Romanian mobster gets parking ticket, flashes police

The gentleman above is Dumitru Cârstea, a businessman from the western Romanian city of Timişoara. After receiving a wheel clamp on his black BMW X5 for parking it illegally, Cârstea protested by taping blocări ilegale (“illegally clamped”) to the window of his car, then waving his exposed penis in the general… » 3/23/11 2:00pm 3/23/11 2:00pm

This Small-Block-Powered Romanian Rascal Can Be Yours!

For the discerning SUV driver who must have a Chevy 350 under the hood but can't tolerate the thought of a vehicle made in any of the top 50 car-building nations, we've found your next ride! This ARO- about which the seller has not seen fit to provide any year/model info- has a 350 and... well, that's about all we… » 7/02/07 12:30pm 7/02/07 12:30pm

Romania To Vintage Dacia Owners: TO THE CRUSHER!

With all this talk about Wartburg this and Trabant that, we sometimes forget that East Germany wasn't the only Warsaw Pact nation cranking out dangerous rattletraps lightweight, affordable vehicles for its glorious socialist workers. Romania isn't just about vampires and uica; it's the proud home of the Dacia (which,… » 2/15/07 9:13am 2/15/07 9:13am

Rolled Gold: Plated Rides Debut in Romania

Some say we're living in a new Gilded Age, wherein a small number of unconscionably wealthy and flamboyant individuals lord their riches over the insolvent, who cower in their presence. Then again, maybe it's just that a few knuckleheads with MasterCards keep throwing off the meters. We may never know. Well, maybe we… » 12/12/06 9:32am 12/12/06 9:32am

Failure! Romanian Cross Lander SUV Hits New Snag

According to a firm that's been attempting to import Romanian-built SUVs to the US for the past year, the Romanian government is trying to pull its tablecloth from under the company's flatware, as it were. The company, Cross Lander USA, is suing Romania for allegedly conspiring to thwart its venture, by way of a… » 4/01/06 9:14am 4/01/06 9:14am