BMW-Named Cold Front Kills 114 In Europe

In one of the more tragic cases of fun PR gone very wrong, BMW has apologized after a Mini-sponsored weather pattern named "Cooper" turned into a brutal deep freeze that so far has killed over a hundred people in Eastern Europe. » 2/03/12 2:00pm 2/03/12 2:00pm

Russians chop cars in half to skirt import taxes

Life in the Second World means learning how to deal with bizarre taxes. One of the ways to get around the extortionate vehicle import duties common in many post-Soviet countries is to have your car chopped in half. An Audi sliced clean down the middle is suddenly not an Audi but two heaps of parts. » 8/05/11 12:30pm 8/05/11 12:30pm

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