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Amazing Cars Not Offered In U.S.


Photo Source: [conceptcars.com]

I have long complained that there are vehicles overseas that we do not get here in the U.S.  I have stated many times that I was going to pack up and move to get my hands on some of the unique or cool finds that can be found in other countries.

I complain, but…
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Porsche-Gone Totally Green



It is time to start thinking about the outside of our homes in Hampton Roads.  With the temperatures getting out of the freezing range (for the most part), Checkered Flag fans are making their way outside, and getting their green thumbs back.

Some take their green thumb to a new level.  Gear heads that also dabble in gardening make the most exciting…
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Porsche History Recovered and Heading Home

Porsche has a great and very long and successful racing history.  Many do not know the true beginning for the automaker.  It all began with an electric vehicle, and it was too a race winner.



First-ever Porsche headed home to company museum
By Jeffrey N. Ross

About 30 years before Ferdinand Porsche designed the Volkswagen Beetle, he created the Egger-Lohner electric vehicle…
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Best vehicles for snow and ice



Although we don't get much snow here in Hampton Roads, at some time, many of us find ourselves traveling in winter conditions.  And, since snowmobiles aren't exactly street-legal, it may help to own one of these three Checkered Flag vehicles that MSN Autos have named on their "Drift busters" list.

Drift busters: The best snow vehicles ever (edited for length)
By Charles Plueddeman of MSN Autos

Audi quattro

Conceived as a powerful sports car with the benefits of all-wheel drive, the Audi quattro was unveiled as a concept on a skating rink at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show…
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