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…

There Really Was A Cab-Forward Racecar And It Was Wonderfully Insane

I’ve long been obsessed with the idea of cab-forward or cab-over designs. Essentially, van-like designs where the driver sits above or even in front of the front axle. I’ve even imagined cab-over supercars. What I didn’t know what that my fever dreams were once realized, long ago, by a Romanian in Brazil. Yes, there…

Crazy Brazilians Stick A Turbo 4-Cylinder Car Engine On A Kart, Have Blast, Cheat Death

I’m not sure what it is about the fine line between the Best Idea in the World and the Stupidest Idea in the World, but sometimes that line is incredibly blurry. I think this guy having a great time with a four-cylinder turbocharged full-sized car motor in a go-kart wearing no helmet is doing his part to blur that…