Watch A Rally Car Drift Atop Detroit Parking Garage For X Games Bid

One month after releasing a trailer teasing Andreas Eriksson drifting a Ford Fiesta ST rally car atop a downtown Detroit parking garage, here, finally, is the official bid video by The Work to bring the X Games to Detroit. Was it worth the wait? Hell yes. » 5/08/13 12:25pm 5/08/13 12:25pm

Watch Ford Marketing Chief Jim Farley Explain Why He Loves Jalopnik

Last week at an after-party during the New York Auto Show, a long-time automaker PR professional uttered a maxim of automotive spin I've heard so often it feels like a Tantric mantra: "The cars are the stars." Every time I hear it, I shake my head — because if there's one phrase that sets us apart from every other… » 4/13/12 10:00am 4/13/12 10:00am

How Mark Fields, Ford's Possible Next CEO, Once Tried To Attack A Man…

According to Bloomberg, Mark Fields — mullet enthusiast, Ford Motor Company's then and current president of the Americas, and reportedly a leading candidate to succeed Alan Mulally as CEO of the automaker — nearly got into a fistfight with the car company's former CFO over a marketing budget and had to be restrained… » 3/02/12 8:30am 3/02/12 8:30am

How Bad Was GM's January Sales Stumble?

In a month that saw Ford sales up 7%, and even Chrysler up 44%, it's hard to see a sales drop of 6% at General Motors and see much in the way of good. » 2/01/12 11:15am 2/01/12 11:15am

Was Fiat's Laura Soave fired because of an "improper relationship"?

Bloomberg reported moments ago that Chrysler's head of the Fiat brand in North America, Laura Soave, is "leaving the company" and being replaced by Tim Kuniskis, a marketing executive. But why? » 11/21/11 1:30pm 11/21/11 1:30pm

Is the Chevy Volt a sales flop?

General Motors has repeatedly claimed a sales target for 2011 of 10,000 units for the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt sedan. But, nine months into the year, they've only shipped 3,895 off the lot. In fact, in September sales numbers, released an hour ago, GM sold only 723 Volts. Will GM fail to meet its own sales… » 10/03/11 12:30pm 10/03/11 12:30pm

Bellwether Toyota "Unintended Acceleration" lawsuit dismissed over…

The Associated Press is reporting that the "Unintended Acceleration" lawsuit against Toyota, known around these parts as "Beige Bites Back," has been dismissed by a federal judge in California. » 9/30/11 2:00pm 9/30/11 2:00pm

No, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche did not kill a man

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, the star of Chrysler's 2006 "Dr. Z." ad campaign, is under investigation for suspected involuntary manslaughter. Except it's not what you think. UPDATE! » 9/16/11 11:45am 9/16/11 11:45am

These are the people and robots that make our cars

Today is Labor Day and as a salute to the men, women and robots that make our cars for us — both here and abroad — we're taking a look at some of our favorite stories about how our cars are made. » 9/05/11 12:00pm 9/05/11 12:00pm

Bob Lutz heads back to General Motors as "Senior Advisor"

General Motors today announced it's bringing back former Vice Chairman Bob Lutz to provide counsel to the senior leadership team of the company. Although Lutz has been providing advice to GM executives informally since retiring from the company in 2010, we think maybe they realized just how much they needed a, you… » 9/02/11 11:15am 9/02/11 11:15am

Porsche to expand lineup to seven models

Bloomberg reports Porsche may expand its line-up to seven model lines to achieve a goal of selling at least 200,000 sports cars and sport-utility vehicles by 2018. Anyone care to name them all? » 7/21/11 8:45am 7/21/11 8:45am

Move to Detroit if you want a job

One bright spot in the jobs picture appears to be the auto industry. Americans are buying more cars, and carmakers are putting more people back on the assembly line. Oh, except there aren't many assembly lines in Detroit anymore. D'oh! » 7/08/11 9:45am 7/08/11 9:45am

I've totally always wondered what Susan Sarandon thinks about gas prices

It's one thing to pad your high-ad-dollar content by page view-whoring to celebrity-searching 14-year-old teen girls on Google search, but Autoblog's twin sister AOL Autos pimping Susan Sarandon? That's not even high-traffic padding. Is this really the AOL way? » 6/14/11 4:45pm 6/14/11 4:45pm