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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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    Motorsports: Red Bull Frozen Rush puts off-road trucks on ski slopes [w/videos]
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    From the deserts of Baja to the hills of Pikes Peak to stadiums across the country, there's any number of places you can go to watch off-road racing trucks do their thing. But with Frozen Rush, Red Bull has skipped past all of them and headed to the ski hill. The energy-drink company is no ...

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    Report: Range Rover Evoque rally machine surfaces in Chinese patent drawings
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    Land Rover may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of racing, but the British off-road marque has been known to send some of its machinery off to the rally raid circuit – usually prepared by Bowler and based on the evergreen Defender. What we have here, however, seems ...

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    Motorsports: Autoblog goes to Thunderdome 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers
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    Whenever you want, you can play at being Mad Max. The task only requires closing your eyes, powering up the Gas-Free And Violent Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia program in your mental holodeck, then delivering a few lines in your best early Mel Gibson monotone like, "I think we've got some hoon ...

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    Report: Off-road race truck crashes into Oregon crowd, injures 3 [w/video]
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    The grainy image above is a shot from a video taken just seconds before a truck barreled into a crowd during an off-road racing event in Harrisburg, Ore. on Saturday. With about 1,000 people in attendance at Monster Air 2012, this jacked-up 1970s Ford pickup lost control and veered off course ...

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    Video: After desert crash, motorcycle racer rides 14 more miles with broken ribs, collapsed lung
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    Endurance off-road racing is brutal, and riders willing to tackle the open desert on a motorcycle are as tough as they are adventurous. Sam Longson, competing in the Best in the Desert "Vegas to Reno" race on August 17, showed just how rough off-road racing can be when he rode his bike the final ...

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    Report: Off-road racer Rick Huseman killed in plane crash
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    If bad news comes in threes, we don't want to know when the other shoe will drop. Shortly following the news of Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon's death yesterday comes the equally sad development that off-road racer Rick Huseman was killed when the small aircraft in which he was flying ...

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    Report: Feds failed to properly monitor California 200 rally that killed 8
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    The initial findings have come in concerning the accident at the California 200 off-road race tragedy that left eight people dead three months ago. The race promoter, Mojave Desert Racing, was contractually obliged by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to keep spectators at least 50 feet away ...

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    Spy Shots: Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 caught playing on Alpen roads
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    VW Race Touareg 2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Our camera-happy spy photographers were quick enough to grab a batch of shots of one very distinctive Volkswagen Touareg as it underwent mountain testing. From what we can tell, it's the next iteration of the German manufacturer's ...

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    It's official: Team HUMMER driver Emily Miller is an Ironwoman
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    Last weekend, Emily Miller of Rod Hall Racing was out to become the first Ironwoman in the history of the TSCO Vegas to Reno off-road race to finish the grueling competition solo. To do so, she'd have to drive the her H2 the entire 457-mile distance. She did it in a time of 16:40.30 after having ...

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