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The Dutch Bring Parking Tickets Up to Date with Technology


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A parking ticket is the kind of low quality printed paper that you find under your wiper if you leave your car where it’s not permitted.

However, the Dutch have pushed the concept along, and now it’s done autonomously from inside a specialized vehicle that’s currently being tried out in the southerly small city of Delft with just 100,000 inhabitants.

When In Doubt, Flat Out! Rally Driver Races Snow Stage At 100+ MPH [w/Video]


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You have to be a certain type of crazy to thread a missile through a snowy rally stage between jagged rocks and massive trees. 30-year-old Norwegian rally driver Anders Grøndal is that kind of crazy.

Guy Films Himself as He’s Extracted out of Mangled Car with Jaws of Life


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It’s not every day that you get to see a video quite like this. This guy, Andrew MacDonald, was driving on a road in British Columbia and apparently blacked out at the wheel – when he came to, he realized he'd crashed and was not out of the car, which was mangled and had him trapped, so he decided to take a video of himself being rescued.

Um…Someone Stole Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Racer From A Motel Before Race!


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This shouldn't be too hard to find: a NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar with a Chevrolet SS body in blue and orange with sizeable No44 markings was stolen from a motel parking lot.

Man Tries To Break Mercedes Window With Brick, Window Returns The Favor


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And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call good ol' fashion Karma.

This Is What Happens When You Type '007' On Tesla Model S' Display


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They call it an Egg, a Hidden Easter Egg and you can find it by entering the diagnostics mode on the Tesla Model S' center console touchscreen and typing '007' when prompted for a security code.

Ray William Johnson Teaches You How (Not) To Get Out Of A Speeding Ticket


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What are some of the worst things you could possibly say to a cop that’s pulled you over? Well, a few of them are listed in the light-hearted video posted here.

Meet The Grandma Who Won And Then Sold The GTA Bravado Banshee


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Cheri Parker, a 56-year-old grandmother from Havelock, North Carolina, isn't exactly the type you'd expect to see sitting behind the wheel of a real-life Grand Theft Auto Banshee.

Dashcam Captures Ohio Driver Ejected Out Of His Car After Crash


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Edward Wallace, 26, is one very reckless yet amazingly, inconceivably lucky driver to be alive and well after being ejected out of his car during a highway crash in Ohio.

First Person to Own the Holy Trinity of Hypercars Films Himself Collecting them


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If you had the financial capacity, you’d probably do the same thing as what Paul Bailey did. He not only went out and bought all three members of the hybrid hypercar trio, but also collected the LaFerrari driving his McLaren P1 and then took both to collect the 918 Spyder.

LOL! USPS Delivery Truck Gives Mailman The Run Around


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Believe us when we say that, we tried not to laugh at this USPS mailman's unfortunate moment, but this proved nigh impossible…

How Cool Is That? Florida Car Wash Prospers By Employing Adults With Autism


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The Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida, isn't your typical vehicle cleaning business. You see, out of the 43 employees, 35 or a staggering 81 percent of their workforce is on the autism spectrum, which even more spectacular if you consider that 90 percent of adults with autism are unemployed.

The Hoverbike is Half-Helicopter, Half-… You Get the Idea


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There’s nothing groundbreaking in the technology used to create the Hoverbike, the first vehicle of its kind ever. There’s no mercury-based antigravity here, just good old fashioned propellers (four of them) and a distinctly motorbike-esque fuselage/body.

Apple Car Video Leaked Ad Parody Is Here For Your Amusement


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The tech giant is reportedly going to make a car too and it doesn’t care whether you like it or not. Naturally, the internet’s funny people didn’t sit on their arses with such juicy material and created a nice little parody to mock Apple's expansionist desires.

Velvet-Wrapped Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Is So Smooth People Want To Cuddle


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I have to admit, I’m curious what makes an owner decide all of a sudden that his or her car needs a velvet wrap. Take the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, an impressive luxo-barge that doesn’t need any modifications to attract attention.

Lotus Set to Build Cars in China, Claims Report


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Proton Holdings, parent company of Lotus Cars signed this month an agreement with Goldstar Heavy Industrial Co. in order to start building Lotus-brand cars in Quanzhou, China.

Watch Bostonian Launch Off Upper Deck Of Expressway!


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A Boston pickup truck driver, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, went flying off Interstate 93 North’s upper deck in the early morning hours of Sunday.

Tesla Model S Turned Into Smiley Anime Tiger In Japan


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This Tesla Model S from Japan has suffered a major makeover which has turned into the much beloved anime character Shimajirō, a tiger starring in an educational series.

Just Another One Of Those Freaky Dash-Cam Days In Russia


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Did you miss our Russian dash-cam misadventures today? Here are three incidents for the (free) price of one post to make up for it.

Artist Hangs New Opel/Vauxhall Upside Down in London


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So, apparently, Vauxhall commissioned British artist Alex Chinneck to create a piece revolving around its new Corsa supermini. What he created can now be seen defying gravity besides the London eye, in the Southbank Centre Car Park, until February 25.