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Remember the Rinspeed Bedouin?

Remember the Rinspeed Bedouin? How could you not? It was a weird as hell shooting-brake-pickup-truck-Porsche-thingy with color-changing paint. No idea why Rinspeed didn’t buy a huge factory and immediately start churning these out.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Save $15 On iTunes Gift Cards – The Ultimate Generic Gifts For People You Forgot About

iTunes gift cards make great last minute gifts for the iPhone owners in your life, and you can save $15 when you spend $100 on digital cards today with promo code ITUNES15. This will work for a single $100 gift card, or multiple cards of smaller denominations, just so long as the total adds up […]

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An AI Accurately Guessed Race and Voting Patterns by Counting Cars on Google Street View

A robust, timely census is vital to democracy. Censuses sketch the changing face of our nation by charting both political and demographic shifts, including changes in wealth and neighborhood transitions. Most crucially, they influence how resources and political power are doled out: Cities use census data to set…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Texas World Speedway’s Google Search Listing Now Immortalizes It As A Flood-Car Dumping Ground

Occasionally, I put “Texas World Speedway” into my search bar for the sake of nostalgia. The same goes for driving by on a feeder, since that’s as close as cars can get anymore—a cop blocks the entrance since the track is an auction site for flood cars. It often doesn’t make me anything other than […]

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This Guy Faced Down Rally Giants With Just A 23-Year-Old Mitsubishi Evo

Many of us have the dream: buy a cheap old unlikely car, race it against teams with much bigger budgets, and win big. Summon your inner Caswell, your inner Holland. Then reality sets in and you think it’s actually impossible, so why try? But this year on Mount Washington, Alexander Grabau did what some would […]

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Here’s What The Car Industry Should Hope Those Alleged Alien Alloys Can Do

I’m not exactly sure why we’re not, collectively, freaking out more about the recent Pentagon reveals of the possible UFO/alien encounters and the admission that there’s special facilities around Las Vegas where “alien alloys,” still-unexplained materials from alleged alien spacecraft, are being stored and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Stays Weird And That’s Good

I consider myself something of a proponent of weird cars, and while the Hyundai Veloster never managed to be the best hatchback you could buy, I was always glad it existed in all of its three-door squat strangeness. Fortunately, unlike some brands, Hyundai is keeping the weird alive and the Veloster is coming back for…Read […]

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