Taiwanese animators take on "Top Gear" Mexican standoff

The appropriate "punishment" for Top Gear's slurs against Mexicans has arrived: sweatshop-rate Taiwanese computer animation showing poorly-made avatars of the three hosts pelted by burritos and neon-green butt gas. Even Esteban, everyone? » 2/04/11 5:30pm 2/04/11 5:30pm

They Sell Porsches At Sam's Club In Mexico

The next time you find yourself in a Sam's Club in Mexico, perhaps needing a few kilos of queso or just a good deal on Gallo beer, why not also pick up a 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera? (H/T to Whack-A-Mole!) » 12/30/10 2:30pm 12/30/10 2:30pm

Mexico's Drug Wars Spark Demand For Armored Beaters

How bad is violence in northern Mexico? Our old pals at Texas Armoring have seen business skyrocket for armor-plating low-profile beaters. When you need a bulletproof Toyota Camry, something's truly wrong with the world. » 12/17/10 2:00pm 12/17/10 2:00pm

Mexico City Drivers Screwed Over By Protests

Since Mexico City doesn't regulate protests, demonstrators can apparently block traffic whenever they please. In just the first three months of 2010, there were 740 street demonstrations, an average of about eight and a half a day. » 8/02/10 12:30pm 8/02/10 12:30pm

The Best Thing About The Gulf Oil-Eating "Whale"?

The coolest thing about the humongous Taiwanese oil-skimmer named "A Whale" that's being tested right now in the Gulf isn't the ability to clean 500,000 barrels of oil per day. » 7/06/10 1:00pm 7/06/10 1:00pm

Sorry, Gringo, No Baby Pickups For You: Chevrolet Tornado

Mexican cartruck shoppers who don't want a new VW Saveiro or Ford Courier haven't run out of options; El General makes a Camino-ized Opel Corsa! » 4/17/10 4:00pm 4/17/10 4:00pm

Sorry, Gringo, No Baby Pickups For You: Volkswagen Nuevo Saveiro

What's the smallest pickup you can buy new in the USA? The 3,000-plus-pound Ranger? If that's more truck than you need, you'll have no choice but to shop for a pre-Cupholder Era used truck… or move to Mexico! » 4/17/10 2:00pm 4/17/10 2:00pm

Murilee Awed By Las Calles de México

I spent a few days in the beach town of Sayulita, Nayarit State, Mexico last week. Talk about your outstanding mix of battered-yet-proud survivors and Stuff We Can't Buy Up Here! Let's take a look. » 4/17/10 11:00am 4/17/10 11:00am

ESPN: "$500 Craigslist Rally Car" Didn't Cost Much More Than $500

ESPN magazine talked to Bill Caswell, the man behind our $500 Craigslist rally car story, to get the skinny on what he needed to make it happen. He's also on the network's blog. Here's what it takes, kids. » 4/14/10 4:45pm 4/14/10 4:45pm

Meet The BeetleBus, Stand In Awe Of Its Excellence

We recently returned from a trip to Mexico. This Volkswagen Beetle was sitting by the road on part of the old Carrera Panamericana route. Think the nose looks weird? Wait 'til you check out the car's back half. Arriba fahrvergnügen! » 4/07/10 2:00pm 4/07/10 2:00pm

Mercedes-Benz SLS: Once Upon A Time In Mexico

Let's cut to the chase: This is a 563-hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, those are its amazing doors, and I took this picture in Mexico while hanging out of the car at 50 mph. Safety is for pansies. Viva velocidad! » 4/06/10 1:00pm 4/06/10 1:00pm

Oh, the doors. They are quite possibly the coolest thing on the car, the one feature that makes…

Gallery: Mercedes-Benz SLS La Carrera: Puebla

Our hotel in the town of Puebla started life as a convent. The building's center court featured a giant awning and a nice fountain. There were no nuns. We looked. » 3/30/10 12:53am 3/30/10 12:53am

How A $500 Craigslist Car Beat $400K Rally Racers

Professional motorsport is a cold, hard place. If you want to run with the big dogs, you can't just build a car in your mom's garage and show up, right? Wrong. One guy did just that. Here's his amazing story. » 3/22/10 12:00pm 3/22/10 12:00pm

Ken Block's WRC Mexico Crash: Brake!

Ken Block crashed out of last weekend's World Rally Championship race, bringing an otherwise strong showing to a premature end. We were sad to see him go, but thankfully, YouTube was there to show us how it happened. » 3/09/10 9:30am 3/09/10 9:30am