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Greece Should Build More Weird Cars Again To Get Out Of Debt 

We all know Greece is in a tricky financial spot right now. Pretty much all of Europe is breathing down their neck for cash, no one has any, and it’s a big Greek mess. But, as always, ol’ Torchy has a plan. See, Greece used to build some pretty quirky cars. Quirky cars are becoming rare today. See? Quirky… » 7/16/15 4:45pm 7/16/15 4:45pm

How Greece Could Kill Your Chance To Own A Ridiculous Car

Greek’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras said that yesterday’s referendum vote “doesn’t have winners or losers.” That’s not true. There’s a very plausible scenario in which that the long term effect of that one “no” vote ends up meaning there’s no 400 hp crazy Czech hatchback for you to buy. » 7/06/15 3:15pm 7/06/15 3:15pm

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

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

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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