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Rennmax racing car worth $320,000 found by passer-by in Belgrave South

The owner of a vintage race car stolen before Christmas is delighted the car has been found.<p>The $320,000 Australian-made 1970 Rennmax race car with a …

The World Today - Cancer research breakthrough gives hope for new treatment 08/01/2014

SIMON SANTOW: Researchers in Melbourne hope they've identified a promising strategy for treating some forms of cancer.<p>They say they've worked out how …

The top 10 worst-selling vehicles of 2013

All the sales data for 2013 has been reported by every automaker, which means we have the numbers to sift through to find the 10 worst-selling vehicles of 2013. Unlike the best-sellers, this infamous list of ten isn't bragged about in press releases, so we have to compile the data ourselves.<p>Like …

New Chevy Corvette Z06 May Spawn 'Z06X' Track-Only Special

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week is already the fastest production Corvette ever, faster than even the C6 …

With Valuable Bundled Software And Services, Microsoft Desperately Wants You To Buy A Surface 2

Panos Panay and Microsoft desperately want you to buy a Surface 2. In fact, the software and services they’re bundling with the new $449 device — which launches October 22 — matches the value of the device itself.<p>“When the team set out to deliver Surface RT … they had a vision. We had a vision. We …

Blackberry in $4.7bn takeover deal with Fairfax

<b>Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has agreed in principle to be bought by a consortium led by Fairfax Financial for $4.7bn (£3bn).</b><p>Blackberry said in statement that Fairfax, its largest shareholder with about 10% of the stock, had offered $9 a share in cash to buy the company.<p>But Blackberry …

Nikon D4s to be Nikon's Next Flagship Camera

Today Nikon announced that it will preview its next “professional flagship D-SLR”, the D4s, at this week’s CES show. How much will be previewed at …

Why Is Apple The Bad Guy For Defeating This Patent Troll?

Back in 2010, Apple was seemingly randomly sued by an eccentric 70-year-old crank who claimed to have “come up with the idea” of the smartphone. That lawsuit has now come to trial, and the crank has lost, but what’s confusing is how torn the jury seems to have been by the decision, even going so …

Next Batmobile to be built by GM?

Batman is a superhero known primarily for his cool gadgets, and over the years his cars have deservingly received a lot of attention. On the big (and small) screen, the Batmobile has evolved with each new director of movies and television shows, and this trend will continue with the next <i>Batman</i> …

Chevrolet surprised us with this custom 2014 SS at SEMA, and Jeff Gordon is responsible for the tasteful modifications. You like? More --> http://bit.ly/1aD4vb9

Dodge Challenger Shaker and Mopar ’14 Models Announced

Dodge’s gigantic Challenger muscle coupe hasn’t put up much of a challenge to the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang since, well, the original run of models fizzled out in the mid-1970s. The Challenger isn’t as athletic or as capable as the smaller Chevy or Ford, taking a truly old-school approach …

Buckle up! Dodge just brought back the Scat Pack for the Challenger, Charger, and Dart. Details --> http://bit.ly/17FjWPZ

Sooo... we spotted this at SEMA. It's Gene Simmons' custom 550-horsepower 1956 Ford F100, and its name is Snakebit. More photos --> http://bit.ly/1dOBMip

Tesla's 1% Problem Isn't What You Think

Never mind the quarterly numbers and short-term gyrations of Tesla stock. The big prize for the automaker has been to start a transportation revolution, moving the world away from gasoline-powered cars to pure electric vehicles. By upping its year-end target to 21,500 deliveries of the Model S …

Samsung takes aim at Apple's tablet top spot

<b>Samsung is anticipating selling twice as many tablets this year as in 2012, and the company is on the hunt for Apple's number one spot.</b><p>Speaking at an …

How to Build an F1 Car: Carbon Fiber in Formula 1

Even if the maddeningly consistent, podium-topping skills of current points leader Sebastian Vettel bore you to tears, Formula 1 still earns the distinction of being the most hyperbolic motorized sport on the planet thanks to its bombastic combination of stratospheric budgets and sky's-the-limit …

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Ron Howard Goes Racing

The mind that recreated an era where racing was dangerous and sex was safe.<p><b>Ron! Thanks for taking the time to talk to me.</b><p>My pleasure. This is my first-ever interview for <i>Road & Track</i>. I've read the magazine but I never thought I'd be in it.<p><b>My editors loaded me up with a whole bunch of technical</b> …

George Lucas

This is the Forza movie shot from a speeding McLaren MP4-12C

Tanner Foust was the driver/videographer.<p>What is generally considered to be the first movie ever made was a famous series of photographs of a horse at full gallop, captured in 1878 by Eadweard Maybridge. The horse ran past the cameras, triggering each shutter with a tripwire. When the photos were …

Motorsport

10 Things You Need to Know About James Hunt Before Seeing Rush – Feature

When director Ron Howard’s racing biopic <i>Rush</i> premieres next Friday—or today if you live in select cities—it’ll be the latest in a long line of often-failed attempts to translate the raw, visceral excitement of the racetrack to the big screen. Focusing on the battle for the 1976 Formula 1 world …

The McLaren F1 GTR Gulf Team Davidoff edition

Longtail Grand Touring beauty, with some orange wheels<p>The car in this video is a 1997 McLaren F1 GTR, the final installment of McLaren's F1 GTRs, purpose-built for Grand Touring competition. More specifically, it's the "Longtail" version, with a longer tail (obviously), longer nose and a wider rear …

Le Mans

Audi: Carbon Fiber Too Expensive; Future Is In Mixing Materials

Audi is looking beyond carbon fiber for stronger, lighter cars.<p>BMW just yesterday began production of its carbon-fiber-bodied i3—a vehicle that makes some major advances in the way lightweight, mass-produced vehicles are made.<p>But for now, BMW appears to be going it alone. For Audi, which was a …

All-Electric Formula E Will Be the Race to Watch in 2014

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 09.17.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The first all-electric auto racing series …

U.S. Military begins rolling on airless tires

Good news: civilian versions pending.<p>Air compressor manufactures take note. Polaris has begun production of a non-pneumatic tire for all terrain vehicles.<p>The company has begun deliveries of its MV850 ATV fitted with the flat-proof TerrainArmor tires to the U.S. Special Operations Forces, and plans …

Salvation Army

Why would someone pay $7.5 million for a solid gold Lamborghini Aventador model? More -> http://bit.ly/19cbbZe

How would you feel if you had designed the Mazda Furai Concept and then Top Gear burned it to the ground? More -> http://bit.ly/16exXNZ

Losing the Mazda Furai: A designer's reaction

Carlos Salaff weighs in on the demise of a beloved concept car.<p>In an industry where gaudy supercars are released to convention halls full of jaded, cynical journalists, it's rare that a single car can captivate an audience the way that the Mazda Furai did. When it made its debut at the 2008 Detroit …

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