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1971 Buick Riviera or 1946 Tucker Torpedo?

1971 Buick Riviera or 1946 Tucker Torpedo?
The Tucker Torpedo was certainly an unusual looking vehicle. This “car from the future” was the first concept that Preston Tucker had for a car back in 1946, and it featured a streamlined, aerodynamic design with independent wheel “pods” and tons of bright chromework.
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1990 Range Rover Great Divide Expedition Replica

1990 Range Rover Great Divide Expedition Replica
Land Rover is celebrating the 25th anniversary of eight Great Divide Expedition Range Rovers’ successful crossing of the Continental Divide by recreating one of the unique vehicles. The vehicle will be offered for auction beginning on August 4, 2014 with the proceeds going to Tread Lightly!,
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Robot Parks Your Car at Düsseldorf Airport

Robot Parks Your Car at Düsseldorf Airport
Next time you bring your expensive German-made car to the Düsseldorf Airport, it just might be parked for you by a robot. Known as RAY, the system is built by Serva Transport Systems and is currently operational.
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Jaguar F-Type Coupe R Nürburgring POV Lap

Jaguar F-Type Coupe R Nürburgring POV Lap
With 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft. of torque, there’s no question the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R is a real beast. While it’s not always the most compliant car in the corners, it’s still tremendously fun and can powerslide with the best of them.
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Porsche 917 or Camaro Z28 with Hidden Slot Car Track

Porsche 917 or Camaro Z28 with Hidden Slot Car Track
If you’d like to spend a lot of money on a Porsche 917 or vintage Camaro Z28 and not drive them on the road – but instead drive slot cars around inside them – then Hammacher Schlemmer may have just the thing for you.
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Hack the Tesla Model S, Win $10,000

Hack the Tesla Model S, Win $10,000
If you fancy yourself a hacker and are going to be attending the 2014 SyScan security conference in Beijing, you might want to try your hand at cracking a Tesla. The SyScan security contest holds a different hacking contest each year, oftentimes centered around cracking the security badges used for entry to the event.
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The Bug Movie: A Kickstarter Documentary

The Bug Movie: A Kickstarter Documentary
Filmmaker Damon Ristau is planning to make a full-length documentary movie about one of the most iconic and best-loved cars in history, the Volkswagen Beetle. This film will follow along the lines of his prior movie which focused on the VW Bus, aptly named The Bus Movie.
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Students Aim to Break Nürburgring Lap Record

Students Aim to Break Nürburgring Lap Record
Students at the Technical University of Eindhoven and the Fontys University of Applied Sciences have teamed up to create a car to break Stefan Bellof’s Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record of 6 minutes, 11.13 seconds, set by Bellof in 1983 driving a Porsche 956.
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The Miniature Supercars of Photographer Sam Moores

The Miniature Supercars of Photographer Sam Moores
Sam Moores is a professional photographer whose work usually involves taking stunning photos of  automobiles, including a lot of supercars. But he also enjoys manipulating images to render photographs of tiny, fantastical supercars. Some of his cars include the Koenigsegg One:2 shown above — a tiny version of the monster One:1 along with a Porsche 918 Mini Single Seater shown in stunning Martini livery, the Brabus 6×6 MINI, and the Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Mini.
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Win a Year of Dr. Beasley’s Leather Care Products!

Win a Year of Dr. Beasley’s Leather Care Products!
Do you want to get your car showroom clean? Then look no further than the awesome car care products of Dr. Beasley’s. Their premium car care line includes a comprehensive lineup of specialized cleaning, protection and detailing products hand-created to keep your car looking amazing inside and out.
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Hyundai Car Convoy Goes Driverless

Hyundai Car Convoy Goes Driverless
In one of the more daring demonstrations of automotive automation, Hyundai put together a convoy of its new 2015 Genesis sedans and let them drive down the road without drivers in them. A team of stuntmen and stuntwomen started off driving the cars, and then escaped through the sunroofs, leaving the cars to drive on their own, following a single lead driver.
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The Most Ticketed Types, Makes & Colors of Cars

The Most Ticketed Types, Makes & Colors of Cars
Does the car you drive increase your chance of getting a speeding ticket? CJ Pony Parts put together this infographic based on a study of 924 speeding citations collected at four intersections in two countries to provide some insight.
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10 Real Cars that Look Like Hot Wheels

10 Real Cars that Look Like Hot Wheels
It’s been a long time since we played with Hot Wheels cars, but the little toy cars are just as popular with kids today as ever. But now that we’re adults, we prefer cars that we can actually drive.
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Convert Your Car to a Self-Driving Car for $10,000

Convert Your Car to a Self-Driving Car for $10,000
Cruise Automation is a startup that purports to have the technology to convert an existing car to a self-driving, autonomous vehicle for just about $10,000 per car. Their current system, dubbed the “Cruise RP-1” is a highway autopilot that controls a car’s steering, throttle, and braking, making sure your car remains safely in its lane and a safe distance from the car in front of you.
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Artist Imagines Citroëns as Understated Flying Cars

Artist Imagines Citroëns as Understated Flying Cars
Artist Jacob Munkhammer has taken images of some classic Citroëns, with their retro-yet-futuristic styling that is so easily recognized, and combined the vehicles with the technology of Marty McFly’s hoverboard. Floating quietly above the street, the Citroëns look well suited to a world in which cars glide effortlessly down the road, flying just a few inches off the ground.
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