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    Featured: Looking back at Oprah's free-car giveaway 10 years later
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    Oprah kicked off her 19th season in dramatic fashion by giving all 276 members of the studio audience a free car. Molly Vielweber's Pontiac G6 appears unremarkable at first glance. It wears forest green paint, rolls on five-spoke aluminum wheels, and it has a sizeable scrape in the driver's ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.10.14
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    2016 Audi TT driven in Spain "While it's better than the second generation, it's still very much a TT." Those are Jonathon Ramsey's words about the fresh-faced Audi coupe, which he recently tested on the (decidedly dusty) roads of Spain. But there's plenty more to talk about with Audi's new ...

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    ETC: New Batmobile captured near Detroit set
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    Filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is underway in Detroit, with discreetly snapped pictures of stars Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) becoming increasingly common fixtures on the social media of Detroiters. Rather than get another snap of Affleck walking into the gym or ...

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    Official: Hyundai hires actor Paul Rudd as pitchman [w/video]
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    The Dude abides, but his deep voice is going to be coming from your TV a little less. After seven years of his earthiness, laid back actor Jeff Bridges is no longer the voice of Hyundai in the brand's advertising. He has been replaced by comedian Paul Rudd who is already narrating the new ...

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    Video: Lincoln debuts MKC ads starring Matthew McConaughey
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    Lincoln is making the decisive commitment that it wants to improve its brand perception going forward. It can't be cheap to hire A-list talent like Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey and director Nicolas Winding Refn, best known for Drive, for its new ad campaign for the 2015 MKC ...

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    Video: Cartoon mascots punish Russian driver in road rage incident
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    We've seen some truly harrowing videos from Russian dashcams, recently. However, none of them rise to the level of weirdness as this latest one. Apparently in Russia, just because you're dressed as a quartet of children's cartoon characters, doesn't make you immune from road rage. The incident ...

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    Report: Dax Shepard, Michael Pena to star in CHiPs movie
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    Hollywood seems to be all about adapting TV shows from the '70s and '80s into movies these days. Starsky & Hutch was turned into a movie. So were The Dukes of Hazzard, Miami Vice and The A-Team. We could go on, but you get the point. The one project that seems to keep stalling, though, is ...

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    Video: Batman caught astride Batcycle in Japan
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    Holy makeshift Batcycle, Batman. This rider in Japan deserves a round of applause and pat on the back for his dedication to an idea. We've seen people build more authentic looking recreations of the Batpod in the past but never with this much commitment to the whole look. This Dark Knight ...

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    Video: Ford GT designer Camilo Pardo wins Motor City Masters
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    Motor City Masters pulled off its concept of Project Runway for cars rather well. In the end, the TruTV reality series came down to former Ford designer Camilo Pardo and multi-disciplined designer Bryan Thompson, but Pardo was always kind of the show's ringer as the person instrumental in the ...

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    Video: Motor City Masters finale set to air Tuesday
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    Just like that, the first season of Motor City Masters is about to come to an end. Autoblog has an exclusive early look at a scene from the reality TV show's finale that will crown the last standing car designer from the ten who started. The challenge in the last episode is to create a clay model ...

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    Report: Burt Munro breaks own world record on World's Fastest Indian 36 years after death
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    Difficult: Setting a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Impossible: Setting a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt flats 36 years after you've passed away. And yet, here we are, in the year 2014, and a new record has appeared in the most recent tally at Bonneville, showing one ...

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    Video: Dodge pulls New Girl and The Office stars for new Dart spots
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    Dodge is hoping that a heavy dash of humor helps it move some more units of the Dart with a hilarious ad campaign called Don't Touch My Dart. The spots star actors Craig Robinson, best known for his role as Darryl on The Office, and Jake Johnson from New Girl as neighbors and friends playing a ...

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    Video: Mystery movie stunt shoot goes awry in a big hurry
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    Stunt choreography is a business that really needs to be done properly. A failure in any one area has the potential to not just ruin the stunt and waste a film or TV show's budget, but could lead to a member of the cast or crew getting seriously hurt (or even killed). We won't spoil what happens ...

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    Report: Be a star in a reasonably priced car with the Top Gear Track Experience
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    You're at the Dunsfold Aerodrome – more popularly known as the Top Gear test track – behind the wheel of a Kia Cee'd. You've got raw talent and know the lines because The Stig just showed them to you. So you cross the finish line in record time, knocking all the other celebrities off ...

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    Report: Elon Musk to get spot on The Simpsons
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    It's hard to believe that The Simpsons is moving into its 26th season, but there's good news for auto enthusiasts, especially of the EV variety. The show's executive producer, Al Jean, confirmed on Twitter that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk would have a guest spot on the show in the upcoming season. ...

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    Video: Mad Max Fury Road shows a new road warrior in its latest trailer
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    Mad Max is finally returning to the big screen nearly 30 years after its last installment. The new, long-awaited Mad Max: Fury Road will bow in 2015. This doesn't appear to be just some cash-in, nostalgia-based reboot, either. George Miller wrote and directed the latest entry, just as he did all ...

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    Official: Hot Wheels reveals life-size Darth Vader car at Comic-Con [w/video]
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    Let's face it; Darth Vader is a thousand times cooler than Luke Skywalker. The hero might get the girl, but in the case of Star Wars, it's his sister. Vader, though, controls the Death Star, two of them in fact. It turns out that the Sith Lord has a meaner car too, at least thanks to Hot ...

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    James Garner, celebrated actor and auto enthusiast, dies at age 86 [w/videos]
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    James Garner, star of such Hollywood television and film classics as Maverick and The Rockford Files, has passed away at his home at the age of 86. Garner is believed to have died of natural causes. While Garner is best known for his television and movie roles, he was also a certified car guy. ...

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    ETC: The best place to get your Top Gear fix online has been thwacked by lawyers
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    The website Final Gear is one of the premiere fan sites for Top Gear on the Internet. For over a decade, it has been providing followers of the show and its spinoffs with BitTorrent links for the episodes and gave people a place to discuss all things related. However, the site was hobbled on July ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.15.14
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    Top Gear's 10 most offensive mistakes The boys at Top Gear UK have a habit of making some big mistakes that offend large groups of people. The show's presenters – mainly, Jeremy Clarkson – have been under fire due to supposedly mumbled racial slurs, staged scenes, generally ...

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