How far do you think you could drive a small sedan backward? A few blocks? A quarter-mile? How about a tractor and a trailer? Irish farmer Patrick Shalvey went 13 miles. And because there’s a record for everything, this is now a Thing. If it’s confirmed, Shalvey will hold the Guinness World Record for driving a…
You can leave home again. Pete Strickland, an American who as a young man served as a Johnny Appleseed of basketball in Ireland, is going back, this time to coach the Irish national team.
Most rally co-driver directions are simple, almost boring. “Six left, don’t cut. Four right, keep in.” But what if they were better? What if they were awesome? What if they were an Irish man screaming “GO! GO! GO FRANK!!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”?
Irish soccer fans are the loudest, most obnoxious, most perfectly and wonderfully boisterous partiers on the entire planet. Fact. So when they messed up the roof of a French car while celebrating whatever the hell the UEFA Euro Cup is (a boxing match? A game of Monopoly?), they immediately started fixing it. Right…
We are all familiar with the oo rah Smokey and the Bandit culture of American trucking. But what’s going on in Europe? This Irish music video gives you a taste.
The more you hang out with rally people, the more normal this video looks.
Unlike nearly every other traffic light in the U.S., the traffic light up on Tipperary Hill in Syracuse, New York displays green above red. Why this bizarre reversal? Well, St. Patrick's Day is an appropriate time to tell this story.
One of the few fully home-grown Irish cars was the TMC Costin, a sort of alternate-universe Lotus/Caterham 7 car. As fun as they look, I've hardly ever seen them in video. Until now!
As an American of Irish descent, I can tell you that we aren't exactly known for keeping cool heads and avoiding foul language. If you need an example, see this video.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in cartoon, consider visiting Limerick, Ireland—where a street artist recently turned a broken down gas station into a full-fledged color party.
Another racing driver has been killed this weekend, this time at a rally in Ireland. We'll update you as we get more information.
We love the Toyobaru twins. They're pretty, they're fun to drive, and they bring visceral enjoyment back to the driving experience.
You guys know what's great? Driving! You know what else is great? Drinking! But they should never be done together. That's just dangerous, irresponsible, and also illegal.
Admittedly, this isn't an official Irish film adaptation of the American franchise The Fast And The Furious. These are "Irish Travelers" conducting a horse race in the middle of a busy highway as police impotently try to stop them. But it has the same feel — only with a strange Irish Gaelic/Roma patois replacing the…
The reason anyone gives a stainless-steel crap about the DeLorean isn't because of how it drove, or how fast it went. It did neither very well. No, it was because of those beautifully angular time machine looks.
This is a Porsche 911 running in the 1986 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Northern Ireland. The speed and the sound are hypnotic.
Police footage released today shows rioters in Northern Ireland attacking police with a car they'd set on fire. As it exploded into a fireball, the car rolled back downhill toward the protesters, narrowly missing the throng that gathered in the street.
These police officers at the Cork Airport in Ireland have it all wrong. First they let 37-year-old Edmond Stapleton steal their SUV at knife-point, and then they let him chase them around the airport. Quick, someone cue up the Benny Hill Music.
President Barack Obama's first trip to Ireland began with less luck than expected today when his Cadillac limousine scraped to a halt on a ramp at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin. It's hard to defend against leprechauns.
Monorails used to be the vision of futuristic travel. Now, that mode of transit has been mostly reduced to inter-terminal airport travel and family theme parks. Take a step back in time and gander at these bullet-shaped babies in action.