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Watch Ex-F1 Driver Mark Webber ‘Audition’ To Become The Grand Tour’s Next Driver

Ever since The Grand Tour shitcanned its driver, “The American,” the show has been on the hunt for a replacement. Now it looks like Clarkson, Hammond and May have found a promising candidate: ex-Formula One driver Mark Webber. Watch him try to impress the trio with “hot laps” of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and […]

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This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven

Fact: all generations of Porsche 911 are good, but the 964 is epic, and anything air-cooled offers a brilliant sound and driving experience that can’t be replicated with a water-cooled model. As it turns out many people agree with my wisdom, and they gather each year in Houston for an event called TejasTreffPunkt to…Read more… […]

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Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition is a Steal at $130

As under-tree gifts go, this contemporary slot-car track is sure to delight young and old. Black Friday pricing is already live on Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition. Get it at Amazon for just $130, a rare discount of $30. Cars, tracks, and accessories are also on sale.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Is America’s Most Embarrassing Automotive Engineering Failure

America has had an incredible, dynamic, and often quite innovative automotive industry for well over a century, but that rich automotive history also includes many missteps and some outright failures. There’s one engineering failure, though, that makes the Pinto gas tank placement and the Vega’s engine woes seem like…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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No Pressure, But This Popular Air Compressor Is Down To Its Best Price Ever

Whether you’re filling tires or firing pneumatic tools, this 4.5 star-rated Bostitch electric pancake compressor is a great addition to any garage, and you can pick it up for $99 in today’s Gold Box. That’s $70 less than usual, and the best price Amazon’s ever listed.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ford Reveals Its First Plug-in Hybrid Cop Car

Earlier this year, Ford unveiled the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and F-150 Police Responder; pursuit-rated cars that, while not being as fast as some of their fully-gasoline-powered counterparts, still beat the hell of a Crown Vic. Today, Ford revealed a new offering for police: its first plug-in hybrid, which the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Will Keep Racing Its Le Mans Prototype Next Season

Porsche may have dropped out of the World Endurance Championship, but Toyota is here to stay as the lone LMP1 class manufacturer left. Toyota announced that they will stay for the series’ odd transitional 2018-2019 season at the annual WEC awards ceremony that followed the 6 Hours of Bahrain. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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At $7,600, Could This Grey Market 1980 Lada Niva Have You Russian To Buy It?

Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Lada Niva seems a propitious counterpoint to all the talk of Russian meddling in American affairs, seeing as it was never officially imported here, the land of the SUV. Let’s see if this grey market car’s price still makes it worth the collusion.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Danica Patrick’s Last Race As A Full-Time NASCAR Driver Ends Early In Flames

NASCAR’s final race of 2017 has been somewhat anticlimactic so far, with only one early caution for Joey Gase eating the wall. But now an incident involving Danica Patrick and Kasey Kahne brought out the second caution flag and ended Patrick’s last race as a full-time driver early on just lap 141 of 267. Read […]

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This Sure As Hell Looks Like A New Bentley Mulsanne Convertible

Only 19 Bentley Grand Convertibles By Mulliner will be built. This bespoke beast for billionaires is based on the Mulsanne Speed, packing the same 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8. That 530 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque is put to luxurious good use in this huge convertible. All for just around a very frugal $3.5 million…Read more… […]

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Your Old Honda Really Needs A Rad Set Of Mugen Wheels

The Mugen CF-48 wheel is not a particularly rare design. You can pretty much always find a set for sale. It’s not necessarily the prettiest wheel, either, more function than form. Yet this wheel has risen to near-legendary status in the Honda community on a wave of vintage JDM cool that you just can’t get […]

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Cancel Your Black Friday Shopping Plans, There’s A 24 Hour Marathon Of Classic MotorWeek Episodes

Coming up this Turkey day, while you’re still sitting around in a stupor working off your food hangover, MotorWeek is kicking things up a notch to provide you and yours with 24 hours of constant vintage car review entertainment. Welcome, my friends, to Motorweek.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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