Ford GT goes 300 mph

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  • Watch this Ford GT go 300 mph

    Watch this Ford GT go 300 mph

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    This is a street-legal 2006 Ford GT. It’s been modified, but it’s still legal to drive on the road. And with some modifications to the engine, the M2K Motorsports-built car has just hit 300.4 miles per hour. This is a new standing mile record. And it’s amazing. The record-breaking run occurred during the last day…

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  • Once on a trailer, now on the road: This '57 Chevy wagon has been saved

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    In December of 2013, our old friend Jim Brennan wrote a Weekend Edition post highlighting a unique wagon for sale. The car was a bright yellow 1957 Chevrolet Wagon. In the ad, the car looks rough. It’s sitting on a trailer and it’s still-bright paint might be shining but the rest of the car is…

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  • Wagon Wednesday: The Lada Wagon that conquered USA

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    A Lada station wagon is pretty awesome by itself. Especially the round-headlight 2102 ones, as they have the most simple and classic appearance of them all. But one of the most significant ones, at least with Finnish plates, is this exact ochre one I photographed at the Classic Motorshow last weekend. The 2102 wagon, originally…

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  • Local Hero

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    “I’d be ashamed,” my driving partner said, clucking his tongue behind the wheel, “It’s embarrassing.” Just up ahead, the shining flanks of a Cayman GT4 rippled along this undulating road – 20” alloys, a 3.8L flat-six making a highly-underrated 385hp, functional aerodynamics, huge brakes. It’s a fantastic little car, terrier-like in tenacity, grippy like a…

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  • Four stories of Gilles Villeneuve

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    When man becomes myth, oft-times the human element is lost. The stories are told and retold, the feats and the failings, and a figure becomes fixed in the imagination like a colossus. We read, and watch, and we think we know – but often we don’t have the whole picture. Gilles Villeneuve, born today sixty-five…

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  • This terrible Bugatti T-13 crash has a happy ending

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    Please welcome Edmund Burgess to the Hooniverse Hall of Fame. Mr. Burgess was driving his 1924 Bugatti Type 13 in the Prescott Hill Climb event when the car got… out of sorts. Entering a turn at around 30 miles per hour, the car wound up turning on its side and went top-first into a guardrail.…

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  • Video: Ford Raptor Jumps Like a Velociraptor

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    Some dudes hooning a black Ford Raptor on some jumping grounds misjudge the velocity necessary to complete a jump. In a classic display of “Hey y’all, watch this!” the Raptor is launched high into the air, and the inevitable landing sounds painful. There’s some very entertaining HD video, and some NSFW language to top it…

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  • Watch An Armless Guy Change The Brake Pads On His Car

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      [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4cYcdDMl8s&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Ok, so he doesn’t actually change the brake pads because they still have a lot of life left in them and perhaps it is slightly creepy how talented he is with his feet but the dude is amazing.  He can switch out air tools with his feet faster than I can do with…

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  • Godspeed, Bob.

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    We stumble across many people in our lives. Some we see regularly for much of our lives, and others we only cross paths with haphazardly. But the amount of time we spend with somebody doesn’t always equate to the impact they have on our lives. Memorial services were held yesterday in Boise, Idaho for Bob…

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  • The Strange, Beautiful Saga of the Bullet Bus

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    This used to be a 1966 21-window Volkswagen Type 2 bus. Abandoned somewhere in the Nevada desert, it was partially stripped and left to rust, then shot up by gun-toting desert wanderers looking for a bit of target practice. But a band of intrepid enthusiasts rescued it while succinctly answering the question, “who would want…

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