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2001 Mini Cooper S

MINI's Tenth Birthday Celebration Is Out Of This World

Since the newly-redesigned MINI Cooper hit the U.K. market in the summer of 2001, over 333,000 buyers in Britain have bought one of BMW's retro-classics. Owners have racked up 15 billion miles on roads throughout the U.K., which is enough to circle the earth 600,000 times. Or go out into space... read more

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1964 Lincoln Continental Pope/Astronaut-mobile up for auction

1964 Lincoln Continental Pope/Astronaut-Mobile At Bonhams Quail Lodge

This prototype stretch limousine, built specifically for the safety of Pope Paul VI, was also used as a parade vehicle for Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and... read more August 5, 2011 by 

Interior of Cadillac Escalade in faux Murakami fabric (photo by Luis Gispert)

In Next-Gen Art Cars, Fashion & Obsession Collide

When you think of art cars, you probably think of BMW rides commissioned from visionaries like Andy Warhol and Jenny Holzer. Or maybe you think of homegrown models, bedecked... read more August 5, 2011 by 

German driver sets new Guiness parallel parking record

German Driver Sets New Parallel Parking World Record: Video

English stunt driver and general behind-the-wheel-badass Russ Swift once held the record for parallel parking a car in the smallest space between two others. He did it... read more August 4, 2011 by 

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

NFL Coach Sells His Mercedes-Benz SL 500 To Cafeteria Worker For $20

Ray Horton, ex-secondary coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers and new defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals, did a pretty generous thing recently: he sold his 1999... read more August 3, 2011 by 

English police constable Dan Pascoe is hit by a fleeing criminal, but doesn't let that stop him.

Cop Run Over By Criminal, Gets Up And Chases, Arrests Him: Video

This English cop must have eaten his Weetabix one fateful morning: while attempting to setup a road block to stop a fleeing criminal, the officer is sent flying when the... read more August 2, 2011 by 

A day at Spa Francorchamps with RSR Nurburg instructor Don Simons.

A Day At Spa Francorchamps With Ron Simons Of RSR Nurburg

Spa Francorchamps. Unpredictable weather coupled with the incredibly high speeds reached--even required--on this road course, make it one of the most enjoyable, demanding... read more August 2, 2011 by 

AMG Driving Academy drift lesson

AMG Driving Academy Takes You Drifting: Video

If you haven't been following the AMG Driving Academy Performance Series with Tommy Kendall since we brought you the first episode, you should have been. This is an example... read more August 2, 2011 by 

BMW 1-Series M Coupe chases an M3 CSL around the 'Ring.

BMW 1-Series M Coupe Chases CSL Around The 'Ring: Video

BMWs on the ring are anything but a rare sight, even the newly-minted (and frequently crashed) 1-Series M Coupe. A 1-Series M Coupe filmed from the cockpit in pursuit of a... read more August 1, 2011 by 

Tanner Foust gives a walkaround of his X Games 17 Fiesta.

Tanner Foust X Games 17 Fiesta Rallycross Walkaround: Video

He's our favorite part of Top Gear USA, and he's one of the favorites to win the Rallycross competition at X Games 17: He's Tanner Foust, and in this video he gives us a... read more July 28, 2011 by 

Infiniti QX56 V-8-powered boat project in the works

Infiniti Working On QX56 V-8-Powered Boat Project

It's not really car-related, but since it uses the 5.6-liter V-8 from the Infiniti QX56, we find the company's plan to build a boat around the big engine pretty interesting... read more July 27, 2011 by 

Ken Block is working on Gymkhana FOUR. Now with added fire.

Ken Block, DC Shoes Gymkhana FOUR In The Works

Yep, the self-appointed Honcho of Hoonage is at it again: the fourth installment of Ken Block's Gymkhana series is underway. Due for release late this summer, Gymkhana FOUR... read more July 26, 2011 by 

Ken Block's new Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle

Ken Block Unveils Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle: Video

Ford's insane versions of the Fiesta for Ken Block's Gymkhana and WRC cars are nothing short of mind-blowing in their ability to generate power and turn it into tire smoke... read more July 25, 2011 by 

Garmin Darth Vader Premium Voice and Graphics Bundle

Darth Vader Crosses Over To The Dark Side (AKA Garmin)

A little over a year ago, we told you about a licensing deal that brought familiar Star Wars voices like Darth Vader and Yoda to TomTom voice-navigation. Now, however, it... read more July 25, 2011 by 

Velocity TV logo

Discovery HD To Launch Velocity Automotive Channel: Video

If you're a fan of Mecum auctions, classic cars, or watching Brits bash beaters into near-new condition, you're familiar with HD Theater, which is owned by Discovery. Soon... read more July 21, 2011 by 

Lotus Evora S enters service with Italian Carabinieri

2011 Lotus Evora S Joins Italian Carabinieri

Italy's Carabinieri, a division of the Italian army that functions as a sort of federal police, have taken delivery of a pair of Evora S cars decked out in police trim. The... read more July 21, 2011 by 


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