Every year, the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix seems to be Red Bull’s opportunity to remind the world that their eXtrEme garbage beverage of choice comes from the central European nation, and to celebrate that heritage. Really, though, look at these matching lederhosen race suits. That’s too much, you guys.
Austria’s Dead Panda Team doesn’t just eat in the car (gasp!), but they eat in the car at speed. With videos of the dynamic duo eating, goofing around and, well, spraying some air freshener after they eat, they’ve managed to out-America most American rally teams with a burger and some chips.
A good auto mechanic is smart, safe, and competent. Bad mechanics are none of those things. But it looks like no matter who your mechanic is, when presented with the sweet, sweet siren song of a Lamborghini Gallardo, they won't be able to resist the temptation of taking it for a joyride and totaling it in short order.
This is a logging truck driving on the edge of a mountain. And I do mean the very edge. Excuse me while I scream for a few minutes straight.
This is the St. Peter am Kammersberg hillclimb in the Austrian Alps, 1988. You get to see some of the coolest racing cars in the world, and you get to see them crash.
One hundred and twenty-eight miles an hour with trees inches away. Run this video at 1080p and it just looks like a videogame.
This Audi Coupe S2 driver, racing in Austria's Jänner-Rallye, executed what is clearly the best save of 2012 so far. Sliding wildly into a hairpin, he dodges photographers, spectators and a pile of logs, managing to stay on course and finish with the fifth fastest time on that special stage.
For a campaign to enlist youngsters, the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club (ÖAMTC) built this VW van on tracks with a pop-up DJ booth. Awesome idea, but does it have "Edelweiss?" [ÖAMTC via Facebook]
A couple had full-blown intercourse on the Vienna metro. When other passengers realized what was up, they fled—then, slowly but surely, crept back to watch, cheer, jeer, photograph, and film it. Is this a triumph or a travesty?
You can't fault the Austrian government for giving a bionic-armed man a driver's license. But you also can't be shocked that he wrapped his Subaru around a tree. We just hope he pulls through. UPDATED:
In Europe, one man has designed two buildings. One of them is a house, the other is a restaurant and bar. Both of those buildings look like Volkswagen Beetles. This strike anyone else as a bit weird?
Fancy a smoke in your super car? Austrian design shop, Purisme, has also got a letter opener, a yo-yo and a bracelet for sale—all for super car prices. Buy them in Vienna or order them online. [Purisme]
Shocked motorists have spotted an Austrian softie who uses his tiny VW to relocate his beloved calves wherever they might need to go.
A Fiat Uno belonging to a deported immigrant has been slapped with a $26,110 fine after being left in a short-term parking space in Austria for two years.
Far-right politicians from Austria tend to get a lot of scrutiny from the rest of the world, for really obvious historical reasons, and Jörg Haider, long-time leader of Austria's nationalist Freedom Party, definitely made plenty of headlines. That's all over now, as the anti-immigrant Haider perished on Saturday when…
The good folks at CarDomain were kind enough to point us to another example of vehicular destruction today. As if we hadn't already had our fill with that crushed Nissan GT-R in Malaysia and the toppled Genesis sedans. Maybe we're just starting to feel a little bit dangerously destructive these days. Who knows.…
We've got a virtual tie in the Playboy Jimmy Versus Heap-O-Triumphs Choose Your Eternity poll, and that's just how we like it. To get such a split, we need to pick two vehicles that trigger roughly equivalent "I must have that!" and "get thee behind me, Satan!" reactions, and today we're shooting for that split with…
The group soon-to-be-formerly the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid confirmed today they'll be moving production of the 300 series sedan from a Magna International owned plant in Graz, Austria to the Brampton, Ontario plant in 2010. The plan will push up the new generation of the model by one year so as to…
According to the Germans who blog about cars, Austrian bike firm KTM has solidified some details on their joint venture with Audi. Scheduled to go public in the spring of '07 (Geneva, perhaps?) the vehicle will be built in Mattighofen or Graz, and Dallara (who, of course, build the R10 chassis) is apparently one of…
Gary Kempton of Tallahassee, FL bought this 1925 Austro-Daimler dual-cowl phaeton from its second owner, a man who'd played in the barn where the car had been stored since prior to WWII. The story in and of itself is pretty incredible; more incredible is that the damn thing holds ten passengers. This, then, is what…