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  • California Freeway Gets Helping Hand from Guerilla Public Service

    California Freeway Gets Helping Hand from Guerilla Public Service

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    The Drive recently put out a video (below) talking about an act of vandalism on a California freeway. This vandalism, however, is the good sort. It’s the type that actually helped many a driver be in the right place for an upcoming exit on an otherwise very confusing stretch of freeway. Richard Ankrom, an artist…

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  • 2024 Subaru Outback 2.4 Touring XT Review

    2024 Subaru Outback 2.4 Touring XT Review

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    The Subaru Outback is the brand’s second-best selling vehicle as of late, slotting in behind the same-ethos-but-smaller-and-less-expensive Crosstrek. And yet, the Outback still feels like the heart of Subaru, embodying the notion that weather conditions don’t matter, you don’t need low-range to go into the woods, and the wagon lifestyle is better than that brought…

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  • The Real-Deal Superbird is Set to Blow Minds at Goodwood

    The Real-Deal Superbird is Set to Blow Minds at Goodwood

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    One of my favorite cars on the planet has awoken from a well-earned slumber. It’s Richard Petty’s 1970 Plymouth Superbird. Why is it being stirred from its sleep? Because Richard’s son Kyle is putting the car on a plane bound for England. Kyle is prepping to run the Superbird up Lord March’s driveway to rattle…

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  • LEGO serves up the McLaren P1 in Technic Form

    LEGO serves up the McLaren P1 in Technic Form

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    The Technic line from LEGO is known for delivering some excellent machines. I’m talking about both in their overall design and the actual functionality of the pieces and engineering involved. The latest automotive icon to get the Technic treatment? None other than the wonder from Woking, the McLaren P1. This kit, which goes on sale…

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  • NONWICK – Prepping my 1967 Ford Mustang for Fresh Wiring

    NONWICK – Prepping my 1967 Ford Mustang for Fresh Wiring

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    Disassembly is complete. Disassembly was pretty easy. The hard part is all ahead of me, and that bit of project car anxiety is creeping in at full speed. Especially since I’ve opened the box and started unfolding all of the wiring that’s about to go into the car. It’s a whole lot of colored bits…

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  • 2024 Lexus NX 350h Luxury AWD: Would it be a Good Bugout Vehicle?

    2024 Lexus NX 350h Luxury AWD: Would it be a Good Bugout Vehicle?

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    I’m no prepper, but living near Washington, D.C., it’s easy to evaluate one’s ability to pick up and head elsewhere. So, whether that need comes from rising tides or a full-on civil war, I decided to try something different with this review. Let’s see how this 2024 Lexus NX 350h Luxury AWD might handle a…

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  • 1UP Bike Racks is Getting Kids on Bikes with Your Help

    1UP Bike Racks is Getting Kids on Bikes with Your Help

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    Over the course of the last few years, I’ve taken a deep dive into the world of mountain biking. To get my bike to some great trails, I often strap it to the back of a vehicle. I started with a spare tire-mount-based rack and graduated to a massive Thule multi-bike rack, but I’ve now…

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  • I Bought a New 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (in 2024)

    I Bought a New 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (in 2024)

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    Hey Hoons, your friendly neighborhood car buyer checking in. I’m taking a break from the usual car review programming to update everyone on my latest happenings. When last we spoke, I was selling my 2017 Jaguar F Type R on Cars & Bids. I was also driving a 2023 Wrangler Sahara for a daily driver…

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  • “F1” Movie Teaser Drops, Actually Looks Pretty Great

    “F1” Movie Teaser Drops, Actually Looks Pretty Great

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    The first teaser for “F1” has landed, and it shows a lot of promise. The movie stars Brad Pitt, and the story surrounds him coming out of retirement to return to the sport and mentor an up-and-coming driver in the process. “F1” has many of the makings of a very solid film. On top of…

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  • Audi RS6 Avant GT is a Longroof Love-Letter to the 90 IMSA GTO

    Audi RS6 Avant GT is a Longroof Love-Letter to the 90 IMSA GTO

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    Audi kicked a lot of butt with its 90 Quattro GTO race car. This was an inline-5-cylinder all-wheel-drive monster machine that Hans Stuck drove the wheels off and shocked V8-powered beasts on plenty of road courses. That car should’ve easily secured a championship in 1989, but a few missed races and early teething issues prevented…

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  • 2024 Hyundai Venue Limited: Review

    2024 Hyundai Venue Limited: Review

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    Cars are getting more expensive, with the average new car price currently at just over $47,000. That’s a lot. In fact, only four of the 41 cars I’ve owned have made it over that MSRP. Plus, the press loaners they send us are typically the top trim level, so I rarely test a truly inexpensive…

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  • American Racing AR172 Baja Wheels Review

    American Racing AR172 Baja Wheels Review

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    Aftermarket wheels are a commonly sought after addition for any car enthusiast, with the potential to completely alter the general aesthetics and performance of their vehicle. However, navigating the myriad options that exist, browsing tens or, dare I say for someone like myself, hundreds of different possibilities, can be a daunting task. For those currently…

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  • The Corvette Z06 is Actually a Supercar, and That’s Okay!

    The Corvette Z06 is Actually a Supercar, and That’s Okay!

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    I can feel folks getting ready to hit the keys to type my messages, telling me I’m wrong. But I don’t care because I’m here to tell you that the C8 Corvette Z06 is a supercar. It has evolved. It is more than. The idea that this is “just” a sports car is now incorrect.…

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  • Craigslist Crapshoot: E39 BMW You Shift Yourself

    Craigslist Crapshoot: E39 BMW You Shift Yourself

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    The E39 BMW 5-Series remains one of the few from the brand that I actually still lust over. While an E39 M5 would be a dream, the 540i is also an excellent vehicle. You can get them with a proper 6-speed manual gearbox as well, and there’s one for sale just down the road. It’s…

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  • Remember the Corvette Museum Sinkhole? It’s Been 10 years…

    Remember the Corvette Museum Sinkhole? It’s Been 10 years…

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    In February of 2014, the National Corvette Museum found itself making national news. Not in a way it would’ve hoped, unfortunately. A sinkhole opened up under the Skydome portion of the facility and took 8 Corvettes down into the Earth. You can actually watch the event unfold because there’s security camera footage of it happening.…

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  • The Audrain Veteran Car Tour: Where 40 mph is Amazing!

    The Audrain Veteran Car Tour: Where 40 mph is Amazing!

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    Driving a modern car at speed is pretty effortless. The machine is designed to keep you comfortable and safe. If it were legal, you could cruise at triple digits on the highway in almost anything new, and doing so would be a breeze. As you slide backward through automotive history, however, the ability to drive…

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