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Flat Out Horror Crash Is Your Every Nightmare About Brake Failure posted by Raphael Orlove

January 22, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Flat Out Horror Crash Is Your Every Nightmare About Brake Failure

This is your every nightmare about brake failure realized in one flat out crash. Unbelievably, this driver survived.

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​It’s Too Bad Drones Will Put This Helicopter Pilot Out Of Work posted by Damon Lavrinc

January 22, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

We’re already beginning to see big production companies use drones for those gorgeous, sweeping ariel shots . That used to be the exclusive purview of helicopter pilots like Jonathan Benson, so watching him chase down a trophy truck could soon be a lost art.

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Man Who Claimed to Be The Inventor of the Jetpack Dies posted by Matt Novak

January 22, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Man Who Claimed to Be The Inventor of the Jetpack Dies

Justin Capra, a Romanian inventor who claimed to have invented the first functional jetpack, died on Monday at the age of 81. Capra used to say that he built his jetpack in 1956, well before Bell Aerosystems’ 1961 untethered flights with their rocket belt. The only problem? He was never able to produce any credible evidence that he was the first.

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Take A Look At Volkswagen’s 313 HP 1.6 Liter Engine posted by Raphael Orlove

January 22, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Take A Look At Volkswagen's 313 HP 1.6 Liter Engine

Top-level rally cars in the WRC are currently restricted to just 1.6 liters. Here is a look at VW’s reigning double championship-winning turbo four-cylinder.

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Putin Is Bored With His ATV-Riding Android Toy posted by Tyler Rogoway

January 22, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Putin Is Bored With His ATV-Riding Android Toy

Russia has been on a tear to get new robotic combat capabilities up and running, with big goals slated for its air forces and its ground forces, some of which are already online, including the tracked ‘Platform-M.’ Yet this gangly, ATV-riding patrol bot isn’t exactly setting Russia’s hunter-in-chief’s heart on fire.

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What It’s Like To Run A New Ford Ranger In The Ultimate Off-Road Rally posted by Andrew P. Collins, TruckYeah

January 22, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

What It's Like To Run A New Ford Ranger In The Ultimate Off-Road Rally

This full-race Ford Ranger might not have all that much in common with the road-legal truck it’s "based" on , but hot damn does it look like a riot to blast over the Atacama desert and jungles of South America.

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We drive the ‘soft, safe, sexy’ Spira4u foam car in Detroit | Sebastian Blanco

January 22, 2015 in Articles, AutoBlog

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In this video post, we take a ride in the Spira4u foam car, which was designed to be “soft, safe, sexy,” according to its maker. It’s at least one of those three. Take a look at our test drive, outside the Detroit Auto Show.

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Long Before The Dreamliner, Boeing Made The Stearman And It’s Awesome posted by Chris Clarke

January 22, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Long Before The Dreamliner, Boeing Made The Stearman And It's Awesome

In 1934 Boeing acquired the Stearman Aircraft Company and proceeded to pump out more than 10,000 variations of the iconic Model 75. It was easy to fly and supremely forgiving, which made the Stearman one of the best teachers you could ever have.

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What you missed on 1.21.15 | Autoblog Staff

January 22, 2015 in Articles, AutoBlog

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We test the Ducati Scrambler; The List heads to the birthplace of Ferrari; Autoblog Podcast #414 is ready for your listening pleasure. Those are the top stories for Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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Should’ve Done It With Helmets posted by Michael Ballaban

January 22, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Should've Done It With Helmets

Great Vine, NASCAR.

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Just the right Camaro can change your life | Chris Bruce

January 22, 2015 in Articles, AutoBlog

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The latest episode of Petrolicious looks at auto restorer Adam Martin and his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro that he calls Lucy. He bought the pony car at just 16, and by learning to work on it, the classic Chevy pushed him into his current career. Eighteen years later, Martin has kept driving Lucy and continues to make her even better.

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Must Read: Year of the Goose, Part 1: An Experiment in Motorcycling, or finally learning to ride a m posted by Raphael Orlove

January 22, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Must Read: Year of the Goose, Part 1: An Experiment in Motorcycling, or finally learning to ride a motorcycle after 30 years of dreaming.

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This Car That Actual Humans Drove Was Less Than Ten Feet Long posted by Raphael Orlove

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

This Car That Actual Humans Drove Was Less Than Ten Feet Long

If you think your car is cramped, allow me to present the original Mitsubishi Minica Skipper. It was not even ten feet long.

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Conan O’Brien Becomes An Animated Archer Character And Battles Mobsters posted by Lauren Davis

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

On a very special segment of Conan, late-night TV host Conan O’Brien didn’t just have the voice of Sterling Archer, H. Jon Benjamin, on his couch to promote the new season of Archer. He actually became an animated Archer-style character and got involved in the spy’s shoot-em-up hijinks.

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Trees falling like dominos caught on Aussie motorist’s dashcam | Chris Bruce

January 21, 2015 in Articles, AutoBlog

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Watch as a wind storm in Australia escalate in just a few seconds, from a few branches coming down to complete pandemonium. It was all captured on dashcam footage.

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The Original Toyota RAV4 Was Better And More Important Than You Think posted by Patrick George

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

The Original Toyota RAV4 Was Better And More Important Than You Think

Because it’s stupid to throw away that kind of brand recognition, the modern Toyota RAV4 is a bloated, anonymous, mall-going crossover. Things weren’t always that way. Opponaut HammerheadFistpunch is here to tell you why his first car, the original RAV4, was such a great example of how good Toyota is when they actually try.

