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13China's Haval readying Local Motors Rally Fighter knockoff

By now, it's clear that the Chinese auto industry has shown us a demonstrated will (if not necessarily the complete ability) to copy something that another automaker has made. In this case, the subject appears to be the Local Motors Rally Fighter.

9Local Motors crowd-sourcing new lightweight sports car

If you hear the name Local Motors and automatically associate it with the Rally Fighter pictured above, we can hardly blame you. It is the project for which the manufacturing startup is best known, after all. But it's not the only one it has undertaken to date. Local Motors has also sourced from the crowd a drift trike, a motorcycle, a pizza delivery vehicle and even a Peterbilt truck. And it's not done yet. Not even close.

6Local Motors finally gives its Rally Fighter a configurator [w/video]

Local Motors, those fellows that build the Rally Fighter, a ridiculous off-road vehicle that is the four-wheeled equivalent to the honey badger (it just don't care), have released an online configurator for the crowd-sourced off-roader. This builder is a bit different than what we normally see, though.

29Local Motors Rally Fighter crowds into Jay Leno's Garage

The Local Motors Rally Fighter is a car that neither looks nor drives like anything else on the road today. Even Jay Leno, who seems to have one of just about every cool car in history, admits to not knowing much about it. Which makes for an interesting interview for Jay, and a cool video for us.

1BMW taps Local Motors crowd-sourcing community to design the city car of 2025

Design-by-commitee. It is a term that we usually reserve for cars that are conceived by number-crunching product planners, rather than true designers, but this case might be different. What if that committee was every enthusiast on the planet? "Crowd-sourcing," or "open-sourcing" is a concept employed by upstart automaker Local Motors. The first spawn of this process was the insanely cool Rally Fighter, so you can't argue with the results, right?

8This is how to box up a Local Motors Rally Fighter [w/video]

Attention Chicagoans and other Midwesterners: If you've been wondering when the Local Motors Rally Fighter might be coming to a show in your neck of the woods, the answer is Sept. 10-15. And no, the Chicago Auto Show has not been rescheduled, it will still be held next February. Rather, the Rally Fighter will be on display at something called the International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is where those few who get excited about metal cutting and forming, tooling, CAD/CAM, and other vari

2Local Motors updates 2012 Rally Fighter, launches The Forge

Local Motors and its team of online community members are hard at work refining the Rally Fighter for 2012, and the list of changes for the new model year have officially been announced here at SEMA.

16SEMA 2010: Local Motors puts five Rally Fighters on display

Local Motors Rally Fighters at the 2010 SEMA Show - Click above for high-res image gallery

20Video: Local Motors ups Rally Fighter fleet to 5 vehicles, all going to SEMA

Local Motors Rally Fighter in action – Click above to watch video after the jump

41Video: Local Motors Rally Fighter getting down and dirty

The Rally Fighter in action – Click above to view the video after the jump

14Vroom for Everyone: Local Motors unveiling crowdsourced Rally Fighter at SEMA [w/VIDEO]

Local Motors Rally Fighter – Click above for high-res image gallery

7Vroom for everyone: Local Motors unveiling crowdsourced Rally Fighter at SEMA

Local Motors Rally Fighter – Click above for high-res image gallery

14Local Motors Rally Fighter concept

We criticize the idea of design by committee when it comes from a major automaker, but Local Motors touts its open, inclusive process of collaboration as a deep strength. LM has decided to put Sangho Kim's Rally Fighter concept into production. Just like a proper automaker, lots of words bloom on the webpage -- most of them the etymological equivalent of weeds. The Rally Fighter is intended to scream across a variety of surfaces in glorious four-wheel drifts. Watching the progression of Kim's st

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