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Do We Really Need Highway Speed Limits?

What’s up with speed limits? In some states (and DC) they are absurdly low, seeming like just another way to give traffic citations and generate revenue for small towns. In other areas, they seem dangerously speedy for the condition of the highway and the volume of traffic. And then there is the real interesting question: why do we even have highway speed limits? Follow along as we try to ...
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The Amazing Vert-A-Pac Autorack Car Transporter!

Every kid who loves cars, enjoys playing with an autorack.  Not a real autorack -- the miniature ones made of plastic that can often times store your prized Matchbox or Hotwheels cars.  Besides kids getting all psyched over the look of hundreds of cars stacked in ways that shouldn’t be scientifically possible, what’s the deal?  And what are those vertical "Vert-A-Pac" cars actually “doing”?  It looks ...
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Three Sports Cars That Should Never Have Been Made

European manufacturers are responsible for a wide collection of awesome motors and incredible projects, particularly sports cars. Some of the most recognized manufacturers include Aston Martin and Ferrari - who are world renowned for inspiring the automotive industry to further and advance their motors. On the contrary, there is certainly a range in automobiles that have either failed miserably in ...
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Cool Car Door Designs

Car designers like to push the envelope with design and innovate. Through this process have emerged several cool car door designs beyond the conventional car door design which is hinged at the front edge and allows the door to swing outward away from the body of the car. Most cars use this conventional car door architecture including many supercars such as Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari 458 Italia, ...
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2012 and 2013 New Car Prices

The following is a complete list of new 2012 and 2013 car prices.  This list is limited to car models currently available in the United States, however it does include every single make and model variation for the years of 2012 and 2013. The new car costs lists is organized alphabetically by make and model for your convenience. Note that Maybach, Saab and Suzuki were omitted since they are slatted to ...
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Awesome Car Collection at AE Performance Garage

The boys over at thesmokingtire.com uploaded a relatively brief, but altogether pretty cool tour of the AE Performance Storage Garage Facility in California.  This garage features an amazing assortment of highlight desirable, and in most cases highly expensive, classic cars, exotic cars, luxury cars and more. Although the video does not explain who owns the garage, the guy in the video does mention ...
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New Ford Focus RS Review

If you like small and unassuming cars with powerful engines, then the Ford Focus RS is a car that may be for you.  There are a number of compact hatchbacks on the market that pack a punch such as the VW GTI, Fiat 500 Abarth or the upcoming Audi S3. Even though the redesigned 2013 Ford Focus RS has yet to hit dealer showrooms; we believe that the Focus RS will edge out the other sport hatchback ...
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Interesting U.S. Auto Theft Stats

If you're thinking about buying a new or used car in the near future then you may want to take a gander at the informational graphic below.  Car Buzz has put together this interesting auto theft stats sheet including some of the least and most stolen vehicles in the United States as well as hot spots for car theft.  According to the FBI, a vehicle is stolen in the United States every 43 seconds.  You ...
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Do We Really Need Highway Speed Limits?

What’s up with speed limits? In some states (and DC) they are absurdly low, seeming like just another way to give traffic citations and generate revenue for small towns. In other areas, they seem dangerously speedy for the condition of the highway and the volume of traffic. And then there is the real interesting question: why do we even have highway speed limits? Follow along as we try to ...
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The Real Lightning McQueen Car?

A couple months ago I arrived at my friends house in my red Corvette. As I went inside to sit down for dinner I noticed that Sam, my friends enthusiastic two year old, was proudly sporting Lightning McQueen jammies and clutching his prized Lightning McQueen blankie.  I commented on Sam's cool shirt and blanket as he subsequently smiled with pride.  Evidently at this point Sam and his older sister Ava ...
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Cops and Donuts – Why Do Cops Like Donuts?

What is the deal with cops and donuts? There's always been an almost comical connection between police officers and donuts. So do cops like donuts or is this some kind of urban myth? Based solely on the photo I took at this Greenwich, CT donut shop one could establish that cops do like donuts seeing as how I caught a police officer eating a donut right as I took the picture. Obviously most people enjoy ...
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Motorcycle versus Car Safety

Have you ever wondered how motorcycle safety compares to automobile safety?  Well, the following infographic by Sutliff & Stout reveals some of the differences in safety between a car and a motorcycle.  A key takeaway from this is that while obviously you can get serious hurt or even perish from a motorcycle crash or car wreck, but that chance shouldn't stop you from using your preferred method of ...
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Brief History of the Ford Mustang

The following infographic shows a brief history of the Ford Mustang car. In our opinion the iconic Ford Mustang makes the short list of the best and most influential cars in American history.  The Ford Mustang was eventually created thanks to legendary Lee Iacocca's detailed vision in 1961.  His dream was for an automobile that cost less than $2,500, has front bucket seats, seats 4 occupants, weighs ...
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