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    Motorsports: IndyCar Series heading to NOLA for new Grand Prix of Louisiana

    Most racing series compete on one kind of track or another, but not Indy. Its calendar is made up of NASCAR-style speedway races (generally, though not exclusively, identified by a three-digit number indicating the number of miles to be covered) and F1-style road-course and street-circuit races ...

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    Report: NADA angers some by choosing Hillary Clinton as convention keynote speaker

    Automotive News is reporting a serious backlash from car dealers regarding the North American Dealers Association's choice of keynote speaker for the annual industry confab in January: former first lady and secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. AN spoke to one dealer that not only cancelled his ...

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    ETC: Stay in this converted 1918 gas station when you're in New Orleans

    New Orleans has great charm, awesome parties and some of the best food in the nation. We highly recommend a visit. And if you want to add some automotive flavor to your trip, this converted 1918 Sinclair gas station would certainly do the trick. The 2000-square-foot loft-style house is packed ...

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    Video: Kate Upton washes 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA in glorious slow motion for Super Bowl [w/poll]

    Mercedes-Benz made news in December when we learned that Kate Upton, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover model, would be pitching the automaker's all-new 2014 CLA at the Super Bowl next month. With Mercedes determined to target a more youthful buyer for its stylish compact sedan, ...

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    Video: Watch these motorcyclists duke it out in hand-to-hand combat to decide a race winner

    All other things being equal, motorcycle racing isn't meant to be a contact sport. Sure, the well-used saying 'rubbing is racing' applies here from time to time, but that's the exception, not the rule. And even in that case, it's the bikes making contact, not the riders. All of that makes the ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz snags naming rights to Louisiana Superdome

    We want to be in that number when the Saints go marching in. And so does Mercedes-Benz, apparently, as the German automaker has acquired the naming rights to the stadium where the New Orleans football team plays. The deal will see the recently renovated stadium (which is also set to host the ...

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    Joy Ride Rally combines fun and fundraising

    Click image above for high-res gallery by the author and guest photog Jason ThorgalsenThere are several Cannonball Run-type rallies that take place around the country (around the world in some cases). Fast cars breaking the sound barrier as they hustle from coast-to-coast in search of fame and ...

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    The Auto Parts Store that Saved New Orleans

    The following is an excerpt from an excellent post by Matt Robinson we ran across on our sister-site BloggingNewOrleans. When I came to New Orleans in October, on my first post-Katrina trip, there were no places to get parts for car repair (unless you yanked them off flood-vehicles...before the ...

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    VIDEO: Haunting drive through post-Katrina New Orleans

    Blogging New Orleans, another new blog from Weblogs, Inc., posted this haunting video of New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. post Hurricane Katrina. The 20 minute show, uploaded to Google via Dean Bonner, shows remains of the city barely touched by the media. Unlike the similar Cleveland drive from ...

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    Crazy BABE seeks bangers to mash from Big Apple to New Orleans

    National road rallies are nothing new for North American enthusiasts. Brock Yates' Cannonball Run offshoot, the One Lap Of America has been plugging away in earnest for decades now. But for those without big budgets, trans-continental automotive hooliganism has remained somewhat ...


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