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    Video: Havana Motor Club documentary revs up Cuban street racing scene
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    From the 1959 Cuban Revolution until just recently, it was illegal to buy or sell cars in Cuba without government approval. There were also very few new cars brought into the country. At the same time, racing was also banned on the island nation because it was considered an elitist sport. Of ...

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    Video: Volvo celebrates 20 years since 850 wagons came to BTCC
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    This year Honda Yuasa Racing brought a station wagon back to the ranks of competitors in the British Touring Car Championship (its drivers currently sit in third and fifth place in the Championship). In 1994, however, Volvo was the first team to run an estate in the series that's one of the best ...

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    Video: Driveclub coming to PS4 on October 7, celebrates with new trailer
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    Driveclub, a racing title for the Playstation 4, was first revealed last year with a fair amount of promise. Our own Seyth Miersma was intrigued, citing the game's competent physics, good looks and social features, during a short demo at the Electronics Entertainment Expo. Set for a position in ...

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    Video: Smart ForTwo owner misses point, swaps in big block V8
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    He's not actually a Smart ForTwo owner – he's a guy who built a custom chassis with a Chevrolet big block at the front that can fit a ForTwo body. And yes, there's almost nothing under that diminutive skin except a tube frame, an engine and a seat – the driver's helmet can't be more ...

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    Video: Red Bull Romaniacs even more impressive in slow motion
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    It's a lot of fun to watch motorcycles being pushed to their limits, with riders manipulating machines to do exactly what they want. Red Bull apparently understands that fact well, as it has taken the minimalist approach to promoting the Red Bull Romaniacs Hard-Enduro Rally in Sibiu, Romania, ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Malaysian F1 Grand Prix [spoilers]
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    The Malaysian Grand Prix is always one of the jokers on the Formula One calendar: you know it's going to rain during the weekend, but you don't know when. This year it began during qualifying, the dammed up clouds over the Sepang track dumping their reservoirs just before Q1 and causing a ...

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    Video: Father and son team preserving BRM Formula 1 legacy for future generations
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    Generally, maintaining a piece of history is a difficult venture. It's made more difficult when the history in question is a rare, complex piece of machinery. So you can imagine the task set before Rick and Rob Hall, a father-and-son team that's taken it upon themselves to preserve the legacy of ...

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    Video: BMW tests M Lap Timer App with M4 Coupe at Brands Hatch
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    The 2015 BMW M4 looks to include all the necessary ingredients to offer dynamite driving experience. It's an M car after all. But in today's constantly connected world, the experience of hurtling a car around a track isn't always enough. We want data, and while there are some solid telemetry ...

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    Video: F1 just got a whole lot quieter, and some people are really unhappy about it
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    The scene is the front straight of the Albert Park Circuit at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, and what you see on track on either side of the gentleman wearing the orange hat is a Mercedes AMG Petronas being followed by a Lotus. The first major clue, as should be obvious by the nose of the ...

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    Video: Get acquainted with Mercedes' F1 'Power Unit'
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    The first lights-out of the 2014 Formula One season can be measured in hours, not months. If you've heard anything about pre-season testing you know that even the teams are expecting carnage - Fernando Alonso at Ferrari, who's had a comparatively good pre-season, said "the first priority is to ...

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    Video: GT-R takes on Altima V8 Supercar and Leaf Nismo in Nissan time attack special
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    One of the support races for the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar race in Australia was a Nissan showcase in the form of a time attack challenge: at the starting line were the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC, a GT-R and an Altima V8 Supercar. The 80-kilowatt Leaf Nismo RC was given a seven-second head start on the ...

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    ETC: How you can be part of an open-source Le Mans racer
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    Open-source software isn't a new thing, even in the world of racing. Just take a look at the gorgeous Project Cars video game to see what we mean. What is, unusual, though, is an open-source car. And we aren't just talking about any car - we're talking about an open-source Le Mans prototype. Oh ...

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    Motorsports: Fox Sports, United SportsCar Championship announce 2014 TV schedule
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    Back in August, it was announced that Fox Sports would be picking up the entirety of the United SportsCar Racing Series as part of a five-year deal. This made us very happy, not only because the combination of the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am Series promised some great racing, but because ...

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    Video: Project CARS is looking better and better all the time
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    We last told you about the open-source racing game Project CARS at the end of December, calling it the Mona Lisa of racing games. That post, which included some beautiful screencaps as well as a video showing the game in action, presented a wide breadth of cars and tracks in stunning detail. Now, ...

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    Report: Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept threatens to go racing
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    In case you needed more proof that the Lexus RC F is a statement car intended to scream "This is not your father's brand" (yes, we're paraphrasing the tagline of another automaker), here it is: the Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept. Lexus introduced a GT500-spec version of the RC F at the Tokyo Auto ...

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    Motorsports: Autoblog gets filthy at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers [w/videos]
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    Another year has passed, the Mojave Desert's Johnson Valley OHV Area was saved, 40,000 spectators moved into the sand and scrub for a week of man-against-the-end-of-the-world racing, we have recently returned and even more recently recovered from another week on the Means Dry Lake Bed witnessing ...

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    Official: Volkswagen GRC Beetle is ready to rally
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    Volkswagen is officially headed into rallycross action, and here's the car that'll hit the dirt. Meet the GRC Beetle – an all-wheel-drive monster that packs "more than 560 horsepower" from its turbocharged TSI engine. The German automaker is partnering with Andretti Autosport to launch the ...

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    Video: All-out lap of 'Ring makes hero car out of diesel Citroën
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    Despite what Audi would have you believe, diesel-powered cars aren't generally the best track-day weapons. Similarly, Citroën's successful rally history does not mean all of its cars are tossable, gravel-spewing machines. That makes this maniacal, sub-10-minute lap of the Nürburgring in ...

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    Motorsports: The 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona: What we learned, what we saw
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    Two days after the flag dropped on the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, people are still trying to figure out what it might portend for the rest of the season. In 24 hours, two minutes and 24 seconds, 695 laps were completed by the car that crossed the line first. During that time, 67 cars began the ...

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    Motorsports: Conquest and controversy conclude the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona [spoilers]
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    If you don't wish to know who won the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, you should avert your eyes right now. We'll even give you a double-space to skedaddle... For those of you still with us, the first race in the United SportsCar Championship (USCC) is done, but the discussions about it certainly ...

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