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Strand Craft 122 super yacht comes with supercar and in-boat garage to hold it

Filed under: Performance, Etc., Design/Style, Luxury

Strand Craft 122 Super Yacht – Click above for high-res image gallery

We know what you’re thinking. What business does a yacht – albeit one as ridiculously lustworthy as the Strand Craft 122 promises…

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Legendary Pontiac ad-man Jim Wangers selling off his collection

Filed under: Classics, Performance, Pontiac, Specialty

Jim Wangers’ 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge – Click above for high-res image gallery

Got a hankering for a new Pontiac? Well, we’ve got bad news, then… you can’t get one. But today we can…

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SYNC updated with stock quotes, horoscopes and more [w/video]

Filed under: Technology, Ford

Ford SYNC with Applink – Click above to watch the video after the the break

Ford’s excellent SYNC infotainment technology is undoubtedly already one of the best systems on the market. But there’s clearly been one…

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Report: Ford considering shutting down Mercury division

Filed under: Ford, Mercury, Earnings/Financials

Mercury spokesmodel Jill Wagner – Click above for high-res image gallery

According to a report from Bloomberg, which is citing two unnamed sources who are supposedly “familiar with the plan,” Ford is planning to close…

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Video: Kia Soul hamsters return to kick it old school

Filed under: Budget, Wagon, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Hatchback, Kia

Kia Soul This or That advertising spot – Click above to watch the video after the break

You could get with this, or you could get with that. ‘This,’ in case you…

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Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS shows off even more skin

Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedan, Performance, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury
Up until last week, Mercedes-Benz had been doing a rather admirable job keeping the 2011 CLS under wraps. But as we saw last Friday, that got blown out of the water as…

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Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Mazda silences the kids

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Mazda, Humor

Mazda silences the kids – Click above to watch the video after the break

We love kids… other people’s kids, that is. Yours truly doesn’t have any progeny of his own to look after,…

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Ryca Motors reimagines Suzuki S40 with a sportier flair

Filed under: Classics, Motorcycle

Ryca Motors CS-1 – Click above for high-res image gallery

In case you hadn’t noticed, cafe racers are in. In fact, retro in general has been seeing a resurgence of sorts for the last decade or…

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NHTSA claims Toyota unintended acceleration may have claimed 89 lives

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Toyota

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now estimating that 89 deaths may be attributable to unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles here in the United States between the year 2000 and May of 2009.…

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Adam Carolla explains why he’s not doing Top Gear USA

Filed under: Etc., Celebrities

Ah yes,Top Gear USA. We had nearly given up hope for the American version of the hit British television series until friend-of-Autoblog Adam Carolla let slip details of the series’ subsequent resuscitation on The History Channel…

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It’s Official: VW taking 90% stake in Italdesign

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Volkswagen, Earnings/Financials, Design/Style

1970 Volkswagen Porsche Tapiro Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Remember those rumors that Volkswagen was poised to purchase Italdesign Giugiaro? Well, they’re rumors no more, as the two storied firms have…

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Suzuki celebrates 16-year-old Elena Myers’ AMA Supersport win by going… pink

Filed under: Motorsports, Motorcycle
A brief glance around any motorcycle racing paddock will tell you all you need to know about the number of women racing in the field. In short, there aren’t many. Thankfully, things are changing, especially when…

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Lexus issues stop-sale, recall on LS 460 and LS 600h

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Lexus, Luxury

True to predictions, The Detroit News is reporting that Lexus has issued a stop sale on its LS 460 and LS 600h (standard and long-wheelbase) luxury sedans due to a problem…

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Followup: Dubai authorities arrest YouTube hoons

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Middle East

A memorable day on a Dubai highway – Click above to watch video after the jump

Well, wouldn’t ‘cha know that it actually wasn’t just another day in Dubai traffic. You may recall the…

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Followup: Dubai authorities arrest YouTube hoons

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Middle East

A memorable day on a Dubai highway – Click above to watch video after the jump

Well, wouldn’t ‘cha know that it actually wasn’t just another day in Dubai traffic. You may recall the…

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Triumph updates 2011 Sprint GT with emphasis on touring over sport

Filed under: Motorcycle

2011 Triumph Sprint GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

American touring motorcycles, including the Road King from Harley-Davidson or the Vision from Victory, are built for the kind of vast stretches of wide-open roadways America…

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The Kei to a Good Time: Pint-sized Shelby Cobra replica from Japan

Filed under: Classics, Convertible, Performance, Japan, Suzuki, Specialty

Baby Cobra replica – Click above for high-res image gallery

Shelby Cobra. A mere mention of the beast is enough to send enthusiasts’ hearts aflutter and cause the minds of those lucky…

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Eco Unfriendly: Dakar 2010 caused 570K of damage in Chile

Filed under: Motorsports, Etc., South America

Despite the best efforts of racing organizations the world over to clean up their image, it’s pretty tough to consider any kind of motorsport squeaky clean. Apparently, that’s especially true of the recent Dakar…

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Eco Unfriendly: Dakar 2010 caused 570K of damage in Chile

Filed under: Motorsports, Etc., South America

Despite the best efforts of racing organizations the world over to clean up their image, it’s pretty tough to consider any kind of motorsport squeaky clean. Apparently, that’s especially true of the recent Dakar…

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Report: BMW X4 back on the table?

Filed under: Coupe, Crossover, BMW

Were you, like us, just thinking that BMW‘s U.S. lineup would be fully complete if only it had just one more crossover utility Sports Activity Vehicle that slotted in somewhere between the small X3 and…

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