Bparke

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Date registered: February 14, 2012

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  1. Isn’t car racing all about the fastest car? — September 17, 2016
  2. Massive VW Bug is size of a pickup truck — August 14, 2016
  3. Interesting Car Story — May 30, 2016
  4. Mopar Madness — May 21, 2016
  5. Elon still hard at work — May 6, 2016

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Nov 18

The Little Blue pill

Leave it to the Italians:  

Sep 30

Thousands travel to Nebraska for Lambrecht Chevy auction

PIERCE, Neb. (AP) — A handful of barely driven vintage Chevrolets fetched more than half a million dollars on Saturday at an auction that drew thousands of car buffs from around the world to a small northeast Nebraska town. Bidders and gawkers crowded shoulder-to-shoulder for the auction in a muddy field just west of Pierce, a town of …

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Sep 21

BMW recalls 134,100 5 Series sedans

The Ultimate Driving Machine is being recalled. BMW is recalling a 134,100 5 series sedans because the taillights can go on the fritz. The recall involves only the 2008 to 2010 model years of the popular luxury performance sedan. The problem involves “increased resistance” at electrical contact points in the taillight housings that can cause …

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Aug 30

Rare ’67 Ferrari fetches $27M in auctio

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare 1967 Ferrari owned by a North Carolina orphan-turned-millionaire sold at auction for $27.5 million. The red Ferrari was one of only 10 ever built, and its single-family ownership increased interest in the sale, the Los Angeles Times reported. The owner, the late Eddie Smith, was a former mayor of Lexington, N.C. …

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Aug 21

New supercar concept debuts at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — As supercars go, it would be hard to find one more stylish than the deeply sculpted Laraki Epitome. The Laraki is the creation of an Irvine, Calif., based startup founded by yacht and car designer Abdesslam Laraki. He was outside the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance here trying drum up interest in …

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Jul 13

Which are the Top 5 cheapest cars over five years

They won’t exactly sets hearts aflame with envy, but some of the most common compact and midsize cars are also the best value in the market when ownership over five years is taken into consideration, a car website says. The study by CarFinance.com takes a list of costs into account, including taxes. loans, down payment, …

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Jun 10

Corvette Stingray good for 455 hp, most ever

Chevrolet says the 2014 Corvette Stingray has more standard power than any Corvette ever. The LT1, 6.2-liter V-8 is rated 455 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque, up from the 2013’s 430 hp and 424 lbs.-ft. With the optional high-performance exhaust system, the 2014 Stingray is 460 hp and 465 lbs.-ft. That power and lightweight …

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May 15

Toyota tops BMW as world’s top auto brand

Toyota has passed BMW in a ranking of the world’s most valuable brands. The list was put together by a keeper of such scores called Brandz. But it’s no time for celebration if you’re in the auto industry. Auto brands lag far behind other sectors, especially technology, on the Brandz Top 100 list. For instance, …

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Apr 27

Test Drive: New Nissan Sentra no fun to drive

James R. Healey, USA TODAY2:21 p.m. EDT April 27, 2013 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Drivetrain: Coarse, noisy Styling: Big improvement Interior: Nicely done, but seat shape won’t fit everyone The overhauled 2013 Nissan Sentra isn’t as ugly outside as the previous version. High-end Sentra models have nicely finished interiors. Navigation is only $650, instead of being available …

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Apr 18

Ford marks millionth Mustang

Alisa Priddle, Detroit Free Press6:41 p.m. EDT April 17, 2013 (Photo: Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Iconic muscle car debuted 49 years ago Ford’s Flat Rock plant produced milestone vehicle Plant expanding to produce Ford Fusions DETROIT — Ford marked the production of 1 million Mustangs on Wednesday in Flat Rock, while workers …

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