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We simply lack the granular motor skills to turn our hopes and dreams into plastic and pine realities. We're guessing that Sam Francis never had that problem.

A staple vehicle at Irvine, California's Cars and Coffee, this Jaguar Lightweight E-Type was heading north on Interstate 5 when it was involved in an accident. Cited in the article as a "1968 Jaguar," this car is either a Lightweight E-Type replica or the article has the year wrong. Regardless, it's a beautiful machine, and you can see it in its pre-smashed state on The Car Lounge.

Is your steering wheel looking a little fat? There are a number of reasons why steering wheels have beefed up over the years, but one of the biggest reasons is because of airbags. Inflatable restraint system manufacturer TRW is looking at ways to change that, and it may have a whole new type of airbag ready to go.

Honda is casting the Sounds of Civic social media-based contest as a fun way for you to whip up a little song and possibly win a 2012 Honda Civic of your own. You might accept it at face value, or you may see it as a contrived and cynical attempt at being current and/or relevant. If the ninth-generation Honda Civic excites you into musical rapture, great, submit your song on the Honda Civic Facebook page before June 5th.

Oil behemoths BP and ConocoPhillips have scrapped plans to build a $35 billion pipeline to move natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48. BP and ConocoPhillips claim that the decision to abandon the massive natural gas pipeline project was driven by weak customer demand.

Mazda 787B restored and returning to Le Mans – Click above for high-res image gallery

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