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Vintage Rube Goldberg Clip Explains Gas Engines

Vintage Rube Goldberg Clip Explains Gas Engines
In this classic 1940s clip from General Motors, they enlisted the help of master of contraptions Rube Goldberg to help explain how gasoline powers car engines. In the short film, titled Something for Nothing, Goldberg first shows us how his overly complicated door opener functions, then some other silly inventions before he gets down to business.
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The Evolution of the Honda Civic Hatchback

The Evolution of the Honda Civic Hatchback
It’s been nearly 45 years since the Honda Civic hatchback first burst onto the scene, kicking off a long line of Japanese hot hatches for decades to come. While today’s Civic Type-R is certainly the most technically impressive and powerful of the Civic hatch family tree, it’s not necessarily everyone’s favorite when it comes to its over the top aero kit.
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A Turntable and Radio for Classic Mustang Fans

A Turntable and Radio for Classic Mustang Fans
Are you or someone you know a pony car fanatic? Then check out this nifty product perfect for Mustang lovers. ION Audio’s Mustang LP is a record player that pays tribute to the classic 1965 Ford Mustang. The shiny red music player not only plays 33 and 45 RPM records (and 78s with an optional accessory), but has an AM/FM radio tuner, USB and AUX inputs, and can even record your vinyl onto USB flash drives.
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Homely Yes, But This Ferrari Can Fly

Homely Yes, But This Ferrari Can Fly
For most people the words “ugly Ferrari” are a contradiction in terms, an automotive oxymoron if you will. I would bet most of the people with that opinion have never seen the Testa D’Oro Colani, which is currently on display at Ferrari’s Maranello Purosangue Museum.
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EarthRoamer XV-LTS Camper Truck: Ready to Conquer Anything

EarthRoamer XV-LTS Camper Truck: Ready to Conquer Anything
If I had the time to take a few months off of life and get away from it all, I’d want to do it in a rugged and versatile vehicle capable of providing comfortable shelter, while being able to handle any terrain or climate.
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Racing Drones vs. Stock Cars Should Be a Sport

Racing Drones vs. Stock Cars Should Be a Sport
Racing around in stock cars on a dirt track is a blast; so is flying a high speed drone. So why not combine the two into a single activity? That’s basically what one aerial photographer recently did, when he set off to chase dirt track racers around the track using a fast-flying racing drone.
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This Engine-swapped Yugo Is Faster than a Ford GT

This Engine-swapped Yugo Is Faster than a Ford GT
The Yugo is arguably one of the worst cars ever made. While it was marketed here in the states from 1985 to 1992, the Yugo (aka the Zastava Koral) was actually produced in varying models from 1977 all the way up until 2008.
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Video Shows the Difference Between 850 hp and 10,000 hp

Video Shows the Difference Between 850 hp and 10,000 hp
Driving an 800+ horsepower performance car down a dragstrip is a pretty amazing thing. I speak from personal experience. The launch is best described as being fired out of cannon, as you race towards the 1/4 mile mark in about 10 seconds with a top speed around 140 mph.
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Which States are Most Strict or Lenient on Speeding?

Which States are Most Strict or Lenient on Speeding?
While I’d never recommend that you should break the law, the reality is that most people exceed the speed limit on the highway. And if you drive a high performance sports car, the likelihood of getting a bit carried away on the road increases substantially.
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Jaguar Shows off How Its Electric Cars Will Make Sounds for Safety

Jaguar Shows off How Its Electric Cars Will Make Sounds for Safety
With Teslas, Bolts, I-PACEs, and E-TRONs, the era of pure electric cars is upon us, and their presence will only will expand over the coming years, as companies look to reduce greenhouse gasses and the use of traditional combustion engines.
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John Cena’s Ford GT to be Auctioned Again

John Cena’s Ford GT to be Auctioned Again
When wrestler John Cena tried to auction off his Ford GT, legal drama ensued. Ford said Sena acted in violation of the buyer’s agreement he signed that said he would not sell the car for 24 months.
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Race Driver Takes Rental Van to Nürburgring to Break a Record

Race Driver Takes Rental Van to Nürburgring to Break a Record
When it comes to allowing you to run what you bring on a racetrack the Nürburgring is the place to go. Turn up in a rented cargo van at most tracks in the US and they won’t let you into the paddock, let alone onto the track.
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2019 Lexus ES Ditches Sideview Mirrors for Cameras… In Japan

2019 Lexus ES Ditches Sideview Mirrors for Cameras… In Japan
The sideview mirrors that every car from the Yugo to the hottest Lamborghini use today are just that – mirrors. But times, they are a changin’. Lexus has announced that it’s new ES will offer an option to replace the mirrors with video cameras.
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Typhoon Jebi Destroys 51 Ferraris: Oh the Humanity!

Typhoon Jebi Destroys 51 Ferraris: Oh the Humanity!
After a major storm like a hurricane of typhoon I always sit back and marvel at the people surprised that they lost everything or who are surprised at having to be rescued due to the storm.
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Demise of Bugatti’s W16 Blamed on Emissions Standard

Demise of Bugatti’s W16 Blamed on Emissions Standard
Bugatti and gigantic W16 engines with loads of power are like peanut butter and jelly. Does anyone really want one without the other? We will soon find out as Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann has admitted that there will be no new W16 engine.
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