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    Video: Answering that age-old question, can you drift while being tazed?
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    Many people tolerate a lot of distractions while doing their jobs and still get things done. Chris Forsberg is a veteran drifter who is very accomplished at his profession, but the question is: just how good? Forsberg's stripped car doesn't have any incoming texts, but there is a guy next to him ...

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    Video: Watch Audi's Emmy promo, starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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    A lot of online videos try way too hard to be funny, but the promo from Audi for the 66th Emmy Awards on Monday, August 25, shows that if you put faith in a proven group of hilarious actors, you can strike comedy gold. The short film reunites Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #393 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
    Monterey Car Week, Jeffrey Rothfeder Interview, Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Mid-Engine Corvette 1408498200

    We're almost ready to record Episode #393 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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    Video: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit can haul on the track
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    Line up any two comparable vehicles, and eople are going to want to race them. Need proof? In its latest track battle, Auto Express wants to know which commercial vehicle can lap a circuit faster – a Ford Transit or Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Let's face it, neither of these European vans were ...

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    Official: 2015 Mercedes C-Class configurator tucks in
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    We know it takes $39,325 just to get a C300 off the lot, now that Mercedes-Benz has posted the configurator for the 2015 C-Class we can research how much we'll need to get the one we want. Going for tempered extravagance first, we built a C400 with options like the multispoke wheels, LED-stuffed ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #393 LIVE!
    Monterey Car Week, Jeffrey Rothfeder Interview, Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Mid-Engine Corvette 1408481100

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #393 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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    Featured: Does Dollar Rent A Car routinely swindle customers via insurance scam? [w/video]
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    In retrospect, Eileen McMonigal believes she looked like the perfect target for a scam. She had recently fractured an ankle, so when her flight arrived in Tampa, Florida, she needed a wheelchair to get around the airport. A young escort helped collect her belongings, which included carryon ...

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    Video: Autoblog joins Elon Musk and Danica Patrick in accepting ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [UPDATE]
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    Unless you've been living in an off-the-grid cabin in the woods for the last couple of weeks or abstain entirely from social media activities, you've probably seen someone you know dump a bucket of ice and water over their own head recently. While the origins of the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge ...

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    ETC: This Decepticon-themed Maserati ticketed for imitating a police car
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    States have different laws about how closely your car can mimic the look of a police car, which this Massachusetts driver might've wanted to have look into. Even though he's driving a Maserati GranTurismo in homage to the Transformer Barricade and it reads "Decepticons" and "To punish and ...

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    Report: Indian city bans kite flying because of multiple motorist fatalities
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    The skies above Chennai, India are a lot less colorful since police began cracking down on a craze menacing area birds and motorists alike: Kite flying. The problem isn't kite flying per se, rather the types of kites being flown. In India, as well as many other countries surrounding the ...

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    Report: Daimler employees can set email to auto-delete during vacation
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    The Internet has shrunk the world in terms of the way people communicate by making it possible to send an email from Oslo and have it show up in Cleveland almost immediately. But that instant contact has wrecked the work/life balance for many. They get home from a long day at the office, yet they ...

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    Official: Lincoln putting perfume on its sales
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    Lincoln has a scent. But unlike those from Mustang, Lamborghini or even Shark by Tara, you can't buy it and you have to visit a Lincoln dealership to inhale its notes of jasmine hedione, mate tea leaves and tonka beans. Essence of Lincoln - that's what it's called - is being piped through the ...

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    Monterey: 2014 Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance gives the best view in town
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    Situated on rolling hills right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, the Monterey Peninsula in California might be one of the most picturesque areas in the United States, but when the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and its related events arrive each year, they bring along a plethora of ...

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    Report: Team set to recreate Evel Knievel's failed Snake River Canyon jump attempt
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    Evel Knievel may have been the greatest daredevil ever, at least in the popular imagination, and in his prime, there were toys, comics and even movies about him. Some jumps eluded success even for Knievel, though. With the 40th anniversary of the legend's failed launch across the Snake River ...

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    ETC: Autoblog's new Comments section is here
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    The Autoblog readership and commentariat is a dedicated, vocal and passionate group. Every day (almost every hour of every day) we hear from you in the form of tips, emails and, of course, in direct comments to the stories that we publish. While we don't have the ability to respond to each and ...

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    Podcast: The Autoblog Podcast is on vacation
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    In the spirit of summer vacations, we're giving the Autoblog Podcast a well-deserved break this week. Never fear, though – Dan Roth and the gang will be back next week with a brand-new 'cast, chocked full of conversations about the week's news, what's in the garage, and whatever off-topic ...

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    ETC: Nismo mashes it up with Sentra 370Z and Maxima GT-R [UPDATE]
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    Nismo was a tuning division once content (or required) to restrict itself to just one or two models at a time, but these days Nissan is taking the gloves off and allowing its motorsport department to tune just about everything's it's got. Now in its thirtieth year, Nismo tunes versions of the ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Auto execs face life in prison for recall delays under proposed legislation
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    The stiff punishments are part of broader transportation legislation, but clearly McCaskill has automakers in her sights. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill threw down the gauntlet this week, proposing a bill that could send auto executives to prison for life if they were found to have delayed ...

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    Read This: Here's why America's massive truck driver shortage is getting worse
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    A lot of drivers hate seeing semis on the freeway because of their intimidating size and slow speed, but big rigs are absolutely vital to moving goods around the country. The US is on the road to a major trucking crisis, though. A recent analysis from Business Insider finds that we aren't ...

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    Video: A wheelchair with tank treads is a wheelchair that can go anywhere
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    That wild looking vehicle that you see above is called Der Ziesel. It's hardly the first wheelchair designed to go off road, but it has to be one of the coolest. This product of Austria is basically a tracked ATV that lets disabled people go anywhere, or it could just be a wild personal mobility ...

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