FIA does something useful, creates the R-GT Rally Cup

I've been ranting about the Jean Todt and his way to lead the FIA for quite some time. Weak is the best word to describe his efforts in F1, where he doesn't really make an impact and is unable to solve their financial problems. He also doesn't seem to have an answer to the constantly falling fan numbers. And yes,… » 9/30/14 10:16am 9/30/14 10:16am

The Woman In This 70s French VW Manual Looks Like She's In A Movie

This manual shouldn't be this interesting at all. It's a comprehensive operations manual for a 1974 VW Super Beetle, covering some really basic stuff — how to start the car, how to shift, how to use the indicators — but the model they chose and the way she's been shot make these images look like something from French… » 9/23/14 8:05pm 9/23/14 8:05pm

France Withholds Delivery Of Amphib Aircraft Carriers From Russia

The Mistral Class deal with Russia has been very controversial from the start, and in a major reversal today by the French Government, it looks like the delivery of Russia's new amphibious assault ships will be withheld due to that country's continued destabilizing involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. » 9/04/14 7:14pm 9/04/14 7:14pm

This Cadillac Is Exactly What Elvis Presley Would Have Driven As Batman

On a hapless quest through the internet for pictures of a "Cadillac boat," a reader stumbled across someone's long-neglected home-made custom job. It's a pink 1970something Cadillac, stretched into the shape of a guitar with fighter jet tail fins topping it of. What? » 6/10/14 10:46am 6/10/14 10:46am

Boulder Smashes French Train In Worst Public Transit Nightmare

A "car-sized" boulder came careening down a mountain early today in France, smashing a passenger train off its rails and pushing it downhill. Two people were reportedly killed, and nine more were injured, according to The Telegraph. This is the kind of nightmare that everyone fears, but prays doesn't happen. » 2/08/14 1:53pm 2/08/14 1:53pm

Authorities Discover 1.3 Tons of Cocaine Hidden on Air France Flight

Authorities in France noticed something very strange when a Air France cargo flight arrived from Venezuela: it contained 30 suitcases that weren't registered to anyone on the plane, or anyone expecting to pick up the cargo. Intrigued, the officials opened the bags and found 1.3 tons of pure cocaine. That's a lot of… » 9/22/13 1:12pm 9/22/13 1:12pm

Dog is Nearly Run over in Tour de France

This year's Tour de France debut is perhaps the most entertaining one yet. Not only is it in Corsica (nicknamed The Isle of Beauty) for the first time, but the narrow roads of the popular island causes a lot of bloody accidents, including a 20-cycler pileup in one of the sprints. In addition, other nuisances are… » 6/30/13 4:39pm 6/30/13 4:39pm

Torching Cars Continues To Be France's Hottest New Year's Eve Tradition

I unfortunately have never been to Paris, but if it's anything like New York, I can imagine it's a tough town to own a car in. You've got lots of traffic, narrow streets, scores of pedestrians, and parking that is both expensive and hard to find. The only difference is that in Paris, your car stands a good chance of… » 1/05/13 10:00am 1/05/13 10:00am