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    Formula Drift 2009 season wraps up in Irwindale, California
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    2009 Formula Drift Championship Round - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The sixth season of the Formula Drift series wound to a close in Irwindale, California this weekend, and the finale certainly lived up to the host venue's 'House of Drift' reputation. The high speeds and excessive ...

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    Racecar fabricator and NuFormz owner Shaun Carlson dead at 35
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    In the late hours of October 4th 2009, the world lost an innovator in sport compact racing, Shaun Carlson. The NuFormz owner and fabricator extraordinaire had a genetic heart condition – however, it is unknown if the defect contributed to his death. In more recent years, Carlson, 35, had ...

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    Nissan Skyline GT-Rs seized in California over possible illegal importation
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    The importation of the Nissan Skyline GT-R to the United States has been a Hollywood-sized epic spanning ten years. For a while, the only game in town was to go through Motorex for a crash-tested, USDOT and EPA-approved Godzilla. Unfortunately, the company owner let his fondness of Japanese ...

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    Daytona Speedway turned into lake by torrential rains
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    Lake Daytona International Speedway – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As far as we know, NASCAR has no plans to expand into the aquatic arena, but the current situation at Daytona International Speedway might lead one to a different conclusion. Over the past few days, massive storms ...

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    Virtual Insanity - Jay Kay's Ferrari Enzo damaged by vandal
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    Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay has learned that when you are the owner of a famous automobile collection, you best be careful about who you offend since they will know how to hit you where it hurts. During a recent hotel stay, the Top Gear regular said something to rile up the joint's pastry chef ...

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    Watkins Glen International plans opening weekend tribute to Mark Donohue
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    By now, racing fans should be aware that when David Donohue grabbed the checkered flag at the 2009 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona his win came on the 40th anniversary of his father's 1969 victory. The Daytona outcome won't be the last tribute to Mark Donohue in 2009, either. Watkins Glen International ...

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    SSC Ultimate Aero EV claims 200 mile-range, 10 minute recharging
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    The unique curves of a supercar tend to attract a lot of attention. But these days, some people are likely to turn away from a sleek and powerful automobile once they learn it guzzles more gasoline than a Hummer. Thankfully, those people are usually the type that can't afford them in the first ...

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    Will VW join Honda as an IRL engine supplier?
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    For the past few years, the IRL has kept things simple, using just one engine supplier. Toyota, Chevrolet and Nissan (under the Infiniti moniker) bowed out of the engine game to give Honda its exclusivity in 2006. The single powerplant was supposed to make the series more of a driver's ...

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    GM Performance Parts to offer new Camaro body in white
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    Since automotive sales are in the toilet and the sour taste of high gas prices still lingers, the unfortunate timing of General Motors' long-awaited Chevy Camaro has the armchair quarterbacks fervently debating its long-term viability. This, despite the fact that upon its release the Camaro will ...

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    F1 driver Mark Webber seriously injured in bike race
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    Many Formula 1 drivers maintain their endurance and competitive spirit in the off season through the sport of cycling. Australian F1 driver Mark Webber is one of those individuals and he lends his name to the Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge, a five-day multidisciplinary event held annually on ...

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    LA 2008: Braille Battery Nissan Altima Hybrid time attack hot rod
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Braille Battery Nissan Altima Hybrid
    On display at this year's LA Auto Show is a Nissan Altima Hybrid racecar aimed at pleasing the eco-radicals of California, and the folks over at Autoblog Green. The car was first released at the SEMA Show in Las ...

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    VIDEO: RMR Genesis Coupe runs, turns and poses for pictures
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the RMR Genesis Coupe
    Rhys Millen Racing's Hyundai Genesis Coupe enjoyed some time in the spotlight at SEMA, but it's hard to see the potential of the new coupe sitting stationary on the show stand. So RMR brought out the Genesis Coupe to take up space in ...

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    2009 Nissan 370Z rolls out early in So. Cal
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Nissan 370Z live
    As a rain of ash fell on most of Southern California the crew from Inside Line set out to introduce enthusiasts to Nissan's new sports coupe, the 2009 Nissan 370Z. The gathering took place at the advertising offices of Chiat/Day, which ...

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    Nissan 370Z officially rated at 332 HP
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    Images of the all new 2009 Nissan 370Z have been trickling out of Nissan for the past few weeks as a lead up to the car's official unveiling at the 2008 LA Auto Show. Details have been mostly speculation thus far, but now some of the rumors can be laid to rest, thanks to information in a photo ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: World's fastest Honda Civic
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    Driving around the streets of Los Angeles, it is easy to spot a plethora of Honda Civics attempting to achieve the appearance of the world's fastest economy car. Huge shopping cart wings, monster tachometers and racing stripes often highlight the package. Legitimate world record speed isn't ...

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    Rumormill: Turbo & High-Tech Performance Magazine gets the axe
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    The first issue hit newsstands in June 1985, and after 23 years in the game, Turbo & High-Tech Performance Magazine is rumored to be at the end of its rope. In its late 90's heyday, Turbo Magazine boasted over 150 content-filled pages in each issue during the the import drag racing boom. ...

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    Rahal Letterman BMW ALMS GT2 program gets new shoes from Rays
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    Earlier this year Rahal Letterman Racing announced its partnership with BMW to bring M3s back to ALMS GT2 in 2009. The Rahal Letterman deal is a new venture for BMW, putting its ALMS race operations in the hands of an unfamiliar crew. While Rahal Letterman is a proven open wheel race team, they are ...

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    Grassroots Motorsports $2008 Challenge is in the books
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    This past weekend Grassroots Motorsports welcomed 51 vehicles to Gainsville, FL for their $2008 Challenge. Constrained by the limited vehicle build budget, the entry list was chalked full of the popular weekend racer, the Mazda Miata. A few first generation Mazda RX-7s also filled out the list, ...

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    Cobalt owners take their cars home to Lordstown
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    Many people choose their car because it is an extension of themselves, their personality, their style and their passion. These folks tend to forge a deep attachment with their automobile, an inanimate object void of emotion. Despite that fact, a vehicle has wants ...

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    Grassroots Motorsports $2008 Challenge headed to Florida
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    In these tight economic times, the project car budget typically gets left on the cutting room floor. Fortunately for addicted enthusiasts there are resources, such as Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, to prove that it is still possible to put together a prize winning ride for only a few bills. Just ...

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