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    Video: Watch this lead sled go rallying in Finland

    Custom cars generally fit into neat little boxes in terms of how they are used. For example, you're unlikely to see a modded Corvette going rock crawling; it's just not what it's made for (though we bet it'd look awesome, at least for a minute). In the same way, chopped, channeled and customized ...

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    Report: Finnish spraying reindeer antlers with glow-in-the-dark paint to curb accidents [w/video]

    Drivers throughout the US are familiar with the dangers of deer crossing the road, especially at night. A 2012 report from State Farm Insurance found that from 2011-2012, there were 1.23 million deer/vehicle collisions in the US, and the stakes are even higher for those in areas with larger ...

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    Video: Finnish police get a Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake

    We may know Mercedes as a luxury marque here, but in Europe, the Silver Star also adorns more utilitarian vehicles, from taxis to buses to trucks. Still, no matter where you are in the world, the CLS-Class is more about form than function, but that hasn't stopped the Finnish police from drafting ...

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    Monterey: Spyker B6 Venator Spyder arrives November 2014 at $150,000

    We met up with the well travelled Victor Muller at The Quail gathering at Monterey and talked turkey regarding the re-entry of Spyker production cars in the United States. He was showing off the running prototype of his new B6 Venator Spyder with 375-horsepower supercharged V6. Although the ...

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    Video: Are these the most epic diesel-powered burnouts ever?

    Here in the States, we generally think of diesel-powered vehicles in one of two ways. First, there are the gigantor pickups with their loud and burly turbodiesel engines. Second, there are the diesel fuel misers, such as Volkswagen's stable of TDI mobiles. In Europe, though, nearly every car is ...

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    Subaru Legacy that spent 3 months at bottom of Finnish lake starts on first try

    "Ja, that ice'll hold ya." Until it didn't, and suddenly a man's 1996 Legacy wagon was at the bottom of a shallow lake in Finland. Three months later, the Subaru wagon was dragged from its freshwater slumber, and while most people would just write the car off or at most turn it into a parts ...

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    Report: Lotus-Renault won't let Kimi Raikkonen contest Rally Finland

    The Formula One team formerly known as Renault and currently racing under the Lotus banner is still feeling the absence of its star driver Robert Kubica. The Polish driver, as you may recall, was severely injured when he crashed his Skoda Fabia S2000 in a rally in Italy two years ago. And now the ...

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    Video: World's fastest slot car race is oddly mesmerizing

    The Finnish aren't known for their high-energy personas, and we thought it might be because they save their adrenaline dumps for rally cars and snowmobiles. Turns out they also like to let their slot cars showcase hidden Type A personalities. At a place called Autorataharrastajat ry, some very ...

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    Report: JJ Lehto sentenced to jail for speedboat crash

    You'd think that a professional driver's skills would be universal. You'd also think that the rules regarding drinking and driving would apply the same to the water as they would to the road. But as it turns out neither is necessarily the case. The point is driven home by the conviction in ...

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    Bentley sets new land ice speed record

    Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible shatters ice speed record – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Baltic Sea, sitting off the coast of Finland, is a white wasteland of ice and snow during the winter portion of the calendar. Local hero Juha Kankkunen, a four-time World ...

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    VIDEO: Ten minutes of rally crashes devoid of butt-rock soundtrack

    Finns crashing with pure engine sounds - Click above to watch the video
    It's often said that the Finns are drunk and walk around carrying axes the best rally drivers in the world. There's been lots of speculation as to why. Some say it's their relative isolation -- large distances between places ...

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    VIDEO: Finnish Him: Nordic authorities' harpoon chase-ender amazingly never approved

    Finnish police car chase harpoon -- Click above to watch video
    The place is Finland. The car is a Mercedes 300 wagon. The place is Finland. The protrusion, like the figurehead adorning Ahab's Pequod, is a harpoon. Instead of catching whales, however, this harpoon was reportedly to be used to ...

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    VIDEO: Russian WRC driver nearly flips Citroen C4 in Finland

    Evgeny Novikov's Citroen C4 in action - click above to watch video
    Oh, my. Talk about a moment filled with more chutzpah than skill. In this short but nonetheless heart-pounding video, Russian rally driver Evgeny Novikov takes a jump at full tilt and nearly backflips his Citroën C4. The ...

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    Porsche to move Cayman & Boxster production from Finland to Austria

    Click for a hi-res gallery of Porsche production in Finland Porsche has announced that production of its Boxster and Cayman models is to shift to component supplier Magna Steyr's facility in Austria beginning in 2012. Last year the contract with Finland's Valmet to assemble the two associated ...

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    Bentley: Driving in a Winter Wonderland

    A 550-horsepower Bentley? A winter vacation in Finland? Sounds like the perfect combination, and the boys at Bentley have got it hooked up with the Bentley Ice Driving Experience. Plenty of upscale marques offer advanced driving courses to show you how to get the most out of your shiny new toy, ...


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