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The Smithsonian's history of the wheel isn't as boring as it sounds
We wouldn't have cars without wheels, but civilization came up with plenty of innovations before it got to rolling around. The Smithsonian takes us down the interesting, delayed history of the wheel.
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Industry Insights: Motorsports Photography as a...
Scott Jones is a professional motorsports photographer who covers Mo…
Video: Sauber F1 Cut in Half
Video: Sauber F1 Cut in Half
You thought it was cool to see a Formula 1 car with the bodywork off…
Video: How F1 Brembo Braking Systems Work
Video: How F1 Brembo Braking Systems Work
Taking a Formula One car from 200 mph to a full-stop safely in 4 sec…
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Video: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Aerodynamics Explained
As the fastest Camaro ever, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has some v…
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Garage or Junk Store?
Is your garage full of  bikes, paint cans, the lawn mower anything, in fact,  but the car? Research by Manheim Auctions has revealed t…
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Up, Up and Away in the Goodyear Blimp!
Courtesy of the good folks at Mazda and Goodyear (title sponsor of the Star Mazda Championship Presented by Goodyear), I had the good f…
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WD-40. What Do You Use It For?
Like Hank Hill of King of the Hill fame, Im a big fan of the stuff, although I dont usually keep a small can at the ready, on my belt. …
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Being a car guy
In the February 2010 issue of Road & Track, Peter Egans column centered on the signs that could indicate your proclivity towards ca…
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No Really, It's Not Our Fault
So if something bad happened in the world and our intelligence agencies miss something dont blame us. The guy should be paying attentio…
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A Little Automotive Lesson from My Niece
Ive been observing cars for most of my life, but my young niece Annie-Laurie recently taught me something I didnt know (and probably wa…
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Just Another Day in the Trunk
Climbing into the trunk of a car is routine for a Road & Track photographer. Getting that perfect shot isnt always the glamorous pr…
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Blowing Hot 'n Cold
A new study proves, once and for all, that men want a cool car. Research, revealed today, shows that men prefer their in-car temperatur…
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Ask Car-Nick
Dear Car-Nick, Im a former publisher of a couple of car magazines and just moved to Indiana. After taking my drivers license test and s…
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Parking Summed Up
Photo by Car Culture √(r2 l2)+(l+k)2 (√r2 l2 w)2 l k r = Your cars curb to curb turning circle l = Your cars wheelbase k = The dis…
Mitsubishi's Active Center Differential and You
Rally driver Andrew Comrie-Picard, no relation to Jean-Luc Picard, explains how the active center diffential in the Mitsubishi Evolutio…
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