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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins yesterday at 06:30. 3 comments

Kids Will Be Able To Go Off-Road Racing In The 'Mini Mint 400'

Kids Will Be Able To Go Off-Road Racing In The 'Mini Mint 400'

The Mint 400, a big ol’ bash around the desert near Las Vegas, is probably one of the better-known off-road races in America. It’s also pretty rocky, bumpy and challenging, for experienced adult racers, so it’ll be interesting to see how the 5-to-16-year-olds fare!

Race organizers announced this week that multiple classes of youth racing will be part of the 2020 youth race that goes off March...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 23, 2019 at 02:30. 20 comments

Here's How Mobile Tire Installation Works And Why You Might Want To Try It

Here's How Mobile Tire Installation Works And Why You Might Want To Try It

Mobile auto services are more common than you might realize. At least in Los Angeles, it’s pretty easy to find a detailer, a mechanic or even a body and paint tech to come out and work on your car wherever. Now, you can even get tires mounted and balanced. Here’s how it works and what my experience with ZipTire, in particular, was like.

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 22, 2019 at 23:45. 8 comments

We've Got A Diverse Group Of Cars On Track Today. What Do You Want To Know?

We've Got A Diverse Group Of Cars On Track Today. What Do You Want To Know?
CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.  

Today a contingent of Jalopnik staffers are hanging out at New York’s Monticello Motor Club to track test an eclectic batch of cars: a Mustang GT350, Acura NSX, Hyundai Veloster N, BMW X4 X Competition, and a Mazda 3 hatchback. We’ve got a few features planned for you, but meanwhile, anything you want to know?

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 22, 2019 at 07:00.

The Lancia Stratos Is So Hot You Won't Be Able To Keep Your Pants On, Apparently

The Lancia Stratos Is So Hot You Won't Be Able To Keep Your Pants On, Apparently

The Lancia Stratos is in many gearheads’ dream garages for its legendary looks and rally performance. The “new” Stratos, coachbuilt from a Ferrari F430 base, has been around for years but this presentation of it by Jason Cammisa is the most complete and jubilant you’ll find.

ISSIMI Official, the new YouTube channel that’s published this, describes itself as “the premier platform for...

Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 21, 2019 at 23:02. 1 comments

How I Use The Xbox Adaptive Controller To Play Forza Horizon 4 One-Handed

How I Use The Xbox Adaptive Controller To Play Forza Horizon 4 One-Handed

Forza Horizon 4 is one of the best driving experiences you can have without getting off your couch. But it, like most video games, requires two hands to play. Luckily for those who are not so-equipped—like me, unfortunately, at the moment —Microsoft makes a special controller that can be configured for just about anybody and any body.

Forza Horizon 4 Turns Your World Into an Off-Road,...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 21, 2019 at 06:36. 3 comments

Comment Of The Day: When Is Diesel Actually A Good Deal Edition

Comment Of The Day: When Is Diesel Actually A Good Deal Edition
Comment Of The DayYour good comments.  

It’s easy to get wrapped up in excitement over the fact that half-ton diesel trucks are a thing now. At least, I know myself and David Tracy here are feeling it. But if you’re really thinking about plunking down the cash to buy one, it pays to do some math first.

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Diesel trucks are generally desirable because they offer a combination of torque,...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 21, 2019 at 04:05. 14 comments

How My Wedding Turned Into The Worst Day Of My Life

How My Wedding Turned Into The Worst Day Of My Life

About a year ago, almost exactly, my fiancée and I were enjoying our destination wedding in Wyoming with a very small group of our people. Then I had to go and get airlifted to overnight surgery and a nine-day hospital stint. “Happiest day of my life” it was not.

The shortest way to tell the story is that I crashed an off-road buggy while my friends, family, financée and I were goofing around...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 21, 2019 at 02:38. 7 comments

How To Make A Cheap Steering Wheel Cover Look Not-Terrible

How To Make A Cheap Steering Wheel Cover Look Not-Terrible

If your steering wheel’s ratty from years in the sun, not to mention grease from your fast-food-loving hands, one of those slip-on steering wheel covers you can pick up wherever is a convenient solution. It’s also grossly inelegant. But there are ways to rock it without looking completely awful.

The best way to restore your steering wheel is to have a professional upholstery shop do it, but...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 20, 2019 at 23:32. 16 comments

Land Cruiser Canceled? Here's Toyota's Non-Denial Denial

Land Cruiser Canceled? Here's Toyota's Non-Denial Denial

The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most capable SUVs on and off the road today. It’s also one of Toyota’s longest-running U.S. nameplates, but this week rumors have been circulating about its impending demise amid slowing sales. Toyota responded, but not in the most reassuring way.

First, here’s where it started—with a report from Motor Trend journalist and former Jalop Jonny Lieberman:

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 19, 2019 at 23:08. 16 comments

The 2019 Jaguar F-Type V6 May Be Old But It Still Rips

The 2019 Jaguar F-Type V6 May Be Old But It Still Rips
Jalopnik ReviewsAll of our test drives in one convenient place.  

