As I’m sure you’ve already figured out, I like silly action flicks. Bonus points if they involve cars. If we can throw an ‘80s spin on it, then that’s basically perfection (go see Atomic Blonde, by the way). And this new movie, Cruise, seems like it combines all three. Right off the bat, the film appears plays heavily on ‘80s nostalgia. It’s self-described as “an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era... [celebrating] the joys of muscle cars, Motorola pagers and endless summer nights.” Set in the summer of 1987, Cruise takes place in the greater New York City area. Spencer Boldman plays Gio, “an Italian kid from Queens” who likes girls and cars. Emily Ratajkowski is Jessica, “a nice Jewish girl from Long Island,” a description I can only wish appeared on the casting call for the movie. From what I can tell, there’s going to be plenty on social and economic differences, as Emily seems to want … [Read more...] about Cruise Looks Like a Fun Movie Where ’80s Kids Do ’80s Car Crimes
Not everyone has that Nic Cage ability to pull off a one night boost of about 600 cars. In fact, most people who try and commit a car-related crime fail miserably. What’s the dumbest you’ve ever heard? Of course, the best example has to be all the times we’ve heard about criminals that were thwarted by a manual gearbox. If you’re choosing a career as a car thief, at least take some time to become proficient at your job. Driving stick should be a main part of any car thief’s skill set. I’m sorry for saying skill set. I loathe that phrase. What’s the dumbest car crime you’ve ever heard of? Contact the author at [email protected] … [Read more...] about What’s The Dumbest Car Crime Ever Committed?
People can be strange and unpredictable sometimes. Add vehicles to that mix, and it’s like throwing a match on gasoline. Take for instance Darius McCollum, arrested in New York for allegedly stealing a Greyhound Bus. Now, everybody’s fantasized about stealing a Greyhound Bus once or twice, but McCollum also has 29 prior arrests for posing as a transit worker, stealing buses and in at least one case, commandeering the E Train. That is very strange. But is it the strangest car crime ever? I doubt it. That’s our question of the day: what’s the weirdest car crime in history? What heist, act of vandalism, flouting of speed laws or disregard for vehicular decency baffles you the most? Take note, would-be criminals. If you learn from these examples, you might just get away with it. Pictured above: Australia, everybody. Contact the author at [email protected] … [Read more...] about What’s The Strangest Car Crime Ever Committed?
If you absolutely must commit an automotive crime, don’t be a complete and total dunce doing it like these idiots. 10.) Man Drives Stolen Car To Police Station A good place to take a car you’ve just stolen is to a workshop where you can strip it to sell for parts, or perhaps a port where you can put it on a boat to be sold illegally in another country. This is what many car thieves (unfortunately) do. A bad place to take a car you’ve just stolen is a police station where you’re going to pick up your things from an unrelated arrest just a few days earlier. Why do I have to explain this? Suggested By: Bullitt417, Photo Credit: Audi Club NW and the Washington State Patrol via Jalopnik 9.) Steals A Black 636 Mile DeLorean, Lists On Craigslist There’s a reason why the most stolen vehicles in America are all very popular, innocuous cars like the Honda Accord. The likelihood you’ll get caught driving one of these is much slimmer, and there’s … [Read more...] about The Ten Dumbest Car Crimes Ever Commited
The most notable crimes are often committed by complete morons and total weirdos. Today we have some good-ass, highly entertaining vehicular crime stories I am honored to select and present to you, our glorious readers. These are the 10 strangest car crimes ever committed. 10.) Asshat Attempts To Steals Car Full Of Cops Granted, it was an unmarked cop car that 25-year-old Joshua Carter had attempted to steal from three law enforcement officers, but come on. It’s not that hard to tell the difference between an unmarked police car and a civilian vehicle. Could someone really be as dumb as the police made this guy out to be? Suggested By: Brian Silvestro, Photo Credit: Louisiana State Police via Jalopnik 9.) The Wayward Cock On A Putin Critic’s BMW Well, I guess that’s one way to send a message. One day in early 2014 in Russia when Vladimir Putin critic Katya Romanovskaya went outside, she came to find her BMW 3 Series parked as she left it, but with a 200-pound wooden … [Read more...] about The Ten Strangest Vehicular Crimes Ever Committed