That Mazda RX-8 Sure Looks Like a Fisker Karma

This just in from the NUMBER TWO television market in the country: The RX-8 looks exactly like the Fisker Karma! » 1/22/08 3:30pm 1/22/08 3:30pm

Yeah, how 'bout them dynamic changes? Like a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. And a new badge. And an $80,000 price tag. And, like — wait! It's a completely different car!

Mario Andretti and a PR Flim-Flam at Las Vegas Speedway

For weeks since we received the invitation, we'd been looking forward to riding along on a few hot laps with Mario Andretti at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was part of a promotion for the Mario Andretti racing school, coinciding with this year's SEMA show. Unfortunately, like a comped buffet, it wasn't all it was… » 11/02/07 12:15pm 11/02/07 12:15pm

SEMA 2007: Hot Wheels Unveils First Manufacturer-Designed Models

For the first time ever, Mattel went beyond its in-house design studio and asked automakers to come up with designs for its new hot line of pint-sized dream machines. See what they came up with after the jump. » 10/30/07 3:25pm 10/30/07 3:25pm

SEMA 2007: Good Eats at the GM Reveal Event

Part of the fun of covering automotive events is that, after a long day of running around, we get to eat free food. Heck, some of us can pack in three dinners in one night and still come back for dessert (yes Ray, I'm talking about you). We particularly scored tonight. Full report after the jump.
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SEMA 2007: The Inside Scoop on Jay Leno's Corvette C6RS

We got some inside info on the C6RS from Kip Wasenko, GM's Director of Design, Performance Division after the reveal of that car tonight at the Wynn Hotel. We broke bread ... er ... watermelon ... with Kip and Marcelo Gaffoglio of Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters at the event, and if you're wondering why Marcelo's name… » 10/30/07 9:45am 10/30/07 9:45am

Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Preview

The race season is winding down and the auto show season is ramping up. But there's still plenty of exciting action on the track this weekend and we've got it all, from Formula 1 to the ZR1 Vettegasm at ALMS below the jump. » 10/20/07 9:00am 10/20/07 9:00am

Weekend Race Preview

We're taking your advice from last week and including a broader range of races for your reading pleasure. Although the pickins are kind of slim; the season is winding down, and there aren't any F1, Champ Car, or ALMS races this weekend. But here are some of the things we do have to look forward to: » 10/12/07 2:45pm 10/12/07 2:45pm

Girl on Maxim

Not to toot our own horn or anything, but the one of us who's non-male will be on Maxim Radio's DeVore and Diana show on Sirius tonight at 6 p.m. Pacific, 9 p.m. Eastern. Normally we're not all about the self-promotion — wait, who are we kidding here — doesn't one of us have a drinking game every time he's on TV? OK,… » 10/11/07 3:45pm 10/11/07 3:45pm

Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Preview

Starting this week we've asked our resident expert Girl on Cars to become a Race Girl on Cars and try her hand at a race preview we'll drop every Friday around noon, just in time for your weekend viewing pleasure. All of the upcoming hot weekend racing action can be found just after the jump. — Ed. » 10/05/07 12:30pm 10/05/07 12:30pm

Way to Ruin Hello Kitty...Again

So, we saw this a couple of days ago, but we've been taking some time to ponder our response to these aftermarket Hello Kitty wheels. Since one of us is a big Hello Kitty fan, people are always sending me links to all things HK, along with messages that say things like, "look how cute!" or, "I bet you'd love this!"… » 10/05/07 9:30am 10/05/07 9:30am

The Other Schu(macher) Drops...off the Foot of Team Toyota

The Toyota F1 team confirmed reports Monday that Ralf Schumacher, the little brother of the seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, will leave the team at the end of the season. Someone sent me a link to the announcement earlier in the day along with a message that said "Schumacher's leaving Toyota." I was… » 10/02/07 10:40am 10/02/07 10:40am

Jalopnik Invites a Girl Over to Play

My name is Laura and I love cars. I love cars so much the folks who run this site decided to break their long-standing, boys-only tradition and ask me to become a contributor and show off my obsession with the cult of cars. It all happened when Ray Wert (or "Wertz," as I like to call him, in honor of his man-crush on… » 10/01/07 12:00pm 10/01/07 12:00pm