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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 18:40.

The kind of energy I'll be carrying with me this Monday morning

The kind of energy I'll be carrying with me this Monday morning

The kind of energy I'll be carrying with me this Monday morning.

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 16:23.

Weekend Motorsport Roundup; November 10-11, 2018

Weekend Motorsport Roundup; November 10-11, 2018

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

If you know anything we missed or have any great livestreams, let us know in the comments below. And tell what you’ll be watching!

All times in...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 16:20.

What Terrible Car Do You Wish Never Existed?

What Terrible Car Do You Wish Never Existed?

If I’ve learned one thing in the automotive world, it’s that we all absolutely positively hate a lot of stuff. There are brand rivalry arguments that go on for days and can tear friendships apart. There are just certain types of cars that make us cringe every time we see them. And there are just those god-awful models that change the scope of the auto industry for the worst.

I’m the kind of...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 15:43.

What Unique Feature Do You Look for When Buying a Car?

What Unique Feature Do You Look for When Buying a Car?
CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.  

Step aside, traditional specs. Gas mileage, storage capacity, safety—take a seat. We all know the textbook answers for what makes a car great when we hit the market, but we don’t talk enough about the intangibles. Y’know, the things that just make you feel better about one car over another. The tiniest, most minuscule...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 14:27.

Anny-Charlotte Verney is the Only Woman to Compete in Le Mans Ten Times 

Anny-Charlotte Verney is the Only Woman to Compete in Le Mans Ten Times 

Growing up in La Sarthe as the granddaughter of one of the founders of Le Mans, racing might seem like a predestined future. For Anny-Charlotte Verney, with an unrivalled ten straight years of competing in the 24 hour race, that certainly proved to be true—even with no immediately family competing in racing.

There isn’t much known about her private life or childhood, despite a decently...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 12:32.

Formula One Needs to Race on an Oval Before It Can Be the Pinnacle of Motorsport

Formula One Needs to Race on an Oval Before It Can Be the Pinnacle of Motorsport

Formula One is often lauded as the pinnacle of motorsport. A quick search on the Internet reveals everything you need to know: articles, forum threads, and lengthy comparisons to other racing series to further establish that F1 is the top racing series in the world. And I might be inclined to agree… except for the fact that F1 doesn’t race on an oval.

Don’t hit the comments just yet. Bear...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 12:05.

Watch This BMW E30 Become the Fastest Car on Ice

Watch This BMW E30 Become the Fastest Car on Ice
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After experiencing my first winter in a state that actually drops below freezing, I’ve come to appreciate anyone who has the immense skill that it takes to control a car at high speeds on ice. And I’m just sitting here with my jaw-dropped watching this BMW E30 M3 become the fastest car on ice like it was no problem at...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 10:34.

Weekend Motorsport Roundup; December 1-2, 2018

Weekend Motorsport Roundup; December 1-2, 2018

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

I’m sure you’ve heard the scandal surrounding the Snowball Derby by now—and if not, well, yes—it’s a pay-per-view stream. I’m including it here...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 10:25.

What Was Your Most Bizarre Car Buying Experience?

What Was Your Most Bizarre Car Buying Experience?
CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.  

I have been spending far too much time on Bring A Trailer and Craigslist lately. It’s time. It’s time I start carefully curating a garage of very terrible vehicles that only a mother (or me) could love. But, uh, folks—there’s some real weird buying caveats out there.

Which reminded me of buying my Mazda 2. In the...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 10:22.

Track Sweeper Rolls During Intense Race at Barber Motorsports Park

Track Sweeper Rolls During Intense Race at Barber Motorsports Park
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What happens when you put two track sweepers on Barber Motorsports Park together during IndyCar’s race weekend? Apparently, just as much drama as you’d expect from the open-wheel series itself.

Two track sweepers were out clearing the track between the Formula 3 and Mazda MX-5 Cup sessions at Barber Motorsports Park....

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 03:50.

Comment of the Day: Cullinan Caravan Edition

Comment of the Day: Cullinan Caravan Edition
Comment Of The DayYour good comments.  

Call me old fashioned, but owning a car with plenty of room seems sooooo overrated. There’s nothing I love more than, y’know, packing light and not having any passengers. Which is why the Rolls Royce Cullinan is probably the most ideal car on the market right now.

