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 2021-04-19 20:04 

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Here's How You Winch Yourself Backwards With Pulleys...

I've been doing a fair amount of winch research lately, and one thing I've always kind of wondered about is winching your truck backwards with front-mounted winch. Do you just kind of sling the cable underneath and start winching?...

 2021-04-19 19:47 

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Why We Write About Tesla Crashes...

Over the weekend, there was a horrific crash in a Tesla Model S that claimed two lives, It took firefighters over four hours to extinguish the burning car. Significantly, crash investigators are certain that nobody was in the driver's seat at the time...

 2021-04-19 19:39 

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Get Used To The Honda E:Prototype...

Auto Shanghai is this week, the first major auto show since the pandemic started, and the concepts and reveals are coming hot and heavy. You can disregard a lot of it — remember auto shows? — but the Honda SUV e:prototype seems like one that w...

 2021-04-19 19:18 

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The Genesis 'Electrified G80' Is An All-Wheel-Drive Power Bank Rocking Teal Paint...

Genesis is joining the pack of battery-electric vehicles with its new Electrified G80. The first EV from Hyundai's luxury sub-brand comes standard with all-wheel-drive and a neat function that lets the vehicle to act like a emergency power supply, pow...

 2021-04-19 17:56 

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Own An Old EV? We Want To Know How The Battery Is Doing...

The Nissan Leaf recently celebrated its 10th birthday, and the Tesla Model S isn't far behind. That means we're smack dab in the middle of a decade of "modern" battery electric cars, and we can now observe how these vehicles — and th...

 2021-04-19 17:30 

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China's BYD Claims This Electric Hatchback Can Get 620 Miles Of Range...

We're still locked into thinking that 300-odd miles makes a "long range" EV. Well, Chinese carmaker BYD says its newest platform will get this little hatchback to double that....

 2021-04-19 17:10 

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World War II-Era Plane Splashes Into Ocean Alongside Beach...

The Cocoa Beach Airshow took an unfortunate turn on Saturday as a World War II-era Grumman TBM Avenger bomber experienced an engine failure and had to ditch into the ocean. The plane was fresh off of an 18-year restoration and may never fly again....

 2021-04-19 16:18 

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The Chinese 2021 Lincoln Zephyr Concept Could Preview A Hot New Design Language...

Actual people are attending the 2021 Shanghai auto show in person this week, which seems a little wild considering the year we've had. Regardless, automakers have arrived to reveal new cars, and among those introduced the 2021 Lincoln Zephyr Reflectio...

 2021-04-19 15:20 

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Just Make The Damn Racing Game, Nintendo...

The last entry in F-Zero, Nintendo's antigravity racing series, came out on the Game Boy Advance 17 years ago. The last major console release was F-Zero GX, co-developed with Sega's Amusement Vision studio in 2003. Despite F-Zero tracks appearing ...

 2021-04-19 14:55 

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That Chinese Electric Classic VW Beetle Knockoff Now Has A Name: The Ora Punk Cat...

Judge me all you'd like, but there's really very little here I don't like. It's a shameless knockoff of a 1960s-era Volkswagen Beetle, converted to electric power, stretched to four doors and glammed up an awful lot. It's irreverent an...

 2021-04-19 14:30 

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Maserati's First Hybrid SUV Is About As Exciting As Hybrid SUVs Get...

Maserati's first hybrid, the Ghibli Hybrid, which debuted last summer, makes 330 horsepower with the aid of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, as does its new Levante Hybrid, announced Monday. This car is as exciting as every other hybrid SUV, which is...

 2021-04-19 14:15 

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Harley Is Doing Better Than Expected...

I'm as surprised as any of you as I type this: there seems to be some good news for Harley-Davidson. All that and more in The Morning Shift for April 19, 2021....

 2021-04-19 13:50 

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What New Car Blew Your Mind When You Were A Kid?...

Cars can act like bookmarks in our lives. Some stand out more than others, but I'll always remember being bowled over by the first-generation Ford Expedition. What are the cars that captured your imagination as a kid?...

