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    Official: Aston Martin brings ice driving program to America [w/video]
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    With between four and six hundred horsepower channeled to the rear wheels from a V8 or V12 engine mounted up front, an Aston Martin – any Aston Martin, really – might not seem like the smartest choice for driving on ice and snow. But that can also make it the most fun, and the most ...

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    Report: Wisconsin employs cheese to thaw streets [w/video]
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    Deicing wintry roads is not an inexpensive venture, with The New York Times projecting that the city of Milwaukee spent nearly $6.5 million just on snow removal and salt for deicing. So it's no surprise that some municipalities are looking for cheaper alternatives to the traditional gritters. ...

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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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    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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    2011 Ford Fiesta to include AppLink, voice-control Blackberry and Android apps [w/videos]
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    Ford SYNC with AppLink – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On our way to Stanford last week, we came across a murdered-out Toyota Prius with an "I♥OPEC" vanity plate. Prime Twitter fodder if we've ever seen it. Unfortunately, even with our smartphone streaming navigation ...

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    Video: Second-ever iPad car installation keeps it simple, maintains factory tech
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    Second in-car iPad installation by SoundMan Car Audio – Click above to view video after the jump
    The gang at SoundMan Car Audio was the first to install an Apple iPad into an automobile when they dropped one into the dash of a Toyota Tacoma pickup the very day the device was officially ...

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    Video: World's first Apple iPad in-car installation looks pretty clean
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    World's first Apple iPad automotive installation – Click above to view video after the jump
    You knew it wouldn't be long before somebody tried to install the new Apple iPad in their ride. Well, it's already happened, and the "somebody" in this case is Doug Bernards of SoundMan Car Audio in ...

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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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    Unintended Consequence of Technology: New LED traffic lights can't melt snow
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    Traffic lights using state-of-the-art LED illumination use 90 percent less electricity, offer a much longer service life and are more durable than their incandescent counterparts. Taking advantage of the countless benefits, cities around the country have been replacing traditional filament-based ...

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    REPORT: U.S. customs agents seize a very familiar gray-market Cizeta V16t
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    1994 Cizeta V16t
    Whenever we've mentioned the Cizeta V16t supercar here on the pages of Autoblog in the past, we have always received mixed reactions. With its love-it-or-hate-it, Diablo-prototype looks and its unique transverse V16 engine, the car was a stunning achievement by former ...

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    VIDEO: Bugatti Veyron yields world's priciest roostertails
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    Click above to watch three videos of the Bugatti Icecapades after the jump
    Adding a supercar to your collection is cool. Getting your supercar out on the streets, in traffic, is even better. Taking your Bugatti Veryon to a snow track and getting it sideways for the cameras... well, that's the bees ...

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    Attended: Bridgestone Winter Driving School
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    The 2-ton SUV is sliding completely off its intended course. The steering wheel is at full opposite lock, yet uncontrolled oversteer flips the rear end of the Toyota 4Runner around like a cat with its tail on fire. In one last-ditch attempt to halt the pendulum process, I stab the throttle. All ...

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    Good riddance: The demise of the in-dash CD player is nigh
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    A few short years ago, getting a CD player or better yet, a multidisc changer in your car was an upgrade. Now, the little silver disc has taken up residence with cassettes as cast-off technology. Even with the cheap digital to analog converters that are in car stereos, CDs have a sound advantage ...

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    Slacker brings internet radio into your car
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    It's like Pandora for your car! Slacker, a new web-based radio website has just launched this week. The channel selection is very similar to what's available on XM or Sirius, and we liken it to Pandora because the number of songs you can skip is limited, but the selection is large and the ...

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    VIDEO: Renault keyless entry keeps you from freezing your nuts off
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    Anyone who's lived in a cold climate can appreciate not having to take out a key when the thermometer drops below freezing. Keyless entry is good, but a keycard that stays in your pocket is even better, as demonstrated in this commercial from Renault, which makes the argument painfully obvious. ...

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    Bentley: Driving in a Winter Wonderland
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    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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    VIDEO: Volvo driving school teaches police how to handle ice
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    In today's afternoon dose of moving pictures, we peek in on police from Britain at the Volvo Academy for special training on a frozen lake. These kinds of shenanigans are the same sorts of things we do in parking lots come the first snowfall. It's especially important for public safety officials to ...

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    Die, Die, Die! - Things that should be euthanized in 2007
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    (Ed. - The views expressed in this post are those of Dan Roth and not Autoblog in general. Dan asked if he could channel the grumpy old man inside of him, and for better or worse, we took off his leash.)Our morning commute often gives us time to contemplate our navels, as the traffic engineers ...

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