Why wanna have a Chevy Impala when you can have the Chevy Opala?

There are over 50 million cars cruising and crashing on Brazilian streets at the moment. Most are looking boring, some look promising. In 2010 the General Motors Corporation had a market share in Brazil of about 20 percent, as much as Volkswagen. As one of the largest manufacturers on this earth with a broad range of… » 3/10/15 8:29am 3/10/15 8:29am

Judge Thrown Off Case For Joyriding In Defendant's Seized Porsche

Prepare your mind for some next-level stupid: a judge in Brazil overseeing an extremely high-profile insider trading trial has been thrown off the case because he went joyriding in the defendant's seized Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. » 2/27/15 1:20pm 2/27/15 1:20pm

IndyCar Didn't Even Know Brazil Was Canceling Its Season Opener

According to USA Today, IndyCar's season opener at the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in Brasília has been canceled. Brazilian reports suggest that the government agency that owns the track itself and was funding the event pulled out at the last minute, leaving IndyCar's March 8 opener without a home. » 1/30/15 2:46pm 1/30/15 2:46pm

Flat Out Horror Crash Is Your Every Nightmare About Brake Failure

This is your every nightmare about brake failure realized in one flat out crash. Unbelievably, this driver survived. » 1/21/15 9:58pm 1/21/15 9:58pm

​Man Rides 2 Hours To Hospital With 12-Inch Knife Stuck In His Head

Sixty miles doesn't seem that far on a bike. Some of us commute that every day. But we don't do it through the jungles of Brazil and we don't do it with a damn chef's knife stabbed through our skull.
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Brazil's Futuristic Pickup Truck Has Integrated GoPro-Style Cameras

Renault has announced they're entering the pickup truck market "soon," and followed up with this Duster Oroch concept. Looks like it's trying to revive the "fun and useful" vibe attempted by the Pontiac Aztek and Honda Element, with some 2014 flair. » 10/29/14 12:21pm 10/29/14 12:21pm

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

What's The Weirdest Ford Ever Built?

For decades now, Ford has been in an awkward second place in the American market. Coupled with strong and independent international wings, the company has turned out some weird vehicles. But what's the weirdest? » 9/10/14 9:23pm 9/10/14 9:23pm

The Air-Cooled VW With A Nickname From A Horror Movie: Coffin Joe

As you know, the ghost of Marv Alpert's breakfast once gave me the solemn task of making weird air-cooled VWs known to a wide audience, and that's what I'm doing. This time, the car is VW's first (non-military) four-door car: the VW 1600 sedan, also known as, duh-duh-dunnn, Coffin Joe. » 9/08/14 10:00pm 9/08/14 10:00pm

Unbelievable Video Of A Biker Surviving A Direct Crash With A Truck

You can sense the horror here — a three-axle truck abruptly pulls out in front of you, before you have time to react. A moment later, you stand up alive. How did it happen? » 9/08/14 4:08pm 9/08/14 4:08pm

'Truth Commission' Finds Volkswagen Spied On Brazil's Union Activists

At the height of the union unrest in Brazil in the 1980s, nearly 20 companies fed information to the country's brutal military dictatorship to quash the worker uprising, and Volkswagen played a crucial role. » 9/05/14 3:24pm 9/05/14 3:24pm

Could This Rare 1982 Puma GTI Pull $2,200?

When someone says Brazilian, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Butt floss bikinis? Rio Carnival? The impending Summer Olympics from hell? Well, after today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Brazilian Puma, maybe what you'll be thinking is where's my wallet. » 8/27/14 8:00am 8/27/14 8:00am

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

Brazil Fans Are Losing Their Minds

Here's the staff at the Youth With A Mission nonprofit in Saint-Marc, Haiti, reacting to the fourth of five Germany goals in the first half. They appear to be Brazil supporters. Anger is a legitimate alternative to sadness. » 7/08/14 5:27pm 7/08/14 5:27pm

Brilliant World Cup Google Doodle Is A Salute To The Volkswagen Beetle

I gotta hand it to Google — someone there knows something about VW Beetles. When they were deciding on what to make for a Doodle to commemorate the Brazil v. Germany soccer/feetball match, they picked a great hook: both countries built Beetles. » 7/08/14 3:35pm 7/08/14 3:35pm

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