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  • That's What They Call That? Scrambled Eggs

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    Crosswalks are more than just places to line up for an impromptu stop light drag race, they also serve an important function in pedestrian safety, and provide instruction for the slower Boy Scouts in gaining their granny-helping-across-the-street badge. Usually, at a 4-way stop, the cross walks are a simple set of white lines with a…

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  • Name That Part: Ultimate Obsession Edition

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    Yesterday, Name That Part was solved in minutes. Clearly, we’ve been too easy on you. Now, granted, p161911 (who I’m firmly convinced is either Borg or a Droid, with such a lovely alphanumeric name) did solve it by finding the site I used, which I personally think is blatantly cheating. In that situation, clearly, the…

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  • Team Unknown Fluids, Comin at Ya!

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    You know your brand is really taking off when you can afford to sponsor a race car. We can’t afford to sponsor a race car, so we bought one.

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  • Turbo Barge: Manual Transmission-ed '84 BMW 745i

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    745i, that’s a 4.5L V8, right? Wrong! The 745i was arguably BMW’s most egregious departure from the [Series][Engine Size] nomenclature (at least until the current “Xdrive35i” or whatever they’re doing). You see, BMW decided that the turbocharged 3.2L I-6 had comparable power output to a 4.5L naturally aspirated engine (and that most owners would never…

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  • Mystery Car

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    Time once again to put your gray matter to work by trying to guess the identity of this car from a single, but quite revealing picture. From this shot you know two things: that it is supercharged, and it’s blue. Hey, you’re half-way there! Click through the jump to see if you were right.

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  • Win an El Camino: Clearly, Canada Understands Us

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    I’ve been saying for a while now that Canada has a whole hell of a lot of car nuts. Heck, one of the Canadian institutions, Canadian Tire, started out as just another tire and auto-parts shop, and it’s now a huge mega-retailer, rivalling WalMart, but without all the uber-cheap Made-In-China crap. I’m not sure if…

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  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe

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    So I am driving the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe this week… and I wanted to share some First Impressions with you.

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  • Four Words: Cadillacamino with Clown Organ

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    We were about to post another Lieberman-tipped link to a mint-condition ’73 Dodge wagon on Hemmings. Then we saw the next post on Hemmings’ blog and our head exploded. The lead shot is awesome, but when you click through to see what’s up with that thing in the bed…

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  • Project Car Motivation: Vintage Corvair Ads

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    Since it doesn’t appear anyone has yet lept into the fray and purchased those two decrepit beautiful Corvairs I posted yesterday for sale on Craigslist for only $500, I figured I’d provide some additional motivation.

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  • Kill It With Fire: No Compromise, or All Compromise?

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    Always wanted an old Mk II Jaguar, but too terrified of the Prince of Darkness to take a chance? Now there may be a solution.

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  • Out of Print: Plymouth's Demise is Seen on the Horizon

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    Back before car blogs, before Al Gore invented the Internet in fact, the primary source of car information was in print. And where you find automotive articles, you’ll also find auto ads. Auto makers still splash their wares across the pages of Road & Track, Car and Driver and the ilk – despite the move…

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  • What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

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    This is my garage. These are my cars- Thing One and Thing Two. Actually, that’s mean. I’d like you to meet my 1961 Austin Healey Sprite and 1975 Jensen Healey, or as the missus calls them, the money pits. Old cars are like black holes- they ravenously suck up all available resources, allowing nothing to…

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  • Craigslist Egregiousness: My Senior Prom Edition

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    If  this Craigslister had spent half the time they did dropping <br> tags in their ad on their pictures, we wouldn’t have to call them out for public mockery. Why my senior prom? Seemed promising at the outlook, but after what seemed like forever of waiting…a total letdown.

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  • Name That Part: Arbiter of Style Edition

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    Yesterday, Graverobber took over the reigns for Name That Part, and brought us a lever-arm shock absorber from a ’72 MG. That was nice of him. Congratulations to Armand4 for nailing it, and identifying the part so quickly and efficiently. On the other hand, Mr. Robber also brought us a heavily-oiled Sylvester Stallone in a…

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  • Crap, Now We Need to Learn Russian by The End of the Year

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    Press play. Just do it. You’ll be treated to what looks like a mash-up of Transformers and Spiderman, but good. And in Russian, with a Volga. Then you’ll want to go here. A tip of the Stoli to Jonny L…no that’s too obvious. We’ll call him J. Lieberman over at Automoblog.

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  • What Malaise? 6.6L Hurst/Olds

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    We’re all familiar with the typical Craigslist seller whose writing makes us weep for English as a language and whose photography leaves you wondering if they went to extra trouble to add blur and decrease the resolution of the two and a half pathetic pictures which usually contain a pitbull. Sorry ’bout that. Where was…

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