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Officials Issue Measles Health Warning From the F1 Australian Grand Prix Officials Issue Measles Health Warning From the F1 Australian Grand Prix

It’s been almost a week since the Australian Grand Prix and start of the Formula One season, but the side effects of attending such a large event didn’t end after the overpriced concessions and traffic mess to go home. On Friday, the Victoria State Government put out a health warning for those who attended the race.

Come Hang Out With Jalopnik and IndyCar This Saturday Night Before the Race in Austin Come Hang Out With Jalopnik and IndyCar This Saturday Night Before the Race in Austin

IndyCar will race at Circuit of The Americas in Austin for the first time ever this weekend alongside some entertaining support series, but not before we get the chance to have a little fun ourselves. If you’re going to the track this weekend or happen to be in town, feel free to join us for a meetup on Saturday night.

Chinese Copycat Range Rover Evoque Ordered to Halt Production by Beijing Court Chinese Copycat Range Rover Evoque Ordered to Halt Production by Beijing Court

In 2014, a Chinese-built Range Rover Evoque launched at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Nearby sat the Landwind X7, a cheaper copy of the SUV sold by a Chinese company for a fraction of the price. But Friday, a Beijing court ruled in Jaguar’s favor—determining that the X7 copied five features of the Evoque. Now it’s coming…

The 'Millennial-Inspired' NASCAR Race Car Needs Suggestions The 'Millennial-Inspired' NASCAR Race Car Needs Suggestions

In November, I received a PR email with “#Basic” in the subject and an opening line that began with, “We have some V lit news.” Having been hit so hard with “How do you do, fellow kids?” vibes that I’ve only now regained consciousness, my editors are forcing me to write about it.

The Bloodhound Supersonic Car Project Is Back On and Going for the Land-Speed Record The Bloodhound Supersonic Car Project Is Back On and Going for the Land-Speed Record

The Bloodhound supersonic car project that’s been racing toward a 1,000-mph land record for the past decade was saved from death last year, and for quite a while since, its website has shown the same message: “The new owner has been busy working ... out if its [sic] possible to save the ... project.”

The $12.5 Million Bugatti La Voiture Noire Won't Actually Be Done for at Least Another Two Years The $12.5 Million Bugatti La Voiture Noire Won't Actually Be Done for at Least Another Two Years

This month, the $12.5-million Bugatti La Voiture Noire debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, mysteriously letting us gaze upon its exterior glory and nothing else. But there was a reason, other than the fact that we’re not rich enough to handle it: The car won’t actually be done for at least another two years.

Buy One of Hertz's For Sure Very Pristine, Never Thrashed Rental Corvette Z06s for $100,000 Buy One of Hertz's For Sure Very Pristine, Never Thrashed Rental Corvette Z06s for $100,000

Anniversaries, in the car world but also yours, are a way for companies to celebrate themselves while also raking in cash with marked-up “anniversary” products. But if you can’t drop a few million on a car like the Bugatti Chiron France edition, there’s still hope: the Hertz 100th-anniversary Chevrolet Corvette Z06…

The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Is a Fantastic Little Roadster That Needs a Reality Check The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Is a Fantastic Little Roadster That Needs a Reality Check

It’s hard to find much wrong with the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, even compared to the more famous Mazda Miata it shares underpinnings with. It’s sporty, fun and it zips around town like every day is a warm summer day.

Sorry, the 1,600-HP Koenigsegg Jesko Is Already Sold Out  Sorry, the 1,600-HP Koenigsegg Jesko Is Already Sold Out 

Perhaps one of the most tedious parts of meeting new people is finding common interests. But Koenigsegg is the bearer of good news this week, because you and roughly 7.5 billion other people now have something to bond over: your lack of a 1,600-horsepower, $3 million Jesko, which is officially sold out.

NASCAR Team Says Dale Earnhardt Sr. Race Cars at Mecum Auctions Are ‘Not What They Claim to Be’ NASCAR Team Says Dale Earnhardt Sr. Race Cars at Mecum Auctions Are ‘Not What They Claim to Be’

Mecum Auctions is scheduled to send three of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s NASCAR race cars across the block on Saturday, each with six-figure auction estimates. But the team that ran the cars described, Richard Childress Racing, told Jalopnik Friday night that the listings are “not what they claim to be.”

