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8Car-L RC buggy gets up close and personal with pride of lions

Before the team at Autoblog could drive actual cars, we cut our teeth on remote-controlled facsimiles, building ramps, jumps and all manner of obstacles, in a bid to destroy our cars test our driving prowess. For most of us, though, once we were old enough to drive, or at least consider driving, the RC cars were handed down to our younger siblings or that neighbor kid. We've maintained a soft spot for the RC, though, and always get some joy out of them being used in a professional context.

11How that awesome Mustang R/C car chase vid was made

We've reported on a few R/C car chase videos in the past. One in particular that stands out as a favorite is Zach King's "The Cliché RC Action Chase." It featured a pair of Ford Mustang coupes racing through a cardboard city, plowing into outdoor patios and busting through construction zones. It was wonderfully creative and fun to watch, yet we know there was more to its creation than a bunch of guys fooling around with a camera one afternoon.

5Sega arcade game cabinets turned into R/C car controllers

If you're one of those souls who prize vintage arcade cabinets, you may want to look away. A group has torn into a pair of classic Sega Rally games to create something a little more creative. Using the old steering wheel and pedal inputs, the team created a virtual racing game that controls real radio-control cars. The cool part is that the driver can choose from either an on-car camera or a top-down view as a shout out to the racing games of old.

13Car Gifts for Christmas: The Big Gifts

Our second list of car gifts for Christmas focuses on those big gifts you get from Santa, or the one present that breaks the bank of the gift giver. Too rich for your blood? No problem, check out some less expensive gift ideas here.

16Car Gifts for Christmas: Stuff For Under the Tree

'Tis the season once again. We were scratching our heads wondering what to get the car-obsessed men and women in our lives, so we made some lists. This first list contains ideas for stuff that goes under the tree, the kind of car gifts that don't cost an arm and a leg but go over well with the auto lovers in your family.

28Video: Super slo-mo R/C cars lose all sense of scale

R/C cars in slow motion – Click above for the video after the jump

40Video: The coolest R/C footage we've seen in a long time stars... a Nissan Sentra SE-R?

Nissan Sentra SE-R writ small – Click above to see the video after the jump

17Chicago 2010: The greenest vehicles at the auto show?

Greenest vehicles in Chicago – Click above for high-res image gallery

15First-person R/C car puts you in the driver's seat

A company called Fat Shark offers one of the coolest R/C cars we've ever seen. How so? Its system has a camera mounted in the car's driver's seat. It transmits its signal wirelessly to VR-style goggles that give the operator a first-person view of the terrain ahead of the car itself. That alone would be neat, but the camera has pan and tilt functionality that the driver controls by simply moving his or her head to "look" in each direction. The video pasted after the jump gives you a taste of wha

7VIDEO: Volvo's RC mini-XC90

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