipity, like, you know, a truck with an 'Evergreen' shipping container jamming up the Changchun-Shenzhen Expressway in Nanjing, China just a few days after a giant ship run by the 'Evergre...

 2021-03-28 17:00 

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Lewis Hamilton Barely Nabs Victory From Max Verstappen At Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix...

Formula One is back for 2021, and the opening race of the season has proved to be more chaotic than ever. It took a few tries to get the race started, but when it did, Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes proved why he's a seven-time World Champion by taking th...

 2021-03-28 16:00 

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MotoGP Qualifying: Explained...

MotoGP is back for the year, which means we are once again treated to the glory of bikes going very fast and duking it out in some of the most competitive racing you'll spend your weekend enjoying. And that also means it's time to start breaking d...

 2021-03-28 15:00 

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NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Says Dirt Racing Is Unprofessional Ahead Of Bristol Dirt Race...

Richard Petty, one of NASCAR's most iconic drivers and the man who won the sport's last dirt race at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, isn't exactly pleased with this weekend's event. Tons of pounds of dirt have been trucked into Brist...

 2021-03-28 14:00 

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Bogi Lateiner Of 'All Girls Garage' On The Empowerment Of Repairing Your Own Vehicle...

Bogi Lateiner epitomizes the term "car enthusiast." She may not have grown up going gaga over four-wheeled machines, but after buying a Volkswagen Beetle—her dream car—while in high school, she knew she'd found her path. She rebuil...

 2021-03-28 13:00 

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What's Your Favorite Song With A Car In The Title?...

Back when I was a young and innocent teen, I made a Jalopnik post asking everyone to share their favorite driving songs so that I could put them together into a big playlist. It was one of my worst decisions because, three years on, I still get emails fro...

 2021-03-27 21:00 

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NASCAR's iRacing Drama Highlights Some Of The Sport's Deeper Problems...

If you missed it, NASCAR hosted a sim race that was broadcast on television in the middle of the week. It's part of the series' push to broaden its scope after the success of the events during 2020's COVID-19 shutdown, resulting in this year&#...

 2021-03-27 20:00 

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Ryu Asada, Hot Wheels Design Legend, Dies At 42...

Cancer has taken another legend of the car community. Ryu Asada, who has designed cars for both Hot Wheels and Matchbox, has died at age 42 of colorectal cancer....

 2021-03-27 19:00 

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Johann Zarco Sets Top Speed Record In MotoGP After Hitting 225 MPH...

Records are falling at the Losail Circuit ahead of the MotoGP Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar. Johann Zarco of Premac set a new top speed record in MotoGP after topping out at 225.18 mph (362.4 km/h) during the series' fourth practice session....

 2021-03-27 18:00 

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Almost 95,000 Full-Size General Motors SUVs Recalled Over Seat Belt Damage...

Consumers buy full-size SUVs for plenty of reasons, but most are doing so for that coveted third-row seating. But it turns out that nearly 95,000 General Motors 2021 SUVs are being recalled because the belts in that third row can become, uh, quite damaged...

 2021-03-27 17:00 

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Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen Takes Pole Position At Inaugural 2021 F1 Race...

Today's the day. The sandbags have been released, and Formula One cars have taken to the track to show their stuff at the very first race of the 2021 season. And we've started off the season with Max Verstappen proving his Red Bull Racing machine ...

 2021-03-27 16:00 

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Bill Lester's Autobiography Is A Must-Read For Any NASCAR Fan...

Bill Lester's NASCAR Cup Series career only lasted three races, but if you only looked at those stats, you'd be missing out on a whole racing career dedicated to the art of going fast in anything. And that's one of the many reasons why Lester&...

 2021-03-27 15:00 

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This Day In History: Toyota Founder Dies...

On March 27, 1952, Kiichiro Toyoda died. He was the man responsible for transforming his father's textile machinery business into what grew to become the world's largest automaker: Toyota....

 2021-03-27 14:00 

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How 'Wrong Way' Corrigan Flew A Trashed Plane Over The Atlantic...

After Douglas Corrigan got a taste of fame serving as a mechanic for Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, the Texas aviator knew he would have to do something even more audacious to win himself a dedicated page in the history books. And he did it ...

 2021-03-27 13:00 

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What's In Your Dream Shop?...

We talk a lot about dream cars here on Jalopnik, how we'd fill up our garages if we had infinite money to buy ourselves that Lamborghini we had on a poster as a kid. But I'm going to flip that one on its head: what's in your dream shop? What t...

 2021-03-27 00:15 

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Dealers Know Direct Sales Are A Massive Threat...

Dealers still exist not because anyone is asking for them, really, but because of state franchise laws, which largely prevent automakers from selling directly to consumers. Which means that any threat to those laws gets dealers very, very hot under the co...

