This Brazil-Only Ghia May Be The Loveliest Air-Cooled VW Of All

That headline is actually a pretty controversial statement, since a great many in Aircooldom think that this car, the Brazilian Karmann-Ghia TC, is not lovely at all. The most common description is that it looks like the offspring of a Porsche 911 and a Pinto. I think it's lovely, and I want everyone to know it. » 9/17/14 10:45pm 9/17/14 10:45pm

Bedtime Argument Saves Child From Plane That Crashed Into His Room

"It pays to be indulgent sometimes," said Sabrina Ertell after her son's bedroom was hit by a plane, in a crash which killed all 5 on board. Her 11 year-old son, Augusto had argued to be allowed to sleep with his parents that night, and likely would have been killed in his own bed if the parents had not relented their… » 8/07/14 1:19pm 8/07/14 1:19pm

Volkswagen Once Tried To Kill A Journalist Because Of This Car

Yep, that's right. As far as I can tell, this incident where a Brazilian auto journalist was shot at while taking some spy shots is the only time a carmaker has actually employed potentially deadly force against a journalist. Even though I may have tempted some. The car is the VW Brasilia, and I think it's great. » 6/23/14 2:32pm 6/23/14 2:32pm

There's A Magical Place Where A-4 Skyhawks Still Fly Off Carriers?

The A-4 Skyhawk, also lovingly known as the "Scooter," was one cost effective little carrier capable jet that was first known for its ability to haul tons of bombs, and later for its nimbleness in a dogfight. These traits are precisely why Brazil procured it so late in life for its only aircraft carrier. » 6/22/14 4:31pm 6/22/14 4:31pm