At this very moment, I’m on the half of the Earth I usually don’t get to visit: the lower half. Specifically, I’m in Temuco, Chile, where I’m taking part in a drive with three Mini Countryman Hybrids which are attempting to drive the entire Pan-American Highway, from Texas all the way to the Earth’s appendix—Tierra…
What happens when you park a derelict Kitty Hawk Class supercarrier a couple miles off the coast of where an adventurous flight instructor plies his trade? This awesome and unlikely photo of a Piper Cherokee lining up for a “trap” aboard the USS Constellation.
I'm not entirely sure what led to this argument, but then again, I'm not sure it matters. Because for this bus driver, the finish is everything. He's like a beautiful gymnast of confrontation, once his windows get smashed, he just gets out of there without a care for what's in his way. A stunning pirouette of revenge…
A firetruck somehow crashed into a helicopter in Santiago, Chile today, splitting the chopper in two and sending it into an out-of-control spin until it exploded.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale is a tail-happy animal, and the first one in Chile just fell victim to that at the Codegua race track during an event last Thursday. Nooooooo!
I usually have just about zero sympathy for robbers, having been the victim of robbery myself (long story, I still miss my Xbox), but this crosses the line into the absurd and the hilarious. First he gets his hand stuck in the door, then he gets beaten with a tiny bat, and then what appears to be a spaceman shows up.
In the largest robbery in Chilean history, eight masked gang members held up a Brinks armored bank truck at Santiago's international airport on Tuesday, and made away with the Chilean equivalent of U.S. $10 million.
Chile's no stranger to earthquakes, a magnitude-4.5 rocked Iquique as recently as nine hours ago. But after a series of surveys, Dakar Rally race organizers ASO are convinced the country is still safe enough to race over.
Name any car. Someone, somewhere races it. For instance, here's a Citroneta 3CV racing in Argentina with, wait, is that a super soaker for an air intake?
Ever wondered what the carbon fiber beauty that is the Aston Martin One-77 looks like getting a service in Santiago, Chile? Pretty amazing.
You're driving on the highway in Chile, the sun is shining, and there's a Pagani Zonda 760RS in front of you. What do you do?
We understand that your 1-series coupe is the littlest car BMW makes, but there's no way you thought it wouldn't get stuck on that pedestrian bridge. Surely you're not that stupid.
This video is being touted as the new Shroud of Turin for extraterrestrial hunters. It appears to show a fast-moving object cover incomprehensible amounts of ground to zoom and around over a pack of acrobatic jets during an airshow at El Bosque Air Force Base in 2010.
The 2012 Dakar kicked off to a dramatic start Sunday as Argentina's coastal dunes overtaxed several trucks and even a quad, resulting in multiple fires. The rally is now on its third of 14 stages, covering over 3,000 miles off road in Argentina, Chile and this year, for the first time, Peru.
A woman in the Chilean town of Antofagasta probably won't be quickly reapplying for her driver's license after the road portion of her test went very wrong and applicant, instructor, and vehicle ended up in the Pacific Ocean.
This is a queue of trucks in the Chungara–Tambo Quemado pass between Chile and Bolivia, crossing which is one of the few ways Bolivians can reach the Pacific Ocean since Bolivia became a landlocked country in 1883, after losing the War of the Pacific. The pass connects Bolivia’s Highway 4 with Chile’s Highway 11.
Like Los Angeles, Chile's capital is particularly prone to generating dense low-level smog. Santiago smog is not a meteorological abstraction but something you can easily see from a plane window.
With the recent rescue of the 33 Chilean miners, we've got mining on the brain. How do they create those crazy tunnels deep in the earth? With these spinning, churning, crushing machines of mayhem and destruction, that's how.
This video hails from Chile and shows, in order, a front-end loader uprighting a rolled a semi, the truck automagically taking off, the cameraman running away like a maniac and the truck crashing down the hill. Bad day. [LiveLeak]