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    Auctions: WWII Jeep 'found in crate' set to cross Greenwich auction block
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    Fans of old military vehicles might want to pay extra close attention to the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance coming up this weekend. Crossing the Bonhams auction block on Sunday are a pair of seemingly flawless World War II Jeeps, which are both expected to fetch serious dollars. Lot Number 305 at ...

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    Quick Spin: Banks 6.5L Humvee
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    The military's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee to most of us, is a rugged four-wheel drive vehicle designed and manufactured by AM General. In basic trim, the truck weighs about 7,500 pounds. For a beast of this stature, that number isn't overly alarming... until you ...

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    Video: US Army invades Jay Leno's Garage with the Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator
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    Some of the fastest and most expensive cars in the world roll through Jay Leno's Garage – we're pretty sure this fits mostly in the latter category. Army General Dennis Via brought the US government's new Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator prototype troop transporter for Leno to ...

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    Official: Jeep follows up Super Bowl spot with call to help the USO
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    Once again, Chrysler had one of the most talked about Super Bowl commercials with its two-minute Whole Again Jeep spot, which was used to highlight its Operation SAFE Return program for US military personnel returning home from active duty. As part of this campaign, Jeep announced today that it ...

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    Video: Syrian rebels show off their inner A-Team with homemade tank
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    Going up against an organized military must be quite a challenge, but Syrian rebels have used a little ingenuity to give themselves a fighting chance in the country's civil war. Judging by the fact that the uprising has lasted for more than a year now, the fighters definitely have skills in ...

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    Official: New rules make it easier for veterans to earn CDL after leaving service
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    In an attempt to make it easier for active and reserve members of all US military branches to get a commercial driver's license (CDL), the Military Commercial Driver's License Act of 2012 was passed by Congress in September and signed by the president last month. The old process made servicemen ...

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    Official: AM General Humvee C-Series kit is ready to order
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    If you were looking forward to the day you could order one of AM General's HUMVEE C-Series kits, it's almost time to get out the wrenches. Details, photos and a pre-order form are live on the AM General website. Most of the details are as we reported in August, with a couple of surprises. The ...

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    SEMA: Legacy Power Wagon Conversion is three tons of vintage American iron
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    There's a soft spot in our hearts for well-done resuscitation of vintage off-road iron. Perhaps the most notable company performing such restomod work is Icon 4x4, but the Californian outfit isn't the only company turning its attention to the down-and-dirty side of the vintage scene. Legacy ...

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    Report: ICON will debut '65 Dodge pickup project at SEMA
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    SEMA is right around the corner, folks, and that means a whole slew of custom auto builders are working furiously to finish project cars in time for their Vegas introductions. One of the coolest is bound to come from ICON. Based on a 1965 Dodge D200 crew cab that previously saw use by the U.S. ...

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    Official: BMW unveiling new Euro police cars soon
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    During next month's General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference (GPEC) in Leipzig, Germany, BMW will present its next round of vehicles developed for police and VIPs. Five 2013 cars and four motorcycles – the 3 Series Touring, X3, 7 Series High Security and X5 Security, i3 Concept, ...

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    Report: AM General to offer civilian Humvee kit car
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    For anyone feeling nostalgic about the passing of the Hummer brand, or the actual wartime vehicle that inspired it, now is your chance to own a version of the original HMMWV, albeit without an engine. After a 12-year hiatus from the civilian vehicle market, AM General is reportedly set to offer ...

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    Report: Rheinmetall Defense outfits Volkswagen Amarok for world conquest
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    What good is a truck if it can't be used to invade your neighbors? Not much good. Not much good at all, say the armament experts at Rheinmetall Defense. At the recent Eurosatory defense expo in Paris – consider it the Geneva Motor Show of military hardware – Rheinmetall unveiled its ...

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    Video: Can a Lamborghini Aventador beat an F-16 Fighting Falcon in a drag race?
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    The Lamborghini Aventador is one of the quickest and fastest supercars on the market today, but does it have what it takes to beat a fighter jet? And not just any jet, but an F-16 Fighting Falcon, perhaps the most iconic plane flown by the U.S. Air Force? Danish auto rag Bilmagasinet (literally ...

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    Auctions: 1959 Vespa ACMA is the ultimate road-rage vehicle
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    If you've never laid eyes on a Vespa ACMA, allow us to introduce you. Manufactured for use in World War II, the scooter came equipped with a small cannon designed to launch rocket-propelled grenades. Soldiers found an advantageous firing position, deployed stabilizers, plucked a grenade from a ...

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    Report: Army trying to figure out what to do with 20,000 mine-resistant trucks
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    The venerable HMMWV served the United States military as the go-to vehicle for 25 solid years. Before that, various militarized Jeep models had been pressed into service since 1941, when the army first identified the need for a lightweight, all-terrain vehicle capable of carrying a few troops and ...

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    Video: Watch a vintage Lamborghini Cheetah SUV promo
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    Lamborghini was in the off-road business before the cult classic LM002, cooperating with MTI on a military vehicle concept dubbed Cheetah in the mid-seventies that it hoped to sell to the U.S. armed forces. The 4,500-pound, fiberglass-bodied troop carrier used a 5.9-liter, 180-horsepower Chrysler ...

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    New York: Acura MDX ready to S.H.I.E.L.D. the Avengers from harm
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    Move over, Batmobile, and make room in the geekosphere for the latest comic book superhero ride. Acura, as you may be aware, signed a multi-picture deal with Marvel to have its cars featured in a raft of superhero movies. The Japanese luxury brand's cars were there at the end of Captain America, ...

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    Video: Sand Flea robot goes where your R/C car can't
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    Your nitro-fueled R/C racer may look all badass and be really fast, but it's got its limitations. Namely, walls. The Sand Flea robot shown above, developed by Boston Dynamics, won't win any races or beauty contests, but it laughs at walls. More precisely, it just leaps over them. The little bot, ...

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    Breaking: From Super Duty to Call of Duty: Ford could power U.S. military's future
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    The future of the U.S. Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program might be powered by a Ford V8. BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman and Meritor Defenses said this afternoon that their proposed light fighting vehicle, which is called the Valanx, will have a Ford Power Stroke 6.7-liter diesel engine ...

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    Chicago: U.S. Army's CERV puts a machine gun on a "green" military vehicle
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    It used to be that we couldn't even find a picture of the U.S. Army's Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV), but times have changed. At the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, the Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) displayed the CERV, which uses a diesel-hybrid ...

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