A Hungaro-Texan Drives Budapest’s Stephen Colbert Bridge In A Citroën…

How would you impress a man used to the endless vistas of Texas and, er, Virginia, if he were to show up in Hungary in desperate need of a drive? A loopy French executive hatchback on greater Budapest’s best driving road may not be the worst place to start. » 10/29/12 4:00pm 10/29/12 4:00pm

When Trabants Were Like Ferraris

Think cars and waiting lists and what comes to mind is the months ticking away after the down payment on a 458 Italia—or Horacio Pagani’s little black book. But for communist Eastern Europe’s motoring not-quite-masses, waiting list meant waiting and waiting for your apportioned Trabi. And waiting. But if you didn’t… » 4/11/12 2:30pm 4/11/12 2:30pm

What Made You Think The Second Hummer Wouldn't Also Fall Through The…

Eastern Europe has been under a Siberian spell for a week or so, prompting the owner of a Hummer H2 to test the six inches of ice on Hungary’s Lake Balaton for some Siberian-style winter driving. What he apparently forgot was that a few days of 10-degree weather does not magically turn Lake Balaton into Lake Baikal. » 2/07/12 2:30pm 2/07/12 2:30pm

Watch a rear-wheel drive Nissan GT-R outrun a 400-hp Evo

One would think that a 400 hp Mitsubishi Evo IX would have little competition when pulling away from a traffic light. Certainly not the kind of competition that leaves it standing like a sloth observing a Saturn V. Yet that is exactly the kind of competition offered by a certain rear-wheel drive GT-R in this video,… » 11/30/11 1:00pm 11/30/11 1:00pm

The scythe-wielding Hungarian downhill pensioner

American salesmen going to work on gas-powered roller skates? Pshaw. Árpád Farkas is a 71-year-old retired gravestone-maker from Hungary who rides a downhill bike with a dozen scythes attached to its frame. The bike has no handlebar. We have no words. Mr. Farkas has video. » 10/28/11 10:00am 10/28/11 10:00am

This is what happens when your country doesn't have a Six Flags

It looks like it's hard to come by a good amusement park in Hungary, so some enterprising Trabant owners decided to make their own automotive teacups. I don't know how bored you have to be in your small town to start sawing your car in half to go wrong wheel drive drifting, but I'm glad there is nothing to do in… » 9/22/11 1:00pm 9/22/11 1:00pm

Motorist pulled over for using translucent blue air freshener

My friend Efi was crusing along a Hungarian highway the other day with a blue box of air freshener attached to his dashboard with a Tree Frog Pad when he was pulled over by highway police. The officer on patrol explained that the container looked too much like a police light and that he should take it off his… » 9/09/11 2:30pm 9/09/11 2:30pm

Budapest’s secret Grand Prix street circuit

This Sunday will mark the 75th anniversary of the Hungarian Grand Prix, an event held since…1986. Fifty years before Formula One came to the Hungaroring, there was a Grand Prix race in downtown Budapest with 100,000 people in attendance. The Silver Arrows came. Scuderia Ferrari came. Three-quarters of a century later,… » 7/29/11 4:00pm 7/29/11 4:00pm