Category Archive: Highways

Rio’s tunnels

RIO’S TUNNELS According to the official list, there are 22 tunnels in the city of Rio de Janeiro. This is not surprising when one considers the Rio landscape of mountains, hills and rocks.… Continue reading

Rio’s elevated highways – the fate of the “Elevado da Perimetral”

Elevated highways or expressways are common in cities around the world, usually built to be pleasing to the eye, and almost always impressive – see for instance the complex in Birmingham, UK, that… Continue reading

Grand Prix Racing and the Gavea Circuit – 3rd part

  ‘Circuito da Gávea’ – by Chris Hieatt – third installment In 1937 Pintacuda’s car was an Alfa 8C 35 with a blown 3800cc engine, as raced at Tripoli the year before. His… Continue reading