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Tesla seeks patent for mobile EV battery-swapping machines

It could be placed where Superchargers aren't available.

It could be placed where Superchargers aren't available.

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Meet the man with 6,000 Ford Transit vans

Because everybody's gotta have a hobby, right?

It's safe to say that this guy is the Transit van's biggest fan.

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You need a 1:18 'crazy color' G-Class model

Mercedes-Benz has collaborated with GT Spirit to bring fans a limited-edition, 1:18 model of the Mercedes-AMG G63 with the "crazy colors" package.

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Question of the Day: Most degraded car name?

What's the worst example of a once-great car model getting ruined?

The 1988 Pontiac LeMans? The 2004 Mercury Monterey? Something more painful?

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Minnesota man donates collection of 30,000 cars to church

When Dennis Erickson died, he had no one to bequeath his collection of toy cars. So he left it all to his church - all 30,000 miniatures, and a few full-scale ones too.

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Monaco Grand Prix replaces grid girls with male models

This year's Monaco Grand Prix saw the usual "grid girls" replaced with male models, and four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel was less than impressed with the change.

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Shanghai Motor Show may ban sexy female spokesmodels

This year's Shanghai Motor Show has not ruled out banning promotional models that normally accompany cars on show stands, after models' racy attire at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show was chastised for having "a negative social impact."

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Five awesome Lego car creations [UPDATE]

So Much More Than Toys, These Cars Are Grown-Up Fun For Enthusiasts

Update: Check out our reader submission at the end.

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China chastizes Beijing Motor Show over scantily clad models

Our post on China's "Tiger mom" phenomenon was illustrated with that above picture; it's the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, accompanied by a booth professional. The model – her

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3D auto puzzles of American muscle are actually motorized

GreenLight Toys has unveiled a series of foam-paper car puzles for 2012, five American muscle cars and one muscle truck. The MotoBuildz aren't exactly models, they're more like those 500-piece landscape puzzles you find at educational toy stores, only with fewer pieces and less frustration.

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How Nissan trains its "Miss Fairlady" show stand models

Maybe you've seen My Fair Lady – the musical story of an ordinary girl turned into someone altogether more elegant. Now meet Miss Fairlady.

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Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a 1/4-scale R/C big rig sleigh

That there's a Santa Claus and an "elf" riding some sort of contraption behind a miniature big rig is intriguing enough. In reality, the downsized big rig is the story. Built by model maker Luca Bordin, the 1/4-scale Peterbilt 359 isn't a kit, it's made from scratch.

Diecast Warfare: Tomica reportedly returning to U.S. to take on Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Finally, something from our youth returns in a good way, not another Incredible Hulk reboot or power balled Cure cover. Tomica (or Tomy), which left the U.S. in the Eighties after some financial troubles, is coming back next month – and almost just like it was before. A line of miniature diecast cars will be sliding into an as-yet-unnamed retailer next month on their little plastic wheels. They'll be sold alongside playset combinations like the Hypercity Gas Station, pictured, so

Chicago 2010: Women of the Windy City

Spokesmodels of the Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Autoblog Weekender: Motley Fools edition

The Autoblog Weekender – Click above to find out what you missed

Video: Sickest model car lighting kits ever

Modell-Lichtsystem die-cast model lighting kits – Click above to watch video

Spec out your own Maserati - in 1/43 scale

If you're looking for a Maserati that's easier on your wallet, or a treat for a Maserati lover, then you should check out the Maserati model configurator. Three base models in 1/43 scale are available: Quattroporte, Quattroporte S, and Granturismo S. From there you can choose from among seven exterior and two interior colors, four or five different brake caliper colors, two or three different kinds of rims, and select a sunroof which is made of glass. No, it doesn't open.

Childhood Redeemed: Lego artist creates jaw-dropping four-wheeled creations

Firas Abu-Jaber's Lego cars - click above for a high-res gallery

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