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The Company With The Most Cars On The Most American-Built Cars List Is From Japan

With all the talk of potential tariffs on cars going around, ostensibly to protect American carmakers, it’s worth looking at what cars actually are made in America, by American workers. The creatively-named car buying and selling site Cars.com just completed their annual roundup of the most-American-built cars, and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Mixed Cartoons With Detective Noir And It Was Surprisingly Great

We’re coming up on the 30th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis’s cartoon crossover classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit. There’s a lot to say about that movie, but as we’re on the cusp of the next big transportation shift towards electric cars, it feels especially relevant how that movie that touched on the conspiracy…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tesla Leaker Is ‘Looking Forward To The Lawsuit’ Over Alleged Stolen Documents 

Former Tesla technician Martin Tripp told Jalopnik on Thursday that he’s lawyering up and plans to file a countersuit against the automaker, which accused him on Tuesday of stealing reams of confidential data and making false claims to news outlets. That’s all to say nothing of his heated, headline-grabbing email…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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When Volvo’s South Carolina Launch Got Awkward

Nikki Haley, who President Trump nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations shortly after his inauguration, was in Ridgeville, South Carolina at the opening of Volvo’s new $1.1 billion assembly plant on Wednesday when Sweden’s Ambassador to the U.S. Karin Ulrika Olofsdotter took the stage and fired a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watching This Little Van Crash Carrying A Modified GT86 Is A Good Reminder That Towing Is Tricky

People tow cars all the time. It happens every day, innumerable times, all over the globe. But no matter how mundane and common it may be, it’s worth remembering that it’s no joke, and there’s genuine, complicated physics involved. That and when everything goes wrong, it’s hard not to watch.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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How Ex-F1 Driver Scott Speed Shook Online Racing To Its Core

It all seemed like a joke at first: Former Formula One driver, former NASCAR driver, former rallycross champion Scott Speed got suspended from iRacing at the start of this year for trying to intentionally wreck another player in the racing simulator. But there was more to this story, and we went to iRacing…Read more… Continue […]

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Fernando Alonso Calls His Win ‘A Higher Level Than Any Other Victory In Le Mans’

During a pre-race press conference for the Formula One French Grand Prix on Thursday, humanity’s hero and one true savior Fernando Alonso said, verbatim, that his recent overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was “a higher level than any other victory in Le Mans.” Yes, the Le Mans that’s been around since […]

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Volkswagen Keeps Having To Be Reminded It Doesn’t Own The Word “Beetle”

As I’ve made abundantly clear, I’m very fond of Volkswagen Beetles, especially the old air-cooled ones. There are also a substantial number of much, much older, also air-cooled beetles in the world, and these have nothing to do with Volkswagen. Volkswagen seems to forget this every now and then, based on the times…Read more… Continue […]

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NASCAR Won’t Use The Car Setup That Fixed The All-Star Race Again This Year After All

The NASCAR All-Star Race has been bad for so many years that it’s hard to remember when the last halfway entertaining one was, until this year. NASCAR finally found a way to make its All-Star event and the many, many, many other races like it into a good show, but that won’t happen again this […]

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The 2019 Ford Mustang Starts At $25,845 And Tops Out At $52,980

The configurator for the 2019 Ford Mustang is now live. With it, you can spec out the EcoBoost Mustang, the convertible Mustangs, the EcoBoost premium Mustang, the GT, the GT premium and the Bullitt Mustang. Here are the ones that matter (to me). Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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America Isn’t Ready to Handle a Catastrophic Asteroid Impact, New Report Warns

We’ve long said that humans generally worry about the wrong asteroids. Tabloids love to publish headlines about “potentially hazardous asteroids,” a category created by NASA that can be a bit misleading. The truly worrisome rocks are the smaller ones that we aren’t tracking. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s The Wild Email Exchange Between Tesla’s Alleged ‘Saboteur’ And Elon Musk

Late Wednesday, after Tesla filed a lawsuit against former Gigafactory technician Marty Tripp, the ex-technician shared emails with the Washington Post that highlighted a heated back-and-forth between him and CEO Elon Musk. At first, it seemed like Musk fired off a quick jab before the suit was filed, calling Tripp a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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