Why Are Japanese School Buses So Much Better Than Our School Buses?

Remember going to school as a little kid? Specifically, think about that moment in the morning, waiting outside in the cold, barely awake and wondering if you actually did your math homework or just dreamed you did. Now picture seeing the school bus come lumbering down the street to collect you. What's the feeling in… » 2/04/13 4:00pm 2/04/13 4:00pm

1941 Studebaker Champion: The Jalopnik Classic Review

Remember the car you had at 16? I remember mine. A Wrigley's-gum beige 1968 VW Beetle I saved up $600 to buy when I was 15, then waited and stared at every day until I turned 16 and could actually drive it. Of course, it was wrecked within a year or so, because that's what usually happens to cars owned by 16 year old… » 2/04/13 2:20pm 2/04/13 2:20pm

Why Fast And Furious 6 Will Be My Favorite Movie Of 2013

The Fast and the Furious films are the ultimate guilty pleasure for any moviegoer that doesn't have to bring a tissue to their theater. They aren't realistic and they aren't ever that good, but they're a dependably fun watch with tons of action, great cars, and terrible cars that are great within the context of the… » 2/04/13 12:00pm 2/04/13 12:00pm

Fast & Furious 6 Trailer: Everything Explodes

This is the first big trailer for Fast & Furious 6, which shows Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, The Rock, and oh so many ridiculous car moments. There's a Ferrari FXX, an Alfa, some Subarus, and… is that a freaking Tank blowing up out of bigger tank and a Dodge Charger blowing up out of a plane? » 2/03/13 7:15pm 2/03/13 7:15pm

The 2013 Super Bowl Car Commercials: Watch All Of Them Here

In just a short while, millions of Americans will gather to watch the Super Bowl, a large and popular sporting event that does not involve racing or motorsports in any way, shape or form. Bummer. » 2/03/13 4:30pm 2/03/13 4:30pm

2014 Mazda6: The Jalopnik Review

Buying a midsize sedan is like buying a pair of men's loafers; lots of choices but few anyone would get excited about unless you're spending bank. There's the new Honda Accord, the perennially boring Toyota Camry, the nicely warrantied Hyundai Sonata, and the gorgeous Ford Fusion. It seems the Mazda6 was all forgotten. » 2/01/13 1:20pm 2/01/13 1:20pm

Michael Johnson Is Paralyzed And He Wants To Race In The Indy 500

Michael Johnson dreams of racing in the Indy 500. It's a dream he shares with scores of young, hopeful racers like himself. But if other drivers' roads to Indy are merely rocky, Johnson's would seem impassable. At the age of 12, he was paralyzed from the chest down in a motorcycle accident. » 1/31/13 3:00pm 1/31/13 3:00pm

Why You Want Every Car In The Jalopnik Forza Horizon DLC

If you're like us you've been playing a lot of Forza Horizon in those hours when you're not sleeping or pretending to work, but perhaps you've felt something was missing from the experience. Specifically, you've felt like you've been deprived of the retro Japanese, vintage Italian and classic American wagon-y goodness … » 1/31/13 12:00pm 1/31/13 12:00pm

Only White Media People Seem To Think VW's Super Bowl Ad Is Racist

When we ran the Volkswagen "Get Happy" Super Bowl Ad featuring non-black people speaking in a Jamaican accent there was a voice in the back of my head that asked "is this racist?" Racism brings in eyeballs and every editor/producer/writer gets a little media stiffy anytime they find anything remotely racist. Sadly, my… » 1/31/13 9:00am 1/31/13 9:00am