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    Video: Watch lightning strike a hapless Toyota Landcruiser
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    When we thought we'd make it to the end of the month before we saw another video from the roads of Russia, we were wrong. Just after the video of the truck driver dismounting from the windshield of his cab, we have of a bolt of lightning saying hello to a Toyota Landcruiser. It's brief but ...

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    Report: 1 dead, 9 injured at Pocono Raceway as storms shorten NASCAR race
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    Severe thunderstorms devastated fans hanging around trying to enjoy the post-race atmosphere at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania over the weekend. The NASCAR Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race itself had been halted 98 laps into the 160-lap event because of rain, and track officials twice warned ...

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    Video: Translogic visits Europe, first to drive the Lightning GT
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    The Lightning GT all-electric supercar has been inching its way towards production for years now. The last time we talked about itwas November 2010, but it's back thanks to Translogic. The video series from our colleagues at AOL Autos took a trip to Europe and managed to score the very first ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Timewarp 1993 Ford F-150 Lightning
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    Long before Ford turned its attention to building one of the most capable production off-road trucks in all the land, the company's SVT engineers spent their time trying to wring the most straight-line speed possible from an F-150. The result was the first-generation Ford F-150 Lightning – ...

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    Lightning GT entering late prototype phase
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    Lightning Car Company GT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In February 2009, UK-based Lightning Car Company announced that it was intent on building and selling its electric GT sometime in 2010. Well, the year is almost over and Lightning, as one might expect of any fledgling ...

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    Rocky Mountain "Hi": Lightning Hybrids to debut prototype at Denver Auto Show
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    Click above for a high-res image gallery of Lightning Hybrids LH4 renderings
    In less than a month at the Denver Auto Show, a new contender for the Progressive Automotive X-Prize is scheduled to be revealed by a startup automaker called Lightning Hybrids. There's plenty of innovative thinking here, ...

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    Riders on the Storm: Does car exhaust contribute to lightning strikes?
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    You can add another life-killing phenomenon to the list of deadly byproducts attributable to cars: increased lightning strikes. Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that in the southeastern U.S. from 1998-2008, there was 25% more lightning during the work week than on the ...

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    AutoblogGreen for 7.22.08
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    It was a big day for MINI news as ABG published a full review of the diesel powered MINI Cooper D that got 47 mpg, and MINI USA VP Jim McDowell told us that the recently announced electric MINI will arrive in the US next summer. We may even get the diesel MINI here in the US. Over in the UK ...

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    Lightning GT EV sports car coming this month
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lightning GT.This month will see the debut of the Lightning GT electric sports car at the British Motor Show on July 23. The nano-titanate battery pack will provide 740-HP and a 0-60 sprint in just four seconds. Those batteries have also been spaced around ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson
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    Click on the photo above for our photo gallery of the 2007 Ford F-150 Harley-DavidsonAh, how we miss Ford's second-generation Lightning. By infusing an F-150 with 380 HP of supercharged 5.4L fury and selecting suspension components that were up to the task of harnessing such power, the Special ...

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    New York Auto Show: Chip gives us the scoop on his upcoming Foose F-150
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    Click the image above to view the Autoblog Chip Foose interviewQuestions remained surrounding the Ford Chip Foose F-150, so we set out in search of answers and found ourselves speaking to the man whose name appears on the truck. A couple of questions and a Chip riff or two later, here's what we ...

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    Caption of the Day: Electrify us with your ideas
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    Many thanks to Petter Terren for allowing us to use the photo you see above. Peter, you see, likes to have fun with his Tesla coil at his home in Australia. His website, TeslaDownUnder, chronicles his electrical exploits in detail. Your mission today, dear readers, is to come up with witty captions ...

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    A Crown Vic that probably won't be seen in your rear-view mirror
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    Ford's SOHC 4.6L V8 isn't exactly known for its potential to make big power, and saddling it with over two tons of mass means that Crown Vics aren't exactly feared on the streets unless they're being driven by a police officer. Sal Mennella from Power Surge Performance (a shop specializing in Ford ...

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    New York Auto Show: Ford F-150 FX2 sport truck
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    For those F-150 fans who are looking for a distinctive sport truck trim package but don't want 4WD and the off-road specific equipment of the wildly popular FX4, Ford is bringing the FX2 to its showrooms this fall. The package, available on Super Cab and SuperCrew trucks, includes a billet ...

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