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30-foot-tall Stig Statue Going up in Warsaw

30-foot-tall Stig Statue Going up in Warsaw
If you have ever watched the popular and sometimes controversial BBC program Top Gear, you are familiar with The Stig. The Stig is a tame racing driver that hot shots cars around the track and may have the best job on the planet.
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World of Speed: Race the World

World of Speed: Race the World
Fans of racing games will definitely want to check out World of Speed, an expansive MMO racer coming from Slightly Mad Studios. In addition to some great gameplay and amazing cars, the game will feature a wide variety of impressively detailed racing locations around the globe.
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Polaris Slingshot Sales Halted Due to Safety Concerns

Polaris Slingshot Sales Halted Due to Safety Concerns
The first time I saw a Polaris Slingshot sitting in traffic I thought it looked really cool. In fact, I rather wished it had four wheels because it looks like it could be a fun track car if it wasn’t a trike.
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2015 Shelby GT

2015 Shelby GT
The latest iteration of the vaunted Shelby GT package for the Ford Mustang has been announced. Starting out with a 2015 Ford Mustang GT, the kit adds both performance and aesthetic upgrades to the popular pony car.
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Funny: History of the Camaro

Funny: History of the Camaro
There’s no question that the Chevrolet Camaro has had its good years and its bad years. And while I happen to think the current Z/28 is one of the best muscle cars on the road today, there were certainly some trials and tribulations along the way.
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Aetna’s Driver Safety Tips from 1947

Aetna’s Driver Safety Tips from 1947
Thanks to the help of tiny toy cars and the wonders of stop-motion animation, Aetna Casualty and Surety Company provides an educational guide to safely operating a motorcar. Frankly, there’s so much math and so many clever phrases in this video that my brain hurts, but I can’t resist old-timey animation.
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Google Assembles Suppliers for Self-Driving Cars

Google Assembles Suppliers for Self-Driving Cars
Google is gearing up to make good on its promise of cars that can drive without any interaction from a human. I am a fan of driving and like to be involved in the process at all times, however, the appeal of getting in a car for a trip and being able to focus on enjoying the scenery rather than driving has some appeal.
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Jimmy Fallon: The Pros and Cons of Self-Driving Cars

Jimmy Fallon: The Pros and Cons of Self-Driving Cars
Self-driving cars seem to be everywhere these days, lapping race circuits in Europe, on Florida highways, zipping around Silicon Valley, and driving from California to CES in Las Vegas. The technology may be in production vehicles in the next few years, so The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, decided to take a look at some of the pros and cons of having a self-driving car.
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Ford Unlikely to Create Car Bodies from Aluminum

Ford Unlikely to Create Car Bodies from Aluminum
Ford rocked the automotive world when it announced that the body of the F-150 truck would be made from aluminum starting with the 2015 year model. The use of aluminum means that the truck will weigh hundreds of pounds less than it did with a steel body.
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Driver Floors it into Car Wash and Destroys Everything

Driver Floors it into Car Wash and Destroys Everything
Sometimes people do stupid things, especially when they’re not paying attention behind the wheel. Take this driver who apparently pinned the throttle on their Oldsmobile and blasted full speed into and out of a drive-through automated car wash.
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Rumor: Ford May Ditch Mustang & F-150 V8 Engines

Rumor: Ford May Ditch Mustang & F-150 V8 Engines
A rumor has been circulating around the web the last day or so that has to do with Ford and V8 engines use in its sports cars and trucks. According to the rumor, Ford plans to phase out the V8 in the F-150 and Mustang platforms by the end of the 2017 model year.
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Detroit Electric SP:01 Production Design Finalized

Detroit Electric SP:01 Production Design Finalized
The Detroit Electric SP:01 is an all-electric sports car that’s designed to pick up where Tesla’s now discontinued Roadster left off. About a year ago, we saw preliminary images of the SP:01, and now the final production design has been finalized.
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Fiat 500 Sets World’s Record for Parallel Parking

Fiat 500 Sets World’s Record for Parallel Parking
Stunt driver Alistair Moffatt couldn’t allow his world record for parallel parking in the smallest spot fall. After hearing that Han Yue of China broke his record driving a MINI, Moffatt returned in a Fiat 500 to reclaim his record.
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Local Motors Launches $150K LITECAR Challenge

Local Motors Launches $150K LITECAR Challenge
Local Motors is a custom automaker that builds not only the outlandish Rally Fighter but also famously printed a car on a 3D printer. Following on the heels of their contest to design a lightweight sports car, the company just launched a new contest in concert with the U.S.
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Sinking Car Carrier Packed with New Jags and Land Rovers

Sinking Car Carrier Packed with New Jags and Land Rovers
Here in the U.S., most of the cars are transported by truck or train to dealerships, but cars that come to the U.S. from overseas usually spend a bit of time on the seas. The car carrier Hoëgh Osaka was heading across the English Channel ran into a sand bar.
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