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    Official: Willie bus concept turns walls into transparent LCD screens [w/video]
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    A rather clever mass-transit concept with a silly sounding name, the "Willie" bus by designer Tad Orlowski is intended to "transform city landscapes." With nothing displayed on the side-elevation transparent LCD screens, there's not much differentiating the Willie from a traditional bus - except ...

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    Official: Dubuc Canadian DIY supercar to debut in Montreal [w/video]
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    A new Canadian kit car manufacturer, Dubuc Super Light Cars (SLC), has unveiled the Tomahawk, a lightweight, mid-engine kit car that's promised to weigh under 2,000 pounds. The Tomahawk will debut at the Montreal International Auto Show in January. Dubuc SLC says the car will feature a 300-pound ...

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    Official: Morgan 3 Wheeler gets substantial performance, reliability updates for 2014
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    The Morgan 3 Wheeler has a special sort of universal appeal: many people will admire it, but only a few will actually buy one. Case in point, Morgan says in a November press release that 1,000 of the 25,950-pound ($41,917) vehicles have been delivered to customers since it was introduced in 2011, ...

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    Video: Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 pitted against G63 AMG in GeländeWar
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    Much like the Humvees that participated in last month's Head 2 Head, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG and G63 AMG 6x6 in the latest installment are some of the toughest off-road vehicles money can buy. And you'll need a lot of money to buy the 6X6 - at least $500,000. We're not sure why Mercedes-Benz ...

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    Los Angeles: Youabian Puma is a $1.1-million 'pleasure vehicle'
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    There is no proper way to describe just how big this car is. Not big in terms of its importance here at the LA Auto Show – we're talking about sheer size. This weird-looking, four-seat convertible is a full 242 inches long, 93 inches wide and 72 inches tall, riding on a 163.5-inch ...

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    Tokyo: Ken Okuyama Design rocks Kode9, racecars and a tractor in Tokyo [w/video]
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    As promised, designer and boutique sports car builder Ken Okuyama has arrived at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, bringing a selection of really amazing vehicles along with him. The star of the show is the Kode9 sports car, which really does highlight Okuyama's idiosyncratic way of looking at design. ...

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    Tokyo: Toyota JPN Taxi Concept is a Japanese riff on an English classic
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    As far as beasts of burden go, New York City's new – and much maligned – Nissan NV200 "Taxi of Tomorrow" isn't a bad one. It's space efficient, reasonably economical, and its simple construction should mean it's pretty robust over the long haul, too. But it lacks panache and a sense ...

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    Teased: Ken Okuyama readying minimalist Kode9 sportscar for Tokyo
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    When one thinks of design houses and small-volume specialty automaking, one rarely thinks of Japan. Designer Ken Okuyama is out to change that perception, but that doesn't mean he hasn't honed his talents in the Italian way, having worked for Pininfarina, where he oversaw the design of such cars ...

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    Official: Honda announces UNI-CUB β personal mobility device
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    Honda has announced what can be considered version 2.0 of its Uni-Cub personal mobility device released last year, the Uni-Cub β, which features a small list of improvements to make it safer and easier to use. It'll be on display at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. The Segway-like electric ...

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    Video: Watch these hyper-realistic R/C tractors farm a mini field
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    As a teenager, I was obsessed with radio-controlled cars, which led to my purchase of a Team Associated RC10T3 and a Team Losi XXX buggy (remember those?). The fun of owning them was their ability to drive over almost any surface and, crucially, launch off jumps to dizzying heights. But ...

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    Official: This Jaguar E-Type is an even longer-legged feline
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    Paul Branstad loves the shape and purity of the Series 1 Jaguar E-Type, produced from 1961 to 1968, but appreciates the longer length of the Series 3 V12 model, which affords occupants a more comfortable space in which to enjoy long trips. So when Branstad brought his damaged left-hand-drive 1968 ...

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    SEMA: Mobsteel slams FedEx freight delivery truck
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    Now here's something we didn't expect at SEMA, or anywhere for that matter: a slammed FedEx delivery truck. Yes, what you're looking at is an actual FedEx delivery truck lowered to the ground that the shipping company commissioned Mobsteel to build. The truck uses the nose from a 1981 ...

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    SEMA: 1969 Ford Talladega GPT Special is a SEMA showstopper
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    Rad Rides by Troy has unleashed upon the SEMA crowds this custom 1969 Ford Torino Talladega GT Special, and it's a beauty. The car calls to mind the classic Holman Moody stock cars that circled NASCAR tracks in the late 1960's, driven by the likes of Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney and David Pearson, ...

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    SEMA: Cutworm's Dually Hauler is the best hot-rod parts hauler ever made [w/video]
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    Jeb Greenstone, president, designer and lead fabricator of the custom hot-rod company Cutworm Specialties won the inaugural "Ride Your Hauler to SEMA" contest with his impressive Dually Hauler. The car is currently being honored with a prominent display in front of the Las Vegas Convention ...

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    SEMA: 1967 Shelby G.T.500CR hides a Coyote beneath its hood
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    Classic Recreations, a custom coachbuilder based in Oklahoma, debuted its Coyote-powered 1967 Shelby G.T.500CR at the SEMA show this week. Like the company's previous releases, the bright red, silver striped coupe offers classic Ford Mustang styling with today's reliable mechanicals. "If you like ...

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    SEMA: Ringbrothers ADRNLN Pantera is yellow, isn't mellow
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    In the annals of automobile history, there have been many successful vehicles from small European automakers powered by good old-fashioned American V8 engines. Perhaps the most well-known of these Anglo-American mashups is the Shelby Cobra, but another model that figures prominently into the ...

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    ETC: Porsche 911 and Citroën DS lovechild would look like this
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    The early Porsche 911 and the Citroën DS were two cars produced in the same era (though the DS launched in 1955, nearly 10 years before the 911), but they were vastly different from each other. The 911 was a uniquely German, pure-bred sports car, while the French-built DS had four doors and ...

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    SEMA: Hot Wheels Ford Transit Connect is worth more if we keep it in the box
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    If the 2014 Transit Connect is anything like it's utile current-generation predecessor, and we suspect it is, it will undoubtedly be one of the most functional vehicles in North America. Ford has used the occasion of SEMA to turn the TC in to things that both make use of that functionality, and ...

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    Official: Ford jumps back in the water with marinized 6.2L V8
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    Nameplates like the Mercury Mariner and Lincoln Navigator aside, Ford hasn't offered a marine engine in over two decades. But through a new partnership with one of the biggest names in the business, the Dearborn-based automaker is dipping its proverbial toes back in the water. Announced ...

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    SEMA: Ford F-100 'Snakebit' shown off by Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed at SEMA
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    Ford, along with KISS bassist Gene Simmons and his wife, Shannon Tweed, used SEMA as a backdrop to pull the covers off Snakebit, a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck that's been updated with Shelby Mustang-derived styling bits and a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine. All 550 horsepower are funneled ...

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