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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]
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    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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    Video: Carpool Deville aims to be the world's fastest hot tub
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    The world needs crazy inventors with wild dreams. While we might not long for the things that they create, their contraptions certainly make the day a little more enjoyable. Take the Carpool Deville as an example. Nobody (well, almost nobody) is asking for a hot tub fashioned from a 1969 Cadillac ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.16.14
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    Challenger SRT Hellcat specs and price Holy Hellcat. We'll have our first driving impressions of the 707-horsepower Challenger in the near future, but today, we learned that the cost of entry for this behemoth will be just $59,995. That's a steal, considering this 199-mph machine is the most ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #389
    Johan De Nysschen Moves To Cadillac, BMW Nameplate Changes, 2nd-Generation Subaru BRZ, Cars We Miss 1405547100

    Episode #389 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert, and Mark Pereira from Autoblog Canada talk about Johan deNysschen's move to Cadillac, rumors of more BMW nomenclature changes, a second generation for the Subaru BRZ, and cars from 2004 that we miss. We start ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #389 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
    Johan de Nysschen To Cadillac, BMW Model Designations, Subaru BRZ, Cars We Miss 1405474200

    We're almost ready to record Episode #389 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 #389 LIVE!
    Johan De Nysschen To Cadillac, BMW Model Designations, Subaru BRZ, Cars We Miss 1405458900

    We had to postpone it by a day, but we're now set to record Autoblog Podcast #389 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 ...

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    Video: Roller coaster or racecar, which pulls more Gs?
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    Looking for a thrill? You're not the only one. You'll find kindred spirits at airfields going up for a skydive, atop bridges and towers with bungees attached to their feet and standing in line for roller coasters at the local amusement park. But you'll also find them in the paddock at the racing ...

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    Featured: The 10 most offensive mistakes that got Top Gear in trouble [w/videos]
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    Clarkson is so recognizable a figure, anything and everything he says or does reflects on Top Gear, whether good or bad. We happen to fancy ourselves as pretty good at taking a joke. In this day and age of political correctness and walking on eggshells so as not to offend anybody, it's almost ...

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    ETC: Worse For Your Health: Rolling coal or burning rubber?
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    A cursory Internet search reveals that both kinds of 'smoke' have some pretty scary ingredients. With social, political and ecological concerns all wrapped up into one made-for-the-Internet phenomenon, there's no question that "rolling coal" has taken over the airwaves in the last few weeks. ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.14.14
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    Quick Spin: 2015 Lexus NX 300h Following our first drive of the turbocharged NX 200t, managing editor Jeremy Korzeniewski tells us about the version of Lexus' new small crossover that might just be the one we'd buy. The hybrid NX 300h "is one of the more interesting hybrids on the market," says ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.11.14
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    Dad pleads with parents to remember kids in hot cars The weather is definitely taking a turn towards the high end of the thermostat, meaning the sad, seasonal issue of unattended children in hot cars has been raised yet again. See how one dad, North Carolina resident Terry Williams, is taking to ...

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