A woman in Fremont , Nebraska, managed to do $26,000 damage while attempting to turn into an alley. The first casualty was a fence, then a utility pole, a garage, another fence, yet another fence, a house and another garage.
Police estimated property damage at $26,000 plus another $5,000 to her car.
Yes, alcohol was a factor. How did you guess?
A Coventry motorist has been fined for speeding in an 86-year-old Model T Ford without a speedometer.
A speed camera caught Dave Stanisfield, 67, doing 35mph in a 30mph zone on his way home from a vintage car show, reports the Daily Telegraph.
A 56-year-old man was slightly injured after being hit by a car…
Police said they responded to the scene…to find the pedestrian in the road, and the driver of the car that hit him standing by.
According to witnesses, the man, who was wearing camouflage clothing, was not in a crosswalk and walking against the light when he tried to cross South Winooski Avenue.
A driver has been charged after doing burnouts outside a police academy during a graduation ceremony .
A police officer on his way to yesterday’s graduation ceremony at Fort Largs in Adelaide saw a car doing a burnout about 10.30am. He pulled the driver over and cautioned him, AdelaideNow reports.
A short time later, during the graduation ceremony, which was attended by most of the state’s highest ranking officers, the man was seen doing another burn-out outside.
The man was charged with misuse of a motor vehicle and after officers visited his house he was also charged with cultivating three cannabis plants.
A classic Bugatti car, which gathered dust in a Tyneside garage for almost 50 years, may fetch up to £3m $4.35m when it goes under the hammer.
Relatives of reclusive Newcastle doctor Harold Carr found the 1937 Type 57S Atalante in a garage after he died.
via BBC NEWS
Police in Germany banned a woman driver’s car from the road – for being too untidy.
The Vauxhall Astra was so full of junk, magazines, old clothes and even bits of furniture that they could barely see the driver at it roared down a motorway near Dusseldorf.
The driver – who has not been named by police – has been banned from taking the car on the road again until it has passed a tidiness test.
Is there an “Animal” endangering the streets of Bavaria? Police traffic cameras recently captured a puppet speeding, but the culprit turned out to be a hot-footed British driver with a sense of humour.
“It was funny when the photo came in for processing and it appeared that no one was at the wheel, but it was an English car, which means the driver’s seat is on the other side, so the camera didn’t catch the actual driver’s face,” the Bayreuth police spokesperson told The Local on Wednesday.
via The Local
Traffic police in China pulled over a man who was driving the chassis of a lorry down a motorway.
The ‘lorry’ had no driver’s cab, bodywork or even lights – and to make matters worse it was carrying another chassis on top of the first.
Saarbrücken, in the German state of Saarland, is the country’s most expensive city to tank up – drivers there pay €1.514 per litre ($8.48 per gallon) of petrol. Mühlheim has the country’s most affordable gasoline at €1.419 per litre ($7.94) per gallon. Meanwhile the average lies at …$8.26 per gallon of petrol.
Now before you point out to me how cheap gasoline/petrol is in the US, consider this: The good folk of Saarland are just getting taken to the cleaners worse than we are. Both prices are plain and simple robbery.
The [UK] war on drivers is moving up a gear with a high-tech speed camera that tracks cars for up to six miles. The long-reach traps will enforce limits over large stretches, including motorways, accident blackspots and some residential areas.
But critics last night claimed the equipment was just another cash cow to swell Government coffers.
Have you ever pondered whether the petroleum companies are screwing you? Well, ponder this. Crude oil prices fell 5.5% yesterday and the price of gasoline plummeted, plummeted I say, by just over one quarter of one percent. Remember how gasoline prices rose instantly with every increase in the price of oil? Daily if not hourly? Strange how the price of gasoline never seems to fall as rapidly as it goes up. If I didn’t know how saintly all big oil execs are I might be tempted to think they were profiteering…nah, surely not.
[John Nagle, 67,] is celebrating after being reunited with his beloved  Morris Minor car 50 years after he first drove it.
John managed to trace the…vehicle’s latest owner in Basildon, Essex, and couldn’t resist buying it again.
He told the Sun: “It was my first car and I called it Emmeline for some reason. It was a smashing motor and you develop a special love for your first car, a bit like your first girlfriend.”
Emmeline still has her old log, with John’s handwritten notes in it, showing he bought her in 1958 for £30.
But buying it back cost a bit more – £4500
An automotive mechanic has driven into the record books – by building the world’s lowest van. Andy Saunders converted a 7ft 8ins high VW Camper into a 3.3ft high version – in just three days.
The 1980 Type 25 camper had 70,000 miles on the clock when Saunders and three friends transformed it.
Europeans are often regarded by Americans as a smug group, especially when it comes to high culture. Never is that stereotype more applicable than with their passion for automobiles — European-built automobiles, in particular.
So you can imagine how insulted those car buffs on the other side of the pond felt when they learned that a rare 1931 BMW IHLE 600 Sports Roadster was found — and that an American bought it.
A German family has bought a six-tonne tank to use for shopping and day trips. Dad Joachim Schoeneich has even fitted a baby seat to the British-built Fox tank for his two-year-old son Paul.
The tank is armed with a disabled 30mm gun and has three-inch thick armour plating.
“We take the tank to go shopping and little trips,” laughed Joachim, from Neu Anspach. “It is a bit hard to find a parking place, but we get right of way at every junction.”