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 2021-02-23 14:32 

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Traffic Noise Could Hurt More Than Your Ears...

Urbanization has its ups and downs, which mostly have to do with how the environment affects our physical wellbeing. Big cities have the best food, but they have pollution in many forms, and it turns out noise pollution is dangerous beyond causing harm to...

 2021-02-23 13:47 

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Blip: Pontiac Pondering...

A few things about this 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix ad: first, that car is huge. It's also pretty great looking; I really like those louvers up front—are the indicators hidden behind those? This brochure is also comically pretentious, referring to t...

 2021-02-23 13:30 

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There's Something Weirdly Appealing About A Beat-To-Hell Rolls-Royce...

I was driving with my kid over some fun back roads this weekend, and while zipping around I noticed something amazing mouldering by the side of the road: a 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II, in resplendently shitty condition. I had to stop to just appreci...

 2021-02-23 13:00 

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At $4,950, Will This 2005 Saturn Vue Red Line Have You Seeing Stars?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $4,950, Will This 2005 Saturn Vue Red Line Have You Seeing Stars?...

 2021-02-23 01:30 

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Car Show Flyby Camaro Driver Kills Two In Triple Digit Impact...

On a Houston, Texas highway feeder road this weekend, hundreds of sickos showed up to encourage assholes to "fly by" at speed to show off their ability to spend money on cars and go-fast parts for the express purpose of putting others' lives i...

 2021-02-23 01:00 

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The NTSB Will Destroy The Wreckage Of TWA Flight 800...

For most of the last two decades the recovered wreckage of TWA Flight 800 has been sitting in a hangar at NTSB's Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia, used as a training resource. On Monday the NTSB said that it would dismantle and destroy the wreckag...

 2021-02-23 00:30 

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NASCAR Road Course Races Have A Caution Problem...

This weekend was an extraordinary one in the world of NASCAR. Just a week after the Daytona 500's pomp and circumstance, all three of the sanctioning body's major national series were racing at Daytona International Speedway again, but this time o...

 2021-02-23 00:00 

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Modern Car Features That Annoy You The Most...

Some modern technology/features in cars can be a bit much. Automakers may push them as a convenience. But ultimately they can distract or annoy you. Here are some of the modern car features you hate the most....

 2021-02-22 23:30 

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Buying A Tesla Is Like Ordering From The Secret Menu At Starbucks Now, Apparently...

The story of the rear-wheel drive Tesla Model Y Standard Range model is a bizarre one. This car's on-again-off-again relationship with Elon Musk has meant that it has been quietly introduced and even more quietly killed off twice in the last 14 months...

 2021-02-22 23:00 

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Here's The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Way Before You're Supposed To See It...

Multiple images of what appears to be the upcoming 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and one of its AMG-tuned trims have leaked online ahead of the car's official debut. The photos reveal styling tweaks reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz CLS and a massive tabl...

 2021-02-22 22:32 

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Behold The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda And Its Absurdly Big Diffuser...

To the generation that worshipped the McLaren F1 as the pinnacle of sports cars, there was no reveal quite like that of Gordon Murray Automotive's T.50 last summer. A 12,000 rpm, naturally aspirated, 3.9-liter V12 producing 650 horsepower, sent throug...

 2021-02-22 22:03 

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Car Insurance Companies May Be Screwing Californians By Inflating Mileage Estimates To Charge More...

The pandemic has caused us all to drive less. More people are working from home, we've been through multiple lockdowns and in general there are fewer places to go. In California, where it's legal to base premiums partially on mileage, you would th...

 2021-02-22 21:02 

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Lucean Headen Was An Amazing Aviator And Innovator History Should Remember...

History books are spilling over with people who have achieved seemingly impossible feats in their lifetime, but they're often miss the awesome stories of many Black innovators. One of these people was one of the first Black pilots who also raced cars ...

 2021-02-22 20:30 

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Here's Every EV Currently On Sale...

Electric vehicles, for now, are a relatively small part of the broader automotive market. There are currently 19 different BEVs (battery electric vehicles) on sale from 13 different automakers spanning 26 variants. This list covers every BEV currently on ...

 2021-02-22 19:51 

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The Boss Audio Systems Elite BE950WCPA Brings Your Car's Audio Into The 21st Century And Looks Good Too...

If you drive a car with a featureless stereo system, you may feel compelled to toss it into the trash and get something better. Pioneer, Kenwood and Alpine are some of the big names in aftermarket car audio. Now, Boss Audio Systems is angling for a spot a...

 2021-02-22 19:40 

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I'm Converting This 1958 Jeep FC-170 Into An Electric Off-Roader But It's Going To Be Brutal...

Jalopnik's first-ever budget EV build is here, and it's going to be incredibly challenging. With the help of automotive engineers in the Detroit area, I'm doing an electric vehicle conversion on this rusted-out 1958 Jeep Forward Control that I...

 2021-02-22 19:07 

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The 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America Packs A Ton Of Tech For A Surprisingly Reasonable Price...

