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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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    Video: Zero wheels, all awesome - Homebuilt Kiwi 'hovercraft'
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    Homemade flying hovercraft – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Rudy Heeman, an inventor in New Zealand, has created a flying hovercraft. We'll admit right now that it has little nothing to do with cars, but it is ridiculously cool. Heeman wants to make and sell them for only ...

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    The Ultimate Crossover: Samoa's plan to switch to left-hand traffic sparks motorist unrest [w/VIDEO]
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    Samoan traffic switches sides -- Click above to view the video after the jump
    Samoa's prime minister has decided to do something for his constituents who want to buy cheap cars: swap driving from the right-hand side to the left-hand side. The reasoning behind the move is that Australia and New ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1967 Nissan Prince Skyline 2000GT
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    1967 Nissan Prince Skyline 2000GT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Long before Michael Jackson named two of his sons Prince, there was a Japanese manufacturer that went by that name. Actually, they were initially called Tachikawa Aircraft Company (builder of the Pearl Harbor-attacking ...

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    Crazy Kiwis: Buy a new Mitsubishi Triton, get a free goat with purchase
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    New Zealand Mitsubishi wants you to buy a Triton ute, and to lure you into doing it they're using goats -- because really, who can resist a goat? Said Mitsu's New Zealand sales and marketing manager, Peter Wilkins, "three years of drought has severely depleted sheep and beef populations, so what ...

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    Chopper carrying Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond makes emergency landing after seagull strike
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    A chopper carrying Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond had to make an emergency landing after a seagull flew into the rotor after takeoff. The incident took place in Auckland, New Zealand. where the pair are currently on tour with the Top Gear Live show. As photos published by ...

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    Hero or Villain? Kiwi bandit filling "boy racer" exhausts with expanding foam
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    BRRRAAAAP! It's music to the ears of a subset of car nuts. Noisy exhaust setups are hardly a new phenomenon, but the fashion for mufflers that intentionally buzz as much as possible is a more recent development in the pantheon of annoying things others do. Exasperation with the muffler rap has led ...

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    Hulme CanAm makes track debut with 600-hp LS7 V8
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    Click either image to view the Hulme CanAm in our gallery
    The McLaren legacy is a powerful draw. Bruce McLaren himself was a tour de force as a racing driver, engineer and team principal in his day, winning races and championships in Formula One, Indy cars and Can-Am. Ever since his passing in ...

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    A1GP drag races a Boeing 777 in New Zealand
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    Car vs. Jet. It's an epic battle that never seems to end, with new contenders continuously lining up on the runway. And we love it. Top Gear raced a Bugatti Veyron down the runway and back against a Eurofighter, Lamborghini pitted its jet-inspired Reventon against a Tornado, Audi raced its Le ...

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    A1GP switches to ethanol mix, ships fuel to New Zealand
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    Switching a racing series to ethanol? Smart. Shipping the ethanol around the world to show how green that racing series is? Less so. A1GP has announced that its upcoming race in New Zealand will mark the inauguration of the series' switch to E30 Hiperflo ethanol-gasoline blend, which, as organizers ...

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    Holden recalls 86,000 Zetas equipped with V6
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    GM's Australian subsidiary Holden has recalled 86,000 rear-wheel-drive Zeta cars with the V6 engine to correct a potential fuel leak that could lead to fires. The CNN Money article says that the recall doesn't impact the Pontiac G8, GM's North American Zeta variant, because that car's underhood ...

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    Ford wants New Zealand safety ad pulled
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    Safety campaigners and law makers in New Zealand have consistently complained about car ads showing any sense of speed and have since had them banned. Now the tables have turned with Ford reportedly unhappy over the latest anti-speeding ad from Land Transport New Zealand (LTNZ) because of the way ...

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    Kiwi supercar coming in 2008
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    The recently launched Caparo T1 may already have met its match, and it comes from an unlikely source. New Zealand based Hulme Supercars Ltd. is planning to build an extreme race-car-for-the-road called the Hulme. Powered by a 5.0L V8 engine sourced from BMW, the Hulme develops 550 HP, but weighs ...

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    More hysteria over suggestive ads: Hyundai yanks ad featuing baby behind the wheel
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    Aw hell, here we go again. Hyundai is pulling its spot called "Restless" after the Advertising Standards Bureau of Australia banned it. The ad, which appeals to people's warm, gooey centers by adultifying toddlers, shows a baby snatching the keys to the Santa Fe and hitting the highway. Along the ...

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    Honda recalls 270,000 vehicles in Japan and elsewhere
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    Honda announced yesterday that they would recall 270,000 vehicles throughout Japan and China. The two vehicles affected by the recall are the Odyssey minivan and Life kei car.In the case of the Odyssey, a problematic electrical circuit in the windshield wiper unit has resulted in two minivans ...

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