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Stepdaughter Surprises Stepdad With Restored Porsche

Stepdaughter Surprises Stepdad With Restored Porsche

Published Jul 16th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Children require a ton of sacrifices; even people without kids know that. Whether it's the time to watch a baseball game or the money just to get there, parents have to give up something for the betterment of their offspring. Of course, onc......

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Kids Group Wants White House To Address Hot-Car Deaths

Kids Group Wants White House To Address Hot-Car Deaths

Published Jul 15th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Cars come equipped with alarms that remind motorists to buckle their seatbelts, chimes that indicate headlights are still on after the engine is turned off and buzzers that sound if keys are left in the ignition, says Janette Fennell. Forge......

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Fast & Furious 7 Wraps, Cast Thank-You Note Mourns Paul Walker

Fast & Furious 7 Wraps, Cast Thank-You Note Mourns Paul Walker

Published Jul 14th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Shooting has officially wrapped on the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, and as part of that, the cast and crew has issued a touching note that pays tribute to the new members of the film, the series' late star, Paul Wal......

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Hack A Tesla, Win $10,000

Hack A Tesla, Win $10,000

Published Jul 14th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

In the world of computers, competitions that challenge so-called "white hat" hackers are fairly common. Break into this system in X minutes and we'll give you Y dollars. Rarely, though, does this world cross over with the realm of automobil......

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VW 'Eyes On The Road' Ad Brings Danger Of Texting And Driving To The Movies

VW 'Eyes On The Road' Ad Brings Danger Of Texting And Driving To The Movies

Published Jul 10th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Distracted driving continues to be a scourge to road safety around the world. In the US, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ran a graphic commercial in April appealing to young people about the dangers of texting and driving......

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Teens Don't Do This One Simple Thing That Could Save Their Lives

Teens Don't Do This One Simple Thing That Could Save Their Lives

Published Jul 09th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Today's teenagers seem to have an issue with wearing their seatbelts. A new report by the Governors' Highway Safety Association has revealed that of the teen drivers killed on the roads in 2012, over half (51.2 percent, to be precise) weren......

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Tesla Investigating Fiery Model S Crash In Los Angeles

Tesla Investigating Fiery Model S Crash In Los Angeles

Published Jul 08th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Automobiles can be dangerous objects, especially when moving at highway speeds. The July 4th holiday in the US, which took place this past weekend, is often an extra-dangerous time on America's roads, with an average of 127 deaths from car ......

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Is Free Parking A Right, America?

Is Free Parking A Right, America?

Published Jul 02nd, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

One of the many, many headaches inherent in any large metropolis is parking. Simply put, there isn't enough of it and if there is, it's a nine-mile walk from your actual destination. Ignoring the lack of spots and convenience, though, there......

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Woman Run Over By Beach Patrol Pickup Awarded $2.6 Million

Woman Run Over By Beach Patrol Pickup Awarded $2.6 Million

Published Jul 02nd, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

A woman who was run over by a Beach Patrol pickup in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, while sunbathing in 2011 was awarded $2.6 million in damages on June 26. However, she may only be eligible for a small fraction of that money under the stat......

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Chrysler Recalling 700k Vehicles For Ignition Switch Woes

Chrysler Recalling 700k Vehicles For Ignition Switch Woes

Published Jul 01st, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

General Motors isn't the only automaker with ignition switch problems. Chrysler is fighting it too and is now announcing a recall of 695,957 examples worldwide of the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans from the 200......

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General Motors Recalling 8.4 Million More Vehicles

General Motors Recalling 8.4 Million More Vehicles

Published Jun 30th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America. Most significantly, 8.2 million examples of the affected vehicles are being called back due to "unintended ignition key rotation," th......

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Bobby Goodin Dies Following Horrific Accident At Pikes Peak

Bobby Goodin Dies Following Horrific Accident At Pikes Peak

Published Jun 30th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb endured early tragedy today, when 54-year-old motorcycle competitor Bobby Goodin crashed after crossing the finish line at the peak.When we arrived at the summit, we spoke to a couple of photographers......

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Hero Gets His Crashed Truck Back Better Than New

Hero Gets His Crashed Truck Back Better Than New

Published Jun 30th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

You ever hear a story and start cringing before you hear the end because you know how it's going to turn out? That could very well have been the case with the story from a few weeks ago in West Valley City, Utah, where a 14-year-old kid sto......

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Bipartisan Proposal To Increase US Gas Tax First Since 1993

Bipartisan Proposal To Increase US Gas Tax First Since 1993

Published Jun 26th, 2014 By Autoblog Green

One Democrat and one Republican senator are reaching across the aisle to try to solve an upcoming funding shortfall for US road improvements. Of course, it involves raising taxes, so this first step might also be the last in the journey. Ea......

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Massive Airbag Recall Affects Seven Automakers

Massive Airbag Recall Affects Seven Automakers

Published Jun 24th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

The recall of faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata has exploded Monday to include seven automakers. In most cases, only models in certain high-humidity regions were affected because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration f......

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Deputy Fired For Letting Drunk Pals Heckle Public In Patrol Car

Deputy Fired For Letting Drunk Pals Heckle Public In Patrol Car

Published Jun 24th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

A police officer took a pair of drunken friends on a cruise through a major bar district and made the spectacularly poor decision of handing over his patrol car's PA mic to one of his intoxicated passengers. The incident happened in the ear......

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World-Record Jump Attempt Crash Filmed From Every Angle

World-Record Jump Attempt Crash Filmed From Every Angle

Published Jun 23rd, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

While there are those who watch automotive exploits hoping (secretly or otherwise) for a spectacular crash, most of us are happy when everything goes smoothly. But at the end of the day, a daring stunt wouldn't be a daring stunt if there we......

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Man Ticketed For Holding Sign Warning Of DUI Checkpoint

Man Ticketed For Holding Sign Warning Of DUI Checkpoint

Published Jun 19th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, SportsAn Ohio man is in trouble with police after attempting to warn drivers of an upcoming drunk-driving checkpoint with a sign that read "DUI checkpoint ahead! Turn now!"Douglas Odolecki took to......

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44 Mazda Miatas Spell Out Marriage Proposal

44 Mazda Miatas Spell Out Marriage Proposal

Published Jun 17th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

We've seen all manner of ways to propose marriage, from the usual candlelit dinner to the Jumbotron at the big game. But this has to be a new one – and one that automotive enthusiasts would probably find even more touching than a sky-......

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GM Announces Six New Recalls, Covering 3.5 Million Vehicles

GM Announces Six New Recalls, Covering 3.5 Million Vehicles

Published Jun 16th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

General Motors has just initiated another crushingly large recall, this time affecting some 3.36 million vehicles built between 2000 and 2014 and sold in the US, Canada and Mexico. Once again, the issue surrounds the cars' ignition switches......

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