The Mountain Goats' Peter Hughes Found A Better Use For A Saab Than…

Amidst all the hoopla about Vampire Weekend's torching of a pair of Saabs for their Diane Young video, and the band's subsequent apology to the Saab faithful, nobody mentioned one of the best uses of a Saab in a musical context in recent years — Peter Hughes' concept album Fangio. It's a collection of songs about… » 4/04/13 12:03pm 4/04/13 12:03pm

When Argentina ruled the Nürburgring

There are two great moments in Argentine motoring history centered around the Nürburgring and then there’s a third, a fourth-place finish at a race you’ve never heard of. Of course it’s the latter that’s the pride and joy of Argentine car enthusiasts: the story of the Torinos at the 1969 Nürburgring 84 Hours. » 8/03/11 3:00pm 8/03/11 3:00pm

Like Every Hell But Kind of Green: The '56 German GP

Most of the footage of the N rburgring comes from in-car shots. But this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious footage from the legendary 1956 German Grand Prix showcases Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, and the Marquis de Portago in a deathmatch that incidentally showcases the 'Ring from above. Plus, when was the…

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