This Is Why One Goes All The Way Up To Scotland

Two Injured In Monstrous Drive-By Potato Attack

Two women in Clydebank, Scotland, were injured by a complete MADMAN this week in a vicious drive-by potato and/or cole slaw attack. » 1/13/15 6:25pm 1/13/15 6:25pm

This Scottish Road Block Is Different Than Any You've Ever Encountered

Alright, so you might find your path occasionally blocked by a cow, but is it a shaggy cow? No, it is not, because the Scottish Highlands are a magical place. » 10/21/14 1:34pm 10/21/14 1:34pm

Aston Martin Cranks Up the Vanquish & Rapide S for 2015

Yes, both the Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S are gorgeous machines. They make great noise, and they're fun to drive. That's actually a bit of a problem though, the fact I just said "fun" and not amazing, outstanding, or excellent. » 8/07/14 10:55am 8/07/14 10:55am

Car Mechanics Stage Prank Murder On Google Streetview

In quite possibly the best prank to ever hit this new digitized map world, a Scottish mechanic and his buddies staged a fake murder on Google Street View. It took longer than you might think for people to figure out what they'd done. » 6/04/14 9:42am 6/04/14 9:42am

Abandoned Cruise Ship Full of Starving Rats Headed For Land

A ghost ship filled with cannibal rats is floating somewhere off the coast of Scotland, ready to crash ashore and unleash its disease-ridden cargo of starving rodents. And it's all because Canadian authorities let the Soviet-era nightmare liner loose in the North Atlantic, satisfied that it was no longer a threat to… » 1/23/14 2:38pm 1/23/14 2:38pm

These Vintage Photos Capture Life In Britain's Strangest Police Force

The Northern Constabulary was the territorial police force responsible for Northern Scotland from 1975 until this year. It was the agency responsibly for covering the largest geographical area in the UK, equivalent to the size of Belgium, but was one of the smallest in terms of officers, with about 715 personnel. » 9/30/13 1:40pm 9/30/13 1:40pm

This Skilled Helicopter Pilot Saved 14 From Dying In A Crash

You can crash a helicopter or you can make a controlled landing. The distinction was made clear by an Ec225 Super Puma pilot in the North Sea Thursday when oil pressure problems forced him to set his bird down in the drink. » 5/11/12 12:30pm 5/11/12 12:30pm

Watch An Insane Driver Speed The Wrong Way Down A Scottish Highway

Even though we firmly believe Americans drive on the correct side of the road with the steering wheel where it belongs, like most sane people when driving abroad we conform to the traffic laws of the rest of the world. » 2/25/12 4:00pm 2/25/12 4:00pm

Watch a race team's quest for 300 MPH in a one liter streamliner

Going 300 MPH is never an easy task but it becomes especially difficult when you are located a continent away from the only place you can test and tune your 1 liter turbocharged streamliner. » 1/28/12 11:00am 1/28/12 11:00am

Vauxhall Astra Stripdown at Strangely Regimented Scottish Junkyard

The first self-service junkyard I ever experienced was an Oakland outfit called U-Pull-It. Its logo featured a Q*bert-esque alien raygunning parts and the whole outfit was housed in a roofless abandoned factory building. This U-Pull-it in Scotland isn't like that. » 7/17/10 11:00am 7/17/10 11:00am

1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Down On The Edinburgh Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Battles sends us some good stuff from Scotland and other exotic lands, and he's back today! » 4/10/10 12:00pm 4/10/10 12:00pm

Meet Sinky, The Amphibious British Bus Of Your Dreams

This amphibious bus is part of a proposed plan to improve public transport in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It's currently undergoing "sea" trials on the River Clyde. It has encountered problems, but it has not sunk. Yet. » 2/09/10 11:00am 2/09/10 11:00am

Obvious Sign Is Obvious

After a week of heavy rainfall in the UK, storms are once again closing roads throughout Cumbria, Scotland and Wales. So much so, even British road health and safety teams apparently couldn't quite keep on message. [Reuters] » 11/19/09 12:40pm 11/19/09 12:40pm

Scot Banned From Roads For Life After 166 MPH Blast

A Scottish hairdresser has been banned from Scottish roads for life after getting busted for traveling 166 MPH on public roads on a Suzuki GSX-R — a Scottish record. Does hairdresser mean something different there? [BBC] » 10/01/09 4:30pm 10/01/09 4:30pm

1937 Beardmore Taxi

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's the fourth 1930s car I've found down on the Alameda street.
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Seven Vintage Machines Down On The Edinburgh Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Today we've got seven machines shot by Battles in his hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland. Jump for the gallery and Battles' descriptions. » 12/09/08 4:45pm 12/09/08 4:45pm

Sex With Cars All The Rage In Scotland

It must be car sex day around these parts because now another dragon has surfaced in Scotland. An 18-year-old is being accused of running around his Crannog Way, Kilwinning neighborhood naked and humping every vehicle in sight. Callum Ainsworth, the dragon in question, has denied the accusations and will face a trial… » 5/20/08 2:20pm 5/20/08 2:20pm

Great Scot! Susie Stoddart Is Scotland's Favorite Racing Export

Recently, racing has been an easier path for women attempting to make a name for themselves professionally than, say, football. With the exception of rallying, this access has come with an expectation that your sexuality will be part of your outward racing persona, something that Richard Petty never had to endure. If… » 4/07/08 1:30pm 4/07/08 1:30pm