Robb Stark Races In Rallying's Deadliest Era In New Film Group B

In the 1980s, international rallying was virtually unrestricted. The cars became more and more powerful until a series of horrifying fatal crashes led to the series' cancellation. It's a story worthy of a film. In fact, one is getting made right now and it stars the dude from Game of Thrones. » 3/05/15 9:31am 3/05/15 9:31am

VIP Tickets For JFF Sell Out, General Tickets Still Available

BAD NEWS: It's been about 24 hours since we announced the second Jalopnik Film Festival presented by Volvo Cars tickets were on sale and we've already sold out of the VIP tickets. GOOD NEWS: Still general admission tickets left, available here. » 10/07/14 5:23pm 10/07/14 5:23pm

Son Buys Late Dad's Corvette Almost 40 Years After Mom Sold It

Break out the Kleenex for this. A Metro Detroit man is reunited with his dad's 1973 Corvette Stingray, a car he hadn't sat in since he was about three years old. The last time he rode in the car was after his dad died while working on it. » 10/06/14 9:02am 10/06/14 9:02am

Wandering Naked Detroit Man Attacked By Pit Bulls

There are so many questions here. A man on Detroit's east side was hospitalized last night after police fought off five pit bulls, possibly belonging to a squatter, attacking him in the nude. » 10/03/14 12:02pm 10/03/14 12:02pm

Burnouts, Grafitti And 'Sketchbattling' On Detroit's North End

You should know by now that the best events in Detroit are the ones where we multitask. Here we're combining the love of the automobile with the city's burgeoning underground art movement. » 9/30/14 11:53pm 9/30/14 11:53pm

Bridge Collapses Over Detroit Freeway, Kills Driver

A pedestrian bridge collapsed this morning on the Southfield Freeway near the Detroit-Dearborn border, killing a truck driver. The state's transportation department is investigating, but says it's "not due to a structural issue." (UPDATE: A truck hit the overpass; that driver was the one killed.) » 9/26/14 8:17am 9/26/14 8:17am

A Few Reasons Why Cadillac Leaving Detroit Isn't A Big Deal

People are all "Cadillac is a traitor to Detroit!" and I'm just kind of "meh" about this morning's announcement, which followed months of speculation. So what if they're moving to New York? Relax, take a deep breath, and see why this is actually a good thing. » 9/23/14 1:18pm 9/23/14 1:18pm

How Classic Mopeds Are Taking Over The Streets Of Detroit

The other day I suggested that there needs to be a proper motorcycle shop in the city of Detroit. There isn't yet, but I discovered something else (better?) this weekend: A moped shop, dealing almost exclusively in classic models. » 9/21/14 11:21pm 9/21/14 11:21pm

Here Are Some Easy-Ass Ways To Make Money In Detroit

You want to make money, but you don't want to spend too much. You may have heard that Detroit is ripe for investment, but you're not quite sure how to go about it. Let me be your guide with these super-easy ideas. » 9/17/14 10:08am 9/17/14 10:08am

REPORT: The Batmobile Might Have Been Stolen In Detroit [UPDATE: Nope]

It can't be possible. I refuse to believe it. But there are reports circling that the Batmobile has been stolen from the set of Batman Vs. Superman in Detroit. » 9/12/14 5:49pm 9/12/14 5:49pm

Someone Crashed A Chrome Gallardo Into A Wrangler By Michigan State

Oh, the things that go down at my alma mater. It's not even basketball season yet and expensive things are being destroyed. Sometime this month, a chromed-out Lamborghini Gallardo and a Jeep Wrangler collided just off Michigan State University's campus. » 9/12/14 5:48pm 9/12/14 5:48pm

Update: It's Still Ridiculously Expensive To Drive In Detroit

Nothing new here, just more evidence that's car insurance is sky high in the Motor City. According to some figures, Detroiters pay 165% more than the national average. » 9/12/14 7:57am 9/12/14 7:57am

This Documentary Pays Tribute To Classic American Car Designers

The money was flowing, the pavements were widening, the population was expanding. The heyday of the American auto industry meant designers had free will to push all creative limits to accommodate the driving class, and now a documentary is here to celebrate their accomplishments. » 9/10/14 11:03am 9/10/14 11:03am

Someone Also Get Detroit's Water Department A New Social Media Manager

Again, like the Detroit Police Department, I'm not sure this is the best social media policy for a municipal department having to save face in the wake of controversy. Is this the message for all those people with no water right now? » 9/09/14 10:10am 9/09/14 10:10am

For you Motor City lovers, Model D has put together a list of must-read local blogs. We're obviously biased toward one of them, but there are so many great ones worth reading. (Thanks, Model D!) » 9/09/14 9:55am 9/09/14 9:55am

Gas Clerk Ran Out Of Premium, Small Town Somehow Mistook It As Racism

The village of Holly, Michigan is probably best known for hosting the Michigan Renaissance Festival, but now they'll be infamous for ganging up on an Arab gas station employee after the town's populace accused him of refusing service to a man in uniform. » 9/03/14 4:23pm 9/03/14 4:23pm

Someone Please Get The Detroit Police A New Social Media Manager

During a time when we're all watching police departments hoping they won't screw up, the Detroit Police Department seems to be, well, screwing up. They're doing a fine job with trying to clean up the streets, but communicating that message seems to be a challenge. » 8/31/14 9:41am 8/31/14 9:41am

You Can Now Buy A Racetrack/Airport In Metro Detroit

There is a real airport in the suburbs. But the small, mostly dormant Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport on Detroit's east side could go for sale soon as the city's lawyers try to settle this neverending bankruptcy. Oh, and it has a racetrack. » 8/30/14 8:52am 8/30/14 8:52am

Billionaire Pizza Magnate's Son Is Quite The Aging Frat Boy

Here at Gawker Media, we talk a lot about the Ilitch family, the Detroit powerhouses who are financing a hockey stadium on a bankrupt city's dime and make cheap pizza for the masses. One Ilitch scion is putting those funds to good use on hookers and blow. » 8/28/14 3:55pm 8/28/14 3:55pm

What The Simpsons' Herb Powell Taught Us About The US Auto Industry

What would happen if an automaker read the comments of Jalopnik and gave you exactly what you wanted? Potentially a costly disaster, a lesson we should have learned from a 23-year-old episode of "The Simpsons." » 8/26/14 10:05am 8/26/14 10:05am