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    Video: The Stig bungees a Lotus F1 car in Durban
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    Remember a couple of months ago when a mischievous Stig broke into the Lotus racing headquarters in Enstone and made off with an F1 car? Well, now we know where he went with it. In this humorous clip from Top Gear, the tamed racing driver in the white suit disembarks with Pastor Maldonado's ...

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    Report: Porsche acquires Kyalami race track at auction
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    With more victories under its belt than any other manufacturer, you could say, in a figurative sense at least, that Porsche owns countless numbers of race tracks around the world. But here we're not talking about figuratively owning a track – we're talking about literally buying one. And ...

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    Motorsports: Global Touring Cars gears up with 500hp V8 compact sedans
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    Touring car racing excites fans in national series around the world. Europe has the World Touring Car Championship, Germany has DTM, Japan has Super GT and Australia has V8 Supercars, to name just a few of the standout examples. (Even NASCAR isn't far off the formula, although stock cars ...

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    Video: Watch what happens when angry elephant charges a VW
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    Wild animals regularly pose a threat to drivers. Here in Michigan, we worry about deer. In Colorado, the animals are a bit bigger (your author once saw a dead mountain lion on the side of the road outside of Telluride). Sweden, meanwhile, has to deal with moose. South Africa, though, trumps just ...

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    Video: Mercedes A45 AMG in downhill battle with slipstream skateboarder
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    We're told it takes "performance, control and expression" to pilot a longboard skateboard down a mountain road, and that those happen to be the same values embodied in the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. That's how the two came to be combined in a black-and-white short film called Silver ...

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    Report: Court puts kibosh on apartheid lawsuit against Ford, Daimler
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    Ford and Daimler have scored a major victory in a long-running lawsuit filed in US federal court by unnamed South African nationals. The suit alleges that both manufacturers and their subsidiaries sold their vehicles to the South African military, despite knowing that they'd be involved in ...

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    Video: Gun-rigged car used in assassination attempt in South Africa
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    As car people, there's a certain degree of delight that comes with watching an old James Bond movie and seeing Desmond Llewelyn describe the accoutrements of an MI6-modded Aston Martin or Lotus, all while saying, "Oh grow up, 007." But in reality, a car with concealed firearms, a hallmark of ...

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    Video: Impala crashes into Land Cruiser... to hide from a cheetah
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    What would you do if a wild animal jumped into your vehicle through an open window during an African safari? What if said animal was an impala being chased by cheetahs? Though the scenario seems unbelievable, that's just what happened to a group of tourists in Kruger National Park in South ...

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    Featured: Autoblog goes on an African safari, Subaru-Style
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    ... And Learns To Love The Ostrich Subaru may be the ostrich of the Japanese auto industry. When one thinks of a safari, they naturally draw pictures in their mind's eye of wild animals, like lions, elephants and giraffes. I'm no different, and it was with visions of long telephoto lenses over ...

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    Video: Parking lot traps uncoordinated driver [NSFW]
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    We certainly have sympathy for this hapless driver who had a difficult time leaving a Wits University parking lot in Johannesburg, South Africa. The lot is overcrowded and probably beyond capacity, making the driver's efforts to turn down its lanes an exercise in futility and frustration. It ...

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    Video: Angry giraffe frightens vacationers on safari in Jurassic Park-style chase
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    Step aside Steven Spielberg, here's a real-life animal-versus-car that did not require CGI nor a multi-million dollar production budget. As some vacationers on safari in South Africa recently learned, an upset 13-foot tall giraffe can be just as terrifying as the Tyrannosaurus Rex that chased ...

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    Report: BMW dealer sends armed tracker team with helicopter backup to recover loaner car
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    BMW dealers in South Africa put Dog The Bounty Hunter to shame – they've got support from Airwolf. According to IOL Motoring, when a dealer's attempts to get back a BMW 325 loaner car were rebuffed by a customer, Ravindra Jainarain, the dealer took matters into his own hands. He hired an ...

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    Report: BMW 'astonished' after losing intellectual property case
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    BMW has been tussling in courtrooms with a South African auto parts supplier called Grandmark for 13 years. The real issue revolves, of course, around money, but the legal issue revolves around intellectual property rights regarding the design of car parts. South Africa allows entities to ...

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    Report: Police confiscating motorists' phones in Cape Town [w/poll]
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    The phrase "law enforcement" – and the very idea of laws themselves – is entirely dependent on that second word, "enforcement." Without it, you don't have laws, you have a modern art installation consisting of reams of paper decorated with lines that are as useless as they are ...

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    BMW South Africa shows off first F30-based 3 Series racer
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    The BMW 3 Series and racing go together like slicks and dry asphalt, so it's no surprise that the world now has its first competition-prepped version of the new F30. According to BMWBlog, BMW South Africa has partnered up with ADF Motorsport to create the 335i racer you see above. The sedan is ...

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    VW creates edible print ad for Golf R
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    Ever heard someone say their car eats up the road? Volkswagen is taking that phrase to a whole new level in a new print ad for the 2012 Golf R. Placed between the pages of South Africa's Auto Trader magazine, the road on the page is edible... as in, you can literally eat this road. We're not ...

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    South Africa gets Dodge Caliber Mopar Edition. Lucky them.
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    South African Chrysler fans has a new special edition vehicle coming their way. Described by Chrysler as a way to "satisfy the boy racer in all of us," the Dodge Caliber Mopar Edition is a blacked-out hatchback rolling on 18-inch powdercoated alloy wheels. Under the hood sits a 2.0-liter ...

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    Axeon unveils an all-electric Land Rover Defender for safaris
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    What's the point of going on safari if your truck's rumble and exhaust sully the experience? That's what Axeon and Land Rover have reasoned, teaming up with the solution you see here. Developed in collaboration with JLR South Africa, this Defender 110 – a long-wheelbase model with an ...

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    Video: BMW - The Ultimate Meerkat Stalking Machine?
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    BMW unscripted meets Grant the Meerkat Man – Click above to watch video after the jump
    BMW has sat down with a handful of notable Bimmer aficionados, ranging from Sabine Schmitz to Murray Fowler, the lone owner of a 1969 BMW 2800 CS. Now BMW has brought its cameras down to South Africa to ...

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    Report: Uwe Gemballa's killer already tried and found guilty?
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    The Uwe Gemballa saga may finally have come to a close with the swift, decisive conviction of his alleged murderer. Just to recap, Gemballa disappeared in February of 2010 and was later found dead this past October. According to reports, Gemballa was working with Radovan Krejcir, a Czech ...

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