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  • Adventure Driving Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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    “Let’s camp in the U.P.” That’s what we said one night over beers at Soo Brewing. The owner, standing across the bar from us, said we would not be disappointed and that we must enjoy some microbrews on our trip. Soon I was hooked up with a forum called UP Overland and my desire to […]

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  • Pictures of Cars with engineerd™ – Motor Muster

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    Every Father’s Day weekend cars from the 1930s through the 1970s descend on Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village and line the streets of the historical landmark in a dazzling display of automotive history. Normally, the only mechanical sounds heard in The Village, as us locals call it, are the steam train and the putter-putter of the […]

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  • Gyro-Stabilized Car of Awesome

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    Over on Hooniverse’s retro tech-obsessed sister site, Atomic Toasters, we look at a gyroscopically stabilized car from the flower power era. Head over and enjoy!

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  • 113,000 Miles Of Adventure

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    So you read Jeff’s post about the Xplore FJ Cruiser. You watched Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman ride motorcycles around the world in Long Way Round. Now you’re itching to go find your adventure. But you drive a Honda.

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  • Pictures of Cars with engineerd™: Sno*Drift Edition

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    While the LongRoofian was enjoying the sun and mild temperatures of Daytona Beach, about 2,000 people decided that we were tougher than that. Instead, we would stand outside in the middle of winter in Northern Michigan facing wind and snow and ice to watch cars drive by. Some may call that insane, I call it […]

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  • Balls of Depleted Uranium…And Brains, Too!

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    We tend to praise the racers of days gone by for their balls of depleted uranium. While still dangerous today, racing in the 1950s and 1960s was damn near a death sentence. It’s not that they didn’t want to be safe, it’s just they didn’t know any better. However, even in those heady days of […]

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  • Thorium Laser-Powered Car: What's Old Is New Again

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    This is the Cadillac World Thorium Concept Car. It was displayed at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show as a view into Cadillac’s idea of the future. It would be powered by a laser heating up a block of thorium to flash water to steam to drive a turbine that would then drive the wheels. In […]

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  • Pictures of Cars with engineerd™: Sno*Drift Redux

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    Last week I shared with you my experience at Sno*Drift and had a few pictures uploaded. I also promised to upload the rest of my pictures. Well, I’m a man of my word and my favorite 126 photos from Sno*Drift 2012 are now available for your viewing pleasure. Hit the jump for more!

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