It looks like Volkswagen is preparing to introduce yet another modernized Microbus prototype at CES next month, so I’ve been thinking about old Type IIs. For a car as iconic and well-known as the Microbus, there’s a sense that it’s all explored, there’s nothing new to learn. And then you see a picture of an Auwärter…
When I lived in LA, I always avoided the 405 like the plague. And while I can’t really blame the road for this, a bus near Bellevue, Washington burst into flames on the 405 this morning, near the I-90 interchange. I still sort of blame the 405.
The Maybach is supposed to be the cornerstone of luxury, a status symbol with performance, style, technology, and above all, comfort. But I have a better idea.
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…
Volkswagen keeps teasing us with concepts hinting at the rebirth of the camper van/microbus. Well, the teasing will continue with yet another van concept, but this time with an all-electric drivetrain.
I've always maintained, loudly, and with a lot of dramatic hand motions, that Jalopnik readers are the best readers of anything, anywhere. That goes for bibles and copies of The Utne Reader, too. They're great because they sometimes send me books with amazing information, like how VW had hybrid tech back in 1979.
For many coming to New York City, the available entry is the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT). However, if a traveler seeks the charm of a grand entrance, they will be greatly disappointed. The PABT is considered, colloquially, to be a hall of unfathomable nightmares. As one Yelp! reviewer put it:
Oh sure, you could have a modern Sprinter, but what you really want is today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe classic MB people hauler. That being the case, hopefully its price won't mean hauling too much cash out of the bank.
A hot water pipe broke in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. While most were smart enough to stay far from the gushing steam, a local bus driver thought his bus could deal with it. The result? 13 injured. Way to go.
I don't ever recall having the desire to nuzzle a bus. Maybe the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro? This brand new "Duffy Bus" from Tokyo Disney Resort certainly invites snuggles. Come here, bus. How about a hug?
Buses tend tend to look like, well, buses. Not this one. It looks like a futuristic spacecraft. No wonder it's called "Star Fighter."
Last week, I drove to Chicago. I've also taken Amtrak, and I've flown. But a friend suggested that I might check out the Megabus.
Public transit in the Bay Area is so bad that it's devolved into a Mad Max techno-libertarian sci-fi hell-scape, with citizens forced to hitch rides with romantic predators or just yacht to work. But if you work for a big tech company, you get a luxury charter shuttle. Sounds fair, right? SF is struggling to keep…
Our mass transit future looked much cooler in the mid-20th century, with these slick bus designs. Just imagine taking to the roads in these retrofuturistic buses.
While Mark Stevenson is content to ride the short bus, Matthew the Car Guy shows how it's really done.
This is a foam-covered road in coastal Queensland, Australia. What you'll notice first is a bus braving the foam to get its passenger in the rig… OMG WHERE DID THAT CAR FROM?
Did your mother ever tell you not to mess around with bees when you were a child? That's because even though it will die in the process, it will sting you.
Czech artist David Cerny has managed to make an object that, when you look at it, immediately conveys the concepts of "London" and "athletics." Which is handy, since he made it for the London Olympics. The sculpture, a full-sized '57 Austin Roadmaster double-decker bus outfitted with huge red arms, is currently…
Over the last few days, drivers have been involved in some incredible and daring rescues.