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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 24, 2020. 10 comments

We're One Big Step Closer To Losing No-Speed-Limit Highways In Germany

We're One Big Step Closer To Losing No-Speed-Limit Highways In Germany
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Jeep and Suzuki are breaking EU emissions rules, Uber is trying to butter up Washington, and VW is having a hard time focusing. All that and more in The Morning Shift for January 24,.2020.

1st Gear: Germany’s Staunchest Advocate For No-Speed-Limit Highways Just Took A Step Back

Environmentalists in...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 23, 2020. 23 comments

I Regret To Inform You The Motor Is Blown

I Regret To Inform You The Motor Is Blown

Are you looking for an affordably-priced, trusty, vintage but not ancient, old but still stylish, not-huge offroader? Well I hate to say that this outstanding imported 1991 Suzuki Jimny’s turbo motor is blown.

It’s great! Look at the side swoosh. Look at the graphics. Look into it and see yourself. You look... the same, but there’s something different. Someone just gave you a really nice...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 18, 2020. 11 comments

Goodbye To Criss Angel, And Alanis

Goodbye To Criss Angel, And Alanis

Prominent Criss Angel fan Alanis King has worked at this operation since it was low-key run out of a variety of shell companies based in Hungary and the Cayman Islands. Alanis didn’t know that when she signed on, but every new day, a little bit of that veil was lifted. And now, today, she departs. It is our duty to roast her, as we have done since those olden times. Luckily for us, we all...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 14, 2020. 20 comments

The Salute At The End

The Salute At The End

The Dakar Rally is on in

Saudi Arabia , and is, as it is every year, an absolute test of the human will through some of the most extreme, barren, and beautiful land on Earth. These testing areas produce very human moments. Take a look at, for instance, the salute at the end of this video.

As you can see, the little buggy noses in over the edge of a dune, endos, and keeps going as if nothing...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 11, 2020. 20 comments

The Audi V8 L Was Not Fucking Around

The Audi V8 L Was Not Fucking Around

Go to any luxury manufacturer and you’ll find, right beside the top-tier luxury sedan, an even better one. The long wheelbase version of that top-tier luxury sedan. The current crop of LWB luxobarges is good. But the original Audi V8 L was better.

The key distinction is simple: Modern LWB versions of what you get on the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S Class, uh, the Nissan Cima, and so...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 09, 2020. 14 comments

Carlos Ghosn Is Showing His Ass

Carlos Ghosn Is Showing His Ass
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

With each passing day, it’s becoming more clear that—and I hate to say this of someone who is cool enough to be on Interpol’s most wanted list—Carlos Ghosn wasn’t good at running a car company. All that and more in The Morning Shift for January 9, 2020.

1st Gear: Carlos Ghosn Wanted What?

Yesterday...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 09, 2020. 10 comments

How To Pitch Jalopnik

How To Pitch Jalopnik

You feel it in your soul. You hear it in the wind. You might be working a desk job, but in your heart you’re a Jalopnik writer, you just know it! Well, here’s how to pitch us a story that we would love to publish on this website.

What We Want

Give us specific ideas. That means specific stories, not general topics. Don’t sent us an email that you want to do a story on offroading, send us a story...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 09, 2020. 16 comments

Carlos Ghosn Missed The Good Shit

Carlos Ghosn Missed The Good Shit

Carlos Ghosn addressed the media today, the first time since he got

whacked , axed, imprisoned. Also since he escaped . I had hoped that Ghosn would name names, and call out exactly the people involved in conspiring to lock him up. But Ghosn had more important things to discuss: the adoration of his loving fans, and the time GM offered to double his salary to poach him.

Ghosn spoke to the...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 08, 2020. 5 comments

Here's Two-Time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso Fixing His Own Broken Race Car

Here's Two-Time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso Fixing His Own Broken Race Car

There is something very satisfying about seeing

Fernando Alonso , the two-time champion in F1, where the driver is just a tiny part of a gigantic team of engineers, lying in the sand helping fix his busted Toyota in the Dakar. Fernando Alonso Can Crack A Walnut With His Neck

Today’s top race cars are so fast that they routinely hit more than five gs in high speed corners.…

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Alonso is...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 07, 2020. 11 comments

The Good Lamborghini Is Here

The Good Lamborghini Is Here

It is the Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD. That is to say, it is a new version of the

Lamborghini Huracán Evo but with rear-wheel drive instead of all-wheel drive. That is to say, it’s the good Lambo but more better.

