Three Year Old Girl Crashes Car Into River, Probably Training As Bond…

Gjunai Gjursel has probably got some 'splainin to do after his three year old daughter Katarina decided to take a joyride through the Bulgarian town of Beli Lom. The tot apparently hopped into the driver's seat after dad stepped out, she grabbed the keys, turned on the car, shifted into drive and then took off. For a… » 5/06/08 12:45pm 5/06/08 12:45pm

Vintage Bulgarian Racing Hoonage, Captured On Canvas!

While researching the amazing Sofia B Bulgarian sports car, I ran across this fine painting by Ivan Kolev, entitled Dramatic Scene From The First Balkan Race (1929). Check out the doomed occupants of the yellow car- Mr. Kolev is the Bulgarian Robert Williams!

Bulgarian Car History Art [carhistorybg.com]

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Sports Car, Bulgarian Style: The Sofia B

It's impossible not to admire the huevos of that wacky Bulgarian engineer, Velizar Andreev. In the early 80s, he decided that Bulgaria needed to manufacture its own sports cars. Bulgaria being behind the Iron Curtain and firmly in the grip of Moscow's "no fun cars for the masses" ideology at the time, this belief did… » 7/11/07 11:00am 7/11/07 11:00am

Pesto! Calzone! Gnocchi! Borscht! Paella! The Fiat 124!

Yes, it's the Fiat 124, the car that didn't outlast the Beetle or the Mini, but nevertheless jumpstarted a number of automotive industries, including those of the Rodina (Lada Riva), Spain, (SEAT 124), India (Premier 118NE), Bulgaria (Pirin-Fiat) and Turkey. Meanwhile, we're really missing that prepackaged,… » 12/22/06 12:45pm 12/22/06 12:45pm

More Bulgarian Supercars, Please: The Wildcat Concept

Bulgarian design group, I2B Concept considers its Wildcat study a prospective middle-range supercar. That means it's derived to face off against the Lamborghini Gallardo and Ferrari F430 in the $150,000-$200,000 range. To their mind — and engineering calculations — the low-slung, radically designed exotic will weigh… » 11/13/06 7:07am 11/13/06 7:07am

Run On Plates in Sofia Creates Massive Bulgarian Headache

Owners of older cars in Sofia, Bulgaria are playing havoc with the city's traffic as they line up for new EU-approved license plates, in some cases waiting in lines four hours long and creating hazardous traffic conditions. Brilliantly, in a city of nearly 1.4 million people, authorities have set up one station where… » 3/16/06 3:41pm 3/16/06 3:41pm