Taiwanese graveyard of old US musclecars

In the Summer of 2011, I was on a business trip to Taiwan and working in biotech, most of my time was spent visiting state-of-the-art DNA sequencing labs. Then one day in Taipei, we’re going to visit a customer - and the lab is on the first floor of a 30 year old US musclecar bumper factory! And even more oddly, both… » 7/11/13 9:38am 7/11/13 9:38am

'All Japanese Must Be Killed' Proclaims Sign Allegedly In Front Of…

China and Japan's dispute over the Japanese purchase of the Diaoyu Islands has started massive protests, shut down factories, and has threatened $340 billion in annual trade. A photo even purportedly showed an Audi dealer wishing all Japanese were dead. » 9/18/12 10:30am 9/18/12 10:30am

Tech Whiz: Taiwanese Mechanic Busted For Stealing Urinal Parts To…

Leave it to a mechanic named Wang to think of using parts from a public toilet to improve his Mercedes-Benz. Mr. Wang was planing to increase the performance of said car by ripping the heat sensor out of a public toilet and attaching it to the engine. He might have gotten away with it, too, had it not been for the fact … » 2/19/08 9:20am 2/19/08 9:20am

Forward 'Til Death: Formosa Automobile to be Assemblin', Rebadgin' Skodas!

And the Maximum Skoda Day madness rolls on with reports outta Taiwan that GM Daewoo partner Formosa Automobile will shortly be bailing on its deal with the world's largest automaker and its Korean subsidiary and strike up a match with none other than Skoda. Formosa plans to build and sell around rebadged 1.4L Fabias… » 2/23/06 3:33pm 2/23/06 3:33pm

Chiang Kai-Czech? Skoda to Sell Cars in Taiwan

Volkswagen division Skoda has put their collective Vaclav Havel (kind of the Czech version of one's John Hancock, but with better taste in music) on a deal that'll get their cars into Taiwan via Formosa Automobile, itself a unit of Formosa Plastics Group, the island nation's largest private company. FPG VP Seiko Chen… » 10/19/05 12:54pm 10/19/05 12:54pm