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    Video: Autocrosser mixes cones and rings with in-car marriage proposal
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    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 ...

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    Video: Meet Dick Eytchison and his '65 Chevelle autocrosser
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    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." Over the years, Dick has whipped his 1965 ...

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    Video: Who makes the best night-vision system? Car and Driver weighs in
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    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 ...

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    Video: Watch GM engineer's Cadillac CTS-V wagon blow its airbag during autocross run
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    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. Doerr was, though, doing ...

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    Video: Chevrolet Corvette redefines curb rash during autocross
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    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. ...

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    Video: Cool dad introduces son to autocross in Corvette Z06
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    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 ...

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    Autoblog attends 23rd annual Nissan Z Car Convention
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    23rd Nissan Z Car Convention – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Nissan North America headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee played host to the 23rd Annual Z Car Convention this past weekend. While we missed out on Friday's autocross and drift challenge action, we were on hand ...

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    Video: Porsche's 911 GT3 RS is so easy a 10-year old kid can drive it
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    10 year-old Stepi Wörle hoons a Porsche 911 GT3 RS – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Germany must be a magical place. Typically, if we were to tell you about a story that involved a 10 year-old boy, his 14 year-old brother and their father's Porsches, it would end with some ...

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    VIDEO: Corvette ZR1 goes autocrossing
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    The Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most ridiculously cool production Corvette ever produced. After taking the ZR1 for several hot laps of the Lutzring in Milford, we'd go as far as to say it's one of the fastest vehicles we've ever driven. Journalists aren't ...

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    From the Awesome Files: V6 Miata auto-x weapon
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    Follow the jump for a video of the owner discussing and driving the carYou don't need to spend much time with a Miata to "get" why so many drivers are attracted to them. Perfectly executed and relentlessly entertaining, it's no surprise that Mazda's little roadster is the track-day weapon of choice ...

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    2008 GReddy Garage Sale and Performance Festival
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    ***UPDATE: Video link added***Click image above for high-res gallery of festival picsWhen a friend mentioned that he was heading out to El Toro Marine Base for a day of tuner fun courtesy of GReddy, we decided to tag along and check it out for ourselves. The 2008 GReddy Garage Sale and Performance ...

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    First Drive, Pt. II: Saleen S331 Track Day
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    Click above for gallery of high-res images by Drew Phillips and the authorDay 1 of our first encounter with the Saleen S331 Sport Truck had us exploring the versatility of the truck. We started off by using the vehicle as a swanky ride through the heart of ultra-rich Orange County. A cruise down ...

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    RR of the Day - Supercharged Volvo 1800E
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    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 ...

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    VIDEO: Ferrari F 50 autocrosser misses apex, hits corner worker
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    If this doesn't define the phrase "money can't buy brains," then nothing does. It shows what we hope to be the vehicle's owner attempting to autocross a Ferrari F 50 in the wet. Fortunately for us, everything is caught on tape from both inside the car and out. Unfortunately, the only thing ...

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    RR of the Day: 2001 Honda S2000
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    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 ...

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

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    VIDEO: Wheel falls off race car and returns to its home
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    In the "Easily Amused" category for today is this video of an unfortunate racer who loses an all-important component -- a tire (or tyre, if you're so inclined to use the British spelling). The wayward appendage put on quite a show for the cameras, bouncing without interrupting the rest of the race ...

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    Dunlop Driver's Cup: Qualifying begins
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    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 ...

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    Mazda's Zoom-Zoom Live Tour clips cones nationwide
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    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.The tour will visit 10 different cities and offer nearly 50,000 drivers a shot at burning rubber in various ...

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    Autoblog Maintenance 301: Transmission R&R, Part I
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    Several of our readers have been requesting tech topics of a higher level of complexity, and so we went and broke a transmission just so we could show you how to fix it. OK, that's not quite how things went; the Tremec/BWA T56 six-speed manual in our '96 Impala SS started making some seriously bad ...

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