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Firefighters Attempt To Extinguish Car Fire And Everything Goes To Hell posted by Michael Ballaban

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Firefighters Attempt To Extinguish Car Fire And Everything Goes To Hell

Here’s a little cooking recipe, handed down from my step-uncle’s roommate’s brother’s sister. Take one Mercedes, and completely engulf it in flames. Leave it on top of a big hill. Don’t set the parking brake. Add firefighters, a high pressure fire hose, and now water everywhere to reduce the friction. The result is perfect.

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Hyundai-Kia dealer offers $180k in gift cards to local residents | Chris Bruce

January 21, 2015 in Articles, AutoBlog

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Hyundai and Kia dealers in Grand Junction, CO, are buying $180,000 in gift cards for local businesses and giving them away to previous customers as part of a new marketing strategy. Not only does the plan get more buyers into the the showrooms than traditional advertising, but it reinvests money back into the community.

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Volvo names Lex Kerssemakers head of American operations | Noah Joseph

January 21, 2015 in Articles, AutoBlog

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Volvo moves one of its most senior executives into its US headquarters to call the shots not only for the US market, but for all of the Americas, as outgoing US sales chief Tony Nicolosi takes over the financial services department.

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Autoblog Podcast #414 | Dan Roth

January 21, 2015 in Articles, AutoBlog

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Episode #414 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Seyth Miersma discuss the new Shelby GT and Elon Musk’s recent speech in Detroit.

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Gawker A History of Military Braggadouches, From Sparta to Chris Kyle | Gizmodo Oregon Was Founded A posted by Jane-Claire Quigley

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Gawker A History of Military Braggadouches, From Sparta to Chris Kyle | Gizmodo Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia | Kotaku The Sex Games That Steam Censors | Lifehacker I’m Bill Nye, and This Is How I Work | Kinja Popular Posts

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You Can Buy This Cessna For The Price Of A Mustang GT posted by Chris Clarke

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

You Can Buy This Cessna For The Price Of A Mustang GT

I know you’re probably thinking, why is he comparing a car and an airplane, that’s apples and oranges, and it doesn’t matter anyway because I’m not even a pilot. In truth, there might be more similarities than you’d imagine. Here’s how this beautiful Cessna Skyhawk 172 holds up against Ford’s new venerable V8 fastback.

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Porsche releases special edition 911 GTS Club Coupe | Chris Bruce

January 21, 2015 in Articles, AutoBlog

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Porsche is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Porsche Club of America with the limited edition 911 GTS Club Coupe. Painted in an exclusive shade of blue and featuring some vintage-inspired touches, the brand is only making 60 of these models, and they are exclusively on offer to PCA members.

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How To Survive At The Poker Table posted by Kyle Wagner

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

How To Survive At The Poker Table

Poker used to be cool. From Wild Bill Hickok getting shot up over aces and eights to Paul Newman and Robert Redford eyefucking each other in The Sting, it has always held a place in American culture as the game you’d find grown-ass men playing in the smoke-filled back rooms of grown-ass places. Blame Norm Chad and the ESPN neckbeards (or the accompanying rush of dorm-hero online "pros" throughout the aughts), but that cool is long gone. And the shame of it is, a lot of people who missed out on the poker boom—or were put off by it at the time—wouldn’t really know what to do now if a game struck up at their local place of disrepute, and would maybe avoid the scene entirely for fear of, what, looking stupid? Fuck that. Here’s all you need to look like you know what you’re doing, not fuck up the game, and hopefully not get taken for all you’re worth.

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Is General Motors buying awards for Mary Barra? | Pete Bigelow

January 21, 2015 in Articles, AutoBlog

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General Motors may be donating large sums of money to charities that subsequently bestow honors upon CEO Mary Barra in an effort to rehabilitate her image, a prominent nonprofit said Wednesday.

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Old Cars Like A 1968 Camaro Can Give You A Reason To Go To College posted by Máté Petrány

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Old Cars Like A 1968 Camaro Can Give You A Reason To Go To College

When you’re working as a pizza guy and just got yourself a ’68 Camaro that’s seen better days, after naming her Lucy, you start to learn by doing simply because pepperoni won’t pay for a paint shop. Adam Martin even ended up taking a car restoration course at Mcpherson College because of his car.

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Lamborghini Huracan GT3 racer unveiled [w/video] | Chris Bruce

January 21, 2015 in Articles, AutoBlog

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Lamborghini is all set to go racing in the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series in Europe with its new Huracan GT3. Sporting aggressive looks and eye-popping lime green paint, these monsters are going to look great competing on the track.

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The Ultimate Shelby Cobra Just Sold For $5.115 Million  posted by Patrick George

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

The Ultimate Shelby Cobra Just Sold For $5.115 Million 

Here’s a funny joke I like to tell about the Shelby Cobra: How do you know if one is real? The answer: It’s not real. Actual, honest-to-God, non-replica Shelby Cobras are crazy rare and crazy expensive. And the ultimate Cobra just sold for a nice chunk of change at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.

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Who Keeps Stealing All The Old Subarus In Portland? posted by Patrick George

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Who Keeps Stealing All The Old Subarus In Portland?

Before they became the modern, hot-selling, Volkswagen-crushing mainstream brand they are now, Subaru was a niche brand that mostly appealed to people in states with bad weather. The older ones, being the tough workhorse cars they are, remain common sights in places like Portland, Oregon. That’s changing thanks to the work of one mysterious thief.

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Podcast lovers! posted by Travis Okulski

January 21, 2015 in Articles, Jalopnik

Podcast lovers! We have new ones for The Hooniverse and The Smoking Tire (Spoiler alert: I’m the guest on TST ). Enjoy!

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