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Inside the Most Amazing Japanese Import Car Collection in America

In 1989, an American Honda dealer named Gary Duncan won a trip to Japan and the Tokyo Motor Show. It was there that he first saw the delightful, retro Nissan Figaro, and started an obsession that has lasted for decades and created the greatest and most surprising car collection in the country.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s What Happens When You Drive A $350,000 Tatra In LA Traffic

The Tatra T87 was one of the great streamliners, built to cruise Europe’s first highways, a smooth, high-speed luxury express. What it was not built for is gridlocked Los Angeles traffic, something that was eminently clear as we all started to smell the car wildly overheat.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Is What It’s Like To Run With The Real Spies Of Detroit

Detroit is crawling with spies. Not necessarily the secret-listening-device and the silenced-weapon-type. But you’ve seen their work before. They’re automotive spy photographers, and we got to ride along with them as they shot the hottest prototypes around.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Why The Humble Toyota Corolla Became A King Of Drift Racing

A Toyota Corolla is a safe choice for a car. A boring choice. Reliable, bland, cheap and basic transportation. There is no shame in this. But it makes the Corolla an extremely unlikely contender to be one of the stars of the fastest growing motorsport in America—drifting.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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A Remote Rally School Teaches America’s Special Forces How To Drive

“We’ve been working for 20 years now with different…kind of elements of government personnel,” former two-wheel drive national rally champion Wyatt Knox explains, “that I’ve signed a lot of things and I would disappear if I told you who they were.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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America’s First Great Car Race Happened On Roads People Still Use Every Day

Before the Indy 500, there was the Vanderbilt Cup, the first car race in America to pull in major international competitors. Around the turn of the century, it was one of the most prestigious races in the world. What’s more, it took place on public roads in Long Island, New York, roads that are still […]

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Watch The First Full Episode Of Jalopnik’s TV Show Car VS. America Right Here

Here at Jalopnik we spent years crapping on car television for being generally awful. That’s because deep down, we always thought we could maybe do it better. Strap yourself in, because you’re about to watch our first attempt at doing exactly that: Car vs. America.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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