Harley-Davidson is making waves to appeal to a broader audience and capture younger buyers. One of the Motor Company's more interesting efforts is the Pan America. Harley-Davidson revealed the Pan America today and it blew away my expectations....

 2021-02-22 18:43 

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Chevy Should Rename The Bolt EUV's Super Cruise Feature To Just OK Cruise...

The new Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Bolt EV are two of the coolest new cars from the big American carmakers, and they are a good introduction to GM's EV future. But these models will miss out on an integral part of GM's Super Cruise....

 2021-02-22 17:19 

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There's A Very Plausible Alternate-History 1980s Electric Car On The AppleTV+ Series For All Mankind...

I know most of us probably subscribe to more streaming services than rational people should do, which is why I wasn't crazy about finding out that someone in my household (looking at you, cats) signed us up for AppleTV+. (Gotta admire how long Apple h...

 2021-02-22 16:58 

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I Expect Nothing From Alfa Romeo's 2021 Formula 1 Car But At Least It Looks Great...

For years, the Sauber Formula 1 team — racing officially for the last two seasons under the Alfa Romeo brand — has played the role of reliable backmarker. It's not the worst-performing squad on the grid, mind you, with Haas prone to its fl...

 2021-02-22 16:40 

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Goodyear Is Buying Cooper Tire For $2.5 Billion...

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced Monday that it was buying Cooper Tire & Rubber Company for $2.5 billion. The announcement is extremely Ohio....

 2021-02-22 16:34 

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Ford's Next V8 Mustang Could Be The Last. It Better Be Damn Special....

As the age of the electric car begins, there are plenty of reasons to believe that a V8-powered Ford Mustang may not be long for this world. With Ford announcing that it will offer only EVs in Europe by 2030 it's worth wondering whether a V8 Mustang w...

 2021-02-22 15:59 

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Buell Motorcycles Is Back But It's Not What You Think...

Buell Motorcycles has resurfaced, and it has some ambitious plans for the future. But that future will be without its creator, Erik Buell....

 2021-02-22 15:27 

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What Modern Car Feature Annoys You Most?...

For all our nostalgia of the cars we grew up with, modern cars have some fantastic amenities we take for granted. Backup cameras are pretty awesome; so too are blind spot warning lights in side mirrors (though, dedicated blind spot mirrors are a low-tech ...

 2021-02-22 15:01 

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God Continues To Deliver Judgment On Airline Industry...

There is no god, but it does make for a convenient explanation why Boeing is asking for airlines to ground some Boeing 777 jets after a chunks of an engine fell in someone's yard. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Feburary 22, 2021....

 2021-02-22 14:37 

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Tesla Didn't Do Great In Its First Time In J.D. Power's Dependability Study...

J.D. Power, the market research firm founded by the late Dave Power, released this year's Vehicle Dependability Study last week. In the study, which aims to capture the reliability of specific brands and models, Lexus cleaned up, like it usually does,...

 2021-02-22 14:30 

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Chrysler's Doomed EV Project Had Just About The Worst Timing In The World...

At the 2009 Detroit Auto Show Dodge was there with the fourth-generation Ram, Chrysler had a ceremony to recognize its best suppliers, and Chrysler also said it was working on something called "advanced wireless technology." Oh, and also Chrysler ...

 2021-02-22 14:00 

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We Want To Hear Your Electric Car Ownership Stories...

Did you own a Ford Ranger EV back in the '90s? Do you have a Nissan Leaf in the middle of nowhere, hundreds of miles from a fast charger? Do you keep your Tesla Roadster in Manhattan, even in a blackout? The world of EVs is full of interesting stories...

 2021-02-22 13:56 

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Welcome To Jalopnik Tech...

Hello, friends. Welcome to Jalopnik Tech, an editorial initiative aimed at demystifying electric cars and advanced driver assist systems. Starting today, a new section of the site will be where we tear down EVs, build them and post deep dives that illustr...

 2021-02-22 13:45 

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Blip: Look At That Fuel Tank...

It's a new week, and I've been chosen by the Secretary of the Interior to welcome you to it. So, officially: welcome. To get you started, here's a cutaway of a 1961 Renault Estafette (that means "dispatch rider," or "courier") ...

 2021-02-22 13:42 

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EV Startup Wanting To Be Canada's Tesla Shows Off Car That's Clearly A Scale Model...

EV startups are always trying to bring something cool to the table, and AK Motor International from Canada is no exception. But the Maple Majestic may not get the attention AK Motor is looking for, as the promo shots for the car clearly show it to be a sc...

 2021-02-22 13:00 

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At $8,995, Is This 1986 Chrysler Laser XT Turbo A Truly Coherent Deal?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $8,995, Is This 1986 Chrysler Laser XT Turbo A Truly Coherent Deal?...

 2021-02-21 21:00 

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Porsche Claims Its Synthetic Fuel Could Make Combustion Engines As Clean As EVs...

When you're facing a world that seems to be moving away from the internal combustion engines that we've always known and loved to electrification, it's time to maybe reconsider your options. But instead of making some cool electric cars, Porsc...

