Carros de Madeira

levadeiro/ April 9, 2007/ Attractions, Driving, Folklore, Island, Life, Madeira, People, Sports, Uncategorized

These last Friday the people of Camacha were witness of hazardous speed limits breaking race.

It was the 3rd edition of the Carros de Madeira race. Reckless race drivers risked their lives on the streets of Camacha …. were hundred populace watched with fear in their hearts these phenomenon’s of the road passing by as greased lighting. And making it much more worse … it was raining!

See the video (click twice on the arrow) and witness it for yourself.

By the way … Madeira is sometimes translated by (for example) Google as ‘Wood’ which is not (always) correct because it is the name of the island …. BUT in this case you should read it as wood. The cars are all made of wood (Carros de Madeira = Wooden Cars) … except the drivers!

2nd by the way … I exaggerated a little bit above … (wink)

    Click twice on the arrow in the image to start the video. If this does not work, then go here to visit the corresponding YouTube page.