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Is 35 Coats of Clear Coat Too Much?

Is 35 Coats of Clear Coat Too Much?
Fresh from the factory, most cars come with at a shiny clear coating to give it a shine and to protect its painted finish. I’m not sure how many coats OEMs typically apply, but I can say with 100% certainty that they don’t use 35 coats.
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Watch a Porsche 911 Do Sand Donuts

Watch a Porsche 911 Do Sand Donuts
While this video clip is just 17 seconds long, there’s still something immensely satisfying about it. After all, it features a 1986 Porsche 911 doing donuts in an unusual location – on a sandy Oregon beach.
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Take a Nap in a BMW, Sorta

Take a Nap in a BMW, Sorta
Are you a BMW fan? Are you sleepy? Then you might want to catch some ZZZZs in this BMW-inspired bed set. I say BMW-inspired, as it’s clearly not an actual BMW that it’s based on, especially with that “MZ” branding.
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Another Batch of Awesomely Bad 1980s Car Commercials

Another Batch of Awesomely Bad 1980s Car Commercials
The 1980s were an odd decade. While they produced many iconic objects and styles which are still appreciated to this day, they also produced a boatload of bad cars. Sure, there were some needles in the haystack, but for the most part, we got dogs like Cadillac Cimarron, the Mercury Lynx, the Geo Metro, the Pontiac Fiero, and yes, the Yugo.
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A Tribute to Pop-up Headlights: Volumes 1 & 2

A Tribute to Pop-up Headlights: Volumes 1 & 2
Serious car enthusiasts will tell you, there’s nothing quite like a pop-up headlight. These design relics not only gave cars more of a “face,” they offered a great way to improve aerodynamics while driving during the daytime, while still offering illumination at night.
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Put the Pedal to the Medal with Heel Tread Socks

Put the Pedal to the Medal with Heel Tread Socks
Whether your car has two pedals or three, you’re gonna be using at least one of your feet to apply power and braking. And while there are plenty of people out there making driving shoes, I’m not aware of many who are making driving socks.
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Watch a Hennessey ZR1 Corvette Run the 1/4 Mile in Under 9 Seconds

Watch a Hennessey ZR1 Corvette Run the 1/4 Mile in Under 9 Seconds
While much of the recent Corvette buzz is about the mid-engined 2020 Corvette, the C7 is not only a car you can walk into a dealership and buy today, but is the only way you can get a supercharged V8 in a Vette for the foreseeable future.
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2020 Cadillac XT6 First Drive Review: A 3-Row Sophisticate

2020 Cadillac XT6 First Drive Review: A 3-Row Sophisticate
As momentum continues to shift more and more towards SUVs here in North America, it seems as if every major automaker wants to flesh out its lineup with an SUV at every size class. Last year, Cadillac took care of the compact crossover market with the release of the XT4, and now it’s created a 3-Row model to serve as a bookend for the popular XT5.
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Custom Furniture Made from Classic Car Parts

Custom Furniture Made from Classic Car Parts
Most car fanatics prefer to see classic cars kept together and driveable. But for one reason or another, they sometimes end up in junk yards, barns, or abandoned in a field. If you can bear the thought of your favorite classic car being transformed into furniture, then then read on.
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Watch a Tesla Model X Get Ripped Apart – For a Good Cause

Watch a Tesla Model X Get Ripped Apart – For a Good Cause
If you have ever had the misfortune of witnessing a major accident where someone was trapped inside a vehicle, you may have seen first responders on the scene using incredibly powerful tools to cut cars apart and free the trapped passengers. 
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You Don’t Need a Big Pickup Truck to Enjoy a Vacation on Wheels

You Don’t Need a Big Pickup Truck to Enjoy a Vacation on Wheels
Large, heavy-duty pickup trucks are tools that can be used to tow the heaviest of things. The new Silverado, for example, can tow up to 35,500 pounds when properly equipped in HD form. Does that mean that you need one of these heavy-duty tech wonders to tow your boat or camper?
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Go Inside Lamborghini’s New Paint Shop

Go Inside Lamborghini’s New Paint Shop
Lamborghini has long been known for their vibrant and unique colors, offering up exotic cars in brilliant shades of yellow, orange, green, and other hues. Recently, the Italian sports car (and sports SUV) maker completed the build of a shiny new paint shop, and is so proud of it that they shared footage from inside the facility.
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Father Gives Kids a Gift of Red, White, and Blue Mustangs

Father Gives Kids a Gift of Red, White, and Blue Mustangs
Dads can be pretty awesome – especially the ones who give their kids the gift of muscle cars. To celebrate his own 80th birthday, Ford Mustang enthusiast decided to give each of his three adult children a shiny new Mustang GT convertible.
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The History of Porsche in 9 Minutes

The History of Porsche in 9 Minutes
To this day, Porsche is renowned as one of the finest manufacturers of sports cars in the world. From its humble beginnings in 1898 with the electric P1 carriage, to the development of the Volkswagen Beetle under Nazi rule, to the great 911 in 1963, to their 21st century 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar, Porsche has a long and storied history.
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“Ford v Ferrari” Is the True Story of the 1966 Le Mans

“Ford v Ferrari” Is the True Story of the 1966 Le Mans
If you look back over the course of racing history, one of the most important and memorable times was the epic face-off between Ford and Ferrari during the late 1960s at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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