The year is almost over. You aren’t working, and even if you are, you’re phoning it in as best you can. So why not take some time to catch up on some of Jalopnik’s best stories from 2018? In a lot of ways, making selections for my annual end-of-year editor’s picks was tougher than it’s ever been. Amazing car heroes you don’t know about, investigations into deadly tires and shady shops, the joys of driving old analog Hondas, road trips into the fake apocalypse and the real stories behind The Fast and The Furious—we had a ton of strong work from our staff and contributors this year, and it showcased our most diverse array of story subjects probably ever. (Not to mention it was done under the cloud of yet another corporate overhaul; a note to new owners, imagine what we can do when we’re not under that cloud!) Our mandate at Jalopnik is to give you something different than what you get in the rest of the car landscape, which is full of … [Read more...] about The Very Best Jalopnik Stories Of 2018
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Before the Dodge Chargers were dragging safes through Rio in improbable bank heists, before the orange Toyota Supra, before living your life a quarter-mile at a time, before Dom and Letty and Brian, there was just Stephan Papadakis, his friends, and Los Angeles. They weren’t interested in bar hopping or clubbing or what everyone else their age was doing. They were interested in cars, deserted streets and going fast. They liked to race, and there wasn’t an easier place or time for it than LA in the early 1990s. These were the Rodney King years, when crime, racial tension and police brutality were at a boiling point. Out of that atmosphere, Papadakis would rise to become a legend in drag racing history, shattering front-wheel drive records in his little yellow Hondas, proving that these underestimated tuner cars had real performance potential. Today, Papadakis runs a successful race shop that bears his name, but his ascent into legalized motorsports had beginnings in … [Read more...] about How LA’s Underground Street Racing Scene and The Fast And The Furious Grew Up
Ryan Offended by ‘You Don’t Know Much About Me’ Coates: I Didn’t Have the Luxury of Avoiding Racists Camille Cosby: Media Too Easily Believed Accusers Reporters Link Some White Nationalists to Military Hostility Toward Press Found Worsening in U.S. Pair Create Positive Space for Black Millennials Coping Advice Offered for Career Women of Color Sun-Times to List ‘31 Ways to Stem the Bloodshed’ Short Takes April Ryan recounts her encounter with Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Don Lemon Thursday on “CNN Tonight.” (video) Ryan Offended by ‘You Don’t Know Much About Me’ “White House correspondent April Ryan taunted White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday, accusing Sanders of playing ‘street politics.’ “ Joe Concha reported for the Hill. The accusation came after Sanders used the phrase “You don’t know much about me” in an exchange with Ryan. The … [Read more...] about ‘Street Talk’ From Huckabee Sanders?
Japanese softcore porn with occasional racing, simulators giving you the opportunity the drive the slowest vehicles on the planet, or a T-Rex trying to stop your nitro-powered Holden? These are the weirdest car video games Jalopnik readers know. Welcome back to Answers of the Day - our daily Jalopnik feature where we take the best ten responses from the previous day's Question of the Day and shine it up to show off. It's by you and for you, the Jalopnik readers. Enjoy! We can't play with Forza's Jalopnik Pack all the time, and Interstate '76 is tricky to run on modern systems, not to mention Carmageddon. What can you do? Photo Credit: JefMajor/Enviro-Bear 2000 10.) Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing Not even trying to look real. Still, you're the king of the road. Suggested By: waveridin1959 9.) Street Cleaning Simulator Yes, this game is real. It comes from Excalibur Publishing, the simulation specialists who brought you such noted titles as "Garbage Truck Simulator" "Farming … [Read more...] about The Ten Weirdest Car Video Games
Video: What is Hyperloop? The game-changing transport tech explained What is Hyperloop? Special feature Special report: Tech and the future of transportation (free PDF) This ebook, based on a special feature from ZDNet and TechRepublic, looks at emerging autonomous transport technologies and how they will affect society and the future of business. Read More Hyperloop is a new form of ground transport currently in development by a number of companies, which could see passengers travelling at 700 miles an hour in floating pods within low-pressure tubes. What makes Hyperloop different? There are two big differences between Hyperloop and tradition rail. The pods carrying passengers travel through tubes or tunnels from which most of the air has been removed to reduce friction. This should allow the pods to travel at up to 750 miles per hour. Rather than using wheels like a train or car, the pods are designed to float on air skis, using the same basic idea as an air hockey … [Read more...] about What is Hyperloop? Everything you need to know about the race for super-fast travel