Why The Hell Is There A Nurburgring Edition Toyota Corolla?

Alright that’s it, shut the doors and lock this shit up because Special Editions are over. As evidence I submit the Toyota Corolla Altis ESport Nurburgring Edition; a red-seat-piping package commemorating a 7th place finish in a Nurburgring race, apparently. » 3/23/15 5:35pm 3/23/15 5:35pm

You Won't Believe How Many People Barely Escape Death In This Dashcam

You'll sneer, you'll gasp, you'll pee your pants, you'll gasp again. Just watch how many consecutive horrific accidents the douchnozzle in this white Honda avoids by millimeters after attempting some seriously reckless overtaking. » 1/21/15 1:29pm 1/21/15 1:29pm

​This Strange Lock-Picking Tool Is Freaking Me Out

This video of a new (?) lock-picking tool for the internally cut keys that first appeared on Volkswagens is making the rounds, and since I know as much about lock-picking as animal husbandry, someone please explain. » 9/11/14 9:02am 9/11/14 9:02am

Thai Vigilante On Scooter Witness Robbery, Delivers Kick Of Justice

A guy who was just minding his own business on his scooter in Thailand witnessed a bunch of purse snatchers trying to grab the bag of a passing woman. A swift sidekick followed, followed by a bunch of swift punches to the face. Because when you snatch what isn't yours, the long fist of justice follows. » 7/13/14 12:33pm 7/13/14 12:33pm

Holy Shit, There Are So Many Ducks in This Video

I don't know whether to be delighted or mortified at the above video, which shows a truly enormous group of ducks, pouring down a roadway like a flood, threatening to engulf anything or anyone foolish enough to dip their toes into the water. » 6/18/14 12:40pm 6/18/14 12:40pm

See the very moment a car bomb explodes

This new photo from the LIFE Tumblr shows the exact moment a car bomb in a province South of Bangkok goes off. Notice the bomb squad member near the armed Civic. » 7/01/11 4:00pm 7/01/11 4:00pm

A teaser of the new Chevy Colorado you won't get

Ever had your cubicle pals flash an invitation to a party you weren't invited to? Chevy did that today with this teaser of the redone Colorado pickup, which will debut at the Bangkok auto show later this month. » 3/07/11 1:30pm 3/07/11 1:30pm

Nissan-amino Down On The Thai 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. Looks like we've got an International DOTS-O-Rama going on, so let's head to Southeast Asia. » 4/10/10 5:00pm 4/10/10 5:00pm

Honda New Small Concept: Nano-Fighter With An Obvious Name

Honda is in a battle with Tata and other automakers to be the next little big thing in developing markets like India. The excruciatingly literally-named and production-intent Honda New Small Concept is how they'll fight 'em. » 1/05/10 9:30am 1/05/10 9:30am

Thai Police Erect Fake Crash Sites To Deter Drunk Driving

Thai police have erected fake crash sites, like the one above, as a drunk driving deterrent. They're intended to frighten locals out of drinking and driving. Hmm, works for us. » 2/04/09 4:00pm 2/04/09 4:00pm

A Different Kind Of Escape Hybrid

Ford's Thai press people apparently took the concept of a launch entirely too literally. Nevertheless, a propane-gas hybrid Escape gondola edition seems to make the perfect "caption this" shot. » 12/04/08 3:30pm 12/04/08 3:30pm

The Solution To Expensive Gasoline? Just Say Phuket!


I went out to get some of the excellent Pumpkin Curry at the King Of Thai Noodle restaurant in Alameda, and noticed a Phuket Beer » 10/01/08 6:00pm 10/01/08 6:00pm ad on the wall suggesting one way of beating high gas prices: instead of driving, swill large quantities of beer!

The Consul Dissipates In Phuket, Thailand

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition » 8/21/08 3:00pm 8/21/08 3:00pm, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . Having just read Gordon Bowker's excellent Malcolm Lowry biography, , I can't see the word "Consul" without the quasi-autobiographical character of that name in coming to mind. That's why I…

Toyota To Build Camry Hybrid In Thailand, Become King Of Siam

It's interesting to see where automakers are placing their chips these days. Toyota is expanding production of its popular Toyota Camry Hybrid to Thailand. Toyota wants to break the million mark for annual hybrid sales in the next decade and a way to do that is to start building hybrids in markets with significant… » 6/10/08 10:00am 6/10/08 10:00am

Hello Kitty to Discipline Naughty Police

According to a report, Thai policemen deemed guilty of minor infractions are to wear hot pink Hello Kitty armbands as punishment. The cute kitties of Japan will adorn the arms of officers who act aggressively toward the public or leave their cars idling for long periods of time. The police colonel in charge said he… » 8/06/07 1:45pm 8/06/07 1:45pm

In-Car Karaoke? Who Knew?

We love to sing along while driving, we admit it. We also enjoy partaking in the proletarian art of karaoke now and then (Texas residents, we highly recommend keeping an eye on Karaoke Underground's schedule). However, we have never considered installing a karaoke machine in our motor vehicle. Apparently, however,… » 7/11/07 11:00pm 7/11/07 11:00pm

Buy Low Pad Thai: More on Thailand's Arbitrage GT

Gee, is there some kind of running theme today? If there is, we'll further it with more news on Thailand's Galmer Arbitrage GT, a composite-rich supercar being built by a Thai surfboard company and sundry motorsports engineers. Now, as Born RIch reports, the car will debut at the Paris show — in all of its… » 9/27/06 11:01am 9/27/06 11:01am