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An Arkansas Town Is Ticketing People For Having ‘Inoperable’ Cars On Their Property

Yet another town is enforcing a dumb rule banning people from having inoperable automobiles on their property because some people find those cars “unsightly.” This time, the town that could make life tough for low-income households and car enthusiasts is West Memphis, Arkansas.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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If You’re Wondering What Those Ben-Hur Wheel Spikes Are And If They’re Legal We’re Here To Help 

A video posted yesterday is getting a good bit of attention online because it shows a late-model Cadillac sporting wheels that have massive protruding spikes looking like they came off the chariot race scene in Ben-Hur. What are these things? Are they legal? It’ll be okay. We’ll explain.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Sweden’s ‘Speed Weekend On Ice’ Is Where Sanity Goes To Die And Axles Go To Break

Have you ever seen small children drift, flip and hammer dents out of a DAF 66 sedan? Have you ever seen a bunch of BMW-swapped Volvos go toe-to-toe with a 1940s DeSoto and a BMW engine-swapped Toyota Supra on a giant frozen lake drift-course?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Drivers Want To Record Their Car And Protect Their Dogs: Google

Google has published its first-ever trend report for the automotive industry, highlighting the interests of consumers and their search queries in the U.S., Germany and Japan. It turns out people are turning away from fuzzy steering wheel covers, and instead they want ways of recording what’s going on in and around…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Japan Has Yet Another Good Car Idea: PVC Drifting With Tiny Kei Hatchbacks

A few years back, a drift team in Japan that normally runs Toyota Corolla AE86s branched out into drifting minute kei car front-wheel-drive hatchbacks, easily purchased for about $300. The trick is PVC pipe pressed over the rear tires and, dammit, this is one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a long time.Read more… […]

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Adorable Gentleman Issues Press Release Because He Put A Hood Ornament On His Car

Well, I know it’s early in 2018, but I’ve already gotten my favorite email of the year. It’s a press release that boldly answers the question we’ve all been asking: What’s with the Birnbom situation? Has Martin Birnbom found a way to personalize his 2016 Cadillac CT6? The answer, I’m delighted to say, is yes. […]

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The Subject Of Whether Or Not To Warm Up Your Car Sure Makes People Mad

We live in a pretty polarized era. The internet has turned the world into a gigantic family Thanksgiving table, and everyone’s fighting about pretty much everything, always, forever. I know this. And yet I still have to admit I’m surprised by the level of anger and vitriol I’ve seen regarding something that you’d…Read more… Continue […]

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