 2021-03-26 23:30 

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The 2021 Hyundai i20 N Likes To Drive On Just Three Wheels In Top Gear's Review...

Top Gear's review of the new Hyundai i20 N hot hatchback features a driving test that is largely accomplished on just three of the vehicle's four wheels, accomplished with the aid of a firm tune and a very committed limited-slip front differential...

 2021-03-26 22:45 

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These Porsche-Designed Vehicles Didn't Have Porsche Badges...

Flip through the history books of an automaker as old as Porsche, and you're bound to find some curious creations lurking in the past. From race cars built for doomed motorsports to unexpected forays into new segments, it's safe to say that if you...

 2021-03-26 22:00 

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How To Watch Formula One, Moto GP, NASCAR, And Everything Else In Racing This Weekend; March 27-28...

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?...

 2021-03-26 21:45 

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Here Are The Moments You Knew You Were Over Your Head...

Some of us are confident enough in our abilities that we go it alone on a car. Be it routine maintenance or a project, sometimes it's that simple. Other times, we may overstep ourselves. Be it pride or determination, sometimes we won't even consid...

 2021-03-26 21:20 

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Unaware Dump Truck Driver Hits Mini, Pushes It Half A Mile Down Toronto Highway...

Accidents happen. They're especially likely to happen when there's a significant discrepancy in vehicle size perhaps, when a dump truck clips a Mini Cooper that's exponentially lighter, as was the case in Toronto earlier this week....

 2021-03-26 20:40 

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The Chip Shortage Is Chaos...

Ford is halting production of F-150s at its factory in Dearborn, Michigan, from Friday until Sunday, before restarting again on Monday, while Chrysler is shutting down minivan production for four whole weeks at its factory in Windsor, Canada, both ostensi...

 2021-03-26 20:20 

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What Do You Want To Know About The 2003 Saturn Ion?...

Someone that I do not know and have never seen just left me the keys and title to a well-used car. It came with a quarter tank of fuel and nearly 200,000 miles on the odometer. This car is a 2003 Saturn Ion, a car from a promising brand that never got the...

 2021-03-26 19:50 

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This Couple Converted Two Classic Cars Into EVs All On Their Own...

The humble origins of hot rodding date back over half a century, when amateur mechanics turned wrenches on simple and inexpensive old cars with tired motors to breathe new life into them. Today's featured EV owner, Danny, has the spirit of hot rodding...

 2021-03-26 19:40 

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Ford Will Help Volkswagen Give The 2022 Amarok A Raptor Redesign...

Volkswagen shared an official peek at its 2022 Amarok, which the German carmaker will build with Ford's help. I think it's the angriest Amarok I've seen, and it looks like a fusion of an Amarok and the Ford Raptor....

 2021-03-26 19:15 

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Give Me MotoGP's Version Of Formula 1 Drive To Survive Please...

There's no question Formula 1 Drive To Survive is maximizing the sport's appeal. For all the elements of Netflix's docuseries that remain off-putting to longtime fans — manufactured drama taking the place of actual drama, team radio snip...

 2021-03-26 18:35 

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Jalopnik's Fool-Proof Plans For Freeing The Suez Canal Ship...

The cargo ship Ever Given has been blocking the Suez Canal for a few days now, blocking a crucial trade route and causing the rerouting of a bunch of other container ships carrying the landfill-bound junk that keeps the non-financial scam part of the mode...

 2021-03-26 18:25 

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A Person Seen Taking A Traffic Light In My City Is As Janky As The City Itself...

Someone in my neighborhood has a rather expansive view of finders-keepers. On Thursday morning, a BMW driver snagged a city traffic light that had been knocked into the street....

 2021-03-26 18:05 

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Here's How Much It Cost To Get This 1966 Mustang Ready For The Road After Sitting For 23 Years...

Getting a car back on the road after it's been sitting involves replacing a lot of small things. I've spent the past two weeks doing just that on my brother's 1966 Ford Mustang, and for the most part, things have been painless and cheap. Or so...

 2021-03-26 17:00 

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This $600 Dodge Dakota Hasn't Run In Over 10 Years And I'm Using It To Haul My Japanese Imports Home...

As my Japanese kei car imports make their way to the States, I've decided to cut out a transporter and haul them home myself. My fiancee and I are trailering my new toys home with a $600 1991 Dodge Dakota. The last time this truck was on the road was ...

 2021-03-26 16:36 

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Suez Canal Copy Cat Crimes On The Rise, This Time In Florida...

Boats around the world seem fed up and they're not going to take it anymore. The latest act of rebellion by a water faring craft occurred when this boat sacrificed itself to block the westbound lanes of I-10 Thursday night in Florida, according to the...

 2021-03-26 15:45 

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Here's What Engine Oil Looks Like During A Sub-Zero Temperature Cold Start...

