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    Video: Triumph takes us on an emotional journey over the salt
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    Every once in a while, Mother Nature has a rather tenuous relationship with her children. Such a scenario plays out each and every year as mankind clings to one of the last vestiges of open space left on our planet, the Bonneville Salt Flats, to which hundreds of men and women each year flock to ...

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    Motorsports: Nissan wants an American driver for its Le Mans team
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    "We'll use every driver development tool we have to take them to the next level, but they will also have to step up." – Darren Cox Nissan is aiming to put an American behind the wheel of one of its LMP1 racecars in 2016 as part of plans to grow its motorsports program in the United ...

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    Video: Ford opens the doors on its Swedish rally skunkworks
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    It's always amazing to see how different kinds of racecars are made. Formula One racers are often constructed in modern architectural marvels that hint at some of the cutting-edge technology going into the racing. Conversely, rallying is all about sliding around on a varied course as fast as ...

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    Video: Baja champ blazes trail through Ensenada with his Monster trophy truck
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    Last year, former Baja 1000 champ BJ Baldwin and his trophy truck proved that they could save a women stranded in the desert in a broken down Nissan GT-R in a video called Recoil. For this year's sequel, he's turned the excitement way up. By combining high speed, huge jumps, women in bikinis, ...

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    Video: Take a spin in a street-legal Lancia Group B rally car
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    Lancia's death is sad for many, many reasons, chief among which is the end of its wonderful, wild rally heritage. While the brand might best be known for the Stratos and the Delta HF Integrale, there was another big name model, called the 037, that did its best to live up to the family name. The ...

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    Video: Nissan ZEOD RC on track and from behind the wheel
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    The Nissan ZEOD RC hybrid racecar has had mixed success in its competition life. It was invented to do a completely electric, high-speed lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which it was able to do in practice. However, when the big event actually came, the car lasted less than an hour before it had ...

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    Video: Top Gear pits V8 supercar against stunt plane, Komatsu tractor
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    Traditional motorsports pit a bunch of roughly equivalent vehicles over a course to find out which driver has the most skill and which car has the right tweaks to score a victory against the competitors. But Top Gear is anything but traditional. It decided to stage two very different kinds of ...

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    Exclusive: ATS gives up on De Tomaso, moves to Canary Islands [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: ATS appears to be going through a management dispute between its two owners - one party supporting the course of action described below and the other working to stop it and keep ATS in Italy. We'll be watching to see how it develops. Those truly schooled in the history of Italian sports ...

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    Motorsports: Geely to provide engines to Formula 4
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    Formula One may get the lion's share of attention, but it's far from the only formula racing series. The FIA Formula E Championship just kicked off in China this past weekend, for example – and while FIA President Jean Todt was in town, he also announced the latest engine supplier for the ...

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    Video: World's quickest street-legal vehicle is... 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup
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    In the pantheon of performance cars and trucks that have come across our radars, there exists a clear dividing line between those designed solely for use at a racetrack – be that a road circuit, oval, dirt track or drag strip – and those that can be driven to and from such a track. ...

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    Video: Decelerating from a 390-mph land speed record run might just trigger your fire system
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    Have you ever had one of those days where everything was going smoothly and then, in a split-second, there was utter chaos? Racer Danny Thompson recently got a fantastic story to tell when he was taking his streamlined Challenger II land speed car for a test run. Everything appeared perfectly ...

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    Video: Formula E has first big crash in dramatic final-corner battle for victory
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    The electric racing series Formula E has just made its world debut on the streets of Beijing, and some motorsports have gone whole seasons between crashes as dramatic as the last-lap scrap between Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost in China. The incident happened in the last gasps of the race with ...

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    Video: Donkervoort D8 GTO is the meanest Lotus 7 knock-off you've ever heard
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    Dutch company Donkervoort may have launched its nutty D8 GTO a few years ago already, but that doesn't mean we find the car any less insane today. With 380 turbocharged horsepower produced by its Audi-sourced 2.5-liter engine, and just about 1,500 pounds to move around (plus driver), the Lotus ...

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    Motorsports: Mercedes F1 races the runway in Edinburgh [w/video]
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    Turning airport runways into racetracks is nothing new. Sebring, Silverstone and the Top Gear test track were all made out of former military air bases. Mirabel airport north of Montreal – one of the largest airports ever built – has had part of its disused runways turned into a race ...

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    Video: Tanner Foust checks out his new VW Beetle GRC rally car
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    Racing driver and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust is a very busy guy. After all, he's competing in rounds of both Global Rallycross series and FIA World Rallycross Championship, not to mention his TV duties. However, we probably shouldn't feel too sorry for him, because his job puts him behind the ...

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    Report: Michael Schumacher discharged from hospital, will rehab at home
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    Michael Schumacher's medical progress has been slow but consistently positive over the past several months, and more seemingly good news has arrived in a statement from his manager. The seven-time Formula 1 champion is leaving the hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, to continue undergoing rehab at ...

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    Report: Stanford opens its Revs automotive digital library
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    Are you a fan of vintage racing, or just old cars in general, and can't find enough classic pictures online to feed your habit? Then we have found the perfect site for you. Stanford University has opened its Revs Digital Library online – a wonderfully curated and cited page of automobilia ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Italian Grand Prix goes heavy on rescue and recovery
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    In the two weeks it's taken Formula One to move from Belgium to Italy, fleet-footed rumor has outrun the driver transfer market – Fernando Alonso can't issue enough denials of a departure from Ferrari, McLaren isn't sure what it wants to do with its drivers, Lotus has found out why it ...

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    Official: Lada reveals new Xray, Vesta and Vesta WTCC in Moscow [w/video]
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    With the Russian market growing into one of the largest in the world, automakers from around the world descended this past weekend on the Moscow Motor Show in pursuit of a slice of that pie. But you can bet that Lada, one of Russia's biggest domestic players, wasn't going to miss out on the ...

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    Motorsports: Buick Encore takes a hit of Mokka to tackle Dakar
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    There are many vehicles we'd consider taking racing. Even on a cross-country rally as punishing as the Dakar. But a Buick Encore? That's not one that would enter our motorsports-based consciousness. Yet it's basically what General Motors is entering in the South American rally raid this year, and ...

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