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Pirelli’s New Pink Formula One Tire Names Suck Because They Aren’t Soft Enough

If there’s one thing my doesn’t-lift-bro self knows, it’s softness. My race car is named after a soft, fluffy bunny. My muscles are basically mayonnaise. I know soft because I am soft. Pirelli wants fans to pick the name of their new softer than ultrasoft pink tire from their three options, but all their options […]

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Despite the prototypes spotted, despite the rumors, despite the promises, we still haven’t seen the

Despite the prototypes spotted, despite the rumors, despite the promises, we still haven’t seen the BMW i8 Roadster in production form yet. That’s pretty weird! Many people thought it’d be at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, and I just now realized it was not. The world needs a convertible with dihedral doors.Read more… Continue […]

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Budweiser’s Tear-Jerking Tribute To Dale Jr. Includes Everything Except His Car Number

Longtime Dale Earnhardt Jr. sponsor Budweiser made the ultimate touching tribute video ahead of Earnhardt’s final NASCAR race. It’s the story of Dale Jr.’s career: from victory lane hugs from Dale Sr. to Dale Jr.’s incredible Daytona win following his dad’s untimely death. Yet it omits one odd thing: the number on…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Uber Lawsuit Lists Actionable Changes Uber Could Make to Prevent Sexual Assault

On Tuesday, two anonymous women filed a lawsuit against Uber on behalf of individuals who have experienced “rape, sexual assault, physical violence, and gender-motivated harassment” by Uber drivers. The lawsuit states that both women were sexually assaulted by their Uber drivers, and accuses Uber of creating a system…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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There’s Something So Wonderful About Running A Chevy LT1 Crate Engine Minus The Car 

Crate engines are like Legos for adults who love stuffing a lot of power into cars that likely weren’t meant to have it. But we often just get to see (and hear) the finished product—looking at you, LS1-swapped Miatas of the world—instead of the building block itself. But the building blocks are cool!Read more… Continue […]

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I Just Contacted My Ex-Jeep’s New Owner And Got The Closure I Needed

In a moment of weakness last night, I texted my ex-Jeep’s new owner—you know, just to see how things were going. What I learned is that, as much as I miss that beautiful 4.0-liter manual transmission XJ, it doesn’t look like it misses me. It looks genuinely happy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Veteran Is Trying To Track Down The Original Japanese Owner Of His R32 Skyline GT-R

When you’ve pick up a car used, have you ever wondered about the life it had before you? Sometimes you can gather scraps of information from the car itself (a leftover CD or impressions in the upholstery from child seats), but unless you have a contact, a lot of it becomes speculation and guesswork. One […]

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Here’s How To Replace The Worst Type Of Ball Joints In The Automotive World

If ball joints are allowed to degrade to the point of failure, it can lead to a wheel separating from the vehicle while driving. That is… not good. The Dodge Ram that I bought a few months back ended up having some loose joints up front, and I certainly didn’t want a nightmarish scenario like […]

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When You Run A Car Company You Should Take Your Cars Racing Yourself

Few executives wouldn’t be caught dead fraternizing with employees lower on the totem pole. With many car companies you picture the corporate heads as elite members of society who are better at wearing fancy suits and pleasing shareholders than they are at being common fans of cars and racing.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Re-Bodying A Nissan Patrol As A VW Bus Is All Our Muddy Dreams Come True

We don’t know whether we should call this creation a Nissan Patrol or a Volkswagen Bus at this point, but it gets very muddy and that’s all that really matters. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Jaguar Land Rover Parent Company Won’t Say If It’s Investing $900 Million Into Faraday Future

After launching a very unusual public spat with its now-former chief financial officer, Faraday Future has reportedly received a $900 million lifeline from Indian automaker Tata Motors, which perhaps most famously now owns Jaguar Land Rover. The timing of such a significant investment from Tata would be stunning…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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