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I Have Two Big Ideas That Will Revolutionize Rock Crawling In Your Jeep

Just in case there was any residual doubt whatsoever, let me remind everyone: I’m an idea man. Got it? Ideas, right after urine and feces, that’s my body’s most quantitative output, and occasionally even the highest quality. I recently went rock crawling in a Jeep Gladiator on the famous Rubicon Trail, and that…Read more… Continue […]

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The Coolest Truck I’ve Seen In A Long Time Isn’t Even Really A Truck

You may recall that just a couple of days ago, I was losing my mind-kittens over an airport plane-hauling tug that was surprisingly sleek. Well, that sent me down a rabbit hole of airplane-towing equipment, a hole that had hidden inside it one of my new favorite vehicles, the Talet-30. The Talet-30 was designed to…Read […]

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This Fantastic Little Abarth Had The Cleverest Spare Tire Placement Ever And Everything Else Is Great, Too

You know what’s an amazing feeling? When you get a new crush. And my friends, I’m delighted to inform you that’s what happened to me today. I’m light-headed and gloriously delirious because today I have a new automotive crush: the 1966 to 1968 Abarth OT 2000 Coupe America.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Fantastic Little Abarth Had The Cleverest Spare Tire Placement Ever And Everything Else Is Great, Too

You know what’s an amazing feeling? When you get a new crush. And my friends, I’m delighted to inform you that’s what happened to me today. I’m light-headed and gloriously delirious because today I have a new automotive crush: the 1966 to 1968 Abarth OT 2000 Coupe America.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Fantastic Little Abarth Had The Cleverest Spare Tire Placement Ever And Everything Else Is Great, Too

You know what’s an amazing feeling? When you get a new crush. And my friends, I’m delighted to inform you that’s what happened to me today. I’m light-headed and gloriously delirious because today I have a new automotive crush: the 1966 to 1968 Abarth OT 2000 Coupe America.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What Car Do These People Possibly Have In Common?

Just take a moment and look at that group of four people up there: famously flamboyant pianist Liberace, failed GOP presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, noted actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr, and baseball hall-of-famer Gaylord Perry. Really, if you had to pick a more random, mismatched group of famous…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Some Car Show Pitches That Are Probably Going To Get Rejected By Netflix

We sort of live in a new golden age of television, and a lot of that is thanks to streaming content providers like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon, and all those new ones like Nabisco Plus or whatever. This means that there’s many more outlets for innovative automotive programming, which should, ideally, mean that exciting…Read more… […]

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These May Be The Most Superfluous-Seeming Pop-Up Headlights In All Motoring History

I think most red-blooded people enjoy pop-up headlights on some level. Even if you’re not crazy about the oddly eye-less look of many cars with them, you have to appreciate that little extra bit of kinetic fun that comes when your lights don’t just switch on, but actually leap up or flip around or reveal […]

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This Old Volkswagen Rabbit Brochure Makes A Couple Of Really Weird Points

Recently, a kind reader possibly seeking to avoid the grim self-made prison of a hoarder, sent me about a hundred or so pounds of prime, uncut ’70s and ’80s-era car brochures. There’s so much good stuff in there, and it’ll take me forever to go through it all, but as I find interesting things, I’ll […]

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The First-Gen Honda Civic’s Trunk Doors Cause Me Immense Mental Anguish

I’ve always really liked first generation (1972 to 1979) Honda Civics. They were really well-built and designed cars, with impeccable engineering (remember, Honda figured out how to avoid a catalytic converter) in an appealing, usable little package. These first Civics have also always baffled me with their weird…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Ratio Of Demonically-Named Cars To Angelically-Named Cars Is Way Out Of Balance

I’m not necessarily suggesting there’s any great theological meaning behind this, but I do feel that it’s worth noting that there are many, many more cars named for things demonic than there are for things angelic. Don’t believe me? Let’s walk through it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Let’s Find Out If Using Electric Eels To Charge Your Tesla Is A Good Idea

For decades, the dream of motorists all over the world has been a car that could run on frothy buckets of cheap, garbage fish like tilapia or something. So far, though, that dream has eluded humankind. But now, thanks to the rise of modern electric cars, perhaps it’s possible with the intermediary help of electric…Read […]

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