The Light of One's Life: EU To Mandate Daytime Headlight Operation

The EU's mental muscles hooked up in Brussels for a sit-down on the question of daytime headlight operation and came out convinced that it should be mandatory across the European Union within a couple of years. When they were done, the went out for a few glasses of Chimay, ate tall waffles, consumed some… » 12/12/05 5:51pm 12/12/05 5:51pm

Belgian Landwind Hullabaloo

We reported a couple of days ago that Belgian dealers are in big trouble because Belgian officials won't certify American cars for sale, causing them to suffer a three-thousand-euro markup when imported via Germany. One can talk about the relative safety merits of American cars vis a vis say, those of Sweden, but… » 12/01/05 10:42pm 12/01/05 10:42pm

Ugly, Fat Belgian Bastards Refuse to Let American Cars into Country

Oh man. We'd literally been waiting for the better part of two decades for the Belgians to do something mean so we could bust out that classic Python ref. Flemish-speakin' dealers selling American cars are teetering at the edge of the Insolvent Sea because government officials refuse to recognize US safety… » 11/29/05 3:10pm 11/29/05 3:10pm