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A robust dust devil planted itself among the stands at the Honda Fan Fest outside the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, then rolled across the lawn, twirling several vendor stands and an inflatable tent around in the air, damaging new cars.

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For over a decade now, the Car Classic at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena has been a mainstay of Southern California car culture. It's the kind of event where you might see a Duesenberg alongside a Porsche 917 racer, a classic Ford Mustang fastback, a gullwinged Mercedes-Benz 300SL and a McLaren P1, all on the same lot.

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There are school projects, and then there's the Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept Car, a one-off built by Clemson University automotive engineering students and designed by Frederick Naaman from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Clemson students unveiled the chassis at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas, although this is the first showing of the car fully clothed.

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During a recent presentation at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) in California, General Motors' technical manager for the Voltec battery system, Roland Matthe, described how his quest to locate a suitable plug for the Chevy Volt in the city of Pasadena turned into a journey he'll likely never forget:

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Colorado Boulevard is one of those streets that is known to millions of people around the world, many of whom have never set foot in California. In this case, it's because Colorado serves as the thoroughfare that hosts the annual Rose Parade, the float-tastic flower-power procession that precedes the Rose Bowl college football game in Pasadena, California. During the rest of the year, it's known as a great spot for shopping, dining and people watching for locals and tourists alike. But on a cert

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It seems some car manufacturers haven't seen "Who Killed the Electric Car?" yet, or don't understand some of the negative backlash it might create. The city of Pasadena, Ca, made substantial investments in electric and hybrid cars, trucks and buses, and the infrastructure to support them in the late nineties, in order to reduce air pollution filling the streets. Many city employees have been driving around town in battery-powered cars, with electric charging stations available throughout the cit

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