VW Could Have Made A Hybrid Beetle Over 30 Years Ago

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. » 3/20/15 3:10pm 3/20/15 3:10pm

The Port Authority Bus Terminal: Myth, Mystery, Mess

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: » 12/04/14 1:28pm 12/04/14 1:28pm

A 1972 Mercedes 309D Bus For $16,800?

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. » 8/19/14 8:00am 8/19/14 8:00am

Crazy Russian Bus Driver Stops On Broken Steam Pipe, Burns Passengers

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. » 5/27/14 4:28pm 5/27/14 4:28pm

Forgive Me If I Want to Snuggle This Disney Bus

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? » 2/18/14 4:20am 2/18/14 4:20am

Snowy Owl That "Enchanted" Washington DC Hit By Washington DC Bus

This strange and savage American winter has produced many oddities, and the appearance of Snowy Owls from the Arctic Circle has been the only delight in a season of ice and gloom. And then a Washington DC bus struck a beloved white owl a block away from the White House Rose Garden. » 1/30/14 12:45pm 1/30/14 12:45pm

Does Anyone Use Megabus? Yay, Nay Or Meh?

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. » 8/19/13 10:00am 8/19/13 10:00am

San Francisco Surrenders to Startup Mega-Bus Network

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… » 7/22/13 11:17am 7/22/13 11:17am

Sleek and Sexy Bus Concepts from the Future that Never Was

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. » 7/07/13 1:00pm 7/07/13 1:00pm

Holy Crap It's A Car Emerging From Crazy Australian Foam

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? » 1/28/13 2:20pm 1/28/13 2:20pm

This Tire Fights Back If You Stab It

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. » 8/16/12 3:00pm 8/16/12 3:00pm

London Olympics Gets A Double Decker Bus That Does Push-Ups

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… » 7/24/12 2:40pm 7/24/12 2:40pm

University Of Texas Foam Sword Battle Interrupted By A Bus

It's the end of the year. No more classes. No more parking hassles. You're feeling great. You've got a foam sword in your hand. You're ready to cross The Drag and do fake battle with your friends. You've waited all year and now all you have to do is wait for the light to change. Dude, you should really wait for the… » 5/04/12 5:30pm 5/04/12 5:30pm

Is This Proof Volkswagen Thought Beautiful Women Couldn't Drive Stick?

Volkswagen was pleased to announce in 1973 that you no longer had to worry about the reason you hadn't yet bought one of their "station wagons". » 4/28/12 9:00am 4/28/12 9:00am

Now There's A Party Bus That Will Inject You With Magical Fluids To…

Not that you have ever, ever overindulged on alcohol, but if you had, you'd know that it can result in some serious pain the next day. Fortunately, a company in Las Vegas is pioneering a new, extremely convenient way to help you recover quickly from your retched suffering. Hangover Heaven promises to rid you of your… » 4/12/12 10:45am 4/12/12 10:45am

Man In Stolen School Bus Leads Police On Highway Pursuit

A man in an stolen School Bus lead Police on a probably not very high speed chase down Interstate 40 in New Mexico yesterday. After receiving calls of a school bus driving erratically early yesterday morning police in Grants, NM tracked down the offending vehicle around 6am. » 3/11/12 12:30pm 3/11/12 12:30pm