Wacky Racers

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" Hanna-Barbera was responsible for a lot of childish imaginings. When Dick Dastardly raced across our screens in Wacky Races, chasing the likes of The Slag Brothers in the Bouldermobile , The Gruesome Twosome in the creepy coupe and our favourite, Penelope "

Caparo covers up

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" Well, we all know that we should be neglecting the attitude that cars are fundamentally about freedom and fun and campaigning for scrappage legislation so that we can trade in our old smelly Alfas for Japanese hybrids. But come on. "

Sixth Sense: the new Golf GTi arrives

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" Hot off the wires comes the new that the latest manifestation of the legend that is the Volkswagen Golf GTi has been released and is available to order from dealers today for an on-sale date of 22 May 2009. The GTi is "

Porsche 917: 40 years old today

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" With all the regulatory leaps, shuffles, sidesteps and retreats taken on by Formula One and Motorsport in general, it is interesting to reflect on the incredible achievements and performance of the totemic Porsche 917, which is approaching its fortieth birthday this "

Cars & Girls

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" From the very beginning of motoring the female form has been used time and time again to sell, promote and market all things automotive. From the brolly dollies who parade on the starting grids of motorsport to the heel-clad promo "

Murcielago Schmurcielago

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" Lamborghini released late last week the first photographs of a limited edition Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster. This hyper-exclusive hyper-roadster will include an uprated 6.5 litre V12 engine that produces 650 hp, along with permanent four-wheel drive. With 660 Nm of torque, performance "

Ecomodding

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" It used to be that modifying cars meant extracting as much horsepower and visceral outrageousness as possible out of the steel and oil of a motor car. Since the early days of custom culture and drag racing at Bonneville, it "

Mclaren Gets Viral

Cars

"The F1 hype machine has well and truly cranked into life with the forthcoming season on the horizon. And in the true spirit of corporate collaboration, Vodaphone has teamed up with Lewis Hamilton and company to produce this clever piece "

Influx Social

San Diego to Santa Pod

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" In 2005 Dreams of Legends, charted definitively Hot Rodding's place in popular culture. With each message of resource-depletion and angst about a petrol-free future, the world it that gave it birth looks more exotic and less easy to understand. It's an "

Audi Returns to the Oceans

Cars

" Design is all about evolution. In cars, the motorised carriage evolved into two, then three rectangular boxes. Following the process of natural selection in which the fittest designs survived, the three boxes where ironed out, organic forms replacing the angles "

Counterfeit Cars

Cars

" It's almost a cliché these days. Everybody knows that the Chinese are brilliant at reinterpreting Western technology and making it better than the original. In the same way that the postwar Japanese produced out of the ashes a world-dominating car "

AMC: Shakin’ dat (American) Ass

Cars Culture

" The American Motor Company, which came up with the highly attractive AMX GT concept in 1968, the shooting brake-style lines of which informed a generation of nearly-classic, never-quite-made-it American motors, was always troubled company. Why? It tried to bring innovative concepts "

Geneva 4 The Unveiling of (Another) Green Supercar

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"The theme is clear at Geneva this year. Supercar platforms with the capability to run a variety of propulsion systems and fuels. The watchwords are technology, Innovation, efficiency and loads of other near incomprehensible technological terms that nobody has ever "

Geneva_3_Frazer Nash & Fabrizio Giugiaro

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" Yet another rebirth of a brand: this time classic British marque Frazer-Nash. Behold the striking Namir (Arabic for Tiger), which has been unveiled today at Geneva. It's a hybrid electric with a 814cc endothermic rotary engine (whatever that means) with "

Aston Martin, Lagonda and the Masters of the Universe!

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"[autoviewer id="37" width="500" height="375"] Pitching at least two bespoke products at a market populated exclusively by the Masters of the Universe, Aston Martin are reaching for the stratospheric high-end of a rapidly polarising car market. Aston Martin describe the One-77 "

Geneva 2009 Spotlights Great Design

Cars

"Despite the near universal gloom purveyed in the mainstream media, and daily apocalyptica emanating from commentary on the auto industry, the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors to press today. Early dispatches point to a predictably hair-shirt-like attitude in the "