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First car ever caught speeding to be displayed in the UK

This 1896 Arnold Benz Motor Carriage is largely held to be the very first car to receive a speeding ticket, and it's headed for the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Palace Court in the United Kingdom. The UK in the 19th century was a tough place to have an automobile. The law at the time required...

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This is what golf ball-sized hail does to your car

Hail is frozen precipitation that can fall during a thunderstorm. Typically you'll find hailstones that arrive to the ground showing up no larger than a quarter of an inch in diameter. Sometimes, however, they can be a bit larger. So large, in fact, that your poor car is going to take a serious...

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Wife surprises her husband with McLaren 650S

My wife once surprised me with tickets to see my favorite band playing a concert in my favorite ballpark. It was an amazing gift, an amazing show, and I am very happy that my wife bought that for a past birthday. I'd be even happier if she'd purchased a car for me, although that's asking a lot...

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Look out for the Audi Lunar Quattro in “Alien: Covenant”

There's a race on to land a new rover on the moon. The race is the latest initiative in Google's X Prize program designed to spur technological development for the benefit of mankind. Audi in 2015 teamed up with Germany's Part-Time Scientists in the competition and aided the team...

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Nissan Rogue Dogue Project is one for the dogs

Nissan isn't only concerned about hauling human passengers from point A to B, it wants man's best friend to be just as safe and secure when traveling the open road. That's more than apparent with the debut of the purpose-built, dog-friendly Nissan Rogue Dogue project, which made its debut on...

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Mafia’s confiscated Ferrari 458 turned into police car

Italian police in Milan have a message for youngsters when it comes to a life of crime: don't get involved. And what better way to spread said message than with a heavy dose of irony. You see, the local constabulary has taken a Ferrari used for criminal purposes and turned it into a force for...

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LaFerrari may be crushed after 2 failed smuggling attempts

There's that old saying stating, "rules are meant to be broken," but sometimes, rules are rules. That's especially true when it involves governments and smuggling various items across the border. It rings even truer when that particular item happens to be a Ferrari LaFerrari...

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