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

5 of the Worst Traffic Jams in History

When not being used for poorly thought-out political revenge, traffic jams are making the lives of commuters suck on a daily basis. But sometimes, bad traffic can get spectacularly bad—even worse than fake traffic study bad. In honor of those times, we've collected some of the worst traffic jams in history. » 1/13/14 3:05pm 1/13/14 3:05pm

How Fiat helped incite the protests in Brazil


Fiat hired the famous Brazilian band O Rappa to write and record a song about cheering for Brazil on the streets. A campaign they did for the FIFA Confederations Cup happening right now, hosted by Brazil.
Fiat is a sponsor for this cup, and therefore they invested big in this campaign. The short video doesn't stop… » 6/18/13 2:24pm 6/18/13 2:24pm

How A Former Brazilian President Made The Most Advanced Beetle

Occasionally, we get the go-ahead to do super-geeky articles that probably only reflect our own personal fetishes. I usually do weird Beetle variants, and today's no different. This one is particularly interesting, since it's one of the few cases of an out-of-production car being resurrected. » 5/01/13 4:02pm 5/01/13 4:02pm