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Post Office Celebrates Muscle Cars With GT500, GTO, Charger Daytona Stamps

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Two nostalgic groups have finally banded together: The U.S. Postal Service and muscle cars. As NASCAR prepares to kick off another season down in Daytona, Fla., the post office used seven-time NASCAR champ Richard Petty to unveil the five muscle cars being honored. Small and big blocks were well represented in the collection of cars that ...

Top 5 Geneva Oddballs: An Italian Corvette, a Spanish Viper, and Amphibious Cars

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The 2013 Geneva Motor Show might be most notable for unleashing the new Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Veneno, and production-ready McLaren P1 on the world, but there were also quite a few obscure, oddball, and plain weird cars shown at the show, including an Italian interpretation of the C6 Chevrolet Corvette, a Spanish take on the ...

Top 10 Weirdest and Wildest Custom Cars of SEMA 2012

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The best part about SEMA isn’t the new concepts from the major automakers or the introduction of new go-fast aftermarket parts. Rather, it’s the weird and wonderfully quirky custom cars created by smaller operations. Based on our time roaming the auto show floor, we’ve collected our top 10 picks of the weirdest and most wonderfully ...

Forgiato Unveils New “Winking” DiFalco Grille for 2012-2013 Chevrolet Camaro

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The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is one of the finest pieces of American muscle on the road, boasting such engineering feats as magnetorheological dampers and a 580-hp supercharged V-8 engine. Forgiato wants you to add one more engineering tweak to the mix: a grille featuring shuttered, LED-accented headlight covers. We acknowledge that there are people who will ...

Record-Setting Burnout Attempt Includes 69 Cars, 35,000 HP – W/Video

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Australian car enthusiasts have just set a Guinness World Record we can really support: the largest simultaneous car tire burnout. Earlier this month, 69 enthusiasts and more than 10,000 spectators gathered at the Canberra Exhibition Park in Australia in an attempt to set the record, and we’ve got the video below. The event, which took about ...

Chevrolet Traverse Trouble: Dealer Apologizes for Having Buyer Arrested After Undercharging for New Crossover

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A Maryland man who was arrested after the dealership where he bought his 2012 Chevrolet Traverse told police he stole the car is now suing the dealer for $2.2 million in damages, plus attorney fees, reports the Virginian-Pilot. Back in May, all Danny Sawyer wanted to do was trade his old 2008 Saturn Vue in for ...

Corvette-Powered Last-Generation Chevrolet Spark Hits eBay

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Your wildest Forza Motorsport 4 dreams have just come true – someone has dropped a Chevrolet Corvette’s LS7 V-8 into a previous-generation Chevrolet Spark. As the internet would say “mind=blown.” Built by Fourdin Auto Sport, this last-gen Chevrolet Spark (also known as the Chevrolet Matiz) has ditched its pint-sized four-pot for the Corvette Z06′s massive LS7 ...

Double Take: State Farm Gives 1968 Chevy Camaro Convertible a Split Personality

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Sometimes, you have to get two cars side by side to discern what’s different about them. State Farm insurance has taken that concept a step further by combining two cars into one with its split Camaro project. Built to help its agents tell the difference between a quality restoration and a hack job, the split ...

We Hear: Canada Doesn’t Get 2014 Chevrolet SS

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Enthusiasts were excited when the 2014 Chevrolet SS debuted for the North American market. Well, some enthusiasts – Canadians weren’t too happy, as the performance sedan won’t be sold there. Toronto-based The Globe and Mail is reporting that GM has decided against selling the SS sedan in the northern North American country. A representative for the automaker’s Canadian ...

Watch a Real Car-to-Robot Transformer in Action

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Only in Japan – the land of Astro Boy and Asimo – a Japanese engineer has developed a fully functioning real transformer robot. Conceived and built by engineer and confessed robot fanatic Kenji Ishida, this real-world “Transformer-robot-car” transforms in around four seconds from a sports car to robot and has 22 servo motors. Ishida will only make ...