This Portuguese Island Has A Crazy Airport With A Runway Built On Stilts

You might have heard of Madeira, an archipelago in the North Atlantic ocean that’s one of two autonomous regions of Portugal. The Madeiran capital is mainly known for the historic city of Funchal, a popular resort destination, the birthplace of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, oh, and home to one of the most treacherous… » 6/10/15 7:05pm 6/10/15 7:05pm

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

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