French Strike Closes Down 1,500 Gas Stations

With oil workers playing a key part, France’s ongoing strikes against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reforms are now threatening the country’s gas supplies. » 10/19/10 8:30am 10/19/10 8:30am

A Monowheel in Pre-War Paris

Monowheels have certainly not have taken off in any big way, but just like ekranoplans you sort of wish they had. This French model from 1932 even has very clever steering. Watch the inventor do le burnout! » 10/11/10 12:30pm 10/11/10 12:30pm

European Women, European Cars: Let's Not Get Complicated

What is it about this gallery of old European ads from the Blenheim Gang that makes us want to drink the day away — or enjoy a "lunch at the Peugeot factory cafe" as they call it on the continent? » 9/27/10 3:00pm 9/27/10 3:00pm

Parisian Fiat 500 To Obama: You Can Cover Your Face, But We Still Own…

Citroën Mehari-driving Franzouse did a double-take when he saw this Fiat 500 parked in front of a Fiat dealership in Paris. » 9/18/10 1:00pm 9/18/10 1:00pm

Gymkhana 3: Ken Block Drifts Up A Wall

The long-awaited, non rap-tease version of Gykmhana 3 brings much for the enthusiast to love, including spark-inducing donuts and one epic Jalopnik-inspired drift up the wall of a freaking antique French Autodrome. » 9/14/10 5:30pm 9/14/10 5:30pm

French-Fried Gymkhana 3: Part 2 Debuts 9/14

The DC Shoes/Monster World Rally Team high command stopped playing DiRT 2 long enough to confirm that the mysterious Craigslist post does indicate Gymkhana 3: Part 2 will debut next Tuesday and feature wall-to-wall, rubber vaporizing action. Their response below. » 9/07/10 2:00pm 9/07/10 2:00pm

Why NASCAR Is Boring

According to the L.A. Times, NASCAR is looking to snap out of its current ratings and attendance slump. That the country's most popular motorsport is overdue for a makeover is not news. But why, exactly, is it so dull? » 7/26/10 12:40pm 7/26/10 12:40pm

Ferrari 458 Burns In Paris, Still Hot Like Love

A Ferrari 458 Italia caught fire in Paris earlier this month. Is anyone else noticing a pattern? Note to self: When winning lotto, shell out for flameproof pants. It just seems prudent. [Autogespot via TCL] » 7/19/10 8:30am 7/19/10 8:30am

Caption This: Is That An Inflatable Bibendum Suit In Your Pants, Or...?

Le Mans, June 2010. What, exactly, is going on here? What happened next? Do we even want to know? And why does the smile on his face look so... dirty? Photo Credit: Bill Caswell/Chaos Motorsport. » 6/21/10 4:30pm 6/21/10 4:30pm

If You Buy Just One Book About Engines This Year, Buy This

Veloce Today's Pete Vack recently took a look at Griff Borgeson's The Classic Twin Cam Engine, a dive into the origins of the modern overhead-valve powerplant. Tech geekery? Intrigue? Crazy Frenchmen? This is where your engine came from. —Ed. » 6/10/10 10:00am 6/10/10 10:00am

Play Forza Motorsport 3 In New York, Win Track Drive In Audi R8

Audi and Microsoft are sponsoring a Forza Motorsport Le Mans battle that will take place in New York June 12th. The lucky winner will get to drive an R8 at Infineon Raceway. Game on! [Audi] » 6/02/10 10:30am 6/02/10 10:30am

Why The Bugatti Veyron Costs $1.7 Million

The most complicated and technologically advanced supercar in the world turns five years old in 2010. In honor of that birthday, we've decided to revisit some of the Bugatti Veyron's more impressive statistics. This is what $1.7 million buys you. » 5/10/10 10:30am 5/10/10 10:30am

This Is How Jay Leno Starts A Gang War

2009 Pebble Beach Concours, 1928 Bugatti T37A, ill gang sign all up in your grille piece. Ettore, we pourin' this case of Castrol R out for you. Molsheim represent. » 5/07/10 5:17pm 5/07/10 5:17pm

Citroën SM: The History Of The 140-mph French Supersled

Aaron Severson, editor of Ate Up With Motor, explains what happens when a bunch of tech-mad Frenchmen buy an Italian supercar factory and drink too much at lunch. This is the history of the space-age Citroën SM. —Ed. » 4/13/10 12:00pm 4/13/10 12:00pm

Peugeot 504-amino Down On The Paris Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Today's International DOTS-O-Rama continues with a Dangel Peugeot 504 pickup, shot in Paris by Franzouse. » 4/10/10 7:00pm 4/10/10 7:00pm

Citroën DS Develops Huge Panel Gaps Due To Excessive Phrog Slammin'

You'll need to suspend your disbelief while watching this 2000 music video by Da Slammin Phrogz, because nodding-dog dolls wouldn't get enough bounce action to function while perched in a suspension hydropneumatique-equipped Citroën. Ditto for the gill-style door panel gaps. » 3/13/10 3:00pm 3/13/10 3:00pm

The Unlicensed Chinese Bugatti Veyron Phone: Dial "M" For Molsheim

The sales pitch for this thing is priceless: "Looks like a model car? It is in fact a fashionable car-shape mobile phone. FM radio let you keep pace with the nowadays events." Ooh! You don't say! » 3/10/10 9:00am 3/10/10 9:00am

Because The Goddess Never Goes Out Of Fashion

La Déesse (also known as the Citroën DS) does everything from saving heads of state from assassins' bullets to highlighting the latest Paris fashions… 55 years after its creation. What other car could do that? » 1/30/10 5:00pm 1/30/10 5:00pm

Can You Identify This Mystery Car?

The reader who sent in the shots of this lil' yellow devil suggests that we do a "Guess This Car" quiz. So take your best shot at identifying this machine, then make the jump to check your answer. » 11/29/09 2:00pm 11/29/09 2:00pm

Peugeot 204 Down On The Saint-Brieuc Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Let's make this a DOTS-O-Rama Sunday with a nicely preserved Peugeot in its homeland. » 11/29/09 12:00pm 11/29/09 12:00pm