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    Aston Martin joins the party, opens first merchandise store at the Nürburgring
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    With Ferrari raking in cash hand over fist from Prancing Horse-branded merchandise, it was only a matter of time before its rivals began to catch on. And catch on they have, with several exotic automakers simultaneously cashing in on their image and promoting it with their own lines of branded ...

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    STUDY: Despite insurance breaks, hybrids driven more, cost more to fix, and get more tickets
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    2010 Honda Insight EX - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Conventional wisdom is that hybrid vehicles reduce our dependence on foreign oil and emit fewer environment hurting CO2 emissions. When comparing a hybrid to a conventional gasoline-powered model on a mile-by-mile basis, there's some ...

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    MADD angry at Flying Fish brewery for naming beers after NJ freeway exits?
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    It is acceptable to name your alcoholic beverage after a moving vehicle so long as a car isn't the vehicle in question; e.g. Night Train Express wine and Warbird beer (How about Thunderbird? - Ed). In fact, it's frowned upon to give alcohol a name that can even be associated with cars. New Jersey ...

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    VIDEO: Robbie Maddison does the backwards flip with no-hands thing over the Thames
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    Robbie Maddison is set to solidify his reputation as the World's Preeminent Daredevil Motorcyclist after performing a no-handed backwards flip over the Thames in London at 2:55 am on July 13th. Using the iconic Tower Bridge as his takeoff and landing ...

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    VIDEO: Jay Leno confirms Top Gear appearance
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    Jay Leno and The Stig - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Those previously unconfirmed rumors of Jay Leno making an appearance on Top Gear? Consider them now confirmed, courtesy of The Man himself. According to Jay Leno's Garage, the popular American late-night comedian, talk show host and ...

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    Porsche Design and Adidas Gear Up for the Winter
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    Porsche Design Sport Fall/Winter 2009 Collection – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While the rest of us are enjoying the summer, those working in the fashion industry at any level are already gearing up for the winter wonderland around the corner. So Porsche Design – the ...

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    VIDEO: Vauxhall trying to bring back roller skating? Groovy.
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    Vauxhall skate party -- Click above to watch video
    Vauxhall is rolling out the retro cool by holding an invitation-only roller skating event in North London on July 29. As part of the festivities, the General Motors division has reportedly commissioned bespoke sets of Vauxhall Corsa roller boots ...

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    FOLLOWUP: GM orders YouTube to remove "tasteless" gay Camaro promo video?
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    Yesterday, not long after we posted a story about a gay-centered General Motors marketing video for Chevrolet's new Camaro, the video was mysteriously pulled from YouTube. As it turns out, GM itself has copped to the disappearing act, as it reportedly ordered the popular video hosting site to yank ...

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    Elle Macpherson gets topless at Fiat 500C launch [w/VIDEO]
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    Fiat 500C with Elle Macpherson - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fiat held a glitzy launch for the convertible version of its super hot supermini at the Whisky Mist in London the other night and swimsuit supermodel Elle Macpherson was the first in the UK to go topless, getting her very own ...

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    REPORT: 'Personality traits' of automobiles studied
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    Reader-submitted "Cars" Photoshops - Click above for image gallery
    The styling of your vehicle makes a statement, of course. Designers spend years perfecting the craft of automotive sculpture, and are finely attuned to what types of shapes and conventions send a given message. Now, the ...

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    You Know, For the Kids: Volvo Motorsport launches children's racing gear
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    Volvo Motorsport Collection – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Any automaker – besides Little Tikes or Hotwheels – that tries to market to kids may find itself wasting precious advertising dollars. But as far as family cars go, Volvo seems to have made a name for itself ...

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    Jay Leno filming Star in a Reasonably Priced Car for Top Gear?
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    Jay Leno's Tank Car - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Citing an unnamed though supposedly reliable source, the boys at Jalopnik are reporting that Jay Leno – fresh from his appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where he's believed to have piloted an awesome McLaren F1 GTR up ...

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    Google phone designers plot for "The End of Driving" with autonomobile
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    Mike and Maaike's Autonomobile – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In Possible Future Scenario #317-B, San Francisco industrial design firm Mike and Maaike presents the atnmbl (get it? – "autonomobile"). Less a car than an autonomous, seven-person mobile living room, the atnmbl is ...

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    High Performance: Audi designs a €100,000 Bosendorfer piano to celebrate centenary
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    Bosendorfer Audi Design Grand Piano – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There are some things you just don't mess with. Like the shape of a grand piano. They've been making them for centuries, and though to a trained ear, one might sound different over another or even feel different to ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1966 Batcycle with sidecar
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    1966 Batcycle - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Where does Batman get those wonderful toys? We may finally have an answer for the Joker: Batman shops on eBay, just like the rest of us, and he apparently also sells off his unwanted bits and pieces after they've served their purpose. Such is ...

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    Goodwood Festival of Speed featuring 135-foot monument to Audi
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    Goodwood Festival of Speed Audi Sculpture – Click above for image gallery of more GFoS sculptures
    The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place this weekend, and every year the Earl of March, who manages the 12,000-acre Goodwood estate that hosts the event, commissions a giant art piece ...

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    VIDEO: Norton Commando Transformer is more than meets the eye
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    We didn't much care for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen when we went out and saw it on opening night, but we're still smitten by the concept of robots that transform into all manner of vehicular machinery. In Michael Bay's new flick, motorcycles may ...

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    Hyundai's $1.49 fuel promo causing traffic jams at gas stations across the country?
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    Hyundai gas promotion traffic - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Well, imagine that. People like cheap gas. Enough, in fact, that they're willing to line up in droves just for the privilege of filling up their tanks. As if you needed further proof of this unfailing truth, here are the ...

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    Forza 3 releases updated car list, more screen shots with Japanese theme
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    Forza Motorsport 3 Japanese Style - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Turn 10 Studios has blessed us with another round of screen shots from the upcoming Forza Motorsport 3, as well as a few more hints regarding the tracks and vehicles in the game. The previous update had a Le Mans theme, but this ...

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    VIDEO: Michigan man builds awesome jet-powered F-150
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    2005 Ford F-150 Jet Truck - Click above to watch the video after the break
    Here we have what may quite possibly be the World's Coolest Hybrid. It may not be particularly adept at saving fuel – owner Chris Lentz of Jackson, Michigan, says it burns one to five gallons of kerosene per minute ...

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