 2021-04-19 13:20 

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When Do We Start Seeing Some Weird EV Designs?...

Hey, do you remember ever hearing something about how new EV architectures would allow car designers to rethink traditional form factors and create cars packaged for maximum comfort/utility? "Human-centered" designs that put people, not engines, g...

 2021-04-19 13:00 

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Ferrari Is Finally Getting Off Its High Horse And Is Embracing Electric Cars...

Ferrari has read the room. The Italian carmaker is finally admitting that electrification is where cars are heading — in its case, more like being dragged kicking and screaming. Nonetheless, Ferrari is now pushing its battery electric car release up...

 2021-04-19 12:45 

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Blip: Cloud Storage...

This 1972 brochure for the charming little Fiat X1/9 is pretty delightful, but it's so hard not to make a cruel joke about those not being clouds because they're either smoke and steam because it's overheating or maybe exhaust clouds, but I, l...

 2021-04-19 12:00 

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At $4,500, Is This 1989 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Graduate At The Top Of Its Class?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $4,500, Is This 1989 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Graduate At The Top Of Its Class?...

 2021-04-19 05:04 

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The Audi A6 E-Tron Concept Is A Long-Range EV With A Confusing Name...

Audi's electric range is finally taking shape, now that the E-Tron GT and Q4 E-Tron have joined the existing E-Tron crossover. And in case you thought the E-Tron branding couldn't possibly get more puzzling, Audi just revealed a concept of the A6 ...

 2021-04-18 21:00 

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The World Needs More Pastel Cars...

Life is simply too short to live in grayscale, no matter what any of those 'the most popular car color is once again silver' studies claims. In fact, it's about damn time we even start moving past bright primary colors. It's time for some ...

 2021-04-18 20:00 

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Confirmed: The Formula One Miami Grand Prix Is Happening In 2022...

It's here. It's actually happening. Formula One will be contesting the Miami Grand Prix from 2022 onward. And somehow, hell has not frozen over, nor do I see any pigs flying....

 2021-04-18 19:00 

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Formula One Suspension: Explained...

If you've ever driven a car with shitty suspension, you know how important a decent quality ride is for doing things like, not hating your life. And if you think it's important in your road car when you're driving your kids to school, you know...

 2021-04-18 18:00 

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Arizona Woman Wakes Up To Find The Person Who Slashed Her Tires Left Their Literal Fingertip Behind...

They say crime doesn't pay, but it certainly didn't for the person who slashed one Maricopa, Arizona woman's tires and left their severed fingertip behind....

 2021-04-18 17:00 

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Watch Hummer EV Prototypes CrabWalk On A Public Road...

One of the coolest features about the new GMC Hummer electric vehicles is CrabWalk—but we have yet to see it in action out in the wild. Well, at least, until now....

 2021-04-18 16:00 

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Max Verstappen Makes Good On Red Bull Racing's Performance Promise At Imola...

Race day dawned a damp one at Imola for the Formula One Emilia Romanga Grand Prix, which promised plenty of chaos. And the second race of the season delivered with Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing dominating the event from flag to flag while pandemonium ...

 2021-04-18 15:00 

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Two Dead After Fiery Tesla Crash Near Houston...

Two people are dead after their Tesla turned into a fireball upon striking a tree in Spring, Texas, a town just north of Houston, local news station KPRC 2 reports....

 2021-04-18 14:00 

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Minnesotans Built An Ice Road To Bring In Tourism During The COVID-19 Pandemic...

The intricacies of history, politics, and geography mean that Minnesota's Northwest Angle was completely cut off from the rest of the United States during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, the 120 people that make up the small community decided ...

 2021-04-18 13:00 

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Do You Like Automakers Bringing Back Classic Names?...

From the Ford Bronco to the Jeep Wagoneer, automakers have been pretty damn enthusiastic about bringing back classic model names to adorn their products. It's a smart marketing ploy, of course, one that caters to the nostalgia we all hold for our favo...

 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...

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