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1974 was the final model year of the AMC Ambassador—the Kenosha, Wisconsin-built American Motors fla

1974 was the final model year of the AMC Ambassador—the Kenosha, Wisconsin-built American Motors flagship since 1958. It’s a model whose roots go all the way back to Nash’s top-of-the-line cars of the 1920s. But after nearly 50 years, the Ambassador name died out in the heart of America’s first oil crisis.

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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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Goodnight, Golf.

Goodnight, Golf. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen an early R32 on the road and that’s a shame. I love this design enough to settle for a GTI, but the all-wheel drive version is the one to invest in if you can.

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The Isetta was an important car for BMW, which reached out to Italian company Iso to build a version

The Isetta was an important car for BMW, which reached out to Italian company Iso to build a version of its weird little bubble car under license starting in 1955. BMW’s was powered by its own single-cylinder motorcycle engine, which made about 13 horsepower. That wasn’t much, but it was enough to make the car BMW’s…

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The second-generation AMC Javelin was called the “Humster” for its enormously arched front fenders.

The second-generation AMC Javelin was called the “Humster” for its enormously arched front fenders. According to Hemmings, in 1971—after designing the two-seater AMX and the first-gen Javelin in the ’60s on the Rambler American platform (in an effort to “catch up to” Ford’s Mustang)—AMC nixed the AMX model and…

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Fighting up into Friday like…

Fighting up into Friday like…

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Gotta love the 2008-only fascia on this Dodge Magnum SRT-8.

Gotta love the 2008-only fascia on this Dodge Magnum SRT-8. The poor Magnum’s life was cut short after only four model years, while the 300, Charger and Challenger with which it shared a platform have continued on. This is your reminder that life isn’t fair.

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Weekend mode: engage.

Weekend mode: engage.

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No Freaking Way

Apparently somebody was careful enough about parking to put a little dangly tennis ball in their garage, but dense enough to run over a can of paint next to an Aston Martin DBS resulting in this messy disaster.

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There’s still no full-on Volvo XC90 T8 Polestar, but the Swedish skunkworks now offers an “Optimizat

There’s still no full-on Volvo XC90 T8 Polestar, but the Swedish skunkworks now offers an “Optimization Package” for the hybrid SUV that bumps output to 421 horsepower and a little over 500 ft-lbs of torque. Torque is good.

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