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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
    Plus: Notes On The Cadillac LTS, GM Midsize Trucks And Bentley SUV 1407600000

    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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    Video: Check out this guy's amazing car soundtracks made with his mouth
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    Mastering an impression is hard enough – even if you're trying to do a person with highly recognizable tendencies, like Christopher Walken or Al Pacino – but getting the sound of vehicle just right by using nothing but your own vocal anatomy is on a whole different level. That's what ...

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    ETC: Man jailed 180 days for drunk driving with 100 chickens [w/video]
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    Some crimes just make you shake your head in disbelief in wonder of how a human being even gets in such a position. Take the bizarre example of Luis Motola-Palacio in Nebraska, who was recently sentenced to 180 days in the slammer for driving drunk with 100 chickens in the back of his SUV. He ...

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    ETC: Christopher Ward chrono has actual metal from a Ferrari 250 GTO
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    We've seen watchmakers use all sorts of methods to make their timepieces more attractive to automotive enthusiasts, from carbon-fiber dials and titanium cases to the logos of partnering automakers and racing series. Some have even designed all-new watches to go with a specific make or model. But ...

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    Video: Missile strike lands just ahead of speeding car, disaster ensues
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    Could dashcams act as sort of a magnet for bizarre events? It seems entirely plausible, considering the sheer number of insane things routinely caught on the handy video cameras. This latest one comes from Ukraine, which as you probably know, has been locked in a pretty nasty dispute with Russia ...

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    Video: MT's Jessi Lang recounts her harrowing Autobahn R8 crash
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    Automotive enthusiasts will likely know the name, face, voice and stories of Jessi Lang well. And if they don't, they should. This Motor Trend video presenter and host of The J-Turn has been something of a fixture in the enthusiast video world. But a year ago, Jessi seemingly vanished from the ...

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    Report: Gannett to acquire rest of Cars.com for $1.8B
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    If you're reading this page, chances are you already appreciate the value of a good car website. But if you needed any further evidence, just look at how much our compatriots at Cars.com are worth: according to Bloomberg, newspaper publishing giant Gannett is paying $1.8 billion to complete its ...

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    Video: Cars and people nearly swept away in US 95 flash flood near Vegas
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    Nevada may not often be thought of as a state plagued by heavy rains, but some residents who are being inundated with severe storms that are causing flash flooding and mudslides might beg to differ. One recent deluge was strong enough to overflow the US 95 highway and shut down the road. The ...

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    Featured: Autoblog readers come clean with their own controversial automotive beliefs
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    Last week, the editors here at Autoblog sounded off with their unpopular automotive opinions, voicing the controversial sentiments for which we often catch flak from other enthusiasts upon expression. Along with our own, we invited the Autoblog faithful to share their unpopular opinions. We were ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #392 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
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    We're almost ready to record Episode #392 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: Father gets dream '53 Hudson Hornet from family, we get something in our eye
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    Cars and stories go hand in hand for we enthusiasts. Most of us have that car, the one that we can trace our automotive enthusiasm back to. Moreover, for many of us, those vehicles were encountered in one impossible-to-replicate set of circumstances that made the entire experience that much more ...

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    Video: Toucan meets traffic cam in Brazil
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    A toucan followed its nose up to a traffic camera mounted high above a highway in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, setting off an cute scene involving the tropical bird making an appearance on the camera's feed. Alas, it seems unlikely that he discovered any delicious breakfast cereals during his ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #392 LIVE!
    Autoblog Editors Come Clean, Dodge Charger Hellcat, NACTOY Long List 1407185100

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #392 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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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: The divergent paths of Tesla and Fisker
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    There's no doubt that Tesla is downshifting while Fisker has been grinding its gears. But it wasn't always that way. In the wake of Tesla's recent success, it's easy to forget that there were once two California electric carmakers with bright futures. Remember Fisker Automotive? Both ...

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    Video: Dashcam video of Taiwan's gas-triggered street explosions hits the web
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    Dashcam video has brought us some fantastic images over the years, but it recorded true tragedy overnight on July 31 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A gas main explosion in the city was responsible for at least 25 deaths and over 250 injuries, according to The Wall Street Journal. The cause of the horrific ...

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    Official: 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year long list revealed [UPDATE]
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    This is the first time we can recall the eligible nominees in the truck/utility segment outnumbering the number of qualifying cars. 'Back to school' ads are are spooling up on TVs and in newspapers everywhere, and the auto industry's model picture is pretty clear for 2015, which means it's ...

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    By The Numbers: July 2014: Hot Hot Heat Edition
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    We'd like to take this moment to give Chrysler, in particular, a shout-out for the month of July, 2014. Not only was it the brand's best July since 2005, it also marks the 52nd straight month that the automaker improved sales over the same month a year prior. The Pentastar has special reason to ...

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