• Aug 28, 2009
There is a road that has taken on the awe of a holy relic, practically the Dead Sea Scrolls of tarmac, and it goes by one simple name: Die Autobahn. There are few, if any, other roads in the world that are as significant for gearheads as those remaining polished stretches of German highway that remain unhindered by speed limits. Even for us jaded hacks, the opportunity to open up the right car in the left lane is, if not rapture, at least an out-of-body experience.

So this is merely a public service announcement for gearheads: if you need something to do this weekend, Hulu has the History Channel's Modern Marvels episode on the story of the Autobahn. Even with Hulu's commercials it's only 46 minutes, which means you can pay your respects quickly. And if there's anything better than the Autobahn, it's the Autobahn with a pillow and popcorn. Thanks for the tip, Jay!

[Source: The History Channel via Hulu]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      actually i think the actual autobahn is better than the autobahn with a pillow and popcorn...
      • 5 Years Ago
      /me is moving to Germany.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Worth a watch, well worth the drive... on the few derestricted portions, before the morning commute, before lunch or late at night. It’s such a wonderful bit of roads to drive on. Pity there’s so much summer construction in august and so many LKWs and caravans being pulled by 1.4l TDIs to really reach the potential of whatever supercar your piloting.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seen that episode many times before, one of my favorites.

      I like that they added a section in there about Alois Ruf as well.

      • 5 Years Ago
      I heart Modern Marvels.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Kinda sucks that they chose to use the sounds of a sportbike to fill in engine noise where they didn't have it. Makes it sound like a bad episode of "World's Wildest Police Chases".
        • 5 Years Ago
        Lol I Noticed the sportbike sounds also, im like WTF! haha
        -notabum.com
        • 5 Years Ago
        They should have put an F1 car on the Autobahn. It goes fast and sounds amazing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No protesters back then comparing Dwight Eisenhower with Hitler?

      Socialist party of Germany opposed a public works project?

      oh my...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't believe that the Autobahn is a reason to thank Hitler for...