Meet The Boonie Bug, The DIY Van At Home In The Wild Or On Mars

When Jalopnik’s worker-restraint pods place me in the weekly 15 minute “success daydream” cycle, I sometimes imagine myself arriving at a red carpet to receive some manner of award — but that doesn’t matter. What matters is the car that pulls up and drops me off. For many, it’s a limo. For me, usually, it’s a Boonie… » 6/02/15 12:04pm 7 minutes ago

Why Japan’s Bullet Train Will Finally Bring High-Speed Rail to America

High-speed trains—which can hit 300 miles per hour or more—are the ultimate example of how futuristic engineering can solve real-world transportation problems. In the past several decades, dozens of safe, sustainable high-speed train systems have started racing across the planet. And the place that does high-speed… » 6/02/15 11:19am 52 minutes ago

Richard Hammond Hints At A Possible Return To American Screens

The lovable scamps that formerly hosted Top Gear have been out in the wilderness for weeks (weeks!) now, doing nothing much besides hosting a live, touring version of not-Top Gear. All the while, they’ve been sideswiping questions about a new show, but this might be our biggest hint yet about it. » 6/02/15 10:20am Today 10:20am

Tank Teaches Student Driver In Yaris A Valuable Driving Lesson

A student driver blindly pulled out in front of a column of British armor that was cruising along a hardened road in the Lippe district of Germany yesterday. A collision ensued and yes, you guessed it, the one ton Toyota Yaris lost the fight to the 60+ ton Challenger II Main Battle Tank in a big way. » 6/02/15 7:37am Today 7:37am

One Formula One Driver Crashes So Much That He's Become A Villain

Pastor Maldonado has had an admittedly terrible season thus far, having to retire for five out of six races through little fault of his own. Many remember the garbage days of yore, though, so let’s take a journey back through time to battle evil cyborgs from Cyberdyne watch Maldonado’s most facepalm-worthy hits.
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Stranger Buys Slain Deputy's Police Car, Gives It To Deputy's Sons

When Tanner Brownlee was 15, his father Sam Brownlee was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving as a sheriff’s deputy in Colorado. Tanner doesn’t have a lot to remember his father by. That’s why he and his brother Chase wanted to buy their dad’s old Dodge Charger police car at a May charity auction. » 6/01/15 9:10pm Yesterday 9:10pm

Cheap Leases Won't Save Volkswagen, But A Wagon Might

Why drive a Corolla when you can have a German sedan for less than $100 per month? Bloomberg reports that Volkswagen Jetta leases are $89/mo in some areas of the country, but is it really a deal if it’s a car no one wants? Perhaps VW should shred the cheap car image and look to a longroof to regain some sales.
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The 24 Hours Of LeMons Is Going Where It Really Belongs: Australia

Greetings, at least one foreign land that’s gone “I wish we had something like that here” every time we’ve posted about crapcan racing. The 24 Hours of LeMons folks have opened up the 24 Hours of LeMons Australia. If all else fails, at least it’s guaranteed to be better than this year’s Australian Grand Prix!
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Teenager Allegedly Poses As FBI Agent, Steals And Crashes Dealer's Car

Kids these days, when they aren’t taking selfies, they are pretending to be federal agents in order to take Dodge Chargers out for a joy rides. Well, maybe not all kids, but one Michigan teen could be facing some serious charges for allegedly impersonating an FBI agent, stealing and crashing a car.
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