Land Rover Battering Ram Drags Out Vintage Ford Escort In Brazen Heist

Security camera footage from the Trackspeed Racing classic car shop shows a pair of thieves using a Land Rover as a battering ram, then hooking it up to a beautiful 1972 Ford Escort MK1, and yanking it right off the showroom floor. This is some straight-up Hollywood style insanity. » 3/05/15 6:15pm 3/05/15 6:15pm

British Airport Gets A Poop-Powered Shuttle Bus

England's Bath Bus Company began shuttling customers from the city of Bath to Bristol Airport 19 miles away on Thursday, using a 40-seat bus that is powered by human waste and food scraps. The bus is the first of its kind in the U.K. and can run up to 300 kilometers (186 miles) on a tank. » 11/23/14 12:30pm 11/23/14 12:30pm

Compact Car Casually Merges Into A Big Rig, Gets A Terrifying Free Ride

Somebody in a British-spec Honda Civic made the mistake of merging without getting a good look in their mirror, because they managed to not see the semi-truck before ending up pinned like a bug on its radiator. » 10/23/14 10:44am 10/23/14 10:44am

This Guy Built a Toll Road Just To Avoid Construction Delays

When life hands you landslides, make your own private toll road detour. (Haven't you heard the saying?) Since February, a landslide has closed the A431 highway between Bristol and Bath in England, adding an extra hour to the commute. So one enterprising local guy built a road through a private field—the UK's private… » 8/05/14 6:09pm 8/05/14 6:09pm

Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior Looks Nothing Like The Concept

I'm shocked, I say shocked that spy photos of the new Land Rover Discovery Sport's interior reveal nothing like the Star Trek-style touchscreen we were dazzled with at the concept's New York debut. But hey, it's got a stick shift! » 5/08/14 2:00pm 5/08/14 2:00pm

The Original Land Rover Debuted Today In History, 1948

On April 30th, 1948 the very first Land Rover made its public debut at an auto show in Amsterdam. Maurice Wilks, then-chief engineer at Rover Cars, had drawn it up with inspiration from the Willys Jeep he used on his farm in England. » 4/30/14 10:32am 4/30/14 10:32am

'Bricks Fly' In First Land Rover Defender Rally Series Event

The "Defender Challenge" racing series that pits Bowler-powered stock-looking Land Rover Defenders against each other in rally stages kicked off this month. Turns out 175 horsepower is enough to make a boxy little Landy lots of fun to watch! » 3/20/14 1:45pm 3/20/14 1:45pm

Dog Gets Stuck In Engine Bay For 12 Miles And Is A-Ok

Oh, what's this, in my special inbox tag for "silly dog things that also involve cars just to brighten up my day just as soon as Travis starts saying he hates my face?" A story, from the Beeb, of indeed a silly dog thing? How lovely. This starts out so nice. » 3/06/14 3:10pm 3/06/14 3:10pm

​How The Brits Are Using Fighter Jets To Help With Flood Relief

As storms over the past few weeks battered already-soggy southern England, rivers burst their banks and floodwaters began to rise. At least two people have been killed by the wind, water, and waves, so the British military decided it needed to do something. Specifically, it needed to bring in the Royal Air Force. » 2/24/14 3:00pm 2/24/14 3:00pm

Man Attacks Dealership Because Car Bought 10 Years Ago Was "No Good"

A man attacked a used car dealership in England with an axe and a knife this week, after it sold him a car that he no longer found satisfactory, ten years ago. Because that makes a lot of sense. » 2/01/14 10:08am 2/01/14 10:08am

British Man Caught Driving With His Hands Behind His Head

A police safety camera van recorded a British driver for thirty seconds driving on the highway with his hands behind his head. For that, he has been arrested. » 1/06/14 10:40am 1/06/14 10:40am

What Happens When F1 Car Designers Build Architectural Models

Gizmodo EIC Geoff Manaugh and U.K. architects Smout Allen tapped an unlikely source to help create their new exhibition in London: Williams F1. But, in this case, the engineers at Williams weren't building the advanced race cars they're well-known for—they were 3D-printing the parts for an intricate model of an… » 11/20/13 3:30pm 11/20/13 3:30pm

Man Driving Without A License For 40 Years Finally Caught

A man was pulled over in Birmingham, England at 9:45 this morning. Ok, no big deal. That's when police found out he's been driving without a license for the last 40 years. That's an issue. » 10/18/13 3:45pm 10/18/13 3:45pm

This Is What A 100-Car Accident Looks Like

Behold, every commuter's worst nightmare. Authorities in the English county of Kent this morning were working to untangle a 100-car pile-up that left some 60 people injured. » 9/05/13 9:03am 9/05/13 9:03am

Husband Murders Wife by Disabling Airbag, Crashing Into Tree

A former airline pilot was sentenced today to 24 years behind bars for murdering his wife by disabling her airbag, undoing her seat belt, and then intentionally driving into a tree. » 6/26/13 6:14pm 6/26/13 6:14pm

Watch A Prankster Get Stuck In A Traffic Cone

Some intrepid Monty Python fan got himself stuck in a traffic cone in Hemel Hempstead this weekend, and he needed the help of the police to get him out. » 6/25/13 4:31pm 6/25/13 4:31pm

Why The Queen Of England Doesn't Carry A Passport

The Queen of England, while largely a ceremonial post these days, is still pretty powerful. How powerful? Her Majesty doesn't need a passport to travel abroad. Well la dee dah! » 6/25/13 2:32pm 6/25/13 2:32pm

Girl Who Hit Cyclist, Tweeted About It Says She Isn't 'Anti-Cyclist'

Emma Way, the woman who ran into a cyclist with her car, drove away, and tweeted about "bloody cyclists," has now spoken out in her first interview. She now claims she's not anti-cyclist because "she's a cyclist" herself. » 5/22/13 4:02pm 5/22/13 4:02pm

Woman Brags About Hitting Cyclist, Discovers Police Also Use Twitter

A lot of drivers hate cyclists. A lot of cyclists hate drivers. Then there's Emma Way, who hates cyclists so much that she hit one with her car, drove away, and bragged on Twitter about how it wasn't her problem because the cyclist "doesn't pay road tax." Unfortunately for Emma, her local police also use Twitter. » 5/21/13 12:29pm 5/21/13 12:29pm