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David Tracy David Tracy Dec 03, 2019 at 06:30. 11 comments

This Ram 3500 In A Whataburger Parking Lot Is The Most 'Texas' Truck I've Ever Seen

This Ram 3500 In A Whataburger Parking Lot Is The Most 'Texas' Truck I've Ever Seen

This past weekend, I drove from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where I spotted the most “Texas” truck I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Sitting in the parking lot of the most Texas fast-food joint I know of, Whataburger, was a red Ram 3500 diesel armored with what I assume are standard automobile accessories sold at every AutoZone in The Lone Star State. Except this truck may have...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Sep 28, 2019. 18 comments

House Versus Truck (Truck Wins) (Kind Of)

House Versus Truck (Truck Wins) (Kind Of)

A family in Katy, Texas has been displaced by a Ford Explorer Sport Trac that plowed straight into their house and came clear through to the other side. It might have kept right on trucking, too, if it hadn’t been for a brave tree standing its ground.

Local news KPRC says the Ford’s driver allegedly tried to flee from police on foot after his vehicle was abruptly halted but was apprehended and...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Apr 24, 2019. 24 comments

Flooding Is So Bad in Dallas That Cars at the Airport Are Under Water

Flooding Is So Bad in Dallas That Cars at the Airport Are Under Water

The only thing that could make air travel worse would be coming home from your vacation only to find that the car you left in the airport parking lot has been completely submerged like a four-wheeled Atlantis. If you’re flying home to Dallas Love Field today, that could very well be the case for you.

Dallas, Texas is currently being pelted with multiple days of rain—never a good thing in a...

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Alanis King Alanis King Apr 19, 2019. 21 comments

Watch a Baseball Team Test Texans' Ridiculous Hail Protection Ideas

Watch a Baseball Team Test Texans' Ridiculous Hail Protection Ideas
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There have been some severe storms in Texas, a land where it’s almost always hot and the sun has been consistently baking the pastures, lately. Storms have made Texans who park their cars outside resort to their most creative measures to prevent hail damage, like strapping air mattresses and bubble...

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Patrick George Patrick George Jan 02, 2019.

Police: Texas Man Stole BBQ, Torched House, Led Cops On Corvette Chase

Police: Texas Man Stole BBQ, Torched House, Led Cops On Corvette Chase

This is a crime story out of Texas, but it’s so insane it’s downright Floridian in nature. A man in my hometown of San Antonio faces multiple felony charges after cops say he stole brisket from a barbecue joint, evaded police in a stolen truck, set a house on fire, escaped in a stolen Corvette, and then was finally arrested after crashing the sports car.

Did I mention he’s accused of...

Patrick George Patrick George Dec 08, 2018.

One Killed, Three Injured After 18 Wheeler Causes Texas Bridge Collapse 

One Killed, Three Injured After 18 Wheeler Causes Texas Bridge Collapse 

One person was killed and at least three people were injured when a section of a bridge above Interstate 35 collapsed after it was struck by a too-tall 18-wheeler in Texas, according to public safety officials and news reports.

The deadly crash occurred in Salado, about 60 miles north of Austin on I-35. TV station KVUE reports that an oversized tractor trailer struck a beam of the overpass...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Dec 06, 2018. 23 comments

This Trash Can Flying at a Driver On the Freeway Is the Stuff Of Nightmares 

This Trash Can Flying at a Driver On the Freeway Is the Stuff Of Nightmares 
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Have you had your coffee yet? No? Well, allow this horrifying incident in Texas to be all the wake-up juice you need.

Dallas resident Kathy Lanham was cruising down I-635 when an unsecured garbage can full of mulch came sailing at the windshield of her Honda CR-V. Her dash cam was rolling during the event, giving us a...

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Patrick George Patrick George Feb 13, 2018. 21 comments

The Texas Automobile Dealers Association Thinks You're A Stupid Idiot

The Texas Automobile Dealers Association Thinks You're A Stupid Idiot

It's that time again in the Lone Star State — the Texas Legislature is once again open for business! And as it was in 2013, there's a big fight over whether or not to allow Tesla Motors to sell their cars directly to customers, much to the ire of franchised dealers, who are fighting it tooth and nail.

Two Bills Filed In Texas To Legalize Tesla Direct Sales

Tesla Motors tried to legalize...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Feb 11, 2018. 23 comments

Cop Pulls Over Guy Who Drove Over 120 Miles With A Hot Dog On His Bumper

Cop Pulls Over Guy Who Drove Over 120 Miles With A Hot Dog On His Bumper

It’s worth remembering that, occasionally, magic still happens in the world. Sometimes it’s a miraculous recovery from an illness, sometimes it’s a sublime work of art, and sometimes it’s a hot dog that manages to stay perched on a truck’s bumper for over 120 miles, like this tenacious Texan hot dog.

The hot dog in question was spotted a couple of weeks ago during a traffic stop near Brown...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Dec 21, 2017. 23 comments

Did Every Lowered Truck In Texas Get Wrecked In This Massive Pile-Up?

Did <i>Every</i> Lowered Truck In Texas Get Wrecked In This Massive Pile-Up?

If you're a fan of trucks with big wheels and no ground clearance, avert your eyes because this parade of pickups got turned into a conga-line of destruction that just keeps going and going and... seriously, it's unbelievably long.

