Greek Fighter Jet Crashes In Spain, At Least 10 Reportedly Killed

A Greek F-16 in Spain as part of a NATO training mission crashed shortly after takeoff, killing at least 10, according to El Pais. Thirteen were injured, including six critically injured, the Spanish Ministry of Defense confirmed. » 1/26/15 2:04pm 1/26/15 2:04pm

Greece Just Sold Its Giant Zubr-Class Hovercraft To China

The Chinese Navy has put their money where their mouth is when it comes to their interest in the world's largest hovercraft. They have already bought two giant Zubr Class hovercraft from Ukraine, and are building two in China. Apparently four of these mammoths are not enough in the short-term, as China has now… » 1/04/15 5:04pm 1/04/15 5:04pm

Ultimate Cringe: Watch A Ferrari Thread Through An Narrow Greek Road

Remember that Top Gear episode where they took three supercars through an ultra-narrow parking garage? Yeah, this might just be worse. » 11/13/13 12:00pm 11/13/13 12:00pm

Korres Project 4: The Greek Supercar With A Corvette Heart

Have you ever wondered why Greece isn't represented in the world of supercar manufacturers? Me neither. But to answer a question that technically does not have an answer, a company called Korres has announced the Project 4 and here it is, announced on a Greek website. » 6/16/13 2:00pm 6/16/13 2:00pm

How The Internet Rallied To Help A Verbally Abused Bus Monitor

Video of a bus monitor in Greece, New York being berated by a bunch of students landed on the Internet yesterday. In just a few minutes this group of kids manages to muster all the insecure cruelty that usually lurks beneath the surface of most preteens and propel it directly at this sad woman. » 6/20/12 6:00pm 6/20/12 6:00pm

Man Takes Violent Revenge On Inconsiderate Parker

Nobody likes being blocked in by an inconsiderate parker, but in Greece, economic stability isn't the only thing that's a bit off. Watch this Greek Lada driver bash his way out of a parking spot obstructed by a newish Chevrolet Aveo. » 4/25/12 2:30pm 4/25/12 2:30pm

See Amazing Footage Of A Destroyed Ferrari F430 After An Unbelievable…

This Ferrari F430 was destroyed beyond recognition this past week on a coastal highway outside of Athens, Greece and the unbelievable post crash wreckage is almost hard to believe. » 2/25/12 9:00am 2/25/12 9:00am

There are NOT more Porsche Cayennes in Greece than taxpayers who can…

Earlier this week there was a controversial report in The Telegraph, which seemed to confirm the worst about the way Greeks avoid paying taxes: » 11/04/11 9:30am 11/04/11 9:30am

There are more Porsche Cayennes in Greece than taxpayers who can afford…

The classical economic term for Greece's situation is "boned." But one problem contributing to the country's ongoing collapse is that millions of residents underreport their incomes or just flat-out don't pay income taxes. » 11/01/11 2:30pm 11/01/11 2:30pm

Greek town auctions barn-found Mercedes for $560,000

The city of Piraeus, Greece held an auction last week to sell a car donated by a local resident: a 1960 Mercedes 300SL hardtop that had been parked since 1974. The winning bid: $560,000. » 10/14/11 3:00pm 10/14/11 3:00pm

Swarms Of Frogs Shut Down Greek Highway

Greek police were forced to shut down a major thoroughfare for three hours as "millions" of frogs crossed a highway. Like many Greeks, the frogs were looking for food, jobs and a stable currency. [AP via NYT] » 5/27/10 10:30am 5/27/10 10:30am

Greek Wildfires Claim Lives Of Numerous Cars

Amazingly, there have been no deaths in the wildfires that erupted on the outskirts of Athens, Greece. The only casualties so far have been automobiles, but we still weep. Can you help us identify the bodies below? » 8/25/09 4:00pm 8/25/09 4:00pm

Ford Fire Sale!

A Ford dealership in Athens, Greece is destroyed over the weekend during the country's outbreak of rioting. We wouldn't blame you for thinking this was a way for US-based dealers to get out of their floorplan loans. Hat tip to 57SweptSide! » 12/08/08 1:30pm 12/08/08 1:30pm

The Greeks Get That Bikinis Are The Key To Selling Econoboxes

Though fairly pedestrian by most standards, this humorous Greek ad for the Chevrolet Matiz hatchback is, by American carmaker standards, too hot for TV. It's just a girl in a bikini suggestively washing a car, but the implication of sex means running afoul of any number of conservative family groups that get a hard-on… » 3/24/08 11:15am 3/24/08 11:15am

Nelson's Balkan Campaign: Athens to Tirana

For once on the Gumball, I woke up in a bed. After a long day's journey into night and Athens, Herr Roy decided he wanted to be as close as possible to the M5 and booked a block of rooms at the Sofitel in Athens, rather than taking his room at the Hilton. A French cameraman was booked into the M5 for the day, riding… » 5/13/07 5:00pm 5/13/07 5:00pm

The Inverse of Alexander: Istanbul to Athens

A Phyrgian king had bound a chariot yoke/And Alexander cut the Gordian Knot/And legend said that who untied that knot/He would become the Master of Asia » 5/10/07 10:30pm 5/10/07 10:30pm
Upon arrival in Istanbul, we were interned in a VIP lounge at the airport while the government figured out what to do with us. Meanwhile, the gigantic…

The DAF Looked at Jonny: Trans-Europe Express

Ever make the perfect purchase? It doesn't matter whether it costs ten million dollars or six euros, it's something you simply must own, and if it's remotely within your wherewithal to do so, you are helpless to resist. Such was the case with this suction-cupped DAF banner meant for the windshield of a long-haul… » 5/07/07 11:15pm 5/07/07 11:15pm

Zeus is Angry: Back to Athens in a Sharan


Reports from the Gumball 3000 have the drivers following the proclamation by Herr Alex Roy that air travel is for squares. Instead of waiting for their cars to come by airplane from Athens in Istanbul, Herr Roy, Jarod DeAnda, and Andrew 'Fly' Tipping are driving from Istanbul to Athens in a rented VW Sharan van. Our… » 5/01/07 2:30pm 5/01/07 2:30pm

No Istanbul for You!

After being escorted by Police to Hahn airport and out of Germany this morning, Herr Roy and Master Piloten Ross of Team Polizei abandoned their plan of driving to Istanbul and joined the rest of the Gumballers to travel to Istanbul by air. Or so they thought. Latest reports have the planes carrying the cars diverted… » 4/30/07 6:45pm 4/30/07 6:45pm