Last week, when Brazil’s Rebecca Andrade performed her gymnastic floor routine to a couple Beyoncé songs—“Crazy In Love” and “Single Ladies”—it seemed like the Rio Olympics had reached their popular music zenith. That all changed today, though, when a horse danced to Rob Thomas and Santana’s hit, “Smooth.” The horse, Lorenzo, got busy while guided by Spain’s Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez during the dressage competition, and it’s honestly incredible to watch, both for the “hey, that horse is dancing” factor and the fact that we’re talking about goddamn “Smooth” here. Lorenzo and Jurado Lopez prance around the court, much like Santana’s fingers on a guitar’s fretboard, and somehow, the whole thing comes off seeming almost classy, if not absolutely ridiculous. Unfortunately, the “Smooth” performance wasn’t enough for a medal, though, with the pair coming in … [Read more...] about An Olympic horse just danced to Rob Thomas and Santana’s “Smooth”
The company’s announcement included the above rendering, which seems to feature a folding hard-top two-door crossover. Considering the T-Roc has only just gone on sale, it’s kind of crazy for VW to go this extreme with it. Who did they poll in their market research? Who are these people? What do they currently drive? … [Read more...] about VW Announces Convertible Crossover For 2020 As All Grasp Of Reality Slips Away
I saw a lot of these in South America, but less so in Mexico. It’s a Renault 12, an interesting-looking little family sedan that was also sold as a Dacia. I like these things a lot. Oh! Note the three-lug wheels! That’s so French I could fromage my pants. … [Read more...] about The (Mostly) Non-Beetle Cars of the Streets of Puebla, the VW Beetle’s Final Home
LAS VEGAS—In a spontaneous romantic gesture by the 10-time Grammy Award winner, guitarist Carlos Santana presented his wife, Cindy Blackman, with a handmade coupon redeemable for a complimentary 45-minute guitar solo Wednesday, sources confirmed. “There’s no expiration date—this one’s good anytime, babe,” Santana said of the signed certificate bordered with hand-drawn hearts and musical notes, which is said to grant the bearer “One (1) solo, either electric or acoustic, of no less than 45 minutes.” “No matter what time of day, no matter what I’m doing, just hand over the coupon and I’ll give you a solo you won’t forget.” Sources reported that Blackman then thanked her husband for the gift before adding it to the nightstand drawer where she keeps all the previous Santana-solo coupons she has received. … [Read more...] about Carlos Santana Surprises Wife With Coupon For Free 45-Minute Guitar Solo
1928 Bugatti kit car (go here in case the ad is gone) for a cool grand and you can just go ahead and change your name to Ettore (in fact, maybe we should all change our names to Ettore, kit car or not). Oh, wait- one small detail we forgot to mention; this deal doesn't include the VW chassis. That's no problem, since old Type 1s are still quite common, but we find this statement from the seller just a little troubling: "I have decided I am never going to get it put together. There are many pieces missing, and there are no instructions." We can't say for sure, but given that kit-car manufacturers tend to be about as long-lived as 3-Card Monte operations, you might be in for some challenges in finding those missing pieces. But come on, Ettore- your car awaits!Volkswagen air-cooled engine rings a bit false in machine that's supposed to be a Bugatti. However, the MG TD was clattery by nature, what with the loose engine tolerances and the hail of detaching parts hitting the tarmac and all, … [Read more...] about Project Car Hell, VW Kit Car Edition: MG TD or Bugatti?