Leave it to the French to drive Citroën 2CV-based jeeps across the…

A 600 cc, two-cylinder 2CV kitted out with sheet steel panels bolted together and called the Baby-Brousse is less ridiculous than it sounds. Leaving behind their humble origins as French peasant cars, these little Citroëns rode in 1973 from Paris to Abidjan, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, to shame all future… » 8/10/11 3:30pm 8/10/11 3:30pm

The two Czechs who drove across the world in a Tatra

In April 1947, two wild and crazy Czechs set off from Prague in a Tatra 87 and drove 40,000 miles across Africa and South America. Přes Kordillery (“Across the Cordilleras”) is their book about the middle part of the trip: from Buenos Aires to Lima, across the world’s then-highest road. It is, as one would expect, the… » 8/08/11 1:30pm 8/08/11 1:30pm

Go Ahead, Midwesterners, Laugh At The Californians Struggling In The…

When I wrote about my gambling journey over Donner Summit last week, many of our readers from colder climes expressed puzzlement over the CHP's tire chain requirements on I-80 under not-very-snowy conditions. What's the deal here? » 1/10/10 3:00pm 1/10/10 3:00pm

More Fun With Timelapse Photography: Reno to Berkeley to Alameda In 4…

Since the first BumperCam, last summer, I've been experimenting with timelapse cameras. We've seen timelapses of LeMons BS Inspections at Nelson Ledges, MSR Houston, and Thunderhill, not to mention the Alameda to Los Angeles In 90 Seconds video. » 1/02/10 1:00pm 1/02/10 1:00pm

Crazy Swedes Drive Toppola-Equipped Saab 900 To Vietnam and Back

We were all suitably impressed by Belgium to India in a Chrysler Newport and Argentina to Alaska in a Renault 12, but who among us would be willing to drive a Saab Toppola from Sweden to Vietnam and back? » 12/13/09 6:00pm 12/13/09 6:00pm

Relive The Joys Of '76 Chevy Nova Beater Ownership, 1991 Reno Parking…

Since I've already plugged all this crappy analog video hardware into my computer in order to digitize the glory of a '79 Ford Granada, we might as well continue to unearth car-related tidbits from the Murilee Martin Videotape Archives. » 12/06/09 3:00pm 12/06/09 3:00pm