But for those of you who need that extra bit of space in their vehicle, consider this...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 02:29.

Everyone Go Home, Red Bull's New Livery Is the Best on the 2019 F1 Grid

Everyone Go Home, Red Bull's New Livery Is the Best on the 2019 F1 Grid

Formula One’s livery reveal season is upon us, and boy are things really starting to heat up. With testing taking place later this month, everyone is scrambling to show off their cool new outfits at the first day of school. But the teams that haven’t given us their first look at new threads might as well pack it up and go home, because Red Bull Racing is undoubtedly the coolest kid in class.

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 02:05.

What Should I Buy to Kickstart My ChampCar Career?

What Should I Buy to Kickstart My ChampCar Career?
CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.  

I’ve decided it’s about time I put my money where my mouth is. I can talk all kinds of trash about race car drivers, but I don’t exactly have a ton of experience myself. So I’ve decided I’m going to kickstart my ChampCar career—and I want y’all to tell me what car I should buy.

The goal here is to have fun—safe...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 01:45.

The Dakar Rally Really Is Going to Saudi Arabia

The Dakar Rally Really Is Going to Saudi Arabia

The Dakar Rally, a massive many-day off-road race that ran from Europe to the Senegalese city it’s named after for decades, then moved to South America in 2009, has officially inked a deal to be held in Saudi Arabia in 2020.

Motorsport.com reports that the new agreements with the Middle Eastern nation will actually put the Dakar rally in Saudi Arabia for the next five years.

The Amaury Sport...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 01:04.

Here's Why Airline Fatalities Went Up In 2018

Here's Why Airline Fatalities Went Up In 2018

It’s been a record year for air travel. In 2018, airlines transported 4.5 billion passengers on 45 million flights—both pretty damn impressive numbers on their own, and ones that have exceeded the number of passengers and flights in past years. But with increased flights comes increased danger. Airline fatalities have increased by 900 percent this year when compared to 2017's numbers.

If you,...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 00:39.

It’s the Fourth of July weekend

It’s the Fourth of July weekend

It’s the Fourth of July weekend. You have beaches to tour, beers to consume, babes to pick up—and what better way to do it than in your Trans Am Super Stock? Only problem is, the babes all seem to be more interested in your car than they are in you.

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 14, 2019 at 23:06.

Dubai's Police Force Have Started Training on Their Drone-Like Hoverbikes

Dubai's Police Force Have Started Training on Their Drone-Like Hoverbikes

The Dubai police force isn’t known for holding back when it comes to transportation. Last year, they announced that they were looking at adopting functional hoverbikes as a way to cruise over tight traffic. Now, they’re already starting to train their cops with the hope that they’ll be able to fully introduce these bad boys in 2020.

California-based Russian company Hoversurf made good on...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 14, 2019 at 22:04.

Why Red Bull Racing Is Threatening to Leave F1, Again

Why Red Bull Racing Is Threatening to Leave F1, Again

It seems like Red Bull Racing threatens to leave Formula One at least once a season. When things might not go its way, the team releases a lot of vague threats that they’ll ditch the series. So far, those threats haven’t culminated in anything serious—but Red Bull is back at it again before the 2019 season has even started.

So, what is it this time? Red Bull is threatening that Formula One...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 14, 2019 at 21:45.

Rallying Wants Onboard Cameras to ID Reckless Fans

Rallying Wants Onboard Cameras to ID Reckless Fans

Rally is one of the last forms of motorsport left where fans get close to the cars—out past small, regulated spectator areas, there’s usually not much more separating you from a race car than some foliage and maybe a fence. Now the World Rally Championship has had enough. The series thinks image recognition can catch dangerous fans hiding out where organizers can’t get to them.

The FIA—the...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 14, 2019 at 21:16.

Sid Watkins' Beyond the Limit Misses the Mark When It Comes to Formula One Memoirs

Sid Watkins' <i>Beyond the Limit</i> Misses the Mark When It Comes to Formula One Memoirs

The racing world would be a far worse one if it weren’t for Professor Sid Watkins, the neurosurgeon-cum-FIA Formula One Safety and Medical Delegate, head of the medical team, and first responder at crash sites around the world for a stunning 26 years. Imagine being able to take a peek inside his mind, just for a moment, and you’ll have the premise of Beyond the Limit.

(Welcome back to the

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