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

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

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

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

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