The eccentric mechanics at Garage 54 are at it again. This time, they're answering a question that I think many of us have. What happens to an engine during a cold start in sub-zero temperatures?...

 2021-03-26 14:55 

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VW Promises ID.Buzz Is Still U.S.-Bound — We'll Just Have To Wait A Little Longer...

If you're charmed by Volkswagen's spiritual Microbus successor, the all-electric ID.Buzz, and happen to live in Europe, you should get your chance to order yours next year. For those of us in the States, the wait is going to be a little longer. Vo...

 2021-03-26 14:35 

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Triumph Wants To Build The Meanest EV Bike Yet...

Triumph announced its TE-1 EV bike on Tuesday, in a manner of speaking. This announcement is exciting news, to be sure. A big bike maker talking moto EVs is great, but I was disappointed because instead of showing an actual EV bike, Triumph showed somethi...

 2021-03-26 14:20 

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Ford Bronco Roof To Delay Some Models Into 2022...

Every day we tell ourselves "Ford isn't going to have any problems with this product launch" and every day we are disappointed. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 26, 2021....

 2021-03-26 13:25 

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Elon Musk Must Delete A Tweet...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent a bad tweet on May 21, 2018, and that is normal because all tweets are bad, except this time Musk's tweet has been ruled illegal....

 2021-03-26 13:09 

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Falcon 9 Rocket Breakup Gives U.S. West Coast A Brilliant Light Show...

Folks on the West Coast were treated to an awe-inspiring sight Thursday night, with some posting video and leaving baffled comments on social media. Some guessed shooting stars, or maybe even extraterrestrials, but the cause of the brilliant streaks of li...

 2021-03-26 12:57 

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Blip: Oops, I Made A Mistake...

So yesterday I did a little contest thing to identify air-cooled boxer engines, and I accidentally included one from this car, the Gurgel BR-800. While it was an 800cc boxer derived, basically, by splitting a Volkswagen air-cooled flat-four in half, I for...

 2021-03-26 12:30 

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What Is The Moment You Knew You Were In Over Your Head?...

One of the goofs we are bound to make is getting in too deep on a project that we should have thought twice about. Tell us about that memorable moment when it became clear you were in over your head....

 2021-03-26 12:00 

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Would You Pay $89,900 For This 2021 Chevy Corvette Because Waiting Is For Suckers?...

Nice Price or No Dice: Would You Pay $89,900 For This 2021 Chevy Corvette Because Waiting Is For Suckers?...

 2021-03-26 03:14 

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Here Are The Rest Of The Photos Of The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R In A Slideshow...

Drive free or die....

 2021-03-26 00:15 

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Mini's Electric Hot Hatch Might Debut As A Formula E Safety Car...

We've known that an electric Mini JCW hot hatchback is in the works from the Brit brand by BMW. It's an exciting proposition, one many of us are looking forward to, and it gets more exciting as the day draws nearer. In a tweet on Wednesday, Mini r...

 2021-03-25 23:30 

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How Well Do You Know Your Air-Cooled Boxers? A Little Contest!...

Guess what? It's the first Thursday of Spring! You know what that means, right? Of course you do: it's the day we celebrate horizontally-opposed engines that are cooled by air, as decreed by St. Mornish the Clammy in 1583, inspired by a prescient ...

 2021-03-25 22:45 

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On Dreams Cars, And Dreams...

It is increasingly clear to me that I will never own my dream car. Never drive it. I'll only ever come close to it, see it, touch it, and that is all....

 2021-03-25 22:32 

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'Fucking Weirdos, Probably Driving Around In Fucking Hyundais' Pilot's Rant Comes For The Sensible Car Owners Of San Jose...

You can say a lot of things about San Jose and the Bay Area in general, but if you can't say something nice it might be best to nothing at all. One crew member of a Southwest Airlines flight probably wishes he had kept his opinions to himself after a ...

 2021-03-25 22:00 

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Lordstown Motors Just Showed One Reason GM Was Surprisingly Willing To Back The EV Startup...

With the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission now requesting voluntary information from the electric pickup truck startup Lordstown Motors, more details of the arrangement between the company and one of its key backers, General Motors, are coming to li...

 2021-03-25 21:35 

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Here Are Some Folks You Think Shouldn't Have A Driver's License...

Driving is a privilege, not a right. Some people seem to forget that and those are also the people who shouldn't be driving. Whether it's a friend or family member, there are lots of people that make you wonder how they passed (or who they paid to...

 2021-03-25 21:30 

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I Just Canceled My New Bronco Order Because I Couldn't Justify The Price! What Car Should I Buy?...

Daniel was ready to buy the new Bronco but canceled his order after coming to the conclusion that, for him, the cost wasn't really justified. He is looking for a boxy, luxury, 4x4 for around $30,000 - $35,000. What car should he buy?...

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