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    Video: Red Bull checks out an auto junkyard 'Cyclocross'
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    Cyclocross, like soccer, is a primarily known as a European discipline, a wintertime endeavor with its own stars that takes over while the big-name road racing season goes on its ever shorter cold-season respite. Like soccer, we have our own cyclocross races here, and one of them is the Bilenky ...

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    Report: Average US car now a record-setting 11.4 years old [w/poll]
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    Cars are becoming less and less of a disposable item, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press. The average age of the 247 million cars and trucks in the US fleet is now up to 11.4 years, an increase of two full years since 2007 and 0.2 years since 2012. The newspaper spoke with Mark ...

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    Video: Why are these kids going nuts destroying this VW GTI?
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    Fans of classic Volkswagen iron may want to look away. This video is not for the faint of heart if you are an 80s car fan, either. It contains graphic documentation of vehicular abuse on an unprecedented level. A group of ruthless youngsters absolutely destroy every bit of glass in this Mark II ...

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    Report: Hundreds of vintage VWs scrapped over Florida zoning [w/video]
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    We certainly understand the need to scrap older vehicles. Not only is it impractical to preserve every car that's ever been built, but why would you want to? That said, decisions to destroy old cars, whether under the auspices of a government program like Cash For Clunkers or by profit motive at ...

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    Report: Auto graveyard business sprouts from Japanese tsunami
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    If you've watched any of the news coverage of the Japan earthquake, you've likely seen the tsunami footage showing cars being tossed around like Hot Wheels. The waterlogged vehicles number in the thousands, and the Japanese government has a big task in cleaning up the mess. Reuters reports that ...

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    Hard to Handle: Recyclers reportedly facing crush of cars after C4C
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    The ramifications of America's. Cash for Clunkers program are still being figured out – which isn't all that surprising given that a total of 700,000 or so sales totaling $2.877 billion were processed in just one month. And besides facing the unfortunate lack of suitable demolition derby ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons: Pre-Buttonwillow So-Cal Junkyard Scabenger Hunt
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    Inaugural 24 Hours of LeMons LA Scanbenger Hunt - click above for high-res gallery
    Last December the 24 Hours of LeMons hosted the inaugural Junkyard Scavenger Hunt, a.k.a. The Day the Infamy Stood Still. On Sunday, August 2, about 20 participants from the upcoming Buttonwillow Histrionics ...

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    How long will my car (parts) last?
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    Old-style junkyards have themselves become an endangered species, but catch a glimpse of one, and the impression it leaves is that of decay. Rows of cars, with cataract headlamps and big chrome teeth missing from their grilles, slowly sink into the earth while corrosion returns the metal to a more ...

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    Los Jalopniks build a boombox out of car parts
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    It's not often that a project of this magnitude crosses our computer screens. Say what you will about our friends over at Jalopnik (even you, Wert) -- they know the true meaning of "automotive enthusiast."The crew at the aforementioned web site has built the Turbo II Junkyard Boogaloo boombox, ...

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    BUSTED! Canada's largest chop shop caught with 700 stolen cars
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    var digg_url = 'https://digg.com/motorsport/BUSTED_Canada_s_Largest_Chop_Shop_Caught_with_700_Stolen_Cars'; For years, gearheads have made some extra coin buying junk cars like Mustangs and Chevelles, taking them apart, then selling their still-working parts on resale sites like eBay. This is ...

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    Eulogy for the Pacer - a memorial tribute to organ-donating AMCs
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    While it is perhaps not terribly far-fetched to think that there are folks who like the Pacer, this just seems like an unhealthy attachement. In the process of keeping his own very fine looking '76 alive, Curt Uhrin felt guilty about just stripping bits off those cars that gave their lives so that ...

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