Special-Edition Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 Looks Ready For LeMans

It may look » 9/15/08 3:20pm 9/15/08 3:20pm like the Dutch company's GT2 LeMans racer, but the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 is essentially a standard road car . Limited to just 24 units, we're sure it will also include a premium price, though Spyker probably figures that shouldn't be an issue for its customers. Who exactly are these customers? Well,…

Soap Box Racer from Hell

Er, make that Holland, which is actually quite a nice place. Two days ago you finks absolutely trashed Marjin van der Poll's Can-Am inspired design project, the CM426 Merlin. So let's call this Marjin's revenge. Anyone caught not liking this soap box racer will be outed as the 12-year-old that they are. Also, from now… » 12/07/07 10:00am 12/07/07 10:00am

Shootout! 2008 BMW M3 v. Bugatti Veyron

You probably think you know how a quarter-mile shootout between a 2008 BMW M3 and a Bugatti Veyron will land. Does that mean you wouldn't want to see it happen? Surely not. Check out what our Dutch-talking brethren at AutoJunk.nl caught during the 2007 Droomrit (Dream Ride), a charity event for sick children, held… » 9/25/07 12:15pm 9/25/07 12:15pm

Chaos at Spyker: CEO Resigns, F1 Team Could Be for Sale

With dutch media reporting Spyker Cars is about to circle the drain, rumors had swirled the supercar concern is considering a sale of its Formula One team. Now, according to news reports, current CEO Michiel Mol has resigned under speculation he's planning to buy the struggling F1 division. Mol will be replaced by… » 8/15/07 7:41am 8/15/07 7:41am

Spyker C12 Zagato Delayed

Things aren't sounding so rosy in the house that Victor Muller built. Spyker's putting the hyper-spendy C12 Zagato on hold for the moment to focus on building the slightly-less-hyper-spendy models already in production. Customers who have already pre-ordered examples of the 24-unit run will shortly be notified by… » 7/18/07 10:15pm 7/18/07 10:15pm

DAFamino Madness Grips Vermont By The Throat

The DAF Club of America held a Micro/Mini Madness event [Update: next to] the live free or die state over the weekend. And didn't invite us! Which would be like having a Dead Kennedys reunion without Jello Biafra Genesis reunion without Peter Gabriel. We wouldn't have been able to go anyhow, as we were tied up in… » 7/13/07 9:15am 7/13/07 9:15am

War Without End

Old memes never die, they just want you (like L7) to pretend that they're dead. After the jump, Johnson and Lieberman get punny with the tenacity of portly men in blue and gray wool who just won't let that whole Civil War thing drop. Praise the Lord and pass the ketchup packets. » 7/03/07 6:45pm 7/03/07 6:45pm

Variomatic Madness!

We don't speak Hollandaise, but we do enjoy us some wacky Dutchness. Here, we get some classic footage of the DAF 600 (aka the Dafodil) in both sedan and Dafamino guise. And then, just when you think you've seen it all, the Dafamino converts into a sedan! Hell, even Wert should be able to get behind this car. Still… » 6/12/07 9:15pm 6/12/07 9:15pm

Belated Congratulations, DAF!

In the DAF vs. FAF war, the FAF, despite our readers' severe glaucoma and one J. Loverman's anti-French propaganda, was indisputably the cooler vehicle. Regardless, we would like to take a moment to note that we'd like to belatedly congratuate DAF — now a unit of American conglomerate PACCAR (while Citroën remains… » 5/31/07 4:58pm 5/31/07 4:58pm

Spyker Borrows Some Euros

Truth be told, we're not exactly sure how Spyker's financed. We know there're a lot of Middle Eastern bux involved and company co-founder Victor Muller is obviously a rather well-off individual. He'd told us less than a year ago that the company was a year from profitability, bought an F1 team and then announced… » 5/23/07 4:30pm 5/23/07 4:30pm

You Want Weird? DAF/Jan de Rooy/Dakar Celebration Polka

Davey, we know you tried. We give you props for that. And yeah, Grace Jones eating a CX is pretty oddball. But Grace Jones would have put any old car in her mouth. And you can't argue that. However, this video is truly bizarre. Imagine if you will a NASCAR team celebrating a major win in this fashion. Having… » 5/20/07 1:00pm 5/20/07 1:00pm

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

Save The Dikes! Ferrari 599 Burns In Holland

Here's what we've gotten from our tipster on the above and below pictures. As we don't speak Dutch worth a damn, we're going to have to go with WT on this one until we hear otherwise. He's telling us: » 4/20/07 8:25am 4/20/07 8:25am

All we know is we've seen a lot of spontaneous car combustion as of late in Europe. Although wait — I don't think…

Dutch Treat: Mercedes CL65 AMG Revealed in Amsterdam

The Mercedes CL65 dropped like a big chunk of Afghani hash at the AutoRAI in Amsterdam earlier today. According to the press release, translated by World Car Fans, the tuner CL will get a 612-hp version of AMG's booster-rocket V12. That's the six-point-oh-mein-gott-liter, twin-turbo devastation engine, hand-signed by… » 3/28/07 11:52am 3/28/07 11:52am

The Apocalypse Dudes: An Open Letter to Auto Designers

Last fall, after the Paris Auto Show, I hopped the Thalys train to Amsterdam. It was my first time on a TGV, and other than the fact that the loos stunk to high heaven and the whiny kid who caused the occupants off the carriage to cheer when he and his idiotic mother exited somewhere around Rotterdam, it was a… » 3/21/07 4:00pm 3/21/07 4:00pm

Hoons of an Epoch: Dutch Reversing Amazingness

Normally, when commenters post awesome links on the site, we let them have the glory. And we are giving commenter rgseidl all the credit for this one, but we had to bring it to the wider attention of our readership. Imagine all of the glory of the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show, crossed with with rank amateurishness,… » 3/17/07 6:45pm 3/17/07 6:45pm

Dutch Hash Stash Gone Due to Crash

Dutch authorities have incinerated three tons of hashish found after a van crashed about 20 miles north of Amsterdam, spilling some of its THC-laced cargo across the accident site. The driver and passenger made like proper Dutchmen and flew, leaving the law enforcement agents with a wrecked vehicle and $20,000,000 in… » 3/02/07 5:15pm 3/02/07 5:15pm

Geneva Pre-Show: Donkervoort D8 GT

Dutch specialty car builder Donkervoort (whose funny Dutchness belies a lack of humorous meaning) revealed the D8 GT it plans to unveil at the Geneva Show next month. For those unaware of Donkervoort's charms, it's a purveyor of batshit mad Lotus Seven-style sports cars like the 270 RS. The D8 GT is a coupe, whose… » 2/20/07 9:30am 2/20/07 9:30am

All Roads Lead to Utrecht: Roman Road Discovered in Holland

First of all, yes: anything Dutch and auto-related makes us hot and bothered. Second of all, the Romans had mad roadage. 53,000 miles of highway, to be precise. This allowed those skirt-wearing legionaries to quickly spread out across the empire and bop upstart Vandals and Visigoths on the noggins when the barbarians… » 1/05/07 6:25pm 1/05/07 6:25pm