The 2019 Jaguar F-Type pretty much looks like the 2013 Jaguar F-Type; it’s old news. Then again, so are Converse sneakers and Coca-Cola. The F-Type is not the freshest or most technologically impressive modern car but I’ll be damned it doesn’t hit the spot every single time.

(Full Disclosure: Jaguar loaned me an F-Type with a full...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 17, 2019 at 06:00. 24 comments

Why Buy A Bugatti Centodieci When You Can Have This F-16 Fighter Jet For Less?

Why Buy A Bugatti Centodieci When You Can Have This F-16 Fighter Jet For Less?

The $8,878,800 (plus tax!) list price of the Bugatti Centodieci really makes you think. The fact that there’s a market for such a preposterous toy is a pretty clear indicator that some people are too rich. Then again–why would you park among peasants in one of these when I could hook you up with an F-16 jet for less?

A similar jet to the one that’s being advertised.The ridiculously wide face...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 17, 2019 at 03:09. 14 comments

VW's Electric Dune Buggy Finally Made It To The Beach

VW's Electric Dune Buggy Finally Made It To The Beach
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Volkswagen has been coyly teasing its electric dune buggy concept as “feasible for production” but I wouldn’t get your hopes up. That said, there is a working model playing around in the California sand right now, and a few notes from folks who got to drive it.

The ID. Buggy, as VW’s calling it, is really just...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 16, 2019. 24 comments

The Tesla Semi-Truck Is Getting Put To Work

The Tesla Semi-Truck Is Getting Put To Work
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

Thes photos of a prototype Tesla semi-truck, posted on Facebook by a California Highway Patrol office, making the rounds today have got me more fired up than any of the Tesla parties or press releases I’ve seen. The truck’s finally definitely doing work and it’s very exciting to see.

I do find it slightly odd for the social media account of a law enforcement...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 16, 2019. 10 comments

Scuderia Glickenhaus' Steve McQueen-Style Baja Boot Revival Looks Righteous

Scuderia Glickenhaus' Steve McQueen-Style Baja Boot Revival Looks Righteous
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

Movie producer turned small-batch supercar guy James Glickenhaus has had a team working on a new version of the “Baja Boot”–a badass 1960s dune buggy famously driven by Steve McQueen–with the goal of making a street-legal vehicle capable of racing the Baja 1000. Now, it looks like the car’s really running and driving.

“Boots on the ground,” is a cute way of...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 14, 2019. 13 comments

Why So Many Ships Are Red On The Bottom

Why So Many Ships Are Red On The Bottom
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFGIF: Casual Navigation (YouTube)BoatlopnikBecause boats are cars too  

Ships being red below their waterline goes way back to when even the largest vessels were made of wood. You wouldn’t want sea worms eating your hull, would you?

“Why are ships red on the bottom,” has been asked and answered many times but I really...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 14, 2019.

The New Acura Type S Concept Is Starting To Look Like The Acura We Miss

The New Acura Type S Concept Is Starting To Look Like The Acura We Miss

A new Acura TLX Type S and at least one other Type S model have been promised for the near future, and today Acura’s trotting out the Type S concept to get us hyped and hint at what its next practical-performance cars should look like.

One of the moldiest car-enthusiasts clichés is that Acura’s heyday of design ended around 2009; essentially when “the beak ” took over as the brand’s unifying...

Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 13, 2019. 8 comments

The Most Realistic Cars In Fast And Furious Were The Three Black Civics

The Most Realistic Cars In Fast And Furious Were The Three Black Civics

Honda Civics were staples of the tuner car scene in the late ’90s and early 2000s. They were common at import car shows before The Fast And The Furious came out and the aftermarket catalog was deep. In fact, that’s why they got a prominent role in the movie.

If you’ve seen F&F, I’m sure you remember the trio of evil-looking 1992 to 1995 fifth-generation (EJ chassis code) Civic Coupes stalking...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 13, 2019. 9 comments

I’d be smiling too if I thought the Citroën Berlingo Coupe de Plage was what the future of the autom

I’d be smiling too if I thought the Citroën Berlingo Coupe de Plage was what the future of the autom

I’d be smiling too if I thought the Citroën Berlingo Coupe de Plage was what the future of the automobile was going to look like. You can see more of this majestic work-van-turned-’90s-dream-car on Favcars, Concept Carz or Daniel Golson’s Twitter.

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 13, 2019. 21 comments

Carry Less Crap On Your Roof

Carry Less Crap On Your Roof
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFGIF: 4x4ing Australia (Facebook)Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

Now that overlanding is firmly established as a popular car-look for 2019, I sure see a lot of trucks and SUVs lugging roof racks full of militaristic plastic boxes around the city. If that sounds like you, consider taking it easy on the top-heaviness.

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 13, 2019. 17 comments

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Plug-In Hybrid Claims A Hilarious 671 HP

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Plug-In Hybrid Claims A Hilarious 671 HP

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid has a boosted four-liter V8 cranking out a claimed 543 horsepower, plus an electric motor rated to 134 hp, all hooked up to an eight-speed automatic which can allegedly propel the car to 183 mph... with 664 lb-ft of torque on tap “just above idle.”

The new Cayenne hybrid lineup will be a somewhat diverse one, with the big daddy V8 shipping with the...

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