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Bezos Didn't Even Need to Dismantle Bridge to Move Yacht

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 11:50am

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ big fancy new boat slipped silently from its birth at a Dutch shipyard in the wee hours of Tuesday morning without needing to dismantle any major historical pieces of infrastructure. Instead, the mega super yacht was towed a little out of its way to another shipyard without its mast.

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Bizzarrini Built Its First 5300 GT Corsa Revival and It’s Wonderful

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 11:15am

Remember Bizzarrini? This ill-fated Italian sports car maker burst onto the scene in the 1960s with the quite lovely 5300 GT Strada and went on to win Le Mans in 1965. But, the firm’s success was short-lived and it crumbled in 1969 after building just 130 cars. Well now, it’s back and making cars again.

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Tesla Says It's Already Well on Its Way to Doubling Last Year's Output

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 10:35am

Tesla believes it will finish the year strong, Volkswagen is turning to new benefactors to spin off Porsche on the stock market and automakers have finally started to understand how the silicon business works. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, August 5, 2022.

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Horrifying Crash Leaves 6 Dead and 8 Injured in California

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 10:05am

A Mercedes sped through a red light at high speed through a busy intersection in the Los Angeles County neighborhood of Windsor Hills on Thursday, killing six and injuring eight more.

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Carvana Can't Stop Bleeding Money

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 9:37am

Look, it’s a tough time to be in the auto business. The chip shortage has led to low inventories and high prices, pushing buyers from new cars into used ones — and pushing those used prices through the roof. In times like these, how could one expect Carvana — a mere purveyor of expensive used cars — to make money?

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What’s the Worst Car Ford Ever Built?

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 9:08am

For almost 120 years, Ford has been churning out a whole heap of proudly American motors. From the original Mustang and the GT40 to the 1955 Thunderbird and the wicked cool Focus ST, the Blue Oval has had some triumphs over the years. But not everything to roll off its production lines has been a hit.

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Traffic Jams: World/Inferno Friendship Society - ‘Only Anarchists Are Pretty’

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 8:30am

What do Vivienne Westwood, klezmer music, a man with the adopted last name Terricloth and Billy Joel have in common? Well, frankly, not a lot except for today’s Traffic Jam, which happens to be “Only Anarchists Are Pretty” by the incomparable World/Inferno Friendship Society. I’ll explain that Billy Joel thing in a…

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At $25,000, Is This Restored 1981 Volvo 242 Turbo a Deal of a Lifetime?

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 8:00am

The only complaint that could be leveled against today’s Nice Price or No Dice Volvo is that it’s sadly not a wagon. Other than that, its kit and condition are what most of us would want. We’ll have to decide if it’s also popularly priced.

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What Do You Want to Know About the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000?

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 6:13pm

Gather round, friends, because it’s motorcycle time, and I want to know what you want to know about the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 naked bike.

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Why Rally Finland is the WRC's Fastest Round

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 6:00pm

The “land of a thousand lakes” is truly picturesque. The dark forests that stretch to the horizon and the countless lakes that splotch the wooded terrain are a sight to behold. It might even be more of a sight to behold, as this weekend, the FIA World Rally Championship continues its 50th season through central…

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Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert EVO: What Do You Want to Know?

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 5:30pm

Here in America, electric bikes are having a bit of a moment. Porsche is getting in on motor design, countless startups are bringing innovative bikes to market and sales of battery-powered models are approaching a million units a year. Clearly, the country is coming ‘round to the idea of life on two wheels.

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Porsche Almost Did a Cayenne Cabrio, But Thought Better of It

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 5:00pm

Once upon a time, the Cayenne was derided as the vehicle that was finally going to kill Porsche. Of course it ended up saving the company, and today — alongside the Macan — annually it records about double the sales of the 911. Porsche today would look far different without the Cayenne; there’s a chance it might not…

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Talladega Nights Is Now Old Enough to Drive

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 4:30pm

Oh, 2006. The year that brought us the Nintendo Wii, Twitter, Britney Spears breaking up with Kevin Federline, and Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable.” I had just graduated from high school, enjoying the last hurrahs of teenage freedom before college, a full-time job, responsibility, and adulthood.

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I Need Exotic Looks And Road Trip Comfort! What Car Should I Buy?

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 4:18pm

Joe and his wife are recent empty nesters looking for a high-end car for long drives and road rallies. They signed up for the Dustball Rally and would like to use something a bit more unique than their BMW 3 series. What car should they buy?

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These Are the Worst States to Drive Through on Your Summer Road Trip

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 3:50pm

A lot of things can make a state an awful place to drive. Maybe it’s the condition of the highways, the usual weather or the other people you share the road with. But regardless of the causes, we can all agree that some states are worse to drive in than others.

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Israel's Second-Largest Airport to Allow Palestinian Passengers

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 3:21pm

With travel restrictions put in place by most national governments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, commercial passenger air travel plummeted globally. This near-halt for the industry presumably made it exceptionally difficult for a recently-built airport to sell gate slots to airlines, especially for one…

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Dead: Nissan Maxima

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 2:40pm

Sport sedan fans, prepare to pour one out for a real one. Car and Driver has confirmed with Nissan that the Maxima will end production next year.

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The Subaru Outback Is the Only 'Good' Midsize Car in IIHS's New Side Impact Test

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 2:05pm

This may strike some readers as a bit of a hot take, but I think it’s generally good when your car protects you from a collision. As the size of vehicles on American roads grows ever larger, and drivers become ever more distracted, it’s more and more important for cars to ensure their occupants are safe.

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