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    Report: Nissan testing experimental dealer with no desks or offices
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    Nissan thinks it has found a better way to sell cars, and it involves stripping showrooms of everything but the cars and sales team. The brand calls the experiment the Nissan New Retail Concept, and it might get tested in the US in a few years. The concept is relatively simple. Showrooms ditch ...

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    Report: European car sales up 8% in February
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    Three weeks ago an analyst increased projections for European car sales this year, expecting them to climb three percent compared to last year instead of 2.7 percent. That number is a postive sign after years of hard times but it turns out February was especially good, overall European sales ...

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    Report: European sales forecasts getting brighter for 2014
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    Auto sales in Europe have taken a beating over the years, but as the global economy is on the ups, so too are sales in the Old World. According to a report from Automotive News Europe, 2014 sales are now forecasted to increase around three percent compared to 2013. Analytical firm LMC Automotive ...

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    Official: Lister Knobbly returning to limited production for 60th anniversary
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    Lister Cars was one of the pedigree names of British racing from its founding in 1954 and then on and off until the early 2000s. The company combined its own lightweight chassis with engines from other manufacturers, many of them British (and especially from Jaguar). Last year, the name and the ...

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    Report: UK looking to ban smoking in cars with children, should we? [w/poll]
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    Lawmakers in the United Kingdom are pushing to ban smoking in cars when children are present. The legislation is making its way through Parliament and has already been passed as part of a bill by the House of Commons. The ban, supported by the country's left-wing Labour party, is set to go before ...

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    Video: Watch the Lotus Esprit evolve from 1976 to 2004
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    Seeing a model as long-lived as the Lotus Esprit evolve over time generally requires some clever photography or graphical work, kind of like this. This video doesn't require any of that trickery, though, because it features every single model year of Espirt in one glorious row of awesome British ...

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    Video: This UK motorist lost his license for a year for driving with no hands
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    There are (few) appropriate times for shouting "Look Ma, no hands!" Driving a car is not one of those times. Yet that didn't stop a man from North Yorkshire, England from driving, evidently relaxed, with his hands behind his head. Richard Newton, 36, was caught traveling between 60 and 63 miles ...

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    ETC: UK man avoids fine after snail eats his car's tax disc
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    Cars in the United Kingdom are required to have what's known as a tax disc - a little, circular sticker fitted to the inside of a car's windshield. It signifies that tax has been paid on the car, and is roughly analogous to the registration stickers on some American license plates. In the US, ...

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    Official: Lotus to receive $16M government grant
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    Troubled British automaker Lotus is getting a second infusion of cash following a 100-million-pound ($161.5-million) investment by its parent company DRB-Hicom that was made in August. The substantially smaller investment, a mere 10 million pounds ($16.2 million), comes from the British ...

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    Report: UK politicians moving to ban foreign-language driving tests
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    The United Kingdom currently offers interpreters or foreign voice-overs on its driving tests, a service that over 77,000 people took advantage of in 2012. But concerns over cheating and the ability of foreign-speaking drivers to actually read and recognize English roadsigns without the aid of an ...

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    Report: Jeremy Clarkson pondering run for Parliament?
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    Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken host of Top Gear, may be pondering a run at the UK's Parliament, according to a tweet he posted over the weekend. Of course, the note, which has now been retweeted over 4,400 times, comes from a man whose penchant for hyperbole is legendary, so take this musing with ...

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    Report: UK to begin testing driverless cars in bid to ease congestion
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    Google, Stanford University, and a few other institutions have been testing driverless cars on American roads for some time now. Soon, though, the autonomous vehicle will go across the pond for their first tests on the wrong side of public roads. The BBC reports that the British government has ...

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    Video: Shocking public restroom 'accident' is one way to discourage drunk driving
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    If you thought the recent distracted driving campaign from Mini in Mexico was messed up, then check this out. The UK Department of Transport has teamed up with advertising company Leo Burnett Worldwide to create a new ad campaign called Pub Loo Shocker with the hopes of reducing drinking and ...

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    Video: Supercar parade entering highway is mesmerizing
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    In what must have looked and sounded to motorists on the M6 like an invasion of The Swarm, a parade of 50 enthusiast gems leaving a charity event were caught shooting down the on-ramp and merging into traffic. There were plenty of Porsches joining the 959 and Ducktail above, Aston Martins going ...

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    Report: Reborn Ford Escort could make its way to Europe
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    The Ford Escort concept just unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show was created with the Chinese market in mind, but it's got people talking all over the world. Not purely fancy, the point of the Escort concept was to give Chinese buyers a preview of what they could expect to see in a Ford showroom ...

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    Report: London firm hiring professional double-parkers to avoid fines
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    Autoblog sister site AOL UK reports that a company in London is hiring young drivers to sit double parked in the businesses vans, in an effort to avoid parking fines. As a traffic officer approaches, the drivers simply start up the van and drive away. Aspect.co.uk (a property management firm, as ...

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    Report: 1,000s of UK speeders to get out of tickets because signs were in wrong font?
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    How's this for a technicality? According to a report from The Telegraph, thousands of speeding tickets issued to drivers over the last six years while traveling on a portion of the M42 motorway west of Coventry may not actually be liable for their fines. Why? Apparently, a series of signs showing ...

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    Video: Watch an Ariel Atom receive a pit stop in the middle of London traffic
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    Just how quick can a pit crew from the Ariel AtomCup swap out a set of tires? Quicker than the span of your standard stop light. One crew set out to prove just that by serving up a full changeover at a downtown London intersection. The team not only manages a complete pit stop ( minus fuel, ...

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    Report: European auto sales hit 23-year low in January
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    Automotive News Europe reports new vehicle sales in the EU have hit a 23-year low after registrations plunged 8.5 percent last month. Ford, Peugeot-Citroën and Toyota all suffered the brunt of that fall, but a few automakers managed to make gains despite the negative trend. Opel, Vauxhall ...

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    Official: Mini Clubman Bond Street inspired by London shopping
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    Mini again plucks a London landmark as the appellation for a special edition, the Mini Clubman Bond Street joining the Mayfair and Camden, and Bayswater and Baker Street editions of the recent past. You'll recognize the formula of primary color and polished contrasting color, in this case its ...

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