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This is How they Build the Soon-to-be-Dead Land Rover Defender


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The current shape and style of Land Rover Defender has been in production, according to official data, since 1990. It has changed and evolved with the times somewhat, but it’s still built the way it was some 25 years ago.

Toyota UK Wants to Raise £1 Million for Charity by Selling Red Noses for Cars


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Toyota UK has revealed official details about the so-called RND Concept, which was the company’s way of announcing it is selling red noses for vehicles. As previously reported, this has to do with Toyota being an official partner to the 2015 Red Nose Day, a fund-raising event from Comic Relief that takes place on March 13 and is aimed at supporting the organization’s charity projects across the UK and Africa.

Valet Parker Loses His Job Over Reviewing and Joyriding Customer’s BMW M4


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We’ve seen valet parkers hitting cars and being played pranks on, but what was missing so far was a valet reviewing a car he was supposed to just park.

Couple Goes Missing After Checking Out 1966 Mustang Craigslist Ad


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A Georgia couple vanished last week after responding to a Craigslist ad for a 1966 Ford Mustang.

Fancy a Bentley-Branded Sofa? Now You Can Have a New One!


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We love the wonderful world of automotive branded products that have absolutely nothing to do with anything automotive. We get the Porsche Design driving shoes and they kind of make sense, but Bentley-branded living room furniture is a bit silly - and don't think this is new, they've been at it for years, selling pieces under the umbrella of "Bentley Home Collection."

2000 HP Twin Turbo Gallardo Loses Control, Ends Up in Pond


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Ideally, when you're out to set a record with the help of your crazy fast Lamborghini, you might want to consider picking a strip which isn't located next to a shallow pond. Or any type of body of water, shallow or otherwise.

Nine-Meter Tall Stig Statue Traveling to Poland


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Top Gear is having a nine-meter (nearly 30 ft) fiberglass model of the show’s tame racing driver, the Stig, transported onto the European mainland. Big Stig will be traveling on the back of a flatbed truck from the Top Gear test track, all the way to Poland’s capital, Warsaw.

Mustang Beats Superman and Batman in 2014's Most Common (and Worst) Internet Passwords


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It’s never a good idea to use simple words as passwords on the Internet, but for some reason people continue to do so, as a recent study by SplashData reveals.

Shocker: Ukrainian Dash Cam Catches Destruction of Rocket Attack in Mariupol


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Now, I'm not going to get all preachy about how affecting the lives of innocent people in order to push political and diplomatic agendas through military action is so-last-century (or should be), but you cannot remain unaffected by videos such as this one.

Veteran Of Chrysler, Ford PR Calls NY Times Reporter "Piece of Sh!t", Takes Shots At CEOs


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Sometimes, you want to know what someone in automotive PR really thinks about a person or a product. And sometimes, you really get to know what he or she thinks about a person or a product.

Microsoft’s New Holograms Will Improve Car (and Product) Design Process


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So, Microsoft made a big splash recently when it revealed its very promising looking hologram tech called HoloLens. It has an extremely wide array of possible applications, one of which being product design in general and automotive/vehicle design in particular.

Woman Plows Minivan Into Office Almost Squashing a Customer


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Here we go again; another driver hit the wrong pedal while parking and smashed into an office, almost killing a woman waiting in front of the desk.

RWD Toyota Prius Makes for an Unusual Drift Machine!


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A rear-wheel drive drift car, with a powerful engine and a turbocharger is the exact opposite of a Toyota Prius, which is why the car in the video below is a treat to see in action. We don’t have that many details on it, but the video’s description does say it’s the first of its kind (roughly translated from Japanese, that is).

That Dreaded "Oh, Crap" Moment


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Sometimes, you cannot do anything but hope for the best when the road throws you a smack in the face.

Turns Out Toyota’s RND Concept Is Just an Auris with a Red Nose


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Remember the so-called RND concept teased by Toyota two days ago ahead of a January 26 official reveal?

Watch South African Thugs Posing as Cops Try to Hijack Couple in BMW X5


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A group of men reportedly dressed in South African Police Service (SAPS) uniforms attempted to hijack a vehicle in Pretoria on Thursday, with an eyewitness capturing the scene on film.

Russian Military Robot Riding an ATV Fails to Impress President Putin


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Russian president Vladimir Putin appeared less than thrilled during a public presentation of an “android combat avatar robot” on the outskirts of Moscow earlier this week. Although the video only shows the robot riding an ATV at walking speed, it is reportedly capable of shooting a handgun accurately.

Watch Security Footage of Red Bull F1 Trophy Heist


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Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing reported a bizarre trophy heist that occurred at their Milton Keynes team HQ on December 5. Now, CCTV footage of the trophy leak is finally revealed.

This is How Fast a Small Fire Can Burn Down Cars in a Parking Garage


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Have you ever wondered how fast a vehicle fire can spread in an enclosed parking garage without sprinklers?

Car Slams Woman's Bicycle, She Somehow Remains on Her Feet and Walks Away!


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Since we're on the subject of lucky motorists on our Offbeat News section today, here's a freaky accident with a happy, yet baffling outcome.