The most important thing about the Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD might be the name, in that it’s the sportier version of the Huracán, only it’s called the “Evo” and not the “S” or...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 03, 2020. 6 comments

DJ Screw -- Rappin' 4-Tay -- Still Ph#@*in' With My Folk$

DJ Screw -- Rappin' 4-Tay -- Still Ph#@*in' With My Folk$

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

No matter how much I try, I can’t stop having this play in my head.

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jan 02, 2020. 24 comments

There's Got To Be Something Good In This Truck Trader

There's Got To Be Something Good In This Truck Trader

When you find yourself at the Winn-Dixie on Pine Island, Florida, you do the sensible thing and you drop the $3.99 on the Truck Round-Up.

By the time I dropped this classifieds booklet into the shopping cart, on top of the bottled waters next to the beer, the chips, and the salsa for the upcoming few hours on the boat, I had already been in Florida for a few days. My vacation was coming to a...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Dec 30, 2019. 20 comments

What Are We Going To Do About This High-Mile $1,500 Plymouth Voyager With A Five-Speed And The Best Interior

What Are We Going To Do About This High-Mile $1,500 Plymouth Voyager With A Five-Speed And The Best Interior

To take a frumpy 1980s Mopar minivan with a stick shift and drive the living hell out of it is

not a new idea . But somehow as 2019 wraps up, it’s still a relevant one. The world's fastest Turbo Dodge Caravan is for sale

Like the vanes of a turbocharger, our attention turns quickly to new projects once one ends.…

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I had sort of thought that all of these cars had been junked or...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Dec 26, 2019. 7 comments

Let Me Tell You About A Real Howling Thundercat: The Jaguar XJR-9

Let Me Tell You About A Real Howling Thundercat: The Jaguar XJR-9

The 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans saw not one, not two, not three, but seven factory teams competing for victory, a high point for prototype racing. And the car that won it, well, was not the Jaguar XJR-9. But there is a good reason to adore it. Two, really.

I shouldn’t denigrate the XJR-9. First of all, it recorded the highest top speed of the race, the last one run without chicanes on the endless...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Dec 25, 2019. 12 comments

There Is The Light There Is The Sauber-Mercedes C9

There Is The Light There Is The Sauber-Mercedes C9

We are now 30 years removed from the 1989 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which stands as the highest point of possibly the greatest era of modern sports car racing. And the car that sits atop that peak is an interesting one.

Mercedes is not exactly a vaulted name in the world of endurance racing. Benz loves promoting its F1 heritage, understandably these days, and sort of glosses over the...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Dec 19, 2019. 7 comments

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Dec 19, 2019. 18 comments

It Is Rude To Me That I Personally Do Not Own A Skyline Sedan

It Is Rude To Me That I Personally Do Not Own A Skyline Sedan

It’s not that it makes sense. It’s not that I shouldn’t, I don’t know, buy literally any readily-available BMW instead. It’s just that I deserve a four-door 1990s

Nissan Skyline and it is inappropriate, in a cosmic sense, that I do not have one.

Of the R32/R33/R34 trio, it’s the middle child that gets the least adoration. The R33 is not just the least good, it is an affront to the goodness of...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Dec 19, 2019. 8 comments

Datsun 260Z, Very Far Away, For Sale

Datsun 260Z, Very Far Away, For Sale

A 1974 Datsun 260Z, over there, no need to walk over, just zoom in on that bad boy, is currently for sale for $500 in Oklahoma City.

The condition of the car, too far to get up and walk over to, is unknown, in that it is far away and hard to see clearly. The seller describes it simply on Craigslist:

The car has been parked for many years, its all there. rebuilt straight 6 with 4 barrel carb...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Dec 13, 2019. 5 comments

Here's A Dumb Idea

Here's A Dumb Idea

Of all the companies selling cars here in the United States, the one with the best grip on how actual car names sell actual cars might actually be Kia. From the Soul to the Stinger, the company sticks to names not alphanumerics. And that’s why we should cast a wary eye on a new report that the surprisingly good-looking

Kia Optima might become the Kia K5.
Holy Crap The New 2021 Kia Optima...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Dec 13, 2019. 20 comments

A Tiny Rule Change Has Allowed Rotary Engines At Le Mans Again

A Tiny Rule Change Has Allowed Rotary Engines At Le Mans Again

In 1991, a rotary-powered Mazda won the 24 Hours or Le Mans. By 1992, rotary engines were no longer allowed to race there. But for the 2021 season, 30 years after the fact, the organizers behind the biggest race in the world of sports cars have allowed rotaries back in.

This doesn’t come with a big announcement. Don’t look for news articles on the Le Mans or FIA websites heralding the return...

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