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

What's Hiding Under This French Lass' Bonnet?

You'd be amazed how much making mistakes pays off. A while back, I did this post that included some French in the splash image, and I, true to my nature, screwed it up. So Jonathan Miller corrected me, and even better, offered to be my eyes out in France for interesting stuff. A whole bunch is coming your way soon,… » 4/26/12 2:30pm 4/26/12 2:30pm

The Slickest Car Vs. Motorcycle Race Ever

The car-against-motorcycle racing trope has been around for a while, with now- predictable results: Motorcycles are straight-line monsters, while the stability of four wheels gives the cornering advantage to cars. Leave it to France's Moto-Journal to ponder whether this is still true on snowpack in the middle of… » 3/09/12 3:30pm 3/09/12 3:30pm