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    Report: 2 dead, 23 injured after car crashes into SXSW crowd [w/video]
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    Two people are dead and 23 injured after a suspected drunk driver, attempting to evade police, barreled through a barricade and into a crowd at Austin's South by Southwest festival. The incident happened around 12:30AM last night on Red River Street, just a few blocks from the Texas Capitol ...

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    BMW restores classic Mini as it revives production in Netherlands
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    Mini will be kicking off production in the Netherlands, a country that hasn't built a Mini-badged machine since 1966. In honor of this event, BMW Group Classic, the team responsible for all the cars in the BMW Museum, as well as being a spare parts and restoration company in its own right, ...

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    Motorsports: Final Recap: Days 2 and 3 notes, quotes, and takeaways from the US Grand Prix
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    The Texas grass no longer rustles with 2.4-liter V8 exhaust blown at 18,000 revs, the Texas dust is no longer raised by hard-compound Pirellis. We saw a lot and learned a lot while we were there as guests of Infiniti, and after our Day 1 and race recaps, here are the bits left over from our time ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 US Grand Prix, remember the Alamo Circuit of the Americas [spoilers]
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    There were 56 laps run in Austin's Travis County prairie to complete the inaugural United States Grand Prix at the newly minted Circuit of the Americas. Coming into the race, there were nothing but questions and calculations: Would the track be any good for Formula One? Could Red Bull Racing get ...

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    Motorsports: Grand Prix of the Americas, Day 1 Recap: a city arose in the fields, and it was good
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    The Circuit of the Americas is the miracle in the fields, the track that no one thought would be finished in time to hold its appointed race. But the Texans got past the turmoil, and even though the heavy machinery was still working on dirt roads as July, come November 18 there was a beautiful, ...

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    Report: Party sponsored by Lamborghini tried to airlift yacht into Austin lake for F1 race
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    This was the kind of understatement we didn't expect to encounter in the Lone Star State: on our way into Austin to attend the Grand Prix of the Americas, the man sitting next to us on the plane – an Austinite born and raised – said, "There's gonna be a lot of wealthy people here." ...

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    Report: Texas' 85-MPH toll road opens weeks ahead of schedule
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    While it takes some municipalities months just to fix a pot hole, apparently all you need is a little revenue stream to get road construction done at a rabbit's pace. After years of work, the final portion of the Texas State Highway 130 toll road has been opened today weeks ahead of schedule. The ...

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    Video: Circuit of the Americas officially opens, Mario Andretti takes inaugural lap
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    Mario Andretti and Patrick Dempsey were among many other racers on hand over the weekend for the grand opening of the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. With the Formula One US Grand Prix set for November 18, the track surface is ready for action, but there is still plenty of work ...

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    Video: Translogic checks out Austin's impressive infrastructure
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    Too often, discussions about how best for people to get around crowded urban environments turn into an argument, with cars pitted against bicycles, highways versus public transit and improving commute times challenging pedestrian safety. But not in Austin. In this latest episode of Translogic, ...

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    Video: Cabbie converts London taxi into Olympic hotel
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    We don't know what kind of person would want to be traveling in London right now. With the Olympics in town, the city has become besieged with tourists, athletes and officials. The price of hotel rooms have skyrocketed, and the presence of Olympic-only bus lanes have locked up everyone else, who ...

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    Video: Take a virtual lap of Austin's Circuit of the Americas
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    Hermann Tilke designed the Austin F1 circuit, and no one is quite sure if he's recreated the magic of Turkey or the borefest of Valencia. With 133 feet of elevation change, though, the 3.4 mile Circuit of the Americas and its 20 turns should be closer to the former. The track will feature in ...

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    Official: Austin's new F1 track will debut in video game
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    Workers outside of Austin are still hammering away on the new Circuit of the Americas Formula One track, but race fans and gamers will get a shot at driving the course before the first tire hits the tarmac. Codemasters' "F1 2012" will feature the track in all of its pixelized glory. The game will ...

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    Auctions: Why did this Mini sell for over $65,000?
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    There's good reason this Mini more than doubled it's pre-sale estimate, and it's not because Neil Armstrong once drove it. No, Lot 307 at Bonhams' Hendon, U.K., sale was bid up to $65,100 because it's an exceptionally rare early Mini, just the eighth of the iconic cars ever manufactured, ...

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    Official: Circuit of the Americas opens waitlist for United States Grand Prix tickets
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    Just under 300 days separate us from the return of the United States Grand Prix. At least that's the idea, now that construction has resumed on the troubled Circuit of the Americas on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. But an encouraging sign is that race organizers have started gearing up to sell ...

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    Report: Last-minute deal saves 2012 United States Grand Prix in Austin
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    Everything is bigger in Texas. So it's appropriate that the hubbub surrounding the imminent return of the United States Grand Prix to the Lonestar State should come down to a big last-minute deal. As you may recall, Formula One was set to come to Austin next year at a new track complex currently ...

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    Official: Construction on Austin's Circuit of the Americas has stopped
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    If you were among those who thought that Formula One and Texas would go together like pickles and ice cream, well, you may be right. And you may not be terribly disappointed, either, by the latest news surrounding the United States Grand Prix. The first F1 race to come to the United States in ...

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    Report: Ecclestone casts doubts on Austin F1 race in 2012
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    After a five-year absence, the United States is set to gain two Formula One races within the next two years: one in Austin, Texas, and another in New Jersey. But recent comments vocalized by F1's ever-outspoken commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone have cast doubt on the former. Speaking at this ...

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    Video: Red Bull and David Coulthard off-road Austin's Circuit of the Americas, again
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    If you don't think David Coulthard has the coolest job on the planet, that's just because you haven't seen this video yet. As you may recall, the Formula One driver and Red Bull recently headed down to Austin to display their excitement over the sport's return to American soil. Coulthard and his ...

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    Official: FIA confirms 2012 Formula 1 calendar, United States GP set for November 18
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    Finalizing the calendar for the Formula 1 World Championship can't be an easy task. Each race organizer has its own demands, as do the teams. The FIA has its say, and so does Formula 1 Management. Logistical considerations need to be taken into account, as well as projected weather conditions. So ...

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    Official: Ready or not, David Coulthard and Red Bull Racing arrive in Austin [w/video]
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    The Circuit of the Americas isn't quite finished yet, and Austin isn't quite ready for the Formula One circus to roll into town. But apparently someone forgot to tell David Coulthard and the Red Bull Racing team. Last week we reported on Red Bull's plans to run a demonstration event in downtown ...

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