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Haven't heard back from the Texas Department of Public Safety on what exactly happened here, but the incident...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Dec 14, 2017. 5 comments

The Best Moto X Livery Of The X Games Was Texas In A Nutshell

The Best Moto X Livery Of The X Games Was Texas In A Nutshell

Moto X QuarterPipe rider Davi Johnson is from Texas, as is the livery on his bike and his awesome flags-and-bullets themed gear. Awww yes. Texas all the things.

While it acted like camouflage from certain angles against the equally Texas-themed Circuit of the Americas, there’s no doubt that this wasn’t just the raddest livery in Moto X, but of the whole event.

After all, is there anything...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Nov 21, 2017. 9 comments

Teen Dies After Sober Driver Hits Her While Using Ignition Interlock Device

Teen Dies After Sober Driver Hits Her While Using Ignition Interlock Device

On Nov. 10, an unidentified 31-year-old driver struck Alexis Butler, 18, as she backed out of a driveway in a Toyota Camry in Arlington, Texas. Butler died a week later. There were no skid marks or apparent attempts made by the 31-year-old to stop, according to police. He said that he had been distracted while performing a “re-test” with an ignition interlock device, which is required in many...

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David Tracy David Tracy Nov 11, 2017. 15 comments

Comment Of The Day: Wrenching In Texas Edition

Comment Of The Day: Wrenching In Texas Edition

I’m going to be freezing my royal Rastafarian nay-nays off as I try to wrench on my Jeep Grand Wagoneer in an uninsulated suburban Detroit garage . But at least one Jalopnik reader doesn’t have that problem.

That reader, Rosin, has miraculously solved the age-old “cold while wrenching” problem by simply Texas-ing:

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As a prize for your clever comment, Rosin, you get to watch some...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Nov 06, 2017. 9 comments

Texas Is Revoking Titles From Dune Buggies And Kit Cars For No Good Reason

Texas Is Revoking Titles From Dune Buggies And Kit Cars For No Good Reason

Hey, Texas, what the hell did a dune buggy ever do to you? Dune buggies like the legendary Meyers Manx have been happily and legally driving America’s (and Texas’) streets for decades, but now the Texas DMV has started to revoke titles, according to Hemmings, even for vehicles that have been legally driving for decades. What’s going on?

The whole mess seems to have started back in 2013,...

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Patrick George Patrick George Oct 25, 2017. 18 comments

Buyer Beware: 10,000 Flood-Damaged Texas Cars Could Hit The Market

Buyer Beware: 10,000 Flood-Damaged Texas Cars Could Hit The Market

Many parts of the Lone Star State are still recovering from last month’s devastating flash floods. The after-effects of the storm will likely be felt for years, and in one way, they could have an impact on the rest of the country: as many as 10,000 flood-damaged cars and trucks could be resold out of state.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that already, about 2,500 flooded vehicles...

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David Tracy David Tracy Oct 12, 2017. 24 comments

Couple Awarded $42 Million After Crash Because Shop Glued Roof Instead Of Welding It

Couple Awarded $42 Million After Crash Because Shop Glued Roof Instead Of Welding It

A Texas jury just awarded a couple severely injured in a crash $42 million because their vehicle, a 2010 Honda Fit, had been improperly repaired by a collision center. Instead of welding the roof, per Honda’s repair guidelines, the shop used adhesive. That, according to plaintiffs, compromised the car’s safety structure and contributed to the severe injuries sustained.

The lawsuit states that...

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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 08, 2017. 19 comments

Texas' Most Endangered Auto Racing Is Also Its Most Captivating

Texas' Most Endangered Auto Racing Is Also Its Most Captivating

To the closely spaced houses and straggling few vehicles along some two-lane roads in the outskirts of Houston, the sun had just set on what seemed like any other Saturday evening in September. But it wasn’t. It was the first Saturday in a long time that this place, and Texas as a whole, had seen this kind of action.

The left turn into the facility was so inconspicuous that you’d almost miss it...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Oct 03, 2017. 20 comments

Texas Man, Distracted By Taco, Crashes 

Texas Man, Distracted By Taco, Crashes 

Today we reached Peak Texas.

Anyone still trying to out-do themselves by attaching horns to their F-150 King Ranch while wearing cowboy boots bought on South Lamar—we see through that act. Truth is, this is a state full of bad drivers who love tacos. Someone just crashed a car here because they were distracted by a taco.

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In this case, a...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Oct 01, 2017. 16 comments

Texas Declares Man's License Plate Offensive To Upside-Down People

Texas Declares Man's License Plate Offensive To Upside-Down People

Are you inverted 180° from normal human position, either through a gravitational anomaly or perhaps the use of gravity boots? Maybe you’re Raph ? Are you also a highly sensitive person? If so, then you better sit down. Or, I guess, sit up. Because Texas just figured out that a Lambo’s license plate, 370H55V, can be read upside-down.

And, of course, when you do read it upside-down, it...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Sep 30, 2017. 23 comments

America's Highest Speed Limit Road Operator Is Bankrupt

America's Highest Speed Limit Road Operator Is Bankrupt

In October of 2012, State Highway 130 , the “Pickle Parkway”, opened up in Central Texas with a lot of excitement. Not only does it have the highest speed limit in America, it was the state’s first road built via private-public partnership. But less than four years, later it doesn’t seem to be working out; the company running it has filed for bankruptcy.

SH 130 was originally pitched as an...

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