Have motor oil running through your veins? Dream in fiberglass and chrome?
Stay on top of the latest models, breaking news, and all around automotive buzz with these go-to car blogs for the best automotive reporting and op eds in the business.
With cheeky irreverence always strongly underpinning its reporting, Jalopnik acts as a hub for shrewd commentary on anything and everything car related. From test drives and new model reviews to resurrections from the annals of auto history (like this 1964 Jeep Gladiator), if it’s got a motor and is at all interesting, Jalopnik will cover it (despite the recent declaration of bankruptcy by its parent company, Gawker, it promises to continue to post cool sh*t about cars).
Time magazine’s answer to the car aficionado blog, The Drive reports on cars as only the formidable editorial staff at Time can. This week, the entire car world is atwitter with the very yellow 2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow, the Hyundai Elantra is an eager puppy for the “prolechariot”, and the Fiat 124 Spider is compared to the Miata.
The Drive also recently named our very own Andre Haddad one of the 10 most influential people in automotive technology alongside luminaries like Tim Cook and Elon Musk.
Wired Transportation (FKA Autopia)
The reliable reporting you’ve come to expect from Wired translates to its transportation/automotive arm, Autopia. Its jurisdiction goes beyond ground transportation and fanboys out over all things transpo — from self sailing solar ships aiming at a solo transatlantic crossing to wrangling the traffic logistics of Bonaroo. But don’t worry, sick cars are the bread and butter of this gearhead blog, like this super slick McLaren supercar.
Car and Driver
The OG gearhead go-to, Car and Driver has been the de facto source for vehicle research and enthusiast buzz for years. Instrumented tests (like the 2016 Chevy Camaro SS Convertible — “the quickest droptop pony we’ve ever tested), first drives, and a churning feed of recent news will keep your thirst for oil sated throughout the day.
For no-nonsense, objective car reporting, look no further than Motor Trend. Started as a magazine nearly 70 years ago, this now-online outlet reports road tests, vehicle comparisons, and the latest trends sweeping the industry. It also boasts its eponymous Car of the Year award, one of the most coveted (and bragging-right-inducing) awards among automakers.
Road & Track
“The car magazine for those who see beyond the numbers,” Road & Track gets right to the heart of why cars have such a devoted fanbase. From an in-depth look at the vintage Ferrari authentication process at Ferrari Classiche to riding in a Porsche 911R at 200 MPH, the writers over at Road & Track remind us all why cars are so freaking cool.
An authoritative source for urban custom car culture since 2000, DUB Magazine features pimped out cars with aftermarket add-ons galore and has a devoted celebrity following. They also host live car-show-cum-concert events across the country, the next of which is in July in LA and will feature 50 Cent and “hundreds of the hottest customized rides”.