Chances are, at the MINI NOT NORMAL SALES EVENT, you’ll be grinning before the test drive even starts.


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When the smoke cleared at Summernats – Austalia’s annual festival of horsepower and tire smoke – there stood a clear winner. Warren Eustace in his 1974 Holden HQ sedan demonstrated the proper way to dispose of tires to the delight of both the crowd and us.

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Jeremy Clarkson explains the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, the ultimate sports car capable of 250 mph, counts among its peers the Saturn V rocket and the Concorde airplane.

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Ken Block’s camp gets underway as he covers the gamut of physical and driving challenges with Skim or Swim Challenge, Snowbike Supercross and Rally School at Miller Motorsports Park.

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HOT ROD’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan join Fred Williams and Rick Péwé of Peterson’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine to compete in the infamous Cheap Truck Challenge. Riding into battle with a modded 1979 Bronco, they face-off against a rock-ready 1980 Toyota Pickup and a beastly 1987 Chevy Suburban in a cash-strapped quest for ultimate off-road glory.

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The 2012 Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix might have just been the shot in the arm that the IndyCar series has needed. They’ve been hoping to turn things around with a new car and a manufacturer battle on the track, but the ratings haven’t moved. But in the wake of Chevy pulling all engines from its team and a devastating crash early in the race, viewers seem to be on the rise.

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A new Lamborghini Aventador mysteriously caught fire and burned to the ground this weekend. The matte black supercar was on a test drive with a potential buyer when it ignited. I think he’s gonna pass.

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After two teams battle for a spot in the final round, the finalists will have to throw down in the three last challenges of Brian Deegan’s camp. The winner will drive home in a brand new F-150 SVT Raptor.

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What do you think a car powered by a futuristic electric motor should sound like? As of right now they sound like nothing. Electric cars run practically silent, and many think this is dangerous in urban settings and to pedestrians. Audi set out to produce a synthetic engine roar for their e-tron models that sound like they’re driving out of the future.

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The National Motorsport Association’s 2012 World Mini Grand Prix has wrapped up after four days of the brightest up-and-comers in the motocross world battling it out for the attentions of leading companies in the industries, vying for a coveted sponsorship.

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See through the eyes of the racers on Daytona International Speedway, the fastest track in the AMA Pro Road Racing Series as the 2012 season opens. Experience what it’s like to fly through the corners, precariously close to the pavement, and even what it’s like when a turn goes wrong.

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Formula Drift kicked off its 9th championship season, laying a thick cloud of smoke at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course.

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