Welcome to Found Around The District, where we highlight fascinating cars we find around a city where people are too busy fighting through traffic and hunting for parking to drive anything interesting: Washington, D.C.
Well, look at that. General Motors' Australian subsidiary Holden dropped the first photos of their new Holden Commodore tonight, just like we expected.
This is not a BMW that drive your kids to school in. It's not a BMW some wealthy German businessman drives to an important meeting. It's not a BMW you buy to impress the neighbors.
Quick, what's your favorite car from the original The Fast & The Furious? (You know, the one from back when those movies were more or less about cars and street racing, not aircraft hijacking.)
America is a car country. We always have been, and we probably always will be. But as much as we all love driving, we have to recognize that there are some downsides to not having a first-rate rail system like Europe or Japan.
Any time we feature some crazily awful story out of Florida, it's typically from a newspaper or local TV news headline that contains these two words: "Florida Man." As in, "Florida man arrested again for tasering ex-wife," or "Florida man bites neighbor's thumb off." You get the idea.
I'm worried about Australia. They continued on with gloriously huge V8-driven, rear-wheel-drive sedans and utes long after the Americans gave up the ghost. Occasionally, they would make their way over here, but never for long. It left the rest of us longing for tire-smoking Aussie cars we would never get.
Ever since the photos of the BMW 3-Series GT dropped this week, I've been thinking a lot about hatchbacks.
There are a lot of reasons you should read the New York Times Magazine profile of nascent R&B superstar Frank Ocean. It gives some great insights into the creative process, decisiveness, and personal history of the man behind the best album of 2012, Channel Orange. (If you think differently, you're wrong.)
A few dozen inches of snow may scare most people into hiding in their homes, but for those of us who enjoy opposite lock and empty roads, it's a chance to come out and play in our cars.
Do you happen to live in the northeastern United States? Then besides finding a good parking lot to do donuts in, today is probably not the best day to be driving. Or flying. Or trying to get anywhere.
Since it launched in 2008, Nissan's GT Academy has repeatedly done something previously thought to be absurd and unrealistic: It has taken people who are really, really good at Gran Turismo and put them in the seats of actual race cars. Look at Spaniard Lucas Ordoñez, who successfully went from gamer to pro driver…
I think I may have found the one ad that sums up every pretentious luxury car commercial from the late 80s and early-to-mid 90s.
Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?
Long known for hot-rod sedans and coupes, Pontiac in 2009 released one of their hottest rods to date — the G8 GXP, with the power and looks that were enough to make you want to grab a helmet and go.
Looks like we can pin another "unintended acceleration" incident on a confused driver with an automatic transmission.
There I was, explaining to my mom how I had just crashed the family Volvo 240 station wagon into a parked Corolla. "I couldn't have been going that fast, mom, the airbag didn't even go off."