Did you know there was a branch of Texas A&M in Qatar? I had no idea. I also didn’t realize they were working on a new sportscar, which is called Elibreia, and was just unveiled at the Falit Qatar Motor Show. It’s an impressive university project, no doubt, but I think I may have liked it better with the sheet on.
Conan O’Brien got the opportunity last fall to visit American troops at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, with First Lady Michelle Obama. What happened next was nothing short of hilarious. Dubbed Mission Conan, the sentient marshmallow-carrot combo roasted the Navy, got taken down by a military dog, and came up with many…
Rampage time? Rampage time.
There is no doubt about it, the French-built Rafale fighter is on a roll. Egypt suddenly sealed a deal for 24 of the multirole fighters in February, India finally consummated a reduced initial order of 36 jets, and now Qatar will purchase 24. After 20 years, the Rafale has gone from an export zero to export hero in a…
You know you have enough rear grip when...
We might give the sultans of the world grief, but in return, we get this level of utter awesomeness.
If you're sitting behind the wheel of a truck with a supercharged V8 staring up at a giant sand dune, the only thing to do is mash the accelerator to the floor and hope for the best.
Nasser Al-Attiyah isn't a name known by millions of adoring fans. People don't scream when he gets off a plane in a new city. He has an Olympic medal but his poster isn't on the walls of children everywhere. He doesn't have the paparazzi following him everywhere he goes.
One of our readers turned up this photo on the Qatar Rides Facebook page and, like a train wreck, we just can't look away.
Qatar's recent National Day parade was like that in many other countries: it featured military and police vehicles. Unlike those other countries, Qatar has cash to burn and a sultan's taste for the good life. The vehicles of choice? Porsche Cayennes and Panameras.
An anonymous tipster from Qatar sent this shot of a recently-wrecked Ford GT. No word on what happened, or where (the tipster insisted on remaining unidentified), but if I were a betting man, I'd say he understeered into a giant, golden yak.
The Formula Drift Qatar race is going on right now and is streaming live right here. Something else to distract you from working today.
In April, the Qatari royal family forked over $2.3 billion to buy Harrods, the UK department store. Now they'll fork over $800 in fines to remove boots from supercars worth $2.3 million two family members illegally parked out front.
Out hunting for parts for his '77 Daihatsu F20, reader Rashid stumbled across some very interesting automobiles in his local scrapyard in Doha, Qatar. Pretty much the last place on Earth you'd expect to find a lifted Cadillac. Gallery below.
A wealthy Arab, possibly a Sheik, sent his Lamborghini LP640 a whopping 6,500 miles from an airport in Qatar to Heathrow to have the car's oil changed. The total cost of the shipment was around $40,000, which doesn't even include the $7,000 for the oil change itself.
The M1 is a great car. And it was even more impressive when it was new. But what to do if you want the looks of the Procar racing version, but the comfort and luxury of the street version? Do what a former Prime Minister of Qatar would do: Buy a standard car and have it done up with the body kit of a Procar. Check out…
It's shot on a low-end camera phone and overdubbed with some seriously lo-fi wailing music, but there's no hiding the fact that here we see some nutcase driving his SUV (image is too crappy to ID it) on two wheels for a very long distance. Of course, the car-on-two-wheels routine has been done many times before, but…
In Qatar, you have bored hoons, sand dunes, full-sized rear-wheel-drive Detroit iron, and low-quality video equipment. Put them together and you get something like this video of a box Cadillac repeatedly getting two-wheel air. Apparently the participating hoons were attempting to roll their Caddy, a goal they finally…