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 3:50pm 4/02/14 3:50pm

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

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 will… » 5/23/06 11:46am 5/23/06 11:46am

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.… » 11/23/05 12:34pm 11/23/05 12:34pm