Some folks in economically-struggling Papua New Guinea weren’t thrilled when their leadership approved the acquisition of expensive Maserati Quattroportes and other vehicles to drive around foreign leaders during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit last November. And now that the event has long concluded, there’s a problem: Police are still on the hunt to get some of the cars back.
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It’s Monterey Car Week, where some of the most expensive and exclusive cars ever made are displayed and auctioned off. It’s the perfect event to see automotive legends—and it’s practically begging for a heist. Here’s how you theoretically could pull it off.
A woman in Cornwall, Ontario accidentally drove away in someone's Infiniti after mistaking it for her Nissan rental car, the local police posted on Facebook. After two weeks, she returned what she though was her rental car, and complained about how "unkept" it was before realising her mistake. Here's how the Canadian woman wound up in such an embarrassing mess.
Some weird news out of the US today, as four suspects were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Utah Tesla dealership and stealing some of the inventory. What's strange is that the suspects claimed that the cars were given to them by a man named Tesla. Unless Elon Musk changed his name or everyone's favourite Serbian scientist started a car company, I'm not sure that's accurate.
On Tuesday, 27-year-old Melissa Smith was filling up at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a man jumped into the driver's seat of her car, trying to steal it. Smith immediately jumped on the hood, and held tight long enough that the thief eventually ran off. The media are hailing her as a hero. But, in fact, she's an idiot. No car is worth your life.
Now, I don't know about you, but I don't have $25,000 to blow on a nine-day luxury rally in my nonexistent supercar. If I did, maybe I'd understand this better: Washington State Patrol stopped more than 10 cars at the Gold Rush Rally in just two counties for going over 160km/h on public roads.
According to a report from The Oregonian, investigators said an intoxicated man told police he was "showing off" his new 2015 Subaru WRX when he wound up crashed into a nearby house. Police told the outlet that the car went through a yard and hit a power pole before crashing into the house.
Ferrari's relationship with the concepts of "truth" and "fairness" has occasionally been a bit like one of their cars on a set of bald tires: fast and loose. Now, in a lawsuit from a longtime Ferrari salesperson, the company is accused of authorizing the use of devices that allow used Ferraris odometers to be rolled back, sometimes all the way to zero. That, of course, is very illegal.