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    Video: Toyota's Psy-style Waku-Doki ad inherits Japan's bizarre ad crown
    What's the deal with Japan's offbeat commercial culture? 1406652300

    A new Japanese Toyota ad featuring crisply suited businessmen driving into the jungle only to segue into a Psy-style music-video dance-off with a gorilla and natives is the latest car commercial to go viral. Jungle Wakudoki is the newest installment in a grand tradition of bizarre ads from the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #391 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
    Galhotra takes over Lincoln, Scion xB and iQ, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, discontinued cars 1406597460

    We're almost ready to record Episode #391 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #391 LIVE!
    Galhotra takes over Lincoln, Scion xB and iQ, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, discontinued cars 1406589000

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #391 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    ETC: Washington QB Kirk Cousins splashes out on... Grandma's old conversion van
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    The Washington Redskins might not be the best team in the National Football League, but it may have the most diverse player parking lot. Usually, professional athletes are seen driving around in luxury sedans, SUVs and exotic sports cars, but some of Washington's players seem to have a more ...

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    ETC: Of course we'd like to Kickstart a hoverbike [w/video]
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    It may not be a flying car, and it may not even be a Hoverboard. But we don't care. A hoverbike is still incredibly awesome, and there's now a chance to bring just such a device to the real world thanks to Kickstarter. Designed by an Kiwi bloke in London named Chris Malloy and seen on these very ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: New bosses try to jump-start Cadillac and Lincoln
    Plus: Notes On Aston, Nissan And Another Hellcat 1406390400

    Both of America's domestic luxury brands seem to be stuck in neutral. It's ironic that Cadillac and Lincoln got new bosses within days of each other this month. It's also a commentary on the fact both of America's domestic luxury brands seem to be stuck in neutral. Cadillac has received ...

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    Video: Check out Indy's new million-dollar LED scoring pylon
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    Anyone that's been to a race at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway knows this to be true: The scoring pylon, which sat at the start-finish line and showed the positions of drivers as they lapped the oval has been horribly, terribly outdated, making it quite difficult to read. Considering ...

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    ETC: BringATrailer getting into the auction business
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    If you're into classic cars and don't already know about the website BringATrailer.com, you're seriously missing out. The site highlights vintage cars of all stripes for sale on the internet, whether they are from eBay Motors, Craigslist, its own readers or practically anywhere else. Even if ...

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    ETC: Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar
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    Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55," comes on the radio, she's still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status isn't enough ...

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    Report: Chicago red-light cameras under fire for unexplained ticket spikes [w/videos]
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    Chicago may once have been known as the home of the mob in US with Al Capone running things, but for several years in the 2000s it looks like a completely legal racket may have made the city millions. A recent Chicago Tribune investigation has turned up some disturbing data about how the Windy ...

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    Opinion: An open letter to every teen getting a driver's license
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    My son Reid (pictured on the left, at right) would have turned 25 this month. I say would because he died, the driver in a one-car crash, at age 17, just 11 months after getting his driver's license. My son's death devastated our family and our community. After seven years, we don't cry as much ...

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    Featured: How Hollywood furthered our automotive obsession [w/videos]
    Our Favorite Cars From The Big And Small Screens 1406048460

    The car enthusiast's passion generally isn't founded in any single experience. It is a result of many influences, coming from places like our parents, our surrounding area's culture and, almost always, the media. The automobile plays both major and minor roles in nearly every movie and TV show ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #390 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
    2015 Ford Mustang Specs, 2016 Smarts, EPA Wants Road Tests, Autonomous Cars 1405992600

    We're almost ready to record Episode #390 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #390 LIVE!
    2015 Ford Mustang Specs, 2016 Smarts, EPA Wants Road Tests, Autonomous Cars 1405975500

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #390 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    ETC: The best place to get your Top Gear fix online has been thwacked by lawyers
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    The website Final Gear is one of the premiere fan sites for Top Gear on the Internet. For over a decade, it has been providing followers of the show and its spinoffs with BitTorrent links for the episodes and gave people a place to discuss all things related. However, the site was hobbled on July ...

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    Report: Trio of cheesy classic VW buses stolen, recovered
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    Three customized Volkswagen Buses (pictured above) made to look like blocks of Tillamook cheddar cheese are safe again after being stolen on July 12, and two men are in police custody for the alleged theft. The cheesy cadre of VWs, their custom trailer and a Ford F-350 to haul them were on a ...

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    Read This: US energy boom thwarted by... bad oil field roads?
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    With all the money they generate, you'd be forgiven if you thought the roads to America's oil wells and shale fields would be paved in platinum and lined in gold. The reality is, though, that these roads are so devastated that they're starting to actively hurt the oil industry. A large portion ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.18.14
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    Toyota warns self-driving cars could increase fuel use Autonomous vehicles have become a popular industry goal with automakers and lawmakers alike, in part because of their anticipated fuel savings and presumptive benefit to society thanks to their potential to save both lives and hours. Now, a ...

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    Video: Florida shop will give you a new 'do and new duals
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    As we've established before, the waiting room at your local auto shop or dealership is awful. Like a simple automotive prison sentence, though, you're generally forced to hang out while the mechanics wrench on your stricken vehicle. How refreshing would it be, though, if you could knock out ...

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    Video: Watch this Indian man carry a motorcycle up a ladder on his head
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    Sometimes the Internet provides a video so jaw-droppingly weird that it has to be shared. Just watch in stunned silence at the feats of strength and balance on display by this man in India as he hefts a motorcycle up a ladder while balancing the bike on his head. Yes, really. It takes four men ...

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