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In Praise Of Coveralls

It didn’t take me long in my days of wrenching on a shitty, terrible, always-broken old Volkswagen before I realized that I was quickly running out of junky clothes. Too many of my pants and too many of my shirts retired to running duty were getting greasy beyond use. I needed something.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Feds Cannot Stop You From Tossing Live Turkeys Out Of An Airplane But Consider Not Doing It Anyway

The annual, reasonably disgraceful tradition of an “anonymous” pilot dropping live turkeys from hundreds of feet in the air in Yellville, Arkansas, continued this fall, with several birds dropped on Oct. 14. The FAA said then they were looking into it, but it conceded to HuffPost on Saturday that there was nothing…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Uber’s Buy Of 24,000 Autonomous Volvos Doesn’t Seem To Reconcile Its Inability To Turn A Profit Yet

Uber’s announcement on Monday that it’s set to purchase 24,000 autonomous cars from Volvo is a big deal—for one thing, it’s the first mass order of robotaxis, another sign of how confident the auto industry and Silicon Valley feels about self-driving technology. But for a company that considered driverless cars…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Honda Is Using Facebook To Find Owners With Defective Takata Airbags

Defective airbags from Takata have been linked to 18 deaths and hundreds of injuries, but more than 10 million vehicles still remain unrepaired at this point, according to a report issued Friday. It’s an unfortunate situation—one that Honda’s now trying to reconcile by tracking down affected owners through Facebook.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Gifts For The Car Enthusiast Who Is Permanently Stuck In The 1980s

Everything, it must be said, is currently terrible. This naturally leads to a feeling of nostalgia among people. Perhaps someone in your life pines for a time when cars had pop-up headlights, unhinged turbo engines and stereo equalizers with sliders; a time when big hair and shoulder pads ruled the day, when people…Read more… Continue […]

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You’re Coming To Our Hurricane Relief Car Show THIS SUNDAY In New Jersey, Right? RIGHT?

What could you possibly be doing the Sunday after Thanksgiving? If you’re like me, you’ll spend most of the day finding some creative and exciting way to consume turkey leftovers. But there’s a better way to live. Come to our rescheduled hurricane relief benefit car show in Newark. Bring the cars, bring the family,…Read more… […]

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How A Film Car Company Got Tom Cruise A Saleen Mustang From Across The Country In One Night

Hollywood is still a place where magic can happen, but only thanks to the hard work of people like John Ficarra. Ficarra says he used to own a company that, in 2006, helped give Tom Cruise a vehicular smorgasbord to drive through New York City to promote Mission: Impossible III. Included in that smorgasbord was […]

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Cameraman Loses It Over A City Bus Blocking His View Of The Georgia Dome Demolition

The Weather Channel—that predictable background noise for annoying places like the airport—keeps trying to branch out into new, exciting, clickable territory. This morning, it would have been live streaming the highly clickable demolition of the Georgia Dome if a pesky MARTA city bus didn’t get in the way. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Teen Dies After Sober Driver Hits Her While Using Ignition Interlock Device

On Nov. 10, an unidentified 31-year-old driver struck Alexis Butler, 18, as she backed out of a driveway in a Toyota Camry in Arlington, Texas. Butler died a week later. There were no skid marks or apparent attempts made by the 31-year-old to stop, according to police. He said that he had been distracted while…Read […]

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