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64Autocrosser mixes cones and rings with in-car marriage proposal

Autocrossing a car takes cool nerves and a lot of focus, which makes this particular stunt even more impressive. You see, as Jake Wile pilots his BMW into the course of cones during a recent BMW Car Club of America event in Boston, he knows that he is just a few turns and slaloms away from one of the most nerve-racking moments of a man's life: proposing to his girlfriend.

25Refuel 2013: Fiat invites us to autocross 500e, we oblige

For a car that Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne still doesn't sound enthusiastic to sell, the 500e sure is getting a lot of official company support. Despite this year's admittedly-limited production run already being sold out, the company continues to promote the values of the improved (in my eyes) battery-powered version over its gasoline-burning sibling.

26Meet Dick Eytchison and his '65 Chevelle autocrosser

There are few things we love more than seeing well-sorted classic cars being put to task. It seems we're in good company on that front. Dick Eytchison shares our belief that, "you just don't appreciate them unless you get out there and drive them."

16Who makes the best night-vision system? Car and Driver weighs in

Car and Driver Tested continues with an episode comparing the night vision systems from the Big Three German luxury makers. While the testing involves a remote-controlled turkey and a deer crossbred with a construction cone, the most interesting thing the guys from C/D do is to cover the windshields of the cars to try and drive through an autocross course relying on technology alone. Hence the conversation through the sunroofs you see pictured above.

62Watch GM engineer's Cadillac CTS-V wagon blow its airbag during autocross run

So many things can go wrong before a wedding that a entire movie and reality television genres have been created because of it. An unintentionally exploding side-curtain airbag is probably low on the list, put that's the unlikely snafu that caught out driver Brad Doerr.

176Chevrolet Corvette redefines curb rash during autocross

Autocross critics are quick to tell you that the pastime is a good way to learn bad habits behind the wheel. We say that, while it may be true, caning a vehicle around a parking lot while dodging a few cones is a good way to have a lot of fun behind the wheel in a fairly low-risk environment. Most autocross courses are designed to keep the speed down and the technicality up, which keeps both drivers and their vehicles safe from any real damage. Or at least, that's how its supposed to work.

41Cool dad introduces son to autocross in Corvette Z06

Father-son bonding is important, and if dad's a car guy, he may choose to hit local autocross track on some weekends. It's hard to think of a more fun place for a kid and his pop to spend a little quality time together. Clearly, the owner of this Chevrolet Corvette Z06 agrees. He's sharing his passion for cars with junior by popping a helmet on his noggin, strapping him into the passenger seat, and hitting the course.

8Video: Tesla Roadster competes in BMW CCA autocross event

Tesla Roadster competing in BMW CCA AutoX – Click above to watch video after the jump

17Autoblog attends 23rd annual Nissan Z Car Convention

23rd Nissan Z Car Convention – Click above for high-res image gallery

32Video: Porsche's 911 GT3 RS is so easy a 10-year old kid can drive it

10 year-old Stepi Wörle hoons a Porsche 911 GT3 RS – Click above to watch video after the jump

22VIDEO: Corvette ZR1 goes autocrossing

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65From the Awesome Files: V6 Miata auto-x weapon

Follow the jump for a video of the owner discussing and driving the car

92008 GReddy Garage Sale and Performance Festival

***UPDATE: Video link added***

7First Drive, Pt. II: Saleen S331 Track Day

Click above for gallery of high-res images by Drew Phillips and the author

17RR of the Day - Supercharged Volvo 1800E

Volvo 1800s are widely acknowledged as nice tourers, but not really sports cars in the peformance sense. Oh, they went okay, especially the later E models with fuel injection, it's just that they looked so much faster than they really were. They were built like brick outhouses, though. Tough little cars with a pretty shape. Flickr member autox1800 has forged his own path looking for a zippier 1800E.

15RR of the Day: 2001 Honda S2000

Of his yellow 2001 Honda S2000, Flickr user solo2photo sums things up pretty succintly when he writes, "it comes from the factory already able to be pretty competitive." Since Honda was thoughtful enough to deliver such a capable vehicle to the masses, solo2photo hasn't had to go too crazy with the mods. He runs the car in the A Stock (AS) class and is limited in terms of the changes he's allowed to make, anyway.

24RR of the Day: Three-wheelin' like only a Miata should

We couldn't find a better way to kick off our autocross-themed RR of the Week than showcasing one of the most potent cone-assassins available, the Mazda Miata. Certainly, the two killer photos of Alex Renner's Miata in action made for eye-candy of the highest order, but as soon as we saw the intercooler peering within the Mazda's maw, we knew this had to be Monday's submission.

1Dunlop Driver's Cup: Qualifying begins

Once a year, drivers gather in a central location to test their skills in a myriad of motorized conveyances. The Dunlop Drivers Cup isn't just a day or two of on-track driving. Nor is it limited to four-wheeled vehicles. It's a five day long event that encompasses autocross, road racing, off-road driving, motocross and an ATV trek.

13Mazda's Zoom-Zoom Live Tour clips cones nationwide

Mazda North America struck fear into the hearts of traffic cones across the U.S. this week with the announcement of its 2006 Zoom-Zoom Live tour, which kicks off in Washington, D.C. August 12.

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