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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 1:20pm7/01/15 1:20pm

What Was So Special About The Mille Miglia?

Mille Miglia! Never two words ever sounded so daring and evocative when put together. People always seem to take a moment to pronounce them with the right amount of emphasis, just if they want to stress how important this event is. As a matter of fact, the Mille Miglia has always been a sensation, a race followed… »5/15/15 7:30pm5/15/15 7:30pm

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 9:35am5/14/15 9:35am

The Petrolicious Guide to Driving Tastefully in Italy

Recently our friends at Jalopnik, specifically the talented Michael Ballaban, wrote an insightful piece on the seeming insanity of driving in Italy. Ballaban's experience as an American driving for the first time in Italy are spot on, but it did compel me to share a different perspective on Italian driving. »4/13/15 5:05pm4/13/15 5:05pm

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 10:40am3/10/15 10:40am

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 10:35am2/05/15 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 8:46pm1/30/15 8:46pm