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The Million-Mile Miata is going to lap Daytona at night

Eastbound, top down.<p>The Million-Mile Miata has 328,000 miles on the clock. I'm about to drive it from Grand Junction, Colorado, through New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to Daytona Beach, Florida. Then I'm going to run a few laps around the infamous Daytona International …

See Where They Rust: 1973 Ferrari 246GT Dino

This 1973 Ferrari 246GT Dino (Chassis 05596) is said to be a two-owner car with a genuine 13,932 miles. It has been stored since 1975 in a leaky UK …

Crosswind difficulties - winter 2013/14

In Memoriam: Hobie Alter

Godfather of surfing and sailing subculture dies at 80.<p><b>Back in 1958,</b> surfing was a small handful of people with giant, heavy wooden slabs sliding along the faces of waves. Hobie Alter changed all of that.<p>When he and partner Gordon Clark invented the easily-shapeable polyurethane foam surfboard, …

6 Secrets to Getting Up for Morning Workouts

How to rise and shine…then rock that a.m. sweat session<p>We concede: throwing off your warm, cozy covers on bone-chilling winter mornings so you can hit the treadmill or sweat through Zumba class can be torturous. But it's totally worth the pain. That's because research suggests the early morning …

Fitness

The only thing better than a Miata is a tuned Miata

Farah loves the car that Chris Harris doesn't.<p>Here at <i>Road & Track</i>, we have a rather special love for the Mazda Miata. We love it so much, we're actually planning on driving this one until it reaches 1 million miles. The crew at DRIVE share a similar affinity for the tiny Japanese sports car, and on …

How the Harper Government Committed a Knowledge Massacre

Scientists are calling it "libricide." Seven of the nine world-famous Department of Fisheries and Oceans [DFO] libraries were closed by autumn 2013, …

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Giant Energy-Generating Kites Could Serve as an Alternative to Wind Turbines

In the Netherlands, scientists from the aerospace engineering department of the Technology University in Delft are testing the ability of giant kites …

11 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook In 2014

"Facebook is <i>so</i> annoying." How many times have you heard that sentiment this past year? We bet a lot, because more and more people seem to be getting tired of the social media platform, especially young people.<p>We've noticed a nationwide annoyance with Facebook over 2013. The company even admitted in …

This National Park is a Haven for Turtles

<b>Location: Florida<br>Established: October 26, 1992<br>Size: 64,700 acres</b><p>Known for its spectacular coral reefs teeming with aquatic life, Dry Tortugas National Park protects a seven-key (Garden, Loggerhead, Bush, Long, East, Hospital, and Middle) archipelago in the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly 99 percent of the …

National Parks

Paris Hilton Claims To Be One Of The Top Five DJs In The World. And She Might Be Right.

TMZ is covering Paris Hilton again and I decided to see what my old friend was up to in life. Seems that someone asked how her career as an electronic musician was panning out and Hilton replied by saying she was one of the top five DJs in the entire world. If Paris Hilton is a top notch DJ then …

Bay of Nouadhibou Ship Graveyard

The world's largest ship graveyard is the product of decades of corruption.<p>The view off the coast of Mauritania’s Bay of Nouadhibou is spotted with …

Cuba lifts 50-year-old car import ban

End of the road for 1950s vintage cars as restrictions are lifted in Cuba<p>Cuba will allow unrestricted car imports for the first time in 50 years, marking the end of an era for the 1950s Chevys, Fords and Pontiacs that have survived the ban.<p>The decision to allow cars to be imported for sale at …

Thoughts on white people in blackface for the Dutch ‘Black Pete’ tradition

We turned the corner onto Dam Square, and high above us, a smiling man in blackface dangled mid-rappel above an H&M store. His giant teeth sparked …

Where Did the Water Go? Busting 5 Myths About Water Levels on the Great Lakes

Changing Planet<p>Much-needed rain in the Great Lakes basin helped water levels recover somewhat this summer. Higher than average precipitation throughout most of the region in July left Lakes Erie and Ontario with above average water levels for this time of year, according to the most recent monthly …

LS1 6-Speed 1974 Toyota Celica

This 1974 Celica runs an LS1/6-speed swap and sounds like a very thorough, detail oriented build. It’s been repainted in Lexus IS350 Desert Sage …

Odometer fraud costs car shoppers millions

That used car might be more used than you think.<p>A new report sheds new light on an old problem: odometer fraud.<p>Odometer fraud, also known as rollback, is when a vehicle’s odometer is rolled back from its actual mileage to a much more sellable number.<p>There are more than 190,000 cases per year of …

Used Cars

10 Reasons Jennifer Lawrence Is Our Dream Girl

1 of 11<p>AKM-GSI<p>Jennifer Lawrence<p>Is there anything that the incredibly talented Jennifer Lawrence can't do? The 24-year-old's latest movie, <i>The Hunger</i> …

Turbo Fever

Magnus Walker on the Porsche Turbo<p>Iconoclastic Porsche builder Magnus Walker is back, this time talking to XCAR about the his true love, Porsche Turbos. While Magnus' technical and historical knowledge is impressive, it's his experience with so many different models and variants that gives his …

How to Paint a Car

A DIY car paint job could save you thousands of dollars.<p>If your car's paint is looking dingy and faded or you're just looking for a change of color, a DIY car paint job could save you thousands of dollars. Good prep work and being systematic in your approach will have your car looking like new in …

Home Improvement

Sorry, Valets: The Automated Parking Garage is Coming

Have separation anxiety when handing over your keys to that sketchy-looking attendant? Fear not: The parking garage of the future will be an automated, human-free experience—a vending machine for cars.<p><b>When you pull into one of the 12 brightly lit</b> underground entry-and-exit rooms in the 697-car …

Home Improvement

BaT Exclusive: 1-Owner 1990 Mazda MX5 Miata

<b>10/10/2013 Update:</b> This Miata has been sold.<p><b>From 8/12/2013:</b><p>This 1990 Mazda MX5 Miata (chassis JM1NA3510L0108435) is being offered by the original …

Parked Since 1981: 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Project

This 1965 Aston Martin DB5 is said to have been sitting dormant for the last 32 years, but the seller believes it to be one of the last unrestored …

Pocket Pagani: 1992 Mazda Autozam AZ-1

This 1992 Mazda Autozam AZ-1 is the second we’ve featured, but is the first offered for sale Stateside. A real pocket supercar, the AZ-1 packed …

NCRS Dropout: LS-Powered 1954 Corvette

This 1954 Corvette is the subject of a crazy, completely over-the-top, way-too-much-power restomod build, but somehow manages to remain subtle, if …