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    The List: The List goes racing on Speed tonight at 10PM EST/PST... honest!
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    Remember last Tuesday when we told you that a new episode of The List was going to air on Speed that night? Yeah, well... sorry about that. Scheduling snafu. But Autoblog's series is back on network television tonight after a week off for special programming. This week's episode of The List on ...

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    The List goes racing on Speed tonight at 10PM EST/PST [UPDATE]
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    This week's episode of The List on Speed brings together two episodes of the series that highlight some unique forms of four-wheeled competition. The first is the 24 Hours of LeMons, in which hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre, compete on a team that dredged the depths of British automotive ...

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    Video: Nissan Juke-R goes ice fishing in Norway
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    There's something about the boffins over at Nissan – particularly those working at its racing headquarters in the UK. We're not quite sure what it is. Oh, right: they're bonkers. Absolutely off their rockers, in the best way possible. How else would you explain the decision to take an ...

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    The List: The List #0032: Go Ice Racing
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    Despite the unusually warm winter we're having this year, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to have Jessi and Patrick check ice racing off The List. So we sent them to New York to meet our good friend and ice-racing expert, Engadget.com editor-in-chief Tim Stevens, for an inside look at this ...

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    Video: Who said the KTM X-Bow isn't good in snow?
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    As we head towards the second half of February without having had a real winter here in the Midwest, we'll admit to being ticked off. Those Blizzaks we bought for our long-term Mini Countryman? We haven't had much chance to put them to use. Nor have we had any occasion to enjoy the singular ...

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    Official: Dacia challenging Andros Trophy with new Lodgy MPV ice racer
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    Typically when an automaker makes a new rally car – whether for gravel, sand, snow or ice – it's based on... well, a car. Usually a hatchback, like the Subaru Impreza, Citroën DS3 or Volkswagen Polo. Lately, some have been going a different route with crossover-based rally cars, ...

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    Video: How the Swedes make a VW Scirocco (hint: 627 horsepower)
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    Despite Volvo's rather staid image as a maker of, well, staid cars, not all Swedes are obsessed with safety and practicality. These particular Swedes are into racing 627-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Volkswagen Scirocco hatchbacks. On ice. I'll see your sleepy Volvo and raise you automotive ...

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    Video: Mazda takes the MX-5 to the ice
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    Mazda MX-5 ice racing – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Bentley isn't the only company that's been busy on the ice lately. Mazda just wrapped up a four-hour race in Åre, Sweden, that brought 20 MX-5 roadsters out on the open ice for a little fender-to-fender action. Teams ...

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    Villeneuve heading to France to go ice racing
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    There are any number of racing series around the world that are eager to welcome former F1 drivers onto their grids – and Jacques Villeneuve has tried nearly all of them. Traditional outlets have included DTM and Le Mans, to name just two, but lately retired grand prix drivers have found ...

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    There Will Be Mud: An express course in ice racing with Subaru
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    Subaru Ice Racing School - Click above for high-res image gallery
    John Haugland, the man tasked with turning us flacks into ice racers, advised us to do several things the night before our instruction. For whatever reason, being "water positive" stuck with me the most. So before heading to bed I ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 6 [w/video]
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    THE THAW

    You had to know it couldn't last forever. Most recently our Subaru ice racer was in action way up north in the wilds of Quebec, getting sideways on a frozen circuit. As it turns out, if we wanted to keep on racing we should have stayed up there. This form of motorsport needs frozen lakes ...

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    Face Off at Center Ice: 2010 BMW S 1000 RR [w/video]
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    BMW S 1000 RR with studs – Click above to watch the video after the break
    We are amidst one of the most persistent bouts of winter weather many parts of the world have ever seen. Chalk it up to Punxsutawney Phil predicting six more weeks of this dreaded season, or perhaps just a good old ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 5 [w/video]
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    A TRACK DAY WITH SNOWBANKS This week we're taking a bit of a break from the on-ice action that we've been covering so far this season, trading wheel-to-wheel antics for something more controlled. Way up north in the wilds of Quebec there's a facility called Mecaglisse that runs driving schools ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 4 [w/video]
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    THE SEASON SLIDES ON

    If you've been following along, you got your first ever taste of wheel-to-wheel action on ice last week – and in that first event things didn't go so well. We delivered a mediocre performance and, sadly, saw others deliver some damaged bodywork. Things would improve, ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 3 [w/video]
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    HITTING THE ICE The time has come to do it for real. We've walked you through the various classes offered by the club we'll be racing with, and we've shown you what it's like to drive at speed on the ice, so there's nothing left but to do it in anger. In this installment of An Introduction to ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 2
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    THE WHAT AND THE HOW It's time to delve a little further into the crazy, sideways world of ice racing – where grip is at a premium but the grins come cheap. In last week's first article in the series we gave you a little bit of information about the sport in general, or rather sports, and ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 1
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    "You race on what now?" This is the typical response given when the topic of ice racing comes up. People can't seem to get their head around the idea that you, a sane human being with as strong a survival instinct as the next guy/gal, would drive a car out onto a frozen lake at speeds upwards of ...

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    Snow Drift: Dacia Duster debuts for Trophée Andros with Alain Prost
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    Dacia Duster Trophée Andros – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Let's set one thing straight here. The retirement of a leading Formula One driver is often portrayed as some sort of tragedy – for the driver himself especially. But the truth of the matter is that for a ...

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    Marlboro's Stars on Ice: Stoner beats Massa in winter kart race
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    Click on the image above to see the ice kart race in high-resolution
    What happens when you coop up a bunch of racers at a snow-capped ski resort for a few days? Well you can bet they'll be racing each other down the slopes. It's just in their blood. But snow or no snow, eventually they're going to ...

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    Let it snow: Ice Drag Races supplant luge as coolest winter sport
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    Ice racing has been around for a long time, but ice drag racing is fairly new. Well, new to us at least. The video accompanying the source article is incredible with a detailed overview of the sport and equipment. These things have 5,000 to 6,000 screws in each tire! There are also "Rubber" classes ...

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