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18Seinfeld laments AMC Gremlin with hilarious Jon Stewart

A good comedian can rifle off a one-liner when put in the right situation. A great comedian, though, can fire off zingers in any situation. That much is obvious from the start of the latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

47Chrysler trademark suggest new Rebel in the family

Trademark filings can be a first alert in the auto industry that something is coming. For example, Lamborghini trademarked Aventador before we saw its supercar, and Chevrolet did the same thing with Z28. Other times, an automaker files to protect a name and never does anything with it. Chrysler is dredging up a brand from the past by filing a US request for "Rebel." The name is specifically for "motor vehicles, namely automobiles, trucks, vans, sport utility vehicles and structural parts therefo

21Roadkill pits every project car against each other

The guys behind Motor Trend's monthly Roadkill series have collected nine of their favorite project cars from their videos and pitted them against each other in a battle royale to determine a winner. It's 44 minutes long, but it's completely worth the investment of time.

4The Best Car Commerical Ever Stars Robert De Niro

Before Godfather II, there was this 30-second epic set in Little Italy

Before he ascended to his rightful place at the top of American cinema, Robert De Niro hawked cars in a television commercial.

17Fangio's daily driver can be yours

Sometimes, little pieces of automotive history pop up, that are so rare and eccentric, that they're hard to pass up. This is one of those times. The car shown above is a 1970 IKA Torino 380S, which has had a very special owner. It'll be crossing the block at the Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show Sale on November 15 and 16 in Birmingham, UK.

42eBay Find of the Day: This is what an AMC Pacer with a $55k resto looks like

We'll be the first to admit that AMC Pacers don't send tingles of excitement down our backs when we see them. Truly an innovative car for its time that fell a bit short on delivery, the Pacer developed a cult following that appreciates its functional funk. It was designed to be as spacious as a full-size car inside and as small and aerodynamic as possible on the outside - function over form doesn't make this thing beautiful.

125This is Mitt Romney

That's right, the potential Republican Potentate is an AMC muscle car; according to the Secret Service, anyway. The Republican race for the presidential nomination is getting serious, and National Public Radio reports that the the Secret Service is stepping in to offer its protective services to the potential nominees. When this happens, code names are given to the protectees; for example, President Reagan was called "Rawhide" by those watching out for him. Mitt's new Secret Service handle? Jave

10PopMech offers a video history of the automotive barrel roll

Rob Dyrdek's "kick flip" stunt in a Chevrolet Sonic effectively sealed his place in the hallowed halls of stunt driver lore. As it turns out, actually pulling off a 360-degree barrel roll in a vehicle is one of the most challenging stunts one can perform. Driving on two wheels? Cakewalk. Knocking down a series of buses stacked on their ends? As easy as sucking pea soup through a crazy straw. The barrel roll requires stacks of mathematical calculations to account for everything from the vehicle's

36Video: Chevy Vega development film yields priceless look at 1970s auto design

Chevrolet Vega Car & Track segment – Click above to view the video after the jump

10eBay Find of the Day: Hydrogen-powered 1972 AMC Gremlin by George Barris

1972 hydrogen-powered AMC Gremlin – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddeBay Find of the Day: Hydrogen-powered 1972 AMC Gremlin by George Barris

1972 hydrogen-powered AMC Gremlin – Click above for high-res image gallery

30Video: 24 Hours of LeMons Ford Escort ZX2 flips out

Rubbing is Racing - click above to watch the video

20Rendered Speculation: The return of the AMX

Click above for more renderings of revived AMC models

15What could have been - AMX/3

UPDATE: It turns out there were actually some running and driving versions of this car, link in text below.

21Gremlins, Pinto and Pacers to become the new auction darlings?

Anyone worried about their legacy would do well to pay attention to the rise and fall of automotive punchlines. More like fall and rise. Cars that were once four-wheeled jokes are gaining in value, demonstrating that history usually plays out far differently than you'd planned. Insurance man McKeel Hagerty noticed that cars once sneered at were increasing in value. Hagerty's insurance company is the number one insurance provider for collector car owners, and the values of the vehicles were sudde

31Future Classic: Eagle Premier

click image for more pics of the Eagle Premier

12Eulogy for the Pacer - a memorial tribute to organ-donating AMCs

While it is perhaps not terribly far-fetched to think that there are folks who like the Pacer, this just seems like an unhealthy attachement. In the process of keeping his own very fine looking '76 alive, Curt Uhrin felt guilty about just stripping bits off those cars that gave their lives so that his may live on. Guilty enough, in fact, to create a website devoted to keeping their memories alive. Curt took pictures of the junkyard cars as they lay in state and wrote wistful descriptions that ma

5A brief history of Trans Am racing

With an apparent resurgence of muscle cars coming from Detroit, many are reminded of the "good ol' days" of Trans Am racing. This particular series mutated from the SCCA's B-Production Sedan class when the decision was made to award a manufacturer's title - a move that eventually dragged Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and AMC into a high-dollar factory-sponsored war for muscle car dominance.

AddStirling Engines: time for a comeback for these 1970s experimental car engines?

Reader Sarah Turner emailed in a question yesterday asking about the Stirling Engine and what might come be it’s future as a power source in automobiles. Since this is an excellent topic that, I think, will interest a lot of AutoblogGreen readers, I’m re-asking the question here. If you’ve got any knowledge about this, post it in the comments.

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