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F1 Mandates Digital Checkered Flag for 2019 After Officiating Mishap That Ended Canadian Grand Prix Early

After an officiating miscommunication led to this year’s Formula One Canadian Grand Prix ending a full two laps early, F1 announced Friday that it won’t rely on us humans to end races anymore. A computer will get the responsibility instead, and digital checkered flags will be the new norm.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Mitsuoka Is Back With the Miata-Based Corvette Sting Ray You Didn’t Realize You Needed

Mitsuoka, one of the last bastions of actual raw joy left in the automotive world and the leading transformer of boring Nissan econoboxes into hilariously cartoon-like vintage Jaguars, has announced a new triumph: they’ve used their powerful Mitsuoka Magic to transform a new Miata into a dead ringer for a 1963-1967 C2… Read more…

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Teen Pulls Over to Give Squirrel CPR Until It Wakes Up After Accidentally Hitting It With His Car

Among the car-driving population, squirrels get a lot of hate. “Stupid squirrels, always switching directions in the road!” we say, forgetting we humans built the roads that give squirrels such dire crises. We’re all monsters, really, except this guy—when he hit a squirrel, he sat by its side and nursed it back to… Read more…

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A Man is Suing The Royal Bank of Canada for Seizing His Subaru Impreza Even Though He Never Did Business With Them

Imagine. You’re enjoying your day, minding your own business, and then someone from the bank pops over and tells you that they’re seizing your car because you defaulted on a loan that you never actually took out. Welcome to Tage Kendall’s life.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Rally Champion Annie Soisbault Wasn’t Afraid to Bend the Rules to Win

When Annie Soisbault imagined herself as a figure in the sporting world, she didn’t see herself as a racing driver—not at first. With seven French junior titles to her name, Soisbault thought she would surely be a tennis champion, competing internationally and taking home coveted wins at Wimbledon.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How I Saved My Project BMW E30 From Rust Oblivion by Learning to Weld

You may have noticed I’ve been silent about my recent BMW E30 purchase. The fanfare of buying an elderly autobahn cruiser has been met with months devoid of updates. I can tell you it’s not because I’m having the time of my life driving it. It’s because I found something catastrophic within.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Japan’s Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Now Has 1,150 HP and Goes For $3.6 Million

The seemingly ever-changing Aspark Owl electric hypercar is back on the auto show circuit after its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2017. It showed up to this year’s Paris Motor Show now claiming to have 1,150 horsepower and a non-refundable deposit ask of just $1.15 million.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Inside the Most Amazing Japanese Import Car Collection in America

In 1989, an American Honda dealer named Gary Duncan won a trip to Japan and the Tokyo Motor Show. It was there that he first saw the delightful, retro Nissan Figaro, and started an obsession that has lasted for decades and created the greatest and most surprising car collection in the country.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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