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Drive The High Desert Acid Trip Highway

With the Southern Hemisphere fall on and most of the tourists heading up north, it’s time yet again to head as far south as aeronautically possible, get a car, and do some driving in Argentina on some of the world’s emptiest, most gorgeous roads. Like the one that takes you along the Quebrada de Cafayate, northwest… » 4/16/12 12:00pm 4/16/12 12:00pm

How The Falkland Islanders Welcomed Their Right-Hand Traffic Argentine…

When Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, 30 years ago this week, they got 4,700 square miles of land in the South Atlantic inhabited by British sheep farmers driving Land Rovers on the left. A few days after the Argentinian flag was raised over Government House on April 2, 1982, traffic was redirected to the… » 4/05/12 1:30pm 4/05/12 1:30pm

This Racetrack Is In The Middle Of An Extinct Volcano

There is talk of a renewed Argentine Grand Prix in 2013 to be held in Mar del Plata, a resort town on the South Atlantic near the birthplace of Juan Manuel Fangio. It would be a seaside race at the end of the season, in December, allowing for an awesome Southern Hemisphere combination of racing, steak and sunshine. » 3/21/12 3:30pm 3/21/12 3:30pm

When Automotive Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong

Aggressive plastic surgery to give one the appearance of youth often ends up looking just wrong. Like what you would get if you texted an alien instructions on what a pretty young person would look like. The elements are there– smooth, unwrinkled skin, prominent cheekbones, full lips– but the end result is usually… » 2/22/12 4:00pm 2/22/12 4:00pm

The two Czechs who drove across the world in a Tatra

In April 1947, two wild and crazy Czechs set off from Prague in a Tatra 87 and drove 40,000 miles across Africa and South America. Přes Kordillery (“Across the Cordilleras”) is their book about the middle part of the trip: from Buenos Aires to Lima, across the world’s then-highest road. It is, as one would expect, the… » 8/08/11 1:30pm 8/08/11 1:30pm