The Toyota Supra Rally Car That Time Forgot

Toyota built a Group A Mk III Supra and ran it in the toughest World Rally Championship event on the planet! Here is the car's very much forgotten story. » 1/06/15 7:45pm 1/06/15 7:45pm

Ford Ranger Just Beat Toyota Hilux As Africa's Favorite 4x4

The mighty Toyota Hilux, venerated as the ultimate unkillable work truck the world over, has been passed as the best selling 4x4 in South Africa for the first time in 34 years. The 2015 Ford Ranger, about to be redesigned to match the new Ford Everest, has taken the region's top spot. » 12/09/14 5:20pm 12/09/14 5:20pm

Boeing Is Developing Jet Fuel Made From Tobacco

Boeing has announced the development of a new alternative jet fuel, based on a hybrid tobacco plant. The aircraft manufacturer has partnered with South African Airways to develop the sustainable fuel, which should also enhance the South African economy without encouraging cigarette smoking. » 8/07/14 5:17pm 8/07/14 5:17pm

Watch An Accident Happen During A TV Interview About A Dangerous Road

After numerous complaints about the bad state of a South African road, some members of Parliament decided to give an inspection to see if it was as accident-prone as suggested. And then this happened. » 2/07/14 12:00pm 2/07/14 12:00pm

This Guy Raced A Tiny Two-Stroke DKW Surrounded By Lions In Africa

Long before Audi, there was DKW and Auto Union. If you thought Saab two-strokes were the business, check out what a three-cylinder two-stroke of German origin could do surrounded by the wilderness of Africa. » 10/28/13 4:00pm 10/28/13 4:00pm

African Dictator's Son's Siezed Supercars Auctioned For $3.67 Million

About 75% of Equitorial Guinea is below the poverty line, but that didn't stop the son of the country's dictatorial leader from buying two Bugatti Veyrons, a Ferrari Enzo and 599 GTO, a Maserati MC12, a Porsche Carrera GT, an Aston Martin One-77, a Rolls-Royce, and a handful of other supercars. He'll probably never… » 7/17/13 3:23pm 7/17/13 3:23pm

SUV Makes A Comfy Bed For A Goddamn Tiger, Pants Are Peed

Alright, so no actual pants were peed as this was shot in South Africa where I'm sure things like this happen all the time, but my pants would certainly be soiled if there was a goddamn TIGER that just decided to take a nap on my roof and use the spare tire as a pillow. » 6/08/13 10:00am 6/08/13 10:00am

What Would It Take To Get You To Buy A Flat-Pack Truck?

Today we heard about a prototype truck for Africa that you and your best buds can build in 11.5 hours. What would it take to get you behind the wheel? » 5/15/13 5:00pm 5/15/13 5:00pm

Did Google Kill This Donkey?

Sometimes Google's Street View cars return some pretty astounding pictures. Like yesterday when a picture appeared on Reddit of a donkey that commenters thought Google ran over and left for dead. » 1/16/13 12:30pm 1/16/13 12:30pm

What Is This Ferrari 250 GTO Doing In Angola?

One of motorsport's more dramatic pictures, this is British driver David Piper's Ferrari 250 GTO in Angola, 1962. It was part of a trip filled with victories, but defined by controversy. » 11/12/12 9:30am 11/12/12 9:30am

They Run Speed Week In Africa, Too

Hot rods, exotics, and motorcycles, streaming out into the flat, open desert. It looks like the American West, but it's actually along the border between Namibia and Botswana. It's Speed Week — in Africa. » 10/25/12 5:30pm 10/25/12 5:30pm

This Simple New Car Costs Just $6,000 And Carries Eight Passengers

The cars that tend to interest me the most right now are at the extreme low end of the spectrum. Whatever the opposite of supercars are— üntercars, or something. » 9/24/12 2:00pm 9/24/12 2:00pm

This Couple Took A 500,000-Mile Road Trip Around The World

The whole world changed when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. It changed a great deal for two Germans in particular, who left their country for an 18-month trip around Africa in a Mercedes G Wagen. They've been traveling ever since. » 7/26/12 4:40pm 7/26/12 4:40pm

Driving The Roads Of Liberia In The 1970s

Eastman Kodak, who filed for bankruptcy in January, introduced Super 8 in 1965. Ten years later, Ford’s sole Liberian dealer used the film to document a country in its last years before its descent into one of history’s creepiest civil wars. These are his movies of driving across Liberia. » 4/30/12 3:30pm 4/30/12 3:30pm

The Rich Colors of East African City Traffic

The Ugandan capital of Kampala, on the north shore of Lake Victoria, is probably most famous for Operation Entebbe, the Israeli hostage-rescue raid at its international airport on the very day of America’s bicentennial. It was a daring commando operation led by Yonatan Netanyahu, the elder brother of Israeli prime… » 4/24/12 2:00pm 4/24/12 2:00pm

Che Guevara Did Not, In Fact, Look Like Jay Leno

There is a lot of weird shit going on in Mali right now, where Tuareg rebels are engaged in the process of creating the world’s most hopelessly landlocked country, called Azawad. » 4/20/12 1:30pm 4/20/12 1:30pm

Kicking it with the cool kids of 1950s Kinshasa

This must be the saddest photo of happy people in the world. Taken in the narrow slit of optimism between Congo’s passing from the most terrible colony in Africa to the most terrible failed state in Africa, Jean Depara’s photos of life in Kinshasa in the early 1950s show the rambunctious Congo that could have been. » 11/29/11 3:00pm 11/29/11 3:00pm

The remarkable life and sad death of the world’s most isolated tree

Hundreds of miles from the nearest tree, the Tree of Ténéré was a vital navigational waypoint in the heart of the Sahara. It marked the route between Niger and Algeria until it was knocked down by a Libyan trucker in 1973. » 11/03/11 2:00pm 11/03/11 2:00pm