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The California Wildfires Are Hot Enough To Melt Aluminum

Twenty-one people are dead and around 142,000 acres of land have been burned in California wine country since the start of wildfires there that began on Sunday and have continued burning for days. In their wake is a sight that’s becoming increasingly familiar: the burned-out carcasses of homes, land, and cars, some of…Read more… Continue […]

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Apparent Tesla Employee Tries To Sell Early Model 3 On Craigslist For $150,000 Before Deleting Post

It’s going to be a while before you, a dutiful, early-and-often voting, patriotic member of the American public, get your hands on a Tesla Model 3. Even if you pre-ordered one, the brand new entry-level electric sedan is stuck in “production hell” as Tesla tries to ramp up to meet the aggressive sales targets set […]

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JFK Airport Guards Forced To Watch Coworkers Have Sex In Security Booths: Lawsuit

A former security guard at JFK Airport filed a lawsuit against former employer Allied Security Services and her supervisors at the job, alleging that male bosses forced female colleagues to have sex that was broadcast via security cameras. One of her former coworkers, who has also left the job, echoed her claims.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Specialized Turbo Vado 6.0 Is The Most Fun Bicycle (Yes, Bicycle) You Can Spend $4,000 On

I don’t know what being sent to review a bicycle for Jalopnik says about my driving abilities, but I got the last laugh for having the most fun with a vehicle review. Tearing through neighborhoods, hills and city streets on an electric pedal-assist bicycle is living out your best unfulfilled grade-school speed demon…Read more… Continue […]

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Couple Awarded $42 Million After Crash Because Shop Glued Roof Instead Of Welding It

A Texas jury just awarded a couple severely injured in a crash $42 million because their vehicle, a 2010 Honda Fit, had been improperly repaired by a collision center. Instead of welding the roof, per Honda’s repair guidelines, the shop used adhesive. That, according to plaintiffs, compromised the car’s safety…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Why This Week’s Northern California Fires Have Been So Brutal

Fire season is becoming longer and more intense worldwide, a reality which Americans were painfully reminded of this week, when a spate of wildfires sparked Sunday night and Monday morning turned vast swaths of northern California into an apocalyptic hellscape. As of 8am Pacific time today, the so-called North Bay…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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What It Takes To Launch One Of The Toughest Off-Road Races In America

Women’s participation in motorsports is growing for sure, but it definitely doesn’t represent the ratio between men and women in the general population—yet. This has not escaped the notice of professional off-roader and bona fide badass Emily Miller, whose women-only Rebelle Rally has become one of the most grueling…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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What It Takes To Launch One Of The Toughest Off-Road Races In America

Women’s participation in motorsports is growing for sure, but it definitely doesn’t represent the ratio between men and women in the general population—yet. This has not escaped the notice of professional off-roader and bona fide badass Emily Miller, whose women-only Rebelle Rally has become one of the most grueling…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Crafty Hack Turns a Mouse, Salad Tongs, and a Bar Stool Into a Video Game Steering Wheel

If you don’t feel like spending $150+ on a steering wheel controller after already dropping $80 on a video game, you can always improvise like YouTuber chobiglass did. Using a pair of salad tongs, a computer mouse, and a spinning bar stool, they hacked together a pretty serviceable steering wheel accessory for the…Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s Why You Get An Estimate For Minor Car Damage Before Filing An Insurance Claim

No one wants to find their car in worse condition than when they left it, but accidents do happen. And even if the damage was minor, there are a few reasons why you may want to get a repair quote before you file a claim.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Why You Get An Estimate For Minor Car Damage Before Filing An Insurance Claim

No one wants to find their car in worse condition than when they left it, but accidents do happen. And even if the damage was minor, there are a few reasons why you may want to get a repair quote before you file a claim.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch Travis Pastrana Land The First Motorcycle Backflip From Barge To Barge

Motocrosser, stunt rider, rally nut, Nitro Circus head honcho and all-around eXtReMe guy Travis Pastrana just landed a truly insane stunt: a 75-foot backflip jump between two un-moored barges in the River Thames. Any slight gust of wind could have moved the barges and ruined the landing, making this a tad insane to…Read more… Continue […]

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Acura’s New Prototype Team Nabs Ricky Taylor From His Dad’s Team For 2018

This year, Wayne Taylor Racing has been the team to beat in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, having a championship title all but in the bag before they even showed up to the season finale. It’s largely in part to the ultra-fast sons of Wayne Taylor, and now one of them will be driving an […]

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Acura’s New Prototype Team Nabs Ricky Taylor From His Dad’s Team For 2018

This year, Wayne Taylor Racing has been the team to beat in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, having a championship title all but in the bag before they even showed up to the season finale. It’s largely in part to the ultra-fast sons of Wayne Taylor, and now one of them will be driving an […]

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