Brazil Once Turned VW Beetles Into The Biggest And Maybe Worst Motorcycles Ever

Brazil in the 1970s to early 1990s was a fascinating crucible for the creation of weird vehicles. Their protectionist trade policies forced local solutions to everything, and the results were often fascinating. I’ve covered, at length, the strange Volkswagen variations that bloomed there, and now I’d like to cover one…

Bernie Ecclestone May Buy Interlagos Because He Just Can't Quit F1

Bernie Ecclestone, the one-time troll-king of Formula One who’s been relegated to an “emeritus” role within the sport where he can’t do much, is expected to put a bid in to purchase Brazil’s beloved Interlagos F1 circuit, reports Motorsport.com. The city of São Paulo plans to sell the track amid a national financial…

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One Of The Most Fun-Looking New Cars Costs $5K And Is Called 'The Runt'

Often, very cheap, basic little city cars have problems with status. They’re perceived as little rolling penalty boxes, an added insult to the need for frugality. That’s why Tata’s well-designed Nano sold slower than it was expected to — few people want to be seen in what’s known as a “cheap” car. But there does seem…