 2021-02-21 20:00 

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wants To Put An Underground Roundabout Under The Isle Of Man...

When we talk about the Isle of Man on Jalopnik, we're generally talking about the Isle of Man TT, but today, the little isle is involved in something even wilder: an underground roundabout....

 2021-02-21 19:00 

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Chief Of Cherokee Nation Says It's Time For Jeep To Find Another Name For The Grand Cherokee...

In a written statement to Car and Driver, Chuck Hoskin, Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, has stated that Jeep's utilization of the Cherokee name is not befitting of the culture, its history, or its goals....

 2021-02-21 18:00 

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After Driving A Truck, I Can Say They Still Aren't For Me—But I Can See Why They're For Someone Else...

Well, folks. The time is here. It's time for me to audit one of my first-ever collectively despised Jalopnik takes. It's time to say that I've changed my mind and that pickup trucks are not a plague and should not be banned, contrary to my pre...

 2021-02-21 17:00 

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Bring A Race Hauler If You Want To Nab This Corvette C7.R GT Factory Race Car...

I know some folks have been a little grumpy that the cars featured on Bring A Trailer aren't the cool barn finds they used to be and that they're getting quite pricey, and I can normally agree with that. But right now, there's a 2014 Chevrolet...

 2021-02-21 16:00 

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73 Years Ago Today, NASCAR Was Born...

On February 21, 1948, the National Association for Stock Car Racing was officially born. This isn't the date that celebrates the meetings at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida, nor does this date commemorate the first time a stock car hit ...

 2021-02-21 15:00 

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QOTD: What's In Your Dream Garage?...

Every so often, a post will drift around Twitter where someone will ask about the cars you'd keep in your dream garage. Sometimes, there are stipulations—they can only be supercars, for example, or they have to be under $50,000. Sometimes, it...

 2021-02-21 14:00 

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United Flight Suffers Engine Failure, Rains Debris On Denver...

United Flight 328 suffered a little bit of a problem just after it took off from Denver International Airport yesterday: the right-side engine failed, leaving nothing but a glowing core on the plane while pieces of debris rained down on yards, soccer fiel...

 2021-02-20 22:00 

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If It Rains During A NASCAR Oval, Just Throw On Rain Tires And Race The Road Course...

This weekend, we celebrate a beautiful thing: NASCAR competing at the Daytona International Speedway road course. And it's got me thinking about how we can solve the whole "rained out NASCAR race" thing....

 2021-02-20 22:00 

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John Deere Lied For Years About Making Its Tractors Easier To Service...

Back in 2018, a trade group that represents John Deere promised farmers that it would help them prevent lawmakers from passing repair regulations that would make tractor repair next to impossible via software locks that would make it impossible for farmer...

 2021-02-20 21:00 

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Using Your Tesla To Power Your House Will Void Your Warranty...

As Texas continues to cope with the results of the historic cold brought about by Winter Storm Uri, folks are coming up with seemingly ingenious plans to power their homes or provide enough electricity to cook a meal. But buyer beware: using your Tesla ba...

 2021-02-20 20:00 

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The Formula One Australian Grand Prix Will Look A Little Different This Year...

Albert Park, home of Formula One's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, is getting a makeover. The race normally opens the season but has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns in the country, which means that scheduled resurfacing will be taking pl...

 2021-02-20 19:00 

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It's Okay To Hold Nikita Mazepin Accountable For His Actions On Social Media...

Earlier this week, Haas Formula One Team boss Guenther Steiner lamented the social media backlash against his newly signed Russian driver Nikita Mazepin. He told RACER, "We continue to have dialogue with Nikita about many things, including what happen...

 2021-02-20 18:00 

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"The Crew" Could Be So Much More If It Countered Any NASCAR Stereotypes...

Growing up in Michigan, there reached a point in most folks' evolution where they stopped being an individual and instead embraced the redneck stereotype. These are kids who could be top of their class, or high-level athletes, or whatever the case may...

 2021-02-20 17:00 

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Mazda Tops The Charts In Automaker Quality...

If you ask the question, "What automaker makes the best cars?" you're cracking open a big, messy can of worms. What defines best? Is it speed? Build quality? Comfort? And who gets to decide what's best: car enthusiasts, soccer moms, or alg...

 2021-02-20 16:00 

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At Least Your Day Wasn't This Bad...

I've been trying not to complain too much about Texas's absurd weather because my family hasn't been hit quite as hard as others. But there are just some people that had it even worse. Nothing will ever be as bad as walking out to discover you...

 2021-02-20 15:00 

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This Is What It's Been Like To Live Through Winter Storm Uri In Texas...

When I flew home from Canada to Texas last week, I was expecting an opportunity to soak up some warm weather and sunshine after months of being buried in snow. As it turns out, I brought the winter with me. I figured I'd give you all a run-down of wha...

 2021-02-20 14:00 

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What's Your Favorite Car Book?...

As I write this, I'm sitting in the midst of a rolling blackout as a result of cold weather and snow in Texas, and I am regretting a lot of things in life. Specifically the fact that I did not travel home with any books and placed an order for some ra...

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