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    Video: Max Verstappen has already crashed his first F1 car
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    Toro Rosso made headlines a couple of weeks ago when it signed Max Verstappen. Born in 1997, Verstappen is just 16, and will be just 17 when he makes his race debut next season, which will make him the youngest driver ever to compete in a F1 grand prix – by a margin of nearly two years, no ...

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    Report: Glow-in-the-dark roads put on hold due to technical glitches
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    Any dreams that you may have of cruising along the Netherlands' Tron-like, glow-in-the-dark roads are ruined – for now. The pilot project to test the glimmering streets fizzled because the illumination just wasn't bright enough in many situations, and it failed at times when it was needed ...

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    Video: Dutch tank takes brake test to the extreme
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    We have all seen the team-building exercise where people fall backward and trust other team members to catch them. The Dutch military has its own version, where a Leopard tank barrels towards a group at full speed and everyone hopes it stops in time. It's like a your average brake test, but with ...

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    BMW restores classic Mini as it revives production in Netherlands
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    Mini will be kicking off production in the Netherlands, a country that hasn't built a Mini-badged machine since 1966. In honor of this event, BMW Group Classic, the team responsible for all the cars in the BMW Museum, as well as being a spare parts and restoration company in its own right, ...

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    Official: 220-mph Vencer Sarthe supercar to be revealed at Salon Prive
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    The last time we heard about Dutch supercar upstart Vencer was a little more than a year ago when it announced it would call its one offering Sarthe. Vencer says the Sarthe will be officially unveiled to the UK in early September at London's Salon Privé. The Sarthe sure seems to bring the ...

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    Report: Netherlands getting glow-in-the-dark, color-changing Smart Highway [w/video]
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    Most automotive safety advancements these days are being made either through the automakers or government standards, but one group in the Netherlands is coming up with innovative ways of making the roads safer... literally. Design firm Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure have teamed up ...

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    Video: Mini knows how you take your coffee after a test drive
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    Mini Netherlands wanted to give its countrymen a good reason to test drive its cars, so it threw in a free cup of coffee with the spin – but not just any old cuppa joe. Cars were fitted with a sensor that analyzed the driver's style. The chip was then placed in a special coffeemaker that ...

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    Video: Watch this Mercedes-Benz DTM pit crew's dramatic air line accident
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    During a DTM practice session in Zandvoort, Holland last weekend there was an accident in the pit lane that left four men injured. Ralf Schumacher had finished pitting his Mercedes-Benz racer and the pit crew in front of his had wheeled out and untied their air line, and a man in the adjacent ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi sells plant in Europe for just one euro
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    What's a euro worth these days, about a buck and a quarter? Go dig around in your couch cushions then and you'll probably find enough to have bought your very own assembly plant. That's right, according to Reuters, Mitsubishi just "sold" its Dutch assembly plant to bus-maker VDL Group for a nominal ...

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    Report: Top Gear going Dutch with new series in Holland
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    Spinning off isn't usually a good thing when you're making a show about cars, unless the spinning in question relates to the series itself and not to the cars being driven. And while Clarkson, Stig, et al, have certainly spun enough cars on and off camera, their mishaps are surpassed by the ...

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    Video: Netherlands' worst driver proves it in graphic video
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    We've seen some pretty bad ideas for reality TV shows come to fruition, but they all pale in comparison to De Allerslechtste chauffeur van Nederland? (Who Is The Worst Driver In The Netherlands?) – a concept that takes bad drivers and puts them behind the wheel in a series of ...

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    Isis AM01 is a Dutch-built, WRX STI-powered supercar [w/video]
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    What you're looking at isn't the latest homologation special to come from an automaker's sports prototype racing program. (It's not an imaginary spy agency from a cartoon show for that matter, either.) It's a Dutch supercar of sorts, and you can buy one now. It's called the Isis AM01, and it ...

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    Donkervoort introducing 24 Hours of Dubai special edition at AutoRAI
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    Donkervoort D8 GT4 endurance racer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A car show doesn't necessarily need to be held where cars are made. One of the biggest shows of the year, for example, takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, where there's no auto manufacturing to speak of. You ...

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    Jaguar brings a pair of Designer Editions to go with the announcement at AutoRAI
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    There are major auto shows, and there are relatively minor ones. Holland's AutoRAI may fall more into the latter category, but that doesn't mean it can't have its fare share of new debuts. And a big part of those are reportedly coming from Jaguar. Say what you will about the wisdom of decisions ...

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    Video: Fiat 500 gets the Dodge treatment a little ahead of schedule
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    Fiat/Dodge 500 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    First, it's worth mentioning that when the Fiat 500 finally hits American shores, chances are it won't be wearing a Dodge logo on the hood. As far as we know, the sub-compact will arrive sporting the same badges it wears in Europe. ...

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    Report: Dutch driver gets Bugatti Veyron confiscated for doing 50 mph over. He's 20.
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    Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've all pulled off stupid stunts that lead to severe punishment from our parents, but we've never gone this far. The Dutch Daily News reports that a 20 year-old driver has been caught by police going 100 miles per ...

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    Video: World's narrowest garage will fit car, and nothing else
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    The narrowest garage ever - Click above to view the video after the jump
    It's a twist on the "Which one came first?" We're not sure whether this guy bought a Fiat Uno because it was the only car that would fit in his garage, or if he bought the garage because he didn't want anything else but his ...

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    Heynsdyk 2500SF puts that old Porsche 944 to good use
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    Heynsdyk 2500SF – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Another day, another kit car for your toupee-tousling amusement. This is the Heynsdyk 2500SF from Holland: a bespoke body placed over the engine, electronics, and drivetrain of a Porsche 944. The substantially lighter body, in ...

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    Fiat launches pricy new special-edition 500 Abarth Competizione
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    Fiat 500 Abarth Competizione – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Cars may be getting smaller, but that doesn't mean they're necessarily getting cheaper. As if to prove that point, Fiat has thumbed its nose at the Tata Nano with a special 500 that packs a big price tag in a small ...

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    Alfa MiTo Veloce debuts at AutoRAI Amsterdam
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    Alfa MiTo Veloce - Click above to view in high resolution
    The Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last month certainly looked the business, but unfortunately, it's only a concept car -- for now. Alfa says they'll have it on the market soon, but in the meantime the Italian ...

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