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Meet the Man Who Owns 5,500 Ford Mustang Scale Models


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Adelbert Engler is a man obsessed with the Ford Mustang: over the past 40 years he has collected more than 5,500 Mustang scale models.

AutoGuide Says 'Happy Holidays' To YouTube Trolls


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Yes, you, the YouTube commenter, so witty and snarky. Now how does it sound when it's directed back to you?

Subaru Legacy Makes Right Turn, Ends up in Man’s Bedroom


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It must have been a real shocker to a 71 year-old Worcester, Massachusetts,  man to awaken to find that a Subaru Legacy was taking up half of his bed… and the entire room. He escaped unscathed, as the speeding Subaru stopped inches away.

Holy Bolt! Lightning Hits Car of Church Robbers Chased By Cops!


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What was that eighth Commandment again - "Thou shalt not steal"?

Foolish Overtaking Gone Upside Down


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It's unfortunate that this accident happened and we hope everyone inside the car was fine, but this driver was practically begging for trouble.

Indian Man Has Been Driving Backwards Since 2003


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I’m not a big fan of going backwards in my car and I struggle to remember the last time I heard someone say how good it feels to reverse.

Bad Girl Drives Off Booted BMW X5


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During an open audition for Oxygen TV's "Bad Girls Club" reality show, one of the participants waiting in line filmed a woman driving away with a freshly mounted wheel clamp on her X5.

Islamic Terrorists’ Tweet Lands Former F-250 Truck Owner in Hot Water


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A photo posted on the Twitter feed of an Islamic militant group in Syria is causing a lot of trouble for a plumber in Texas. In fact, said plumber has the phones ringing off the hook with all kinds of threats.

Porsche 918 Spyder Crashes Into a Tree in China, Tree Escapes Unscathed


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A Porsche 918 Spyder was utterly destroyed in a crash that occurred on a narrow residential street in China. Although modern supercars make claims of everyday driveability, the 887hp hybrid supercar is obviously too much car for the average driver.

Ferrari Die-Cast Models: Hot Wheels Out, Bburago and Maisto In


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You may be old enough to own a die-cast Ferrari model made by Bburago (yours truly sure is; a 512 BB was his favorite), but for the past 15 years the Italian carmaker had an exclusive deal with Hot Wheels.

WTF? Angry Polish Driver Plops a Gun and Shoots


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"The famer in the dell" isn't the most appropriate music background for this road rage incident, but it lightens up, an otherwise, frightening situation.

Twenty Stolen Red Bull Racing Trophies Recovered from a Lake


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You might recall a last week report about a break and entry incident at the Red Bull Racing headquarters in Milton Keynes, UK, in which a gang of six used two vehicles to smash through the gate and steal 60 trophies.

Bicyclist Gets Nasty Deer-out-of-Bushes Surprise


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You can neither blame the cyclist or the deer that jumped in front of him in this instance. It’s simply a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, and doing 28 mph / 45 km/h while you’re at it.

It’s Only a Renegade, But I Like it: Rolling Stones Autographed Jeep Up for Auction


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A British rock band, sponsored by an American automaker that belongs to an Italian conglomerate based in London: that’s globalization in a nutshell – but there’s also a charity B-side on that story.

This Guy is a Complete ArseTroll!


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Just look at what the rider sitting in front of the camera did to his fellow motorcyclist on his left.

McLaren F1 Was a Much Better Investment in 1994 than a Mansion


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Let’s say it's 1994 and you have £650,000 ($1 million) to invest: what would you choose, a large mansion in Sunningdale, just outside London, or a McLaren F1?

Ford F-150 Gets Into a Tug of War with Jeep Grand Cherokee


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Construction workers have a little bit of harmless adolescent fun at the workplace.

Forza Horizon 2 Gains New Island with Extreme Weather


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There seems to be a bit of a weather theme going around driving/racing game development studios these days. All of the latest titles have got it, whether it’s dynamic or not, but now the devs behind Forza Horizon 2 have one-upped everybody else with their new “extreme weather.”

“Raminator” Is the World’s Fastest Monster Truck at 99.1 MPH [w/Video]


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Monster trucks are built to entertain people by jumping over and landing upon old cars, among other things. But there are people who believe monster trucks can do more than that.

Black Ice Strikes 15 Vehicles on Canadian Highway


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More than a dozen drivers had a whoopsie moment on Whoop-Up Drive in southern Alberta late Sunday afternoon after hitting a large patch of black ice. Luckily, no one was injured, according to local media reports.