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Flashback: Chevy’s 1930s Animated View of a Gasoline Engine

Flashback: Chevy’s 1930s Animated View of a Gasoline Engine
There are more than 210 million licensed drivers in the Unites States, but how many people know how an internal combustion engine actually works? What better way to learn than to travel back in time to this amusing 1930s animated feature from our good friends at Chevrolet?
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Inside Ford: Creating Clay Models

Inside Ford: Creating Clay Models
Having recently visited Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan headquarters to see how they designed the 2015 Mustang, I was extremely impressed with the skills of the designers and modelers who brought the car to life. While computers play a major role in the automotive design and development process these days, almost every car built still goes through a clay modeling process to help bring 3-dimensional mockups to life.
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Toyota Touts a Future with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Toyota Touts a Future with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the FCV Concept, will go on sale in 2015 and the car could have a significant impact on the future of transportation. With a 300 mile range, The FCV Concept is powered by an electric engine with the electricity generated via a hydrogen fuel cell.
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Regular Car Review: 1988 Chrysler Conquest TSi

Regular Car Review: 1988 Chrysler Conquest TSi
Regular Car Reviews reminisces about the car known in most of the world as the Mitsubishi Starion, but sold here in the U.S. as the Chrysler Conquest. Brought in by Chrysler to try and fill in a gap in its business, the Conquest was an attempt to have an “American” sports car in its line-up.
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Rare 1986 Zimmer Quicksilver Hits eBay

Rare 1986 Zimmer Quicksilver Hits eBay
It’s doubtful you’ve ever seen a Zimmer on the road. Founded in 1978, Zimmer Motorcars certainly embraced the prior decade of automobile design when it unveiled the Zimmer Quicksilver. Based on the chassis of the Pontiac Fiero, just 170 of these cars were ever built.
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Pit & Paddock: An Archive of Motor Racing

Pit & Paddock: An Archive of Motor Racing
Automotive racing history is filled with stories of heroic drivers, incredible cars, and astounding victories. The non-profit Auto-Archives Automotive & Motor Sport Library and Research Center is working to preserve the rich history of the automobile and is working to create one of the biggest collections of automotive materials in the world.
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Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Scale Replica Auction

Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Scale Replica Auction
The Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most iconic cars ever made, in large part due to its appearance in the James Bond movies. Now, you can own a DB5 identical to the one that Sean Connery drove 50 years ago in Goldfinger – with one major exception – it’s just 1/3rd of the size of the actual car.
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Awesome Car Pic: Singer Porsche 911

Awesome Car Pic: Singer Porsche 911
Singer Vehicle Design does some of the most incredible restorations of class Porsche 911s that can be found anywhere. This classic orange 911 with white five-spoke wheels looks amazing. The image was captured by photographer Frederik Hermann back in 2009.
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2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
Bentley’s extravagant Mulsanne executive sedan is now available in a high-performance variant, driven by an upgraded powertrain capable of launching the 5,919 pound car to 60mph in just 4.8 seconds. Burbling beneath the hood of the Mulsanne Speed is a massive, twin-turbocharged 6.75 liter V8, which produces 537 horsepower and an incredible 811 lb.-ft.
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Ready to Race? 1964 Autodynamics Formula Vee

Ready to Race? 1964 Autodynamics Formula Vee
Formula Vee racing is a great way to get started on the racing circuit, and this 1964 Autodynamics Formula Vee racer may be the perfect entry point. As required by the Formula Vee standards, the open-wheeled single seater is powered by a vintage Volkswagen Beetle engine with a tube frame built around it.
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A Lamborghini Traffic Jam in Singapore

A Lamborghini Traffic Jam in Singapore
Lamborghinis are wildly popular in Singapore, so it’s not uncommon to see the supercars on a daily basis in the Downtown Core area of the country. While I’m sure all of these Aventadors, Murcielagos and Gallardos were gathered for some sort of an event, it’s still amazing to see this many Lamborghinis gathered all at the same time. 
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Awesome Le Mans Gulf Porsche 917K Prints

Awesome Le Mans Gulf Porsche 917K Prints
There are few cars more iconic than the 1969 Le Mans Porsche 917K racer – especially wrapped up in the powder blue, white and orange Gulf livery. While most of us will never have one of these very special cars in our collections, you’ve still got a chance to own one – to hang on your wall, at least.
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The Amphibious Volvo

The Amphibious Volvo
I remember seeing the 1990 Dudley Moore movie Crazy People where he came up with a catchphrase to sell the Volvos of the era: “They’re boxy, but they’re good.“ And while the boxy Volvo 240 had a design that only a mother could love, it certainly was a durable, safe and pragmatic car.
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Porsche, Ferrari or Maserati: Which is Fastest?

Porsche, Ferrari or Maserati: Which is Fastest?
Our friends over at Drive with Dave managed to get a Porsche 911 Carrera S, a Ferrari 458 and a Maserati GranTurismo together to see which one was the fastest. The video starts off well enough, with the three luxury sports cars gunning their engines, but then it takes an unexpected turn.
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McLaren P1 vs. BAC Mono

McLaren P1 vs. BAC Mono
While the McLaren P1 is loaded with technology and huge amounts of power to make it go ’round, the BAC Mono is one of those minimal track-focused cars which gets most of its benefit from its extremely light weight and nimble steering.
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