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Scout Kenai truck camper completes the lightweight trio

Largest home-away-from-home for heavy-duty pickups and getaways

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Active Wheel Alignment System adjusts caster, camber, and toe on-the-fly

Australian company DOFTEK says optimized contact patch returns huge benefits

Junkyard Gem: 2002 Buick Regal Joseph Abboud Edition

A turn-of-the-century luxury sedan with supercharger and designer-branded upholstery.

Junkyard Gem: 1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

The car that lived at the top of the Camaro pyramid in 1987, now thrown away in Northern California.

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Junkyard Gem: 1973 Ford F-100 Custom

A well-used sixth-generation pickup, complete with big-block V8, manual transmission

Junkyard Gem: 1984 Honda Civic 1300 Hatchback

The cheapest new car Honda sold in North America in 1984.

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School buses are another coronavirus question mark

A 6-foot social distancing regulation 'is not financially nor operationally feasible'

Junkyard Gem: 1991 Dodge Monaco LE

Based on the Renault 25 chassis and designed by AMC, Chrysler sold these cars with Dodge Monaco badges for a few years.

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Astronauts describe SpaceX Dragon reentry: 'It sounds like an animal'

Their scorched capsule gave a wild ride, made the first splashdown in 45 years

The astronauts on SpaceX’s first crew flight said Tuesday that their Dragon capsule “came alive” and sounded like a beast as it descended through the atmosphere to a smooth splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico. Two days after returning from the International Space Station, NASA’s Bob Behnken described in vivid detail their wild ride home. SpaceX had provided Behnken and Doug Hurley video and audio of previous splashdowns, so they wouldn't be startled during the test flight.

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Junkyard Gem: 1979 Chevrolet Chevette, Animal Rights Edition

It displays a comprehensive history of pro-critter and presidential campaigns

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Russia considers built-in breathalyzers for cars to curb drink driving

Alcoholic consumption in Russia has fallen by an estimated 43% from 2003 to 2016

Russia is considering fitting cars with devices that breathalyse drivers to clamp down on drink driving and is looking at ways to encourage manufacturers to install them in vehicles fresh off the production line. Russia has for years been trying to improve road safety and, though official statistics show the situation improving, around 17,000 Russians died on the country's roads last year, much higher than in many other countries. Installing alcohol interlocks would introduce new costs for car

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Junkyard Gem: 1997 Volkswagen Jetta Trek Edition

The VW that came with a Trek bicycle and a roof rack, now found in a Denver junkyard without the bike.

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Junkyard Gem: 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan

A weathered example of Chevrolet's middle-grade full-size sedan

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Revel suspends NYC scooter service after two fatal crashes

ER doctor says her hospital treats several Revel-related injuries per shift

Ride-sharing scooter startup Revel said Tuesday it is suspending operations in New York City after a second fatal crash in less than two weeks. Revel tweeted that service “will be shut down until further notice” as it reviews safety and rider accountability measures. Mayor Bill de Blasio said city officials spoke to Revel executives on Tuesday and made clear the company’s safety record is “an unacceptable state of affairs.”

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Pandemic drives average age of cars on U.S. roads to a record high

Hanging onto cars longer was already a trend before coronavirus hit

Drivers are holding on to cars and trucks longer during the coronavirus pandemic. The IHS Markit consulting firm says the pandemic has caused consumers to put the brakes on spending and hold onto their current vehicles for a longer period.

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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover ready for the biggest off-roading adventure yet

Six-wheeled explorer is set to launch for the Red Planet on Thursday

With eight successful Mars landings, NASA is upping the ante with its newest rover. The spacecraft Perseverance — set for liftoff this week — is NASA’s brawniest and brainiest Martian rover yet. It sports the latest landing tech, plus the most cameras and microphones ever assembled to capture the sights and sounds of Mars.

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