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    Featured: Driving the National Corvette Museum's new circuit [w/video]
    We Test Out Corvette Disneyland's New Track 1411758060

    After seven years of work, the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park has opened, and it's 3.15 miles of roller-coaster blacktop. If you're an auto enthusiast of any stripe, you know about the National Corvette Museum. We know, "Sinkhole! Sinkhole! Sinkhole!" but this story isn't about a ...

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    Auctions: 2002 Lincoln Continental concept should've made production, headed for auction instead
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    It seems like the retro design aesthetic in autos might be petering out, with even a former poster child like the Ford Mustang taking a step in a more modern direction. Sometimes those updates of old-school models really worked well, though. Just take a look above at the Lincoln Continental ...

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    Video: Ever wonder how to really pronounce Japanese automaker names?
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    People tend to get very set in their ways when it comes to the pronunciation of words. Just look at the endless debates over whether or not to say the final 'e' in Porsche (which you should in terms of correct German enunciation). Or the argument about whether to follow the British convention and ...

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    Featured: 12 Instagram accounts we love
    And You Will, Too 1411666200

    Photographing a car seems deceptively simple. See car, take photo. But anyone who has ever attempted to convey what a car stirs in the enthusiast heart using hashtags knows it is not that easy. A car's personality can change from every angle. Lighting and background are deceptively important. ...

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    Report: Is today's Honda Accord cheaper than it was back in 1989?
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    Whether you're shopping at the grocery story or on a car lot, everything seems to be getting more expensive these days. However, when all the factors are considered, that might be more an issue of perception than of fact. The American Public Media radio show Marketplace recently tackled the ...

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    Report: China 'flooding' US with high-quality fake US driver's licenses [w/video]
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    Remember seeing your buddy's flimsy fake ID in college that said he was 35 and several inches shorter than he really was? Well, Chinese criminals have apparently come up with a potentially terrifying alternative by crafting nearly perfect false driver's licenses and shipping to the US by the ...

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    Official: 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Award short list released [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Ford has just informed the NACTOY jury that the 2015 Edge will not go on sale in time for consideration. Thus, it has been removed from the short list and the story below has been updated accordingly. 2015 model-year cars and trucks are starting to filter into dealers in earnest, and ...

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    Auctions: You can own Cord, the great American car brand
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    Do you fancy yourself an entrepreneur just looking for the chance to hop into the auto industry? Well, there might be a prime opportunity to buy a fabled car brand, though one dead for decades. The trademark, license and manufacturing rights for Cord Automobile are currently on sale from Leake ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #398 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
    2015 Ford Mustang, 2015 Toyota Camry, NHTSA under fire 1411435800

    We're almost ready to record Episode #398 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 #398 LIVE!
    2015 Toyota Camry, 2015 Ford Mustang, NHTSA Under Fire 1411421460

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #398 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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    Video: BMW X5 driver repeatedly fails to understand big rig braking distances
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    Nobody should be shocked that a big, heavy vehicle like a semi truck takes a longer distance to stop than the average passenger car; it's just basic physics. However, this BMW X5 driver seemingly has a major problem grasping the concept, and it results in some serious damage to the back of his ...

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    Video: Watch as upset motorist drives off flatbed truck to avoid parking ticket
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    There are few things more frustrating in life than watching your car being towed away and not being able to do anything about it. However, this guy reportedly in Walthamstow, East London, apparently wasn't going to let that happen to him. As the story goes, the driver in question made it to his ...

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    Report: Hyundai spooks investors by paying $10B for new Gangnam HQ location
    Automaker Outbids Samsung, Stock Tumbles 9% 1411076700

    Doing things Gangnam style apparently costs a serious chunk of change, because Hyundai is reportedly paying roughly $10 billion for 19.6 acres (79,342 square meters) of land in the trendy district of Seoul, South Korea, to serve as the location for its new headquarters. That eye-popping number ...

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    Video: Top Gear pits V8 supercar against stunt plane, Komatsu tractor
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    Traditional motorsports pit a bunch of roughly equivalent vehicles over a course to find out which driver has the most skill and which car has the right tweaks to score a victory against the competitors. But Top Gear is anything but traditional. It decided to stage two very different kinds of ...

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    Video: Galactic Gear is a pitch-perfect Top Gear sendup from the future
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    Top Gear and particularly host Jeremy Clarkson have come to define how you do a show about cars. Mix big power, an opinionated presenter, a few jokes and fantastic camera work together, and you end up with the show's basic formula. But what happens in the far-flung future when the automobile is ...

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    Auctions: Online Find of the Day: Lexus-engined Mercedes pickup is a vintage hybrid
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    You have to love someone who gets incredibly committed to a very weird idea. What you see for sale here is a right-hand drive 1971 Mercedes-Benz 220D in South Africa, but this old Mercedes is now converted into a pickup, complete with bed cover, and there's big secret under the hood, too. The ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #397 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
    Montezemolo Steps Down, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, Long Term Update 1410831000

    We're almost ready to record Episode #397 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 #397 LIVE!
    Montezemolo Steps Down, Mercedes-AMG GT, Long-Term Garage Update 1410817500

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #397 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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    Video: GT-R owner finds going 200 mph on a public freeway is asking for trouble
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    We are going to start with the disclaimer: do not try this at home. Ever. That covered, we've been intrigued with a video that is making its rounds on the enthusiast forums. Shot from a dash cam, with a full performance overlay, it shows a modified 800 horsepower Nissan GT-R (with its ...

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    ETC: How did Nissan tweet a response to the Royal Baby announcement so quickly?
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    A mere seven minutes after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they were pregnant with their second child, Nissan had the perfect post circulating on the Twittersphere. How did Nissan know to expect Kate and William were expecting? By paying attention to the Internet zeitgeist. It ...

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