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Way back in 1972, Fiat showed off this wild styling concept of a small electric city car called the

Way back in 1972, Fiat showed off this wild styling concept of a small electric city car called the X1/23. By 1976, the company had installed a 13.5 HP front-drive motor, and a rack of nickel-zinc batteries behind the pair of seats. It was good for about 45 miles per hour, and had a range of about 50 miles. It was…

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Here’s a reminder that 40 years ago, Renault partnered with American Motors for joint distribution,

Here’s a reminder that 40 years ago, Renault partnered with American Motors for joint distribution, design, and production in the U.S. market. How great would these two have been for a two-car garage setup when new? You could do anything and go anywhere. 

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You may be surprised to hear that a Porsche 911 is extremely good at racing off road, even a sloppy

You may be surprised to hear that a Porsche 911 is extremely good at racing off road, even a sloppy muddy field in Eastern Michigan. As many stage rally racers found over the years, the extra weight of the engine slung out behind the rear axle is actually quite the boon when grip is limited. You can easily modulate…

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Hyundai recently took the TCR class World Challenge California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca with Bryan Her

Hyundai recently took the TCR class World Challenge California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca with Bryan Herta Autosport’s i30 N TCR—pictured. The problem with that is that the i30 isn’t sold in the U.S. and Hyundai didn’t gain as much marketing collateral in this market as they would have liked to.

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Since we are setting our clocks back an hour this evening, I will be using my extra hour to sit quie

Since we are setting our clocks back an hour this evening, I will be using my extra hour to sit quietly and contemplate the unparalleled Citroën Méhari. It’s going to be a good hour.

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I’ve just spent the weekend attending the Porsche 912 Registry’s West Coast Rendezvous event.

I’ve just spent the weekend attending the Porsche 912 Registry’s West Coast Rendezvous event. Nearly 100 of the “lesser” Porsche attended the event, including John Benton’s MEIN12. This car absolutely rips, and I had a hard time keeping up with him on some of the quick twisty back roads. A properly set-up 912 is a…

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This car isn’t broken, it’s just the 2001 Citroen C-Crosser concept.

This car isn’t broken, it’s just the 2001 Citroen C-Crosser concept. It’s supposed to look like that.

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Check Out This Bizarre Towing Setup

Have a gander at this truck towing a truck towing a truck towing a dump-truck hauling a Toyota Rav4. Many of us have probably seen tractor-units towing other tractor-units, but it’s the RAV4 in the dump-bed that puts this setup squarely in the “bizarre” category.

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Pictured: Me on my way to Radwood Philadelphia this Sunday.

Pictured: Me on my way to Radwood Philadelphia this Sunday.

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Post-Rennsport Reunion thought; Have we reached peak Porsche yet?

Post-Rennsport Reunion thought; Have we reached peak Porsche yet? It seems like the German sports car maker has been on everyone’s lips for the last 10 years or so, but has the enthusiast market been saturated? I know I’ll never give up my love of the brand’s incredible history, but it’d be cool if we could all just…

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