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    Mercedes offering Spirit of AMG "Emotion Tours" to Affalterbach
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    Unless you're into robot spotting, it doesn't take many factory tours before you punch the 'Been There Done That' card. Of course, there are exceptions, such as when AMG bundles tours of its Affalterbach facilities with excursions like jazz concerts, golf, and driving its growling wares over the ...

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    VIDEO: How can you tell if someone drives a Mini?
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    Mini Driver vs Non Mini Driver -- Click above to watch video
    We really tried to think of what this commercial meant beyond the fact that Mini drivers can get in more parking spaces. Otherwise, it appears that Mini drivers prefer to take the steps, walk on chairs, and send their Jack Russell ...

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    Mini uses spare art for new 2010 calendar
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    Minimalism Calendar -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mini made a calendar. Or rather, Mini assembled a calendar with artworks chosen from among thousands submitted from around the globe. The calendar's theme is Minimalism, and the only rule for submissions was to include a silhouette of ...

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    REPORT: "Lesser luxury" is the new black
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    Up until very recently, the reason that you bought a BMW 3 Series or a Mercedes-Benz C-Class was to prepare you to buy a 5 or an E in a few years. You know, ladders to climb, blowing up to do, de-luxe apartments in the sky to own. These days, according to a new study, that is less and less the ...

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    "I'll have the 10W-30 burger, please" - Examining the car dealers as eatery trend
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    A restaurant that has a few hot cars gathered round is one thing -- but a car dealership that opens a restaurant, where does that rank on the scale of ambiance? With recent trends, you could soon get a chance to decide sooner than you thought. As our friends at The Detroit Bureau point out, ...

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    Maserati, Architectural Digest celebrate best real and concept garages
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    Maserati garage design winners -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Maserati makes beautiful cars. In a contest they held with Architectural Digest, the home of the trident went looking for the best homes for those cars -- not the actual houses, but the garages that house their creations. ...

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    Smart, or Stupid? Teenager cooks up Michael Jackson microcar tribute
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    Eric Callisto read the reactions from Michael Jackson fans and decided that the city-sponsored Los Angeles memorial service wasn't enough. So, like any web entrepreneur the Logansport, Indiana native created a site to serve that outpouring. At Ultimate MJ Tribute, fans of the King of Pop can ...

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    MADD angry at Flying Fish brewery for naming beers after NJ freeway exits?
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    It is acceptable to name your alcoholic beverage after a moving vehicle so long as a car isn't the vehicle in question; e.g. Night Train Express wine and Warbird beer (How about Thunderbird? - Ed). In fact, it's frowned upon to give alcohol a name that can even be associated with cars. New Jersey ...

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    VIDEO: Vauxhall trying to bring back roller skating? Groovy.
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    Vauxhall skate party -- Click above to watch video
    Vauxhall is rolling out the retro cool by holding an invitation-only roller skating event in North London on July 29. As part of the festivities, the General Motors division has reportedly commissioned bespoke sets of Vauxhall Corsa roller boots ...

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    VIDEO: What goes into German engineering - Audi's TechDay Quality
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    Audi's TechDay Quality philosophy -- Click above to watch video
    Why are German luxury cars so expensive? Because of German engineering. And what is this whole "German engineering" thing all about? That's the question Audi tries to explain once a year when it takes outsiders through its quality ...

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    Quick Review: Raptor - Born in Baja is Rocky for pickup trucks
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    Raptor: Born in Baja -- Click above to watch video
    Autoblog went to the premiere of Raptor - Born in Baja, and while the film is on the long side, it's an enjoyable flick. We wrote before that the truck "only" came in third (out of four total trucks in Class 8), but to finish the Baja 1000 at all ...

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    Artist creates full scale F1 car from recycled styrofoam
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    We have no idea why Michael A. Salter wanted to create a race car out of polystyrene packing waste, and we guess it doesn't matter -- he did, and this is the result. We don't have much any information on the single-seater open-wheeler other than that it's on display at the John Ross Plaza Studio in ...

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    Pioneer using WiMax to send content to your car
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    Pioneer's prototype mobile network AV playback system - Click above to view the video after the jump
    With so many infotainment devices being created, we're beginning to wonder what people are actually doing in their cars -- or rather, if they ever get out of their cars. Pioneer has thrown another ...

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    Porsche to break Guinness World Record using treadmills
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    The Porsche Human Performance Center is a part of Porsche's Driving Experience Center at Silverstone. At the latter facility they'll show you how to be the best racing driver. The former facility is to train you to become the fittest racing driver, with a team of instructors to assess and create ...

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    2010 BMW 1 Series gets two new engines abroad, additional trim levels
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    2010 BMW 1-Series - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The BMW 1-Series is a much bigger deal in Europe than it is here in the States. In the US, we can choose among the 128 and 135, and both options come standard with a six-cylinder engine. Overseas, you can pick up the 1 with two, three, ...

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    Spec out your own Maserati - in 1/43 scale
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    If you're looking for a Maserati that's easier on your wallet, or a treat for a Maserati lover, then you should check out the Maserati model configurator. Three base models in 1/43 scale are available: Quattroporte, Quattroporte S, and Granturismo S. From there you can choose from among seven ...

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    Studios fighting for DeLorean biopic
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    It doesn't take a genius to figure out why Hollywood is working on a film about a car company going kaput. You might wonder, however, why three different factions are working on another movie about John Z. DeLorean. Brett Ratner is collaborating with producer Robert Evans on one pic, and Face/Off ...

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    REPORT: Detroit businesses lining up to court Fiat execs with... $1,600 sandals?!
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    It is estimated that up to 200 Fiat executives would relocate to Michigan if Fiat ends up owning Chrysler, and the city of Birmingham, Michigan wants them. It's gearing up for something like an Olympic bid to attract prosperous Continental types, and is joined in the effort by nearby city ...

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    It's a Shame: Songwriter Evan Dando reportedly suing GM over music copyright [w/VIDEO]
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    Bankruptcy is often not a clear-the-books-and-start-over process, but a continuation of one's troubles with people still piling on top of a business on its knees. Evan Dando, founder of alt-rock band The Lemonheads, is the latest to throw himself onto the GM scrum. The songwriter is suing General ...

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    Vintage Racing: Neil Ashmead GTS shiraz has a spot in our garage wine rack anytime
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    Elderton GTS Shiraz – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fiat recently released a selection of branded wines for Fiat, Lancia, and Alfa Romeo, now it's the Aussies' turn. But whereas the Fiat wines were about marketing, the Elderton 2008 Grand Tourer Shiraz is a tribute to Neil Ashmead, ...

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