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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 03, 2019 at 07:30. 11 comments

Surplus Jet Engines And Other Stories From The Deadly American Battle For The Land Speed Record

Surplus Jet Engines And Other Stories From The Deadly American Battle For The Land Speed Record

The desire to go fast is universal. The desire to go faster than anyone else has gone before, to buy your own jet engine and tempt fate at 400, 500, 600 mph, is a drive few possess and fewer still survive. This is what’s detailed in Speed Duel by Samuel Hawley, covering a near decade-long battle for the land speed record.

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 03, 2019 at 02:44. 5 comments

How To Lose A Formula One Championship, As Told By Ferrari

How To Lose A Formula One Championship, As Told By Ferrari

Every season, Ferrari looks promising. Formula One’s pre-season testing starts the rumor mill churning: this might just be the year Ferrari beats Mercedes! Ferrari is faster! Its engine is better! Aerodynamically, Ferrari is killing it! It’s always something.

And every year, Ferrari slowly comes to realize that its championship hopes are dying but won’t quite admit it’ll be another depressing...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 29, 2019 at 23:28. 6 comments

My Carbon Footprint Is Massive. Here's How I'm Going To Change It

My Carbon Footprint Is Massive. Here's How I'm Going To Change It

If you haven’t picked up on it yet, we writers here at Jalopnik travel pretty frequently. Whether it’s for a car launch, a race, an auto show, or just for the hell of it, we’re pretty much always on the move. And that is not particularly ideal when you think of the impact it has on the planet.

My personal situation is probably pretty different from that of the average American and even from...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 29, 2019. 23 comments

What Does Formula One Need To Do To Improve Its Racing?

What Does Formula One Need To Do To Improve Its Racing?

The end of the Formula One season is upon us, and it’s time to reflect on all the things The Powers That Be have done right and where things could be better. And because we are motorsport fans, let’s have a nice little chat about what F1 can do to making its racing all the better.

Honestly, this season wasn’t terrible. There was on-track drama, a handful of different race winners, and a pretty...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 28, 2019. 13 comments

What's The Most Obscure Automotive Or Racing Fact You Know?

What's The Most Obscure Automotive Or Racing Fact You Know?
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I am a big fan of esoteric knowledge. The kind of stuff that nobody really needs to know, that doesn’t really matter, but makes for a good talking point. And with the holidays coming up, I need some conversation pieces to distract my family from asking me when me and my husband are going to have kids...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 27, 2019. 15 comments

Here's How Tesla Played Itself With The Cybertruck Vs. Ford F-150 Demonstration

Here's How Tesla Played Itself With The Cybertruck Vs. Ford F-150 Demonstration
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We’re getting to the point when you can’t really say “we’ve all seen that dumbass Tesla Cybertruck demo” because there’s already an absurd amount of them. This time, we’re specifically referring to that video of the Cybertruck supposedly pulling a Ford F-150 uphill. You’ve probably seen plenty of tweets debunking the whole thing already—but...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 27, 2019. 1 comments

Carina Round — 'Do You'

Carina Round — 'Do You'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast, and we’ll provide the jams.

I’ve been head-over-heels in love with Carina Round for years now because she used to perform with Puscifer. Still certifiably in love. Nothing better than cranking this song out as you drive through the sunrise.

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 27, 2019. 24 comments

There’s A New UN Report On Climate Change And Ah, Shit

There’s A New UN Report On Climate Change And Ah, Shit

Hey there, car friends! You may be wondering how things are going out there, climate-wise. Every day we can’t help but think about our role in the way the world is burning down around us and I’m here to tell you that well, it could be better, I’m going to be honest.

There’s a new United Nations report today on climate change and, if you haven’t already guessed, it is not promising. This...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 27, 2019. 11 comments

This Incredible New Film Masterfully Takes On The Worst Crash In Racing History

This Incredible New Film Masterfully Takes On The Worst Crash In Racing History

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most fascinating motor races in the world, so it makes sense why there has been a sudden influx of great new films about the event coming to the fore recently. But I think my new favorite has to be Le Mans 1955.

An animated short film by Quentin Baillieux, Le Mans 1955 is about the infamous Le Mans disaster  of that year; it’s also eligible to compete in...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 26, 2019. 15 comments

Watch This Guy's Homemade Epoxy Wheel Survive An Incredible Driveway Burnout

Watch This Guy's Homemade Epoxy Wheel Survive An Incredible Driveway Burnout

I can’t say I totally understand the epoxy crafts trend that’s been sweeping the internet (if you haven’t been plagued by millions of videos of this shit on Facebook, don’t start now), but it was only a matter of time before someone actually had A Good Idea and decided to build a wheel out of clear epoxy. And the thing actually holds up under pressure pretty damn well.

