​Google Required To Add Controls To Its Self-Driving Cars

The headline feature of Google's latest self-driving prototype is its lack of a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal. It's what Google envisions for the future of transportation, and it also runs afoul of California's autonomous vehicle testing laws. » 8/21/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

​Check Out A Slew Of McLarens Before The Sonoma Grand Prix

If you're in the Bay Area and looking for a little amuse bouche before this weekend's Sonoma Grand Prix, K-PAX racing is hosting a shindig tonight, complete with the team's two 12C GT3s, the new 650S, and yes, even the P1. » 8/20/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Junkies Are Stealing Car Charging Cables For Copper

Copper theft has been running rampant across the U.S for years, with everything from plumbing to cabling being stolen and sold as scrap. So as security tightens at building sites, thieves and junkies are turning to the copper cabling in electric car chargers to make a buck. » 8/20/14 4:14pm Yesterday 4:14pm

Our New Hero Made An Amphibious Volvo 240 Wagon

We don't know much about Theon Parseghian other than he's self-employed and lives in King Ferry, New York. Oh, and he built this amazing amphibious Volvo 240 that just went on its maiden voyage. » 8/20/14 2:40pm Yesterday 2:40pm

Automakers are starting to invest heavily in modular systems that can be upgraded over time. Add in software updates that can either be performed by the dealer, at home, or over the air, and a lot of these issues will be solved. The proprietary nature is definitely a problem, but never underestimate motivated owners… » 8/20/14 1:39pm Yesterday 1:39pm

​If You're Doing Pebble, Do It On A Bike

Pebble Beach and the festivities that make up Monterey Car Week have gotten totally out of hand. I'm counting over 50 different events, not including private shindigs and ultra-hyper-exclusive reveals. Add in tens of thousands of people, and it's impossible to get around – let alone park. Bike is the answer. » 8/19/14 7:01pm Tuesday 7:01pm

​What's The Most Anthropomorphic Car?

I'm walking down the 18th green of Pebble Beach and see this little guy. No, not the adorable rascal in the black suit on the left, but this 1911 Hotchkiss limo, the mechanical manifestation of my godmother shrieking at me just as a large glass bowl of jellybeans crashes to the floor. » 8/19/14 11:30am Tuesday 11:30am

The Sensational Steering Wheels Of Pebble Beach

Steering wheels are hugely under appreciated. They're the most direct connection between car and driver, feeding unending amounts of information into one of the most dense areas of nerve endings in the body. Just as importantly, they're a technological barometer of what was necessary to keep the engine chugging… » 8/18/14 12:20pm Monday 12:20pm

The Renovo Coupe Is An Electric Shelby With 1,000 LB-FT Of Torque

Every year, some company with more ambition than experience puts out a press release and a rendering and a litany of promises about revolutionary, all-electric performance. Then silence. It's the cult of ego and vaporware. Renovo is not a member, and it's out to prove it with an electric Shelby Daytona with 1,000… » 8/15/14 9:40am 8/15/14 9:40am

Crash d'Concours Just Won Pebble (And It's Barely Begun)

When Icon's Jonathan Ward calls up a few friends to put on a car show, you know it's going to be amazing. But I wasn't expecting this. It's the most Jalopnik car show at Pebble this side of Concours d'LeMons, and Ward and Co. managed to pull it off in less than three weeks. » 8/14/14 8:00pm 8/14/14 8:00pm