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MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014

The Best Car Movies of All Time

Despite what The Fast and Furious Franchise might lead us to believe, great car movies are few and far between nowadays. The genre is one that allows itself uncommon cinematic privileges. Some of the best car movies of all time were complete pieces of crap…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 2013

This Lego Car runs on air, and dreams!

Every so often, clever ( and slightly off-camber) visionaries remind us what a magical business tool the Internet can be. Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian “self-taught technology genius” Raul Oaida are two examples. With the financial backing of 40 crowd-sourced patrons, Sammartino’s brainchild, dubbed…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013

 (Tred / Tred)

Tred brings car test drives to your door

Traditionally car dealerships have been taxed with overcoming a major schism in their business plan: Most people don’t like to shop at car dealerships, yet most people are sold on a car only after having a chance to test drive it. That’s where Seattle startup…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 2013

The right way to handle a car rollover

Outside of performing daredevil work or insurance fraud, rolling a car rarely has a positive outcome. Along with being terrifying and potentially lethal, a car rollover usually comes with a large side of embarrassment. That’s what makes the stone-cold lady in this dash-cam rollover video…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013

 (Ward's Auto  / Ward's Auto )

Ward’s 10 Best Engines of 2014

The core of automaker attempts to meet skyrocketing fuel economy requirements in 2016 are under the hoods of their cars. In the 20th year of Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition, only two winners are carryovers from last year. By the looks of the fresh top…

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MONDAY, NOV. 18, 2013

 (Volvo  / Volvo )

Jean-Claude Van Damme does the Volvo splits

This month creative genius surfaced in Volvo’s advertising department. The team's task was simple: Devise a commercial that demonstrates the precision and stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering that is now available in the automaker’s FM commercial truck. It appears that after several days of fasting…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 2013

Veterans Day Salute: Jeep's Autobiography

When the United States became involved in World War II, Willys-Overland Motors and Ford Motor Company won a government contract to produce the military’s first general purpose vehicle. The result would soon become known as Jeep. The little workhorse won the hearts and rattled the…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

 (Tomcar Australia )

Why you might want to buy a 4x4 with Bitcoin

Tomcar Australia is causing a stir this month both in automotive news and the emergence of digital currency. The startup Australian off-road vehicle manufacturer announced that in addition to good old fashioned Aussie dollars, they will now also accept payment for their products via Bitcoin.

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 (Chrysler )

Dodge’s Scat Packs are back

Dodge announced this week at the 2013 SEMA show plans to jazz-up a core piece of their MOPAR heritage with the reintroduction of their legendary Scat Pack packages. In honor of the 45th anniversary of the “Scat Pack” Dodge enthusiast club, which led Dodge to…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30, 2013

TUESDAY, OCT. 29, 2013

MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

 (Tesla Motors / Tesla Motors)

Elon Musk’s 800mph people tube 

If any billionaire entrepreneur besides Elon Musk said he’d like to shoot me through a tube at close to the speed of sound I probably wouldn’t consider it. But Musk has an impressive track record of bringing Jetson-esque pipe dreams to practical (and profitable) realities.…

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MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013


 (Acura  / Acura)

Acura leaks a titillating teaser  

When an unreleased car reaches a certain level of buzz-worthiness a snippet of its exhaust note can grab headlines. Such a clip emerged late last month from Acura’s top secret lair. The video barely includes five seconds of footage, but offers the Internet masses the…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2013

 (Mustang Daily )

2015 Ford Mustang caught on camera

When a flasher wraps himself in an ill-fitting leather overcoat most people aren’t curious to know what he plans on revealing. The same can’t be said for the 2015 Ford Mustang. Spy video shot this month shows the hotly anticipated muscle car being tested on…

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SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013

 (The Telegraph )

Shotgun car used in assassination attempt

Czech pawn shop owner Radovan Krejcir watched as twelve shotgun barrels opened fire on his Mercedes-Benz. The blasts peppered the passenger-side window of his bullet-proof car; an obvious attempt to assassinate the wanted business owner in the doldrums of his daily routine. This is car…

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 (Latitude Wheels)

The car with $1 million dollar wheels

Outfitting a car with wheels that are more expensive than the whole vehicle is a classic ghetto-fabulous aesthetic. This month Miami-based Latitude Wheels tweaked the automotive statement to an all new level with a Ferrari 458 Italia intended to serve as their flagship show car.…

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