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    Video: Dramatic New Zealand auto safety ad gives pause for the cause
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    Admit it. We all do it. Tacking on the extra five to seven miles per hour while driving. Speeding, but not really speeding... or "comfortably" speeding as the New Zealand Transport Agency puts it. Hoping to show that exceeding the posted limit – at any speed – is dangerous, the agency ...

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    Video: New Zealand motorcycle race nearly sets town ablaze [UPDATE]
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    In Greymouth, New Zealand, a legal street race is held annually for amateur motorcycle riders, and we assume it's not every year that a last-lap motorcycle crash threatens to set the town ablaze. But that's what happened last Sunday when a Ducati rider lost control and high-sided his ...

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    Official: Nissan poised to nearly double exports from US by 2015 [w/video]
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    As a part of a plan to double its US export volume by 2015, Nissan started shipping 2014 Pathfinder SUVs from its plant in Smyrna, TN to Australia and New Zealand. These Pathfinders are not only the first right-hand-drive models Nissan has exported from the US, but their 10,000-mile journey ...

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    Report: NZ woman drives 185 miles while asleep
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    Most of us have been there. You're on a long drive, on an arrow-straight highway. You started early in the day, and now you're getting to that point that no amount of caffeine, sugar, music or other stimulants will keep you going. Your head nods once. You feel your eyelids start to droop. And ...

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    Video: Red Bull RX-7 goes drift crazy on New Zealand's Crown Range
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    For the first time ever, the Crown Range, New Zealand's highest paved road, was closed off for the drifting pleasure of one man. That man is Mad Mike Whiddett, and the machine he's piloting is a heavily modified Mazda RX-7 sponsored by the energy-rich crew from Red Bull and powered by a ...

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    Video: This is how you use a McLaren MP4-12C GT3 to set a lap record at New Zealand's newest track
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    New Zealand officially has a new international-standard road track. Highlands Motorsport Park is a 2.8-mile circuit with three complete tracks that can be safely operated at the same time. Designed to serve as a members-only facility, the boots on the ground say track is likely one of the best in ...

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    Video: This is how to fix your car's dents with a GoPro
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    Body shops employ all kinds of sorcery when it comes to correcting crimes against sheetmetal. Their arsenal of tools is wide and varied and almost always includes a massive suction cup or two. You know, just like the powerful GoPro suction mount. A skilled hand can apply the suction cup, give a ...

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    Video: This cat thinks the Toyota Corolla is to die for
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    Cats generally don't like car rides. Cats universally detest veterinarians. Yet to showcase the die-for-it allure of the Toyota Corolla in New Zealand (which isn't our Corolla but the European Auris), ad house Saatchi and Saatchi asked, "What lengths would a cat go to for a ride if they loved ...

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    Auctions: New Zealand dealership honors $1 Buy-it-Now price
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    You've probably heard of more than a few eBay or Craigslist specials that sound too good to be true; "Buy it for just $1- today only!" More often than not, its a ruse, luring you in for a far less inciting, yet more realistic transaction. If you are Stadium Cars, you wish it were the latter, but ...

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    Video: This is what a six-rotor Wankel looks and sounds like
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    Ah, the Wankel. You magnificent, high-reving feat of unorthodox engineering. Your biggest champion, Mazda, may have left you – at least for the moment – but that doesn't mean some mad mechanics can't rally you and a few friends for a high-horsepower party. The folks over at Pulse ...

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    Video: Kiwi ute drift goes all wrong, then all right
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    A New Zealand man, for reasons only clear to himself, decides to attempt a Starsky & Hutch drift around a corner in a ute that can only kindly be described as vintage. With that opening, you're no doubt expecting the obligatory "of course it all goes wrong and he crashes." And that, indeed, ...

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    Motorist gets pulled over by the same cop twice in two years. 12,000 miles apart.
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    Getting pulled over by the police for speeding is among the more unpleasant feelings a driver can experience. But while a ticket can most certainly ruin someone's day, for some reason, most ticketed motorists feel compelled to tell everyone they know the backstory that led to the dastardly fine. ...

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    Sultan of Brunei's exotic car collection up for sale?
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    Cizeta V16 among the 25 Ferraris and more for sale – Click above for image gallery
    There are many prominent and wealthy collectors of exotic supercars on Earth, but few can rival the secretive collection of the royal house of Brunei. The collection has been the subject of much conjecture, ...

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    Video: Paddock Hack is a New Zealander's idea of good TV
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    Paddock Hacks – Click above to view teaser after the jump
    So there are a lot of farm animals in New Zealand – last we checked there were at least six sheep for every one human. And they graze in paddocks, essentially giant sweeps of countryside. And when the sheep aren't around, or, ...

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    Video: Crazy Kiwi skateboarders draw ire for passing trucks at high speed on busy road
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    Longboarding at 56+ mph – Click above to watch video after the jump
    There's crazy, and then there's this level of all-out insanity. A group of longboarders in New Zealand have taken to hopping onto the local highway and coasting down a sizable hill while overtaking local traffic. The speed ...

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    Hulme CanAm supercars said to be struggling to find investors
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    Hulme CanAm – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It seems like every day, a new startup flashes a rendering on the interwebs claiming to be the next big thing in the automotive world. Maybe it's a mid-engine supercar or an all-electric savior that's come to deliver us from dino juice. ...

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    Hulme CanAm now available for order - Hurry, just 20 available
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    Hulme CanAm – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nearly four years after its debut, New Zealand-based Hulme Supercars has finally opened up the order books for the CanAm, but if you want one, you had better move fast. Hulme will build only 20 examples of the CanAm and they are going on ...

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    World's first motorcycle hearse? [w/video]
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    Motorcycle Hearse – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Given the level of dedication we've seen from the dead when it comes to their motorcycles, it comes as no surprise that somebody has given one the Munsters treatment and created the world's first motorcycle hearse. Built in ...

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    Video: Mooning spectator causes New Zealand rally crash
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    Mark Tapper under the full moon – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Let's take a moment for quick lesson in target fixation courtesy of New Zealand rally driver Mark Tapper. Earlier this month, Tapper was participating the Rally New Zealand in his WRC Mitsubishi Evo. From the looks ...

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    Hulme Supercars to launch Kiwi IPO, playing national pride trump card?
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    Hulme CanAm – Click above for high-res image gallery
    New Zealanders are being given a chance to invest in the creation of the country's home-grown supercar. Hulme Supercars Limited is proposing an IPO with share lots offered for as little as $NZ 1,000 ($701 U.S.) that will make the nation ...

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