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Off-Roading In The ’20s Called For Camouflage Blankets, Fireworks And A Gun

When a new mode of transport bursts onto the scene, its launch is followed by a flurry of legislation to manage its use. This isn’t something that we’re seeing for the first time as self-driving cars begin populating our streets. In fact, it also hit regular, human-controlled cars when they first appeared.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Mint Dustbuster Pontiac Trans Sport Is A Time Machine To Your Childhood

If you’re like me, you spent much of your childhood watching the world roll by from the windows of a minivan. They offered a sort of magic you can’t find in today’s crossovers. And while the minivan may struggle for relevance today, there’s a van out there ready for you to relive your memories. This […]

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Someone Spent $6 Million Building A Massive Ford F-750 Motor Home

I recently called a military truck-turned RV Titan XD 4400 camper one of the most ridiculous ways to travel the world. I now have to take that back because this also exists on Earth: the 2008 Ford F-750 World Cruiser. It was built by one of the founders of the company that moved the Space […]

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Blip: Just Imagine Getting That Spare Tire Out

These full-sized late ‘70s GMs sure were roomy, but they weren’t terribly clever about packaging. I mean, as big as they were, they didn’t have to be. But some details, like—if you look in that diagram above the Olds you can see it—how the spare was way up against the rear seatback in the trunk, […]

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The Simple Hacks That Make A Bad Car Better

If you’re stuck driving ‘round a battered old rust bucket, you might appreciate some simple ways or hacks to improve your daily driver, or just make it fun to use while you prolong its life.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Simple Hacks That Make A Bad Car Better

If you’re stuck driving ‘round a battered old rust bucket, you might appreciate some simple ways or hacks to improve your daily driver, or just make it fun to use while you prolong its life.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Kandi K32 Is An Expensive Electric UTV Dressed Up Like A Pickup Truck

Now that the U.S. subsidiary of the Chinese Kandi Technologies Group has established a firm foothold in the American market with one “affordable” EV, the Kandi K27, the company is rounding out its lineup with a pricey electric car. Well, sort of. Kandi America has debuted the K32, an off-road EV that looks like a…Read […]

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The Kandi K32 Is An Expensive Electric UTV Dressed Up Like A Pickup Truck

Now that the U.S. subsidiary of the Chinese Kandi Technologies Group has established a firm foothold in the American market with one “affordable” EV, the Kandi K27, the company is rounding out its lineup with a pricey electric car. Well, sort of. Kandi America has debuted the K32, an off-road EV that looks like a…Read […]

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The Giant TORSUS Praetorian Off-Road Bus Would Make An Epic RV

I love big buses, off-roading and recreational vehicles. As you could imagine, it’s not easy to satisfy these separate loves all at once unless I get behind the wheel of a modded school bus. The mind-boggling TORSUS Praetorian is perhaps the answer with its high ground clearance, manual transmission and 4×4…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Women’s Demand For Hairpins Led To One Of The Most Advanced Cars Of The 1950s

Last week I found myself in Friedrichshafen, the epicenter of German zeppelin innovation in the early 20th century. To support zeppelin development, an entire engineering industry sprouted up near that town on Lake Constance. So when two sons of a wealthy Chicago hairpin magnate began searching for a company to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How Women’s Demand For Hairpins Led To One Of The Most Advanced Cars Of The 1950s

Last week I found myself in Friedrichshafen, the epicenter of German zeppelin innovation in the early 20th century. To support zeppelin development, an entire engineering industry sprouted up near that town on Lake Constance. So when two sons of a wealthy Chicago hairpin magnate began searching for a company to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Everything About This Turbo Manual Dodge Caravan Is Perfect Except The Price

If that extremely rare Toyota 2000GT from earlier today isn’t really your jam, then I may have the thing for you. This 1989 Dodge Caravan LE with its manual transmission, rad badging and turbo is the ‘holy grail’ of Chrysler minivans. What’s not perfect is its $25,000 price.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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I Fear That Elon Musk Has Become Even Richer

Japan’s largest steelmaker is suing Toyota, some Teslas cost more now, Ram has a big recall, and Elon Musk. All that and more in The Morning Shift for October 26, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Royal Enfield Confirms A More Powerful Himalayan Is Coming

Royal Enfield’s Himalayan might be its most interesting motorcycle. The relatively light and incredibly inexpensive adventure bike for on/off road trekking has been attracting new and experienced riders alike into RE dealers for a few years now. The biggest downside of the Himalayan is its 24-horsepower thumper mill,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A Ridiculously Detailed Look At Why The Rivian R1T Electric Truck Is The King Of Off-Road Pickups

“Dude! I have to tell you about the Rivian R1T. It’s unbelievable!” I exclaimed over the phone to my coworker Jason Torchinsky. I had just spent the day off-roading the very first vehicle from American electric car startup, Rivian, near Breckenridge, Colorado and came away both astonished and fascinated by the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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A Ridiculously Detailed Look At Why The Rivian R1T Electric Truck Is The King Of Off-Road Pickups

“Dude! I have to tell you about the Rivian R1T. It’s unbelievable!” I exclaimed over the phone to my coworker Jason Torchinsky. I had just spent the day off-roading the very first vehicle from American electric car startup, Rivian, near Breckenridge, Colorado and came away both astonished and fascinated by the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Flood-Damaged Vehicles Could Hit Used Car Lots As Demand Increases

Climate change has impacted a lot of things this year. It brought increased wildfires to the west and stronger storms to the east, as well as disruption everywhere in between.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Rivian’s IPO Filing Leaked How The Company Plans To Make $15,500 Per Vehicle Off Subscription-Based Features

With Rivian’s billion-dollar loss and preorder numbers catching most people’s attention in its recent IPO filing, other important details may have been missed by some. Motor Trend detailed how both pricing for the company’s Level 3 driving assist as well as how the company plans to make money on subscription-based…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Land Energy Could Make A Capable Lightweight Electric Motorcycle For The Trail

A new EV startup is developing a couple of electric motorcycles which could prove to be trail-worthy, courtesy of their low weight and swappable battery packs. The company, Land Energy, is working on a line of modular two-wheelers that can be ridden as either an e-bicycle or a full-on electric motorcycle, complete…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Land Energy Could Make A Capable Lightweight Electric Motorcycle For The Trail

A new EV startup is developing a couple of electric motorcycles which could prove to be trail-worthy, courtesy of their low weight and swappable battery packs. The company, Land Energy, is working on a line of modular two-wheelers that can be ridden as either an e-bicycle or a full-on electric motorcycle, complete…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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