This Is What It's Like To Get Intercepted By A Russian Fighter Jet

Russian intercepts of Western signal intelligence aircraft isn't anything new. It's been happening going back to the Cold War, and there have even been minor diplomatic incidents over it. But this is a video of it actually happening with an Su-27 fighter jet and a Portuguese P-3 Orion, and it's incredibly tense. » 1/23/15 5:33pm 1/23/15 5:33pm

Portugal Launches Naval Drone, Immediately Crashes It

Estonia, Latvia, and Poland are all hoping for NATO protection after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. I'm sure they'll find this video from NATO founding member Portugal very comforting. » 4/17/14 3:40pm 4/17/14 3:40pm

Rally Flashback: 2001 Rally Portugal

Before each round of the WRC I'll find a classic clip to get an idea of what the rally is all about, and it might be helpful when picking drivers for the Fantasy WRC. Portugal is all about the weather, which can change from dry, dusty conditions to pouring rain, mud and rivers running across the stages. This year has… » 4/02/14 3:00pm 4/02/14 3:00pm

In Portugal, You Could Win A Car If You Pay Your Taxes

You're lucky if you get money back from the IRS after doing your taxes. Not like in Portugal, where they're going to give away cars to people who pay their taxes. » 2/17/14 11:00pm 2/17/14 11:00pm

Watch A Fire-Fighting Helicopter Steal Water From A Pool

What do you do when you're fighting a fire with your helicopter but aren't near any lake or river? Easy, you just dunk your bucket in a nearby pool and head back to the fire. This pilot is amazing. » 8/22/13 10:00am 8/22/13 10:00am

Driver saves car with insane spin-save

Bombing down a curvy highway in Portugal, this Audi driver went into full Code Brown on a downhill sweeper. A few steering moves later the A4 was by the roadside, but facing forward. Listen closely to hear how the creepy radio broadcast plays Greek Chorus. » 4/11/11 1:00pm 4/11/11 1:00pm

Audi R8 Crashes In Portugal, Old Luxury Takes Vengeance

We'd heard "Old Luxury" was pretty pissed over that whole turf war with Audi over luxury buyers since the Super Bowl. You remember, right? Yeah you do — that was when the Audi R8 dropped the horse head faux Bentley grille into "Old Luxury's" bed. Well, anyway, it looks like that hit they've had out there on the Audi… » 3/13/08 8:32pm 3/13/08 8:32pm

Open Sesame: Warehouse Opening in Portugal Reveals Forgotten Collection

Imagine you're Ali Baba, stumbling on the 40 Thieves' treasure — only the thieves are long gone and the treasure is actually 180 European cars of various description. That's kind of what happened in this case, where inside a warehouse welded shut for years, a wealth of dusty cars — Jags, Porsches, Lancias, Alfas,… » 1/26/07 5:28pm 1/26/07 5:28pm

Is Jeremy Clarkson Dead?

We received this e-mail from a tipster this afternoon:
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Holy shit. If this is true, we truly can't believe that Clarkson's gone. Although we often disagreed with the presenter, we loved his wit and his way with a turn of phrase. He was one of the truest scholars ever to comment on motoring, as well as one of the…

VW to Portugal: Scirocco Blowing Your Way in 2008

Get those SCCA memberships up to date, kids, VW's confirmed a new sport coupe is indeed on the way for the 2008 model year, and that it'll be built at the company's plant in Setubal, Portugal, Edmunds Inside Line, via Reuters, is reporting today. It took the company more than a year since the first rumors started… » 6/21/06 10:04am 6/21/06 10:04am

More on the New Volkswagen Scirocco; Built in Portugal

Auto Motor und Sport brings a new round of speculative imagery (pictured) and some news on the upcoming Volkswagen Scirocco, including that it'll be introduced in 2008 for around 22,000 Euros (around $28,300), built at VW's Autoeuropa plant in Setubal, Portugal and use the Golf V platform for its bones. The coupe… » 5/23/06 11:46am 5/23/06 11:46am

Doing the Dakar Rally on a Harley

Seeing as it's already Day 4 of the Dakar Rally and we've been lax in posting about the goings on over on the Portugal-Senegal run, we thought we'd toss out a link to Hog Wild Racing's blog. Scott Whitney and Duane McDowell are a couple of Southern California sidecar racers who have put together something that's a… » 1/03/06 3:17pm 1/03/06 3:17pm

Volkswagen to Build Next Scirocco, Others in Portugal?

The People s Elbow Car Company is investigating the possibility of producing its new Golf-based sportster on the Iberian Peninsula at its Autoeuropa plant in Setubal, Portugal. The plant currently builds the Ford Galaxy, VW Sharan and Seat Alhambra. Galaxy production ends next month, and Volkswagen's not sure about… » 11/29/05 2:22pm 11/29/05 2:22pm

Dakar Rally to Start From Lisbon, Feature Speed Limits

Forget fireworks and champagne-goggling subpar members of the opposite sex this New Year's. Instead, why not spend it bombing across Europe and North Africa in the Paris- Dakar Rally? The race, which begins New Year's Eve and continues through January 15th starts in Lisbon, Portugal this year for the first time. Also… » 11/23/05 12:34pm 11/23/05 12:34pm