The Jalopnik Guide To Driving In Sicily

Forget everything you know about Sicily. Yes, the economy is in shambles and the mafia is still alive and well there. But for you, the auto-tourist, these things don't matter. Somehow, this Mediterranean island emerged from centuries of outside domination and feudal rule into the automobile age, whereupon it became a… » 12/25/12 3:00pm 12/25/12 3:00pm

This Might Be The World's Only Hand-Controlled Porsche 356 Speedster

Cefalù, Sicily — Vincent Tourneur always dug Porsches. They're fast, they're sleek, they win races. But when he stepped out of an aircraft one day only to find that the landing stairs hadn't yet been placed in front of the plane's hatch, the resulting fall rendered him a paraplegic. » 11/07/12 3:30pm 11/07/12 3:30pm

A Driver At The Targa Florio Crashed His Brand New $300,000 Ferrari FF

Cesarò, Sicily — Another day, another China-related Ferrari accident, this time at a race in Sicily. Not that China and its citizenry have more Ferrari problems than others, but China is flush with new money. That means Ferrari related incidents are an inevitable facet of life there now. » 10/15/12 2:20pm 10/15/12 2:20pm

How to parallel park a 1968 Alfa Romeo racing prototype

Connoisseurs of vintage Top Gear clips will know that parallel parking a big, mid-engined Italian supercar—say, a Lamborghini Countach—is a chore. The same cannot be said of big, mid-engined Italian race cars, like this Alfa Romeo 33/2. And when its owner was kind enough to accept a hand, Jalopnik was there to help. » 7/12/11 4:00pm 7/12/11 4:00pm