232 Amtrak Passengers Stranded On Train In Rural West Virginia Since…

Passengers on Amtrak's Cardinal service (Train 51) heading toward Chicago, Illinois from New York have been stranded in West Virginia since approximately 8:00 pm due to last night's storms, Jalopnik can confirm. Amtrak says 232 passengers were on board when downed trees forced them to stop. It'll be another few hours… » 6/30/12 5:49pm 6/30/12 5:49pm

Forza Horizon Will Let You Drive Like A Dangerous Idiot

I was able to slither into E3 this year, thanks to my friends at IndieCade, and, following all of your unconscious mindbeams, I made straight for the Forza Horizon booth. After waiting in a long, sweaty line I was finally able to try it out firsthand, and, even better, talk to the head of the studio about the game. » 6/06/12 10:30am 6/06/12 10:30am

This Is What A Symphony Of 100 Car Alarms Sounds Like

Hundreds of cars gleam in the sun, neatly slotted in the parking lot grid, an enormous keyboard waiting to be struck. A black and orange Shelby GT rumbles in, the timpani taking its place. A silver Prius takes up position alongside it. A 2008 Dodge Durango chirps out a single staccato note as its driver walks away. » 6/04/12 10:30am 6/04/12 10:30am

Greatest Craigslist Ad Car Gets New Home In High School Shop Class

Last week we showed you the Best Craigslist Car Ad Ever — a posting for a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT that needed a head gasket with some manner of beard-growing, life-bettering unicorn power. Then we brought you the story of the two guys behind it. Now a high school shop teacher's taken the car off their hands. Here's… » 5/01/12 10:30am 5/01/12 10:30am

Holy Crap! How Did Anyone Survive This Explosive Audi Crash?

At first, when Douglas's dad woke him up around 3:00 am to say there was a crash outside their house in suburban Vancouver, it wasn't a shock. More than a dozen cars have ended up in their lawn over the last twenty years. The shock didn't come until Douglas saw the flaming Audi A7 split in half and roasting in a… » 4/30/12 3:00pm 4/30/12 3:00pm

Why Did The World's Biggest Car Auction Raise Money For This Birther…

Another day. Another Barrett-Jackson controversy involving a president. This weekend the famous classic car auction helped raise $950,000 for a Marine veteran's project for wounded warriors. The only problem? The money isn't going to the highly-regarded charity, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). » 4/09/12 11:15am 4/09/12 11:15am

The Story Behind The World's Greatest Photo Of Sir Stirling Moss

It's been a winner for me for a few years now. Indeed it's become a bit of a 'Hero Shot' on my portfolio, such was its popularity. What makes it a winner? The ingredients. A world famous racing driver who is a household name globally, a bright red Italian racing car, a gorgeous blonde, lingerie, sunshine and blue… » 3/26/12 12:00pm 3/26/12 12:00pm

How Honda Pays Bloggers To Write About Their Cars

The new Honda Civic is so boring you'd probably have to pay me to write something positive about it, which is exactly what Honda attempted to do via a third-party European company. Welcome back to the world of pay-for-post blogging where automakers desperately try to generate positive social media buzz — and fail. » 3/14/12 2:00pm 3/14/12 2:00pm