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    Motorsports: Ken Block pulls out of Istanbul Rallycross over security concerns [UPDATE]

    UPDATE: Autosport reports that Tanner Foust has also withdrawn from the World Rallycross Championship event in Turkey, citing personal reasons. It will ultimately be up to the FIA to decide whether the event should go on. Ken Block may be best-known for his Gymkhana video series, but over ...

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    Video: New drifting world record set in Toyota GT86

    We have entered a drifting arms race. Last year, BMW smashed the Guinness World Record for the longest drift by hanging the tail out for 51.3 miles around a wet skid pad in an M5 at the BMW Performance Driving School in South Carolina. That beat the previous milestone of nearly seven miles. Now, ...

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    Video: Is it possible to cook a turkey with a Lamborghini Aventador?

    Is it possible to cook a turkey with a Lamborghini Aventador? The answer is quite likely no, but it sure is fun to watch YouTube's supercar videographer extraordinaire Shmee150 give it a whirl. The supercar fanatic got a hold of an Aventador tuned by Oakley Design – and dressed up like ...

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    Video: World's Most Expensive Motorcycle has frame made from gold

    This motorcycle embraces two very different dynamics. On the one hand, it's quite possibly the most expensive motorcycle ever built, with some experts speculating that the frame alone is worth $1 million. On the other hand, it looks old and beaten up, like a steampunk MadMax. Designed by an ...

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    Report: Turkish private equity firm jumps into Saab buying fray

    The next chapter in the Saab opera has a new protagonist called Brightwell Holdings, a Turkish private equity firm. Brightwell is is perhaps the unknown Turkish entity mentioned last year as having an interest in bankrupt Saab, along with India's Mahindra & Mahindra. A board member at ...

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    Rumormill: Saab in discussions with Turkey and Mahindra about reviving brand?

    The Great Saab Story of 2011 looks hellbent on running straight on through the new year and well into the future, despite the fact that the automaker has officially gone bankrupt and hasn't produced a vehicle in what seems like ages. Rumor has it that Saab administrators are receiving interest ...

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    Happy Thanksgiving from Autoblog!

    Like the wayward turkey seen here engaging in a bit of self-inspection courtesy of the Ford Motor Company, Thanksgiving is a time of reflection. Autoblog's staff has much to be thankful for this year, including an industry whose health is improving while developing better performing, more ...

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    Video: ABC News says gas prices might affect holiday spending

    Americans everywhere are feeling the pinch of high unemployment and a stagnant economy. Even the gainfully employed are having a tough go of things, as wages aren't keeping up with inflation. ABC News took a look at holiday spending, showing how much the price of a turkey dinner has changed in ...

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    Report: Vettel gets in trouble in Turkey for driving, then drinking

    Ruh-roh. It looks like Sebastian Vettel hasn't quite ingratiated himself with his hosts in Istanbul, though there's no telling what (if any) repercussions might ensue. According to reports, Vettel was told before the start of this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix that, if he were to win, he would ...

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    2011 Turkish Grand Prix was just the pits [spoilers]

    Few could have seen it coming: The team that was started by a multiple world champion, then taken over by a British automaker only to be bought out by a beverage company would win the world championship. And win it in spectacular style, too. But surely it was a fluke when Red Bull rose to the ...

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    Report: Formula One's Turkish Grand Prix is on the outs

    Formula One and Turkey are apparently on the splits, as Turkish newspaper Haberturk claims that the Turkish Grand Prix won't take place in 2012. Istanbul chamber of commerce chief Murat Yalcintas reportedly told the publication "It looks like the Formula One race won't be held in Istanbul next ...

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    Video: Wild turkeys attack hapless Porsche driver

    Wild turkeys attack Porsche 911 – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We've been guilty of over-ogling a Porsche or two in our time, but we've never become obsessed to the point of chasing a 911 up and down the road. But alas, there are some out there who are so star-struck by the ...

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    2010 Turkish Grand Prix: Good things come to those who wait [SPOILERS]

    2010 Turkish Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    That a driver's chief rival is his teammate is one of the most pervasive and enduring truisms in grand prix racing. And lest we forget, constant reminders of this accelerate into view throughout the season. This one ...

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    Istanbul's gigantic Autopia Europia to have track on the roof [w/video]

    Turkey's Autopia Europa – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Istanbul, Turkey will reportedly be home to the world's largest auto dealership, called Autopia Europia. The space is so big it's probably more convenient to think of it as an industrial complex, rather than an auto dealer: ...

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    Turkish Onuk Sazan is like Ferrari Dino, only without pedigree

    Turkey's Onuk Sazan - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Need a reason to support Turkey's bid to become part of the European Union? Look no further than the Onuk Sazan, a brand-new sports car that depending on the engine might just slide its way into supercar territory. The Sazan was ...

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    REPORT: Ford Transit Connect arriving in U.S. with full interiors that get stripped to comply with "Chicken Law"

    2010 Ford Transit Connect - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The law of unintended consequences is a funny one. Take the chicken tax. Back in the 1960s, West Germany imposed high tariffs on American grown chicken. President Johnson – a man you would not want to mess with – ...

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    New Renault Fluence compact sedan for Turkey, Russia, Romania... is Saturn next?

    Renault Fluence - click above for high-res image gallery
    Renault has just announced a new compact mid-size sedan called the Fluence for its Turkish, Russian, and Romanian markets. The Fluence is sized to slot in between the usual C- and D-segment offerings, making it a bit larger than the Megane ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: Hopes and Dreams at the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix

    2009 Turkish Grand Prix – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    With the established teams still threatening to walk and new teams lining up by the dozen, nothing could have better characterized Formula One's transition from old to new better than the move from the Monaco Grand Prix two ...

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    VIDEO: Turkish man miraculously survives train-truck-pedestrian collision

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    Every once in a while there comes along a story that's so incredible you really have to see it to believe it. Fortunately, the magic of the intertubes and some newfangled site called YouTube makes that possible with news of a potentially horrifying crash ...

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    PSA/Citroen to launch low-cost car for emerging markets

    Following the approach taken by rival Renault, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is working on an entry-level car set to debut in emerging markets in 2011. The Renault Logan has done well in Russia and Romania, which has prodded this interest and action from PSA. The new five-passenger vehicle will be assembled ...


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