The credit for this...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 26, 2019. 4 comments

No pressure, Damon

No pressure, Damon

No pressure, Damon. None at all. Not from any of the legendary race car drivers watching your take your first-ever ride on four wheels.

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 26, 2019. 22 comments

Let This Actual Astronaut Tell You What's Wrong With All Your Favorite Space Movies

Let This Actual Astronaut Tell You What's Wrong With All Your Favorite Space Movies

Hollywood isn’t exactly known for its wholehearted accuracy when it comes to race cars or outer space. But you generally don’t know how bad they are unless you’re something of an authority on the whole business. We’ve already talked about the motorsport side of film inaccuracies here—now let’s let a NASA astronaut tell you everything that’s wrong about your favorite space films.

The astronaut...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 26, 2019. 13 comments

Mercedes-AMG Promises Its Road-Legal Hypercar With An F1 Engine Is Still Happening

Mercedes-AMG Promises Its Road-Legal Hypercar With An F1 Engine Is Still Happening

Remember how Mercedes-AMG promised a road legal hypercar with a Formula One V6 hybrid engine? If you don’t, you can be forgiven. The project was announced in 2017, and nothing much has come of it. But Mercedes is absolutely promising that the cars will in fact get delivered. Soon. In 2021.

The Project One was intended to celebrate Mercedes’ dominance in F1 by giving driving enthusiasts and/or...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 25, 2019. 5 comments

Stop Teasing And Give Us The RX-Vision GT3 Already, Mazda

Stop Teasing And Give Us The RX-Vision GT3 Already, Mazda

It’s not every day that I actually fawn over a concept car, praying it goes into production instead of just remaining in teaser status forever. But that’s exactly what Mazda has done to me with its RX-Vision GT3 concept teaser. Honestly, it may just be the first car in quite a while to genuinely take my breath away even if it’s only destined to exist in the Gran Turismo video game series.

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 23, 2019. 10 comments

Mercedes And Porsche Both Kicked Ass In Their First Formula E Race

Mercedes And Porsche Both Kicked Ass In Their First Formula E Race

The sixth Formula E season kicked off early this morning with the Diriyah ePrix, and one of the biggest talking points was, how are newcomers Mercedes and Porsche going to fare when competing against some of the series’ more experienced teams? The answer, it turns out, is really fucking well.

How To Follow Formula E For The 2019-20 Season

Formula E is embarking on its sixth season this...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 22, 2019. 8 comments

Tesla's Cybertruck Can Charge The Cyberquad In The Bed

Tesla's Cybertruck Can Charge The Cyberquad In The Bed

With all the talk centering around Tesla’s incredibly angular new Cybertruck, it’s easy to forget that Elon Musk actually announced something else alongside it. The “one-more-thing” tacked onto the reveal this time is something called the Cyberquad, an ATV that can climb into the bed of the Cybertruck.

The Cyberquad is painfully reminiscent of its Cybertruck predecessor, all sharp angles that...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 22, 2019. 10 comments

Here Are A Few Tips To Guide You Through Winter Driving

Here Are A Few Tips To Guide You Through Winter Driving

Depending on your skills as a driver, winter driving is either the best or the worst thing to happen to you. I’m someone who spent most of my driving life in Texas only to then move up to the northeast, and I decided that I hated driving in the snow enough to just marry a Canadian and let him do all the hard work for me. But if don’t have a permanent bad weather driver at your disposal then...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 22, 2019. 4 comments

Me, waking up on Friday morning

Me, waking up on Friday morning

Me, waking up on Friday morning.

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 22, 2019. 11 comments

How To Follow Formula E For The 2019-20 Season

How To Follow Formula E For The 2019-20 Season

Formula E is embarking on its sixth season this weekend, and if you aren’t already watching, this is the perfect time to get in on the action. We can all use a little more motorsport in our lives, and what better way to get your off-season fix than with some eco-friendly open-wheel cars?

Seriously—FE is great. It’s still young enough that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, and the...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 21, 2019. 6 comments

Watch The First-Ever Formula One Pit Stop In Zero Gravity

Watch The First-Ever Formula One Pit Stop In Zero Gravity

Have you ever wondered what it would be like for a Formula One pit crew to take on a tire change in space? I know that I have, mostly just because I frequently wonder what it would the future of racing will be (hint: it is long-distance interplanetary racing). Red Bull Racing is ahead of the game—it’s already practicing its zero-gravity pit stops in the event that this very specific genre of...

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