Scary news out of Spain this afternoon, as half a dozen Giant-Alpecin riders were hospitalized after a car going the wrong way smashed into them on a training ride. Spanish outlet Informacion reports that John Degenkolb, Warren Barguil, Chad Haga, Fredrik Ludvigsson, Max Walscheid, and Ramon Sinkeldam were all taken…
I know this isn’t going to a popular opinion, but I think the new Ducati 959 Panigale is my favorite sportbike on the market. If I were buying a sportbike today for daily use/canyon carving/trackday riding, I’d buy it over anything else on the market today. Full stop and cue the haters. Here’s why.
Both Spain and Italy operate the AV-8B Harrier on the Mediterranean. Spain has about a dozen upgraded EAV-8B Harriers IIs and a single TAV-8B Harrier trainer in operation today. These aircraft deploy aboard the Juan Carlos I (L61), a modern amphibious assault ship capable of carrying up to twenty Harriers at a time.
One of my favorite feelings is that excited, intense sensation all true car geeks get when they see a car you just can’t identify. We’re sort of like junkies, and the more we learn, the harder it is to get really excited, and to get the desired feeling you need ever more obscure cars. This car — the Dodge Boulevard…
Ultra-dominant two-time MotoGP World Champion Marc Márquez. is doing what many other successful athletes do: moving to a tax haven. In this case, Márquez is moving to Andorra. Some Spanish fans don't like this. Let's take a look at how terrible people handle this kind of news, shall we?
Apparently insane tandem rally cart races have been going down for 26 years in Betxi, Spain. This year Red Bull took it upon themselves to sponsor the event, and 50 teams brought their own sketchy lawnmower-powered off-road contraption to pit against the others and a hell of a hairy track.
We were all pretty shocked about the Renault Espace minivan hauling a tractor across Spain at 120 MPH. I'm disappointed to say that report was half false, police clarified that a different vehicle was clocked at that speed earlier. But the van was indeed carrying a tractor.
At first this looks like a simple rescue for off-roader who'd strayed off the good line at a water crossing. But the grainy film and murky water hide a secret.
An enormous monstrosity built on a Jeep chassis was deemed "too big to tow" when its owner left it sitting in the middle of a public square in front of city hall in Valencia, Spain. Good thing, then, that it also had non-EU plates, which meant it escaped parking tickets. I think this man just figured out life.
A nasty crash at approximately 160mph. Driver gets some major whiplash action as the passenger side rams into the barrier wall, he actually raises his arm in preparation of the hit. All weekend exotic race car drivers should spend quality money on safety equipment beyond a snazzy helmet and shoes. One hit like this…
Little is known about this video apart from the fact that its provenance is said to be Málaga's Palma-Palmilla district. One thing that is certain is that I'd like to submit this footage—with its frustration, violence, and triumphant denouement—to the Oscars as a short commentary on Spain's persistent financial woes.
When you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. Unless the border patrol figures out what you're trying to accomplish and puts you in jail for it, anyway.
The fastest car you'll ever drive is one you don't own. This is certainly true on media test drives, where automotive journalists have a tendency to indulge in a bit of vehicular mayhem.
The Spanish Automobile Federation is planning to hold a 48-hour GT endurance race next March. The Maxi Endurance 48 would be the longest continuous car race in the world, but not the longest ever held. Not even close.
Boats are good at being in water, I'm told. But when two Nantucket men were thrown overboard from their 26-foot "pleasure boat" three years ago, they never expected to see her again. Until the boat was found — three years and 3,500 nautical miles later.
Few things make your hair stand on end like the shout-howl of a 997 RSR getting its groove on. Jerez, artful editing, and Calexico's "Pepita" — real life is rarely this LOOK AT ME, but if it works, who cares?
The bloom is officially off the new Lotus F1 effort — ex-McLaren F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen smacked his green and yellow T127 into a tire wall at Jerez during testing today. Lots Of Trouble, Usually... Scandanavian?
The first Formula One test of 2010 took place this week in Spain. It concluded yesterday, but Sebastien Buemi's steely gaze is already piercing deep into the heart of our wire service. Eye-popping gallery time!
With a 0-to-62 of 6.1-seconds, the SEAT Leon Cupra R is the quickest regular production SEAT ever, putting out 261 HP through a direct-injection TSI 2.0-liter fourbanger sitting behind a snout that only looks good after a few Estrella Damms.