Sport: Motorized Madness

Brazil, home of Soccer Star Edson Arantes do Nascimento ("Pelé") and Champion Race Car Driver Emerson Fittipaldi, has a new game that combines the most violent aspects of both sports. Autobol, as it is called, is played roughly—very roughly—according to soccer rules except that the players drive stripped-down Renault Dauphines and bump the ball instead of kicking it. The result is a kind of motorized madness that seems perfectly in tune with a country that has one of the world's highest auto fatality rates.

Autobol got rolling when a four-team league was organized by Orthopedist Mario Tourinho in Rio de Janeiro eight...

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