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Goodyear recreated this year's Cotton Bowl Classic mascots entirely from tires

The Penn State and University of Memphis mascots took 400 hours to build

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NFL players' training camp rides get more outrageous by the year

NASCAR racers, military vehicles, and hot air balloons lead the way

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Toyota has a basketball playing robot

This bot is better than you at shooting baskets

Toyota built a robot that plays basketball. It uses artificial intelligence to shoot perfect free throws. Check out the video. Transcript: Cue is a basketball playing robot created by Toyota that shoots free throws. It uses artificial intelligence to shoot perfect free throws. It demonstrated its shooting ability in a shooting competition against two Alvark Tokyo basketball players. Cue shot with 100% accuracy for a perfect score, even hitting shots against a defense. Cue will be un

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Jetfoiler Waterboard | Autoblog Minute

The Jetfoiler serves as a training tool for the endeavoring kiteboarder, while opening doors for a new population of riders at the same time. With its use of efoils to power the board and optional cruise control. This board pushes the limits of watersports like never before.

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March Madness upsets good for auto advertisers

Cinderella teams, surprises and upsets are good business for the car companies that sponsor the NCAA men's basketball tournament, and even though there are no fairy tales left in this year's event, business keeps looking up.

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Home-team NFL losses mean victories for repair shops

The Highway Loss Data Institute finds that cars that are insured in zip codes around a football stadium get in more crashes when the home team loses, and not necessarily around the stadium.

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World Cup car flags have us burning a lot of extra gas

Summer is finally here, and that means sports season is in full bloom. Whether you've caught World Cup fever this year or are just supporting your local baseball team, there's a lot to get excited about. However, if you've got one or more of those little pennants or flags attached to your car fluttering in the wind, your fan enthusiasm might be costing the world more than you might think.

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Tesla looking at smaller CUV, Roadster successor for 2016

Five models doesn't quite equal GM, but it's pretty impressive for a startup.

TAS 2010: Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid concept packing 400-hp 3.3-liter V6, AWD [w/video]

Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid Concept – Click above for image gallery

TAS 2010: Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid concept packing 400-hp 3.3-liter V6, AWD [w/video]

Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid Concept – Click above for image gallery

VIDEO: Dutch auto journo says Lexus LF-A is the best car he's ever driven

Dutch auto journo Thomas Bangma giving his opinion on the Lexus LF-A -- Click above to view the video after the jump

REPORT: Production lines halted at MG's Longbridge plant. This is not a repeat from 2005.

It is a travesty that the initials "MG" are coming to be a convenient epithet for the term "woe." The British sportscar maker has had an exceedingly trying history recently, and things haven't got any better with word that its owner, MG Motor UK Ltd. (which is really Nanjing Automobile Corporation), is reportedly closing the company's Longbridge plant.

Everything you wanted to know about the Mercedes SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the microsite for the SLS AMG called "From the Ground Up," and it has all the information you need on gullwinged retro rocket from the space from to components to the magnesium backrests in the seats.

Ferrari 458 Italia spotted in the flesh

A lightly-camo'ed Ferrari 458 Italia has been caught napping by the roadside, and from the looks of it, Ferrari doesn't appear to have pulled any tricks with its renderings: the car's a dead ringer for what was presented last week, right down to the seriously extended mirror stalks and that disappearing back end. This is all very good, and we can't wait to see the 458 Italia up close in Frankfurt. Hat tip to Milad.

Dealer accidently unveils Audi R8 Spyder in classified ad?

Stafford Audi, a U.K. Audi dealer, placed an advertisement on the popular website Pistonheads for the forthcoming R8 Spider. For a picture of the car, they used an uncamouflaged picture of an R8 Spider from the Iron Man sequel, as you can see from the California license plate that reads "Stark." According to the ad, though, the car was "spotted testing in Germany."

Is Ferrari turning the 599 GTB into the 600 GTB? No.

An Italian site perusing Ferrari's online media outlet found the screen you see above. At the end of the list of La gamma attuale -- the current range -- is a box captioned "600 GTB" accompanied by a "Coming soon" image.

Next Honda NSX could be dubbed "Super Hybrid Sports"

Even though it's been going on for more than two years now, the tale of the Acura NSX is like a news story that just broke: you have to keep checking back for details, and each subsequent update could turn the whole story on its head. The V10 NSX that was going to own the sports car gods on Mt. Olympus was killed, and

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