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Of Course Australians Are Crazy Enough To Rally A Dodge Viper

The Dodge Viper is one of the last truly intimidating cars, with a ludicrously powerful V10 up front and no mercy given to the nut behind the wheel. Running it on a nice, safe track with ample runoff is crazy enough, but the Aussies at Whitehot Motorsport made their Viper into a rally car and […]

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The Best Sydney Travel Tips From Our Readers

This week Hack Your City went down—and also under—to Sydney, Australia. We asked for tips on visiting Sydney, and what sets it apart from other popular Australian cities. “Melbourne is more like San Francisco, while Sydney is more like L.A.,” says reader Outtacontext. Here’s some of the best advice we got about the…Read more… Continue […]

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I Rode With A Pagani Rally Through The Most Beautiful Parts Of Australia

Australia: home to some of the weirdest and most dangerous animals in the world, kangaroo-proofing for SUVs, and the world’s largest supplier of Hemsworths. For a country with as much land and space as Australia there’s one thing they’ve been short on—Paganis. Before this year the total number of Paganis in Australia…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Ludicrous 750 HP Walkinshaw Holden HSV Commodore Was Australia In Car Form

Have you ever seen a Tasmanian Tiger? Probably not. Neither have I, and that’s because they’re extinct. I didn’t know these even existed at all until my recent trip to Australia, where I also got to know another extinct beast a little bit better: the Holden HSV GTS. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Carl Cox & Eric Powell become ‘MD Funk Connection,’ share stories of their roots [Q&A]

Legends Carl Cox and Eric Powell remain heroes in the house and techno sphere. Despite clocking in three decades each behind the decks, their passion for their craft and drive to continually move forward musically allows them an endurance that has stood the test of time. Paired with this endurance is a profound connection with […]

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Australian Urinators Unveil Advanced New Automotive Urine Management System

A team of Australian urinators/YouTubers have tackled the decidedly non-trivial problem of automotive urine-extraction systems. Having to pee while driving is a genuine safety issue, and I’ve attempted DIY urine management systems myself. These guys have made one very significant improvement that dramatically helps…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Flume just dropped a brand new ID at Australia’s Field Day Festival [Watch]

A definitive time scale by which new Flume music will arrive remains elusive, but the ID that the Australian producer shared during a recent performance at Australia’s Field Day Festival arrives as evidence of time spent in the studio. Defined by its eccentric electronic embellishments and mounting percussive elements, the ID bears the distinct trappings not […]

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Wait, Did F1 Driver Daniel Ricciardo’s Parents Fake Finding That 131 Year Old Message In A Bottle?

While driving on an island in Western Australia, WAtoday reports that Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo’s parents and their friends claim they found a 132-year-old message in a bottle they originally thought was litter. But not everyone believes them, and some think it’s just an elaborate marketing plan.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Godlands announces debut Pleasures Tour + ticket giveaway

Australian up-and-comer Godlands is ramping up for a huge 2018. She just released a new single, “Everybody Knows,” earlier this month and is now preparing for a massive debut tour that’ll take her across Australia. The Pleasures Tour includes several dates in cities like Adelaide, Perth and Sydney this spring alongside names like Jauz, QUIX and Luude. […]

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Racing Your Home-Built Cars Against A V8 Supercar Is Living The Dream

Mighty Car Mods is one of the best do-it-yourself tuner channels on YouTube, having built a collection of lovable misfits that includes a Daihatsu Mira and an LS-powered Mad Max-style car. Clearly, there’s no better way to test their work than by drag racing their cars against an Australian V8 Supercar that produces…Read more… Continue […]

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How A Box Of Magic Crystals Brought Down Australia’s Most Famous Race Car Driver

Being unfamiliar with Peter Brock is pretty much unthinkable to Australian auto racing fans, but for much of the rest of the world, that’s the sorry state we live in. This is a shame, not just because Peter Brock was a truly gifted driver and ran a great factory-approved tuning companies, but because the story […]

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One Carmaker You’ve Never Heard Of Made Both The Most Beautiful And Ugliest Cars Ever

Normally when I want to show you a car I believe you’ve never heard of, I limit myself to one car. Not today. Today I’d like to introduce you to two fascinating cars from the same company, the Australian kit and production car maker Bolwell. I chose these two cars, the Nagari and Ikara, because […]

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