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Rotten Rental Car Review: 2013 Mitsubishi Mirage

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The Mitsubishi Mirage. The car of the people. The car that will be lucky to go down in the annals of automotive history as a mere footnote. A mirage, if you will. If what you are looking for is to blend in, to go unnoticed, to fly under the radar (or at least drive under the speeds that radar would notice), then the Mirage is the car for you.

On the other hand, does this little car have some bright spots? Might it be quirky enough to be enjoyable to drive? Click through and find out.

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Movie Preview: $500 For Glory – A Lemons Story

Scott Ith August 28, 2014 24 Hours of Lemons

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Pushroot Films is putting together a team, a race car, and a documentary for the upcoming 24 Hours of LeMons race at High Plains Raceway.  Inside is the newly released teaser trailer for the film.  If the documentary is half as good as the trailer, it will be well worth the watch.

The film will focus primarily on the Pushroot Films (not sure of the actual team name) team, but will also include interviews from other teams, including team Volatile RAM, which is responsible for the FX32 and the MRolla.  Best of luck to this new team at the BFE GP!

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Hagerty’s Festival of the Unexceptional

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If you have turned on your computer in the last two weeks, you have surely seen coverage of the Concours d’LeMons, which is a growing car show that celebrates “the oddball, mundane, and truly awful of the automotive world. Another show, which you may not have heard about, is the Festival of the Unexceptional – a Concours de l’Ordinaire. These two festivals exist an ocean apart, but have the same misfiring heartbeat.

Click through for some truly ordinary stuff.

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Silverstone Classic: Oddballs and Rarities

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Hopefully, you have not yet grown weary of our ongoing coverage of the Silverstone Classic. If you have, perhaps this final installment will rekindle your interest. We’ve saved the best (or at least the hoony-est) for last. This post will be a photo dump of some of the odd and rare vehicles that turned up for one of the greatest vintage racing events in the world. The VW Transporter pictured above was certainly not the rarest, but it seems an obvious choice for the lede image with its sweet track graphics.

Come one, come all, and click through for the odd, the ridiculous, and the amazing!

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Silverstone Classic: The Italians

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What would a classic auto racing event be without representation from Italy? It would sorely lacking, that’s what. The Silverstone Classic certainly was not lacking. From Fiats to Ferraris, the sexy styling and bright colors proudly proclaimed, “Guardate noi!”

Click through for the photo dump.

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Weekend Plans: The Carl Davis Collection Auction

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You say you’ll be near Cleveland, Oklahoma this weekend?  You say you have a few extra thousands you don’t know what to do with?  Well, I’ve got an idea for you: Why not go check out the Carl Davis car/truck/tractor collection being auctioned off by VanDerBrink Auctions LLC?

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Silverstone Classic: All those Aston Martins

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[Ed. Note - Sorry for the glut of Aston Martin posts lately, we didn't intend for them to stack up. Actually, you know what... screw it, there's no such thing as too many Astons. Carry on!]

Aston Martins are built in Gaydon, England, which is 25 miles from Silverstone Circuit. Given that proximity, one might expect a strong representation from one of the UK’s proudest and longest-running marques. As it happened, the word “strong” is not nearly strong enough to describe the turnout. It was as if all the Aston Martins in the Kingdom turned up for this amazing event.

Click through for some shots of these brilliant cars.

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Silverstone Classic: Cobra-palooza

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If you are any kind of hoon, then you know that the Cobra has a storied racing heritage. This beautiful example of British styling and American horsepower turned in a win in the 1964 24 Hours of LeMans, and then went on to great success in Europe and stateside. In the process, Shelby put an end to Ferrari’s sports car racing dominance. So, it only makes sense that the Silverstone Classic, a festival of classic automotive racing, would feature plenty of Cobras, both on the track and on display.

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Hooniverse Goes To The Silverstone Classic

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The Silverstone Classic at Silverstone Circuit in Towcester, England bills itself as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival. Over 1,100 entrants turned up for 22 races featuring everything from historic Formula 1 cars to ’90s Super Touring cars. In addition to the classic racers, there is also a classic car show on hand featuring representation from up to 90 different UK car clubs.

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Project Car SOTU: The Chevrolet LUV Mikado

Scott Ith July 16, 2014 Project Cars

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The LUV has been resting comfortably in the garage while I’ve found very little time to devote to it. I have big plans for it, I just don’t know exactly what they are. That’s the beauty of a project car though, isn’t it?

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