We have plenty of famous street circuits in racing, but I’ve never seen anything quite like the 1000 km of Palanga. It’s not just a street course. It’s a course made entirely out of a Lithuanian freeway, complete with off-ramps worked into the course design itself. Take a look at this bizarre race.
Just drift it through the snow.
Just how capable is the Audi V8 when Quattro stops being a marketing word and starts getting serious offroad?
Getting stuck in traffic, when you are speeding along for no reason, and traffic consists of just two cars ahead of you, is the worst. But what if, and I'm just putting this out there, what if you could use your tiny little Ford Fiesta as a crazed battering ram? What if, indeed, said this bizarre Lithuanian driver.
The DoD will be sending additional fighters to the Baltics, and possibly Poland, to beef up the NATO air policing roles along Russia's border with greater Europe.
World War II hasn't been forgotten in Lithuania, where displaying Nazi and Soviet symbols is prohibited by law. It's a law the authorities there take seriously.
The mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania was so upset with luxury cars parking in the city's bicycle lanes he held a demonstration to express his displeasure — using a troop carrier to crush a junked Mercedes W140, just like the Soviets used to. UPDATE.
Running out of space to drift? Do as the Lithuanians do and just drift in your garage. Just make sure Krisčius moves anything that might be flammable.
This is what's left of the Lisco Gloria, a 650-foot Lithuanian ferry that burned to its shell after an explosion in a cargo truck set the vessel on fire. All aboard survived. The 236 vehicles? Not so much.
Artūro and Andriaus Kosovo are not your average car thieves. Until apprehended, the Lithuanian brothers pulled off their heists in a 4.8-liter turbocharged Audi with bulletproof doors and tires.
Pain, pain on the Baltic. How to drown such existential ache out? With distilled spirits of grain or potate, of course. Then, when numbed to one's desired level of comfort, it's time to head home and pass out on a soft, warm bed of Khruschev-era surplus straw mattress in a tepid-water flat. But how to cross the street…
Some rabid tuners from Lithuania's Parotech took a perfectly non-orange Chrysler 300C and turned it into an orange-et-orange street machine. A set of suicide doors, a suspension kit and 22" rims and other tweaks, and French-language narration complete the moving picture. We've got a sudden craving for a Sunkist.
Let us preface this post by saying we wish we were Lithuanian so we could have a wonderful Lithuanian name. Alas, the closest we ever got was going to school with Amanda Zibners, who is half-Latvian. Which is to say, we didn't get close at all. Vidmantas Sungaila was pulled over 60 miles from Vilnius for driving down…