Once upon a time, long long ago, there was a television show called Top Gear. And on this show, Top Gear, some people in Argentina got pissed off over some stupid license plate. We all thought this whole thing was over by now, but an Argentinian judge wants to put former host Jeremy Clarkson in jail for up to three…
Juan Manuel Fangio, widely considered to be one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, died damn near 20 years ago at the ripe old age of 84. He never married, and didn’t have any children – supposedly. Now a man going by the name of “Oscar Espinosa Fangio” is claiming Juan is his father, and his body is…
I think I’ve expressed before how much I love finding cars I’ve never heard of before. Chasing that joy, however, is a bit like being a junkie — getting the feeling at first is easy, but it gets harder and harder as time goes on. This car, today, is some hardcore car-junkie goods — wildly strange, obscure, and oddly…
Let's get the clear, strong biases out of the way first – I love Jeremy Clarkson. As a journalist, as an entertainer, as a presenter, I think his collective body of work is something to be proud of. (Never met him though, maybe as a person, he's a jerk?) But here are some people that hate him.
We had seen some evidence that the original "H982FKL" plate on Jeremy Clarkson's ill-fated Porsche 928, that offended so many in Argentina, had been on the car for a while, but this is as close to evidence as you're going to get. Here's the car, pre-Top Gear, in all its (not really offensive) glory.
Last week, Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear team made a GRAVE AFFRONT TO THE SACRED DIGNITY OF THE VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE OF ARGENTINA with a license plate that read "H982FKL." Yeah. When Clarkson was forced to abandon his car on the side of the road, cops found two more plates.
The hosts of Top Gear and their entire production crew were kicked out of Argentina last week over what was, ostensibly, a license plate. Things got so bad, according to Jeremy Clarkson, that the three hosts of the show were forced to literally hide underneath beds to escape an angry and violent mob.
Top Gear got into hot water with its upcoming Argentina special, after it was noticed that Jeremy Clarkson's number plate looks like a reference to the Falklands War if you try really, really hard. It turns out that water is so hot, in fact, that things have boiled over, and they've been expelled from the country.
Hey there! Remember that time we told you that Top Gear's annual Christmas special would involve a journey finishing in the Argentine city of Ushuaia? Hah, yeah... good times, good times. It turns out that might not be the case, as Ushuaia just banned Jeremy Clarkson from entering the city.
Yes, it's that time of year again. No, not the time that you get to watch Top Gear, nor that time that you stare at your computer, deep into the camera hole, wondering if it's in fact Top Gear that's watching you, but the time of year when the Top Gear presenters head off to an exotic locale to film their annual…
Didn't we already say that Argentinians were the kings of low flybys? This is just excessive.
It was a warm August night in 2002 when I picked up my driving partner in Cambridge, MA. Plan was to spend as little time as possible driving through the U.S. so that we could leave the rest for crossing Central and South America all the way south.
A new device on how to ease difficult childbirths comes from an unusual source — a car mechanic, inspired after watching a YouTube video on how to get a cork out of a wine bottle.
The Argentine Air Force is famous for its insanely low fighter jet flybys. It turns out that even regular Argentine pilots get in on the action, too.
Do you like Batman? Do you like Pagani Zondas? Who am I kidding, of course you do, you're a human. Now, one intrepid Argentinian has combined his love of both into one. Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Zonda!
We saw Ken Block get knocked out of the Global Rallycross Championship final because his car was on fire. This Argentinean racer not only finished his race while his car was on fire, he won. Hell yeah.
No road trip in the Andes is complete without encountering a terrifying mountain road. Bolivia’s North Yungas Road, known from Top Gear and the adventure tales of your backpacker friends who’ve ridden bikes down its suicidal curves, is probably the most famous. If you don’t want to drop dead either of a heart attack…