The Average Bugatti Customer Has 42 Cars at Home The Average Bugatti Customer Has 42 Cars at Home

Buried in a Bloomberg story quoting a bunch of steam about how Bugatti may possibly one day consider making a “more affordable” (in the context of the ultra wealthy), potentially electric daily-driver model, there was this line: “The average Bugatti customer has 42 cars at home.” I find this fascinating and see the…

Volkswagen, Former CEO Sued by SEC Over Alleged ‘Massive Fraud’ During Dieselgate  Volkswagen, Former CEO Sued by SEC Over Alleged ‘Massive Fraud’ During Dieselgate 

More lawsuits around Dieselgate, hope for the Audi TT and R8 may lie in electricity, a potential cash-saving BMW and Daimler partnership on electric-vehicle platforms, a minivan recall and testing autonomous cars with virtual pedestrians. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, March 15, 2018.

A Honda Civic Type R Joins Australian Police Force, but Not to Chase Your Hooning Self Down A Honda Civic Type R Joins Australian Police Force, but Not to Chase Your Hooning Self Down

The Honda Civic Type R is the newest vehicle on the New South Wales Police Force in Australia, but don’t think a cop will come after you in it for breaking the hooning laws or trying to street race it at a stoplight. This 306-horsepower hot hatch, law-enforcing livery or not, will be for show.

Several of Dale Earnhardt's Race Cars Will Be Up for Auction Later This Week [Updated: Team Says the Cars Are 'Not What They Claim to Be'] Several of Dale Earnhardt's Race Cars Will Be Up for Auction Later This Week [Updated: Team Says the Cars Are 'Not What They Claim to Be']

In a country where the black No. 3 car is about as recognizable as the stars and stripes themselves, it isn’t often that race cars driven by Dale Earnhardt Sr. himself are up for grabs. But if you’ve got some piles of cash sitting around and collecting dust—as most of us do, you know—this is your lucky week.

John Cena's Ford GT Was Listed for Auction Yet Again, Then Taken Down John Cena's Ford GT Was Listed for Auction Yet Again, Then Taken Down

With a rejection rate that couldn’t even be taken seriously in a rom-com, John Cena’s former Ford GT supercar was listed for auction yet again as of last month—nearly untouched since its last trip across the block. The listing is gone now, though, perhaps sparing the car from another round of hot potato for a little…

Honda and Acura Recall 1.1 Million Vehicles for Yet Another Takata Air Bag Issue Honda and Acura Recall 1.1 Million Vehicles for Yet Another Takata Air Bag Issue

Recalls for Takata air-bag inflators with the potential to explode and spew shrapnel, and the more than 20 fatalities associated with them, have long outlasted even the company itself. After years of recalls and recalls on prior recalls, Honda’s North American arm announced Tuesday it’s recalling another 1.1 million…

Toyota Patented a Fragrance Dispenser That Can Also Hit a Potential Car Thief With Tear Gas Toyota Patented a Fragrance Dispenser That Can Also Hit a Potential Car Thief With Tear Gas

Some of us still like to live by the motto that manual transmissions defer car theft—a good, if dying, sentiment. But most don’t subscribe to that mindset, so it’s about time automakers come up with a new one. Perhaps that’s why Toyota just filed for a vehicle fragrance dispenser with a tear-gas setting.

Why Mitsubishi Abandoned Small Sporty Cars Why Mitsubishi Abandoned Small Sporty Cars

When most of us think of Mitsubishi in the U.S., we think of the old days: the Lancer, the Evo, the Galant VR-4, the 3000GT, the Eclipse. Then, we remember that the Eclipse became a crossover, and we’re snapped back to reality with a harsh realization that everything is practical and sad these days.

The 2019 Mazda Miata Really Is That Much Better The 2019 Mazda Miata Really Is That Much Better

The 2019 Mazda Miata answers a prayer car enthusiasts have recited for years, by getting more power than it’s ever had from the factory. In going from 155 horsepower to 181, the new model takes the honored, three-decade-old Miata formula and improves it in one of the most obvious, and important, ways.

You Can Now Buy a New Bugatti for Less Than $34,000, but It Maxes Out at 13 HP You Can Now Buy a New Bugatti for Less Than $34,000, but It Maxes Out at 13 HP

When the one-off, $12.5-million Bugatti La Voiture Noire debuted recently, you might have had some somber revelations—including, but not limited to, “When will Bugatti ever make a car for people like me?” and “As a kid, I always thought I’d be able to afford the supercars from my posters by now.”

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