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    Report: Rowan Atkinson crashes at Goodwood Revival
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    To quote Harry Hogge (played by Robert Duvall) in Days of Thunder, "rubbin, son, is racin'." That can mean some unfortunate damage to high-end racing machinery, which may be repaired easily enough in stock car racing, but when it comes to vintage racing, the stakes can be that much higher. And ...

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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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    Quick Spin: 2014 Maserati Ghibli Diesel
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    It used to be easier to make sense of the auto industry. There were mainstream manufacturers, and there were niche sports car manufacturers. That was before Porsche starting selling more crossovers than it does sports cars, Lamborghini began preparing to go down the same road, and Ferrari ...

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    Official: Mini Oxford gives birth to 3-millionth car [w/video]
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    With the latest generation of Minis having only recently launched a few months ago, the company's Plant Oxford has found another reason to celebrate as it reached two major milestones almost simultaneously. Since production of the new, BMW-revived version began there in 2001, the factory has ...

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    Official: Bristol teases new car, will debut in 2015
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    Bristol Cars is one of those boutique British brands that is well beyond its heyday in the '50s and '60s; see also Peerless or Sunbeam. But what makes Bristol different is that it's still around today. Despite some financial hiccups in 2011, the company is showing that British stiff upper lip and ...

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    Report: Biker in Scotland liable for accident involving motorcycle he sold
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    A man in Scotland could be saddled with thousands of dollars in bills caused by a motorcycle crash that he had nothing to do with. The tragic incident occurred when Paul Duffy sold his bike, and the new owner was in a fatal accident on it a few days later. However, the rider didn't have any ...

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    Official: Morgan reveals one-off SP1 at Salon Privé in London [w/video]
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    Morgan has been around for 105 years, and still builds its cars largely the way it has from the beginning. So seeing a new Morgan debut is a bit of a rarity, but that's what we have in front of us here. Called the SP1, this coupe is the first product of Morgan's new Special Projects division. It ...

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    Video: Can a hopped-up Miata take on the Porsche Boxster?
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    As long as there have been used cars, there has been this question: are you better off buying a new vehicle, or picking up a used offering and making a few aftermarket modifications? While the answer is far from clear, Auto Express has put together a video that will attempt to well and truly put ...

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    Official: Atalanta to unveil new Sports Tourer at upcoming London concours
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    Automakers come and automakers go. Sometimes they come and go and come back again, as in the case of revived marques like Bugatti, Mini, Maybach and ATS. And now we're about to have another one on our hands. That marque is Atalanta, which traces its routes back to 1937. It only ever offered two ...

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    ETC: Millionaire cricket player avoids driving ban because he has to drive fish and chips van
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    It's not exactly a case of "affluenza," but it does appear to be another case of Money Makes Things Go Away, this time in the UK. Police there reportedly caught ex-England cricketer and professional boxer Andrew Flintoff doing 87 miles per hour, 17 mph over the limit, in his Bentley Continental ...

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    Video: These Scots fought the law, but the law didn't win
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    "I fought the law and the law won." So goes the song originated by the Bobby Fuller Four and popularized by the Clash. And with good reason, because typically when an average citizen challenges the authority of law enforcement, they end up at the wrong end of its long arm. That's what makes this ...

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    Official: Suzuki Vitara shows its face ahead of Paris debut
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    The death of Suzuki's American automotive operations can be chalked up to many, many things. One thing it cannot be blamed on, however, is the arguable goodness of its products. The company's criminally underrated offerings included the Kizashi sedan, the SX4 compact and your author's personal ...

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    Official: Jaguar Land Rover building new Special Vehicle Operations facility
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    It's only been a couple of months since Jaguar Land Rover announced the formation of its new Special Operations division, and we've already seen a number of vehicles to come out of it. But now the British automaker has announced a new facility that will house its elite skunkworks department. Set ...

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    Video: Nissan GT-R and Ferrari 458 Speciale in track battle by Evo
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    Supercar slayer. That's what they call the Nissan GT-R. And in many ways it is, even though its price and performance over the years have risen to put it squarely in supercar territory of its own right. In fact, as Evo magazine has been compiling a list of its fastest cars – using the ...

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    Video: Xcar tries to figure out what makes the Miata so great
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    Over the past 25 years and 3 model generations, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has shown that you don't have to be the best to be a massive success. The little, Japanese roadster has never been the absolute peak of automotive performance, but it's precise handling, good reliability and frugal running costs ...

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    Study: Ford-sponsored survey says a third of Brits have snapped a 'selfie' while driving [w/videos]
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    Talking on the phone while driving isn't advisable, and texting while driving is downright dangerous. Considering those truths, the fact that we even need to point this out this is incredibly disturbing: taking "selfies" while behind the wheel is exceptionally stupid. But, it's a thing that a ...

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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: UK police move to seize mobile phones after all accidents
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    There's little question that driving while holding your phone is incredibly dangerous. In the UK alone, some 500 people are estimated to be seriously injured or killed each year because of car and truck drivers using their phones behind the wheel – a staggering figure that is leading ...

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    Official: Ford Fiesta becomes UK all-time best seller
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    We may regard Ford as an American automaker, but ask a Brit and they may tell you otherwise. The Blue Oval has, after all, been selling cars in the UK since 1903, and started manufacturing there as far back as 1911 when it began local production of the Model T in Manchester. Last year Ford ended ...

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    Official: Jaguar Land Rover puts the freeze on wounded soldier-athletes [w/video]
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    For athletes, the cold is often a powerful ally in treating injures, with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) a popular means of treating muscle pulls, bruising and other common forms of discomfort. Did you know, though, that frosty temps are also popular tools for simply recovering from ...

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