I gave my seven year old a DSLR and had him cover the DC Auto Show (Gallery)

I’ve been to my local auto show in D.C. for quite a few years. It was likely my first “press event” in which I showed up, went to the media office and talked my way into a media ticket. This year I skipped the Media Day because of a schedule conflict, and almost didn’t go […]

Autopia2099 was enthusiastically electric

The first-ever Autopia2099 occurred this past weekend, and I’m happy to report that it felt like a success. A wide swath of car and bike lovers showed up to Optimist Studios in Los Angeles to gawk, chat, and hang out while talking about the future of electric vehicles. This wasn’t simply an opportunity to show […]

Velocity Invitational shows off the goods for its first run

The Velocity Invitational kicked off on November 11th, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The event ran for four days and included vintage racing spanning from Pre-War or Brass Era cars to more “modern” machines like ’70s Trans-Am, ’70s and ’80s Formula 1, and ’90s Group C racers. The event is put on by the team […]

All-Electric Ford F-100 shows off new EV Crate Motor

You know we love a good F100 around here. This particular one is a 1978 F-100 that’s been transformed to highlight a brand-new crate motor from the Blue Oval brand. The truck is called the Eluminator and it is essentially wearing the go-fast parts from the new Mach-E GT. And if you’re going to wrap […]

Jalopnik adds a Reader Contest to Autopia 2099 festivities

All-Electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype

Autopia 2099 is set to land amidst the dystopian skyline of Los Angeles 2021. I mean, it’s almost dystopian, right? Sort of halfway between West World’s real-world vision of LA and Bladerunner’s view of the same spot? Replace flying cars with mega Airbuses and we’re nearly there. Regardless, the electron-focused show arrives this December and […]

Autopia 2099 is coming and I’d love to see you there

autopia 2099

Our old friend Bradley Brownell reached out to me a while back and asked if I wanted to help him bring on a new show. I jumped at the idea when he told me the goal is to focus on all things electric with this one. The show is called Autopia 2099 and we have […]

Autopia 2099: Electrified Car Show of the Future that’s Happening This Year

Autopia 2099 electric car show logo

I love V8 engines. The noise and power are a wonderful combination that stokes my soul every time one is fired up. Still, I am not blind to the future of the automobile. In fact, I’ve begun to embrace it. The best car I drove in 2020? It was an electric Porsche. The last time […]

Random Autumn Car Show

The city of Boston has two public golf courses. At one of these courses is First Tee, a kids’ golf program that’s open to city’s residents and free of charge. Never having to play golf ourselves, my wife thought it would be a good idea to sign the kids up. It’s a great program that […]

Hot Wheels Legends Virtual Car Show Winner

Living in the COVID era means we enthusiasts have to be a bit more clever when it comes to get-togethers. With things just starting to open back up, we may still be a way out from attending the local Cars and Coffee.  Hot Wheels looked to solve that by partnering with Hoonigan to host a […]

Hooniversal Opinion: 2020 Chicago Auto Show

It’s finally here: Once again, the auto show season is upon us. And with the Detroit Auto Show having moved to June, Chicago’s own event has become the new kick-starter for the round of new, early-season reveals. This year’s CAS made a massive splash with new and updated vehicles from a wide variety of manufacturers. […]