Was This Huge WWII Floatplane Going To Deploy Mini-Subs To U.S. Shores? 

After yesterday’s Catalina catastrophe, I began to wonder what the biggest floatplane ever built was. Not a flying boat, where the aircraft’s fuselage also serves as a monohull with pontoons providing sea-keeping stability, but literally a plane attached to floats. Then I came across the obscure Italian-built CANT… » 7/01/15 12:36pm Wednesday 12:36pm

What It's Like Driving In The Mille Miglia

There’s a place in this world where cars have a holiday dedicated to them. And it’s a genuine holiday. Not the lame-ass British ‘holiday’ that’s just a jaunt to some tepid seashore, but holiday as in people stop all the normal rules of life and celebrate. The place is Italy, and the holiday is the Mille Miglia. » 5/15/15 12:20pm 5/15/15 12:20pm

There Are So Many Amazing Cars At The Mille Miglia

Before the Mille Miglia race actually begins tomorrow, the cars all have to go through a process of scrutineering, which is basically just making sure they’re actually road legal. It’s like going to the DMV. Actually, since going to the DMV is like a little jaunt to hell, the Mille Miglia is like the DMV in heaven: no… » 5/14/15 9:35am 5/14/15 9:35am

Even More Of The Aston Martin DB10 & Jaguar CX-75 Racing In Rome

If you are like me, you can never have too much of a good thing - especially when you consider high quality photos of bespoke Aston Martin and Jaguar supercars and videos of their throaty exhausts racing through the streets of Rome a good thing. » 3/10/15 10:20am 3/10/15 10:20am

Looks to be a good chase. Follow for daily posts from the filming of ,…

Everything About This Piaggio Ape Is Adorable And Hilarious And Sad

Italy is a magical place, full of Italians and Piaggio Apes. And if you have no idea what a Piaggio Ape is, that is terrible. Because it's a delightful little three-wheeled pickup, and when fully loaded every sad little attempt to get up a hill is the silliest goddamn thing I've seen all morning. Until it flips. » 2/05/15 10:35am 2/05/15 10:35am

Secret message found in WW2 bullet tells the story of some stupid Nazis

August, 13, 1944. The British 8th Army occupies Florence. The Allies finally break out of Normandy. Meanwhile, somewhere in the south of Tuscany, a soldier writes this encrypted message and hides it inside a bullet. In 2015, someone found it and deciphered it. It was the end of a hilariously absurd story. » 1/30/15 8:37pm 1/30/15 8:37pm