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Ken Okuyama Kode 0 visits Jay Leno’s Garage

It's great to see the practice of coachbuilding, where a custom body is draped across a donor chassis, is alive and well. That's thanks in part to talented designers like Ken Okuyama. The man is most widely recognized for his work done at Pininfarina, where he penned such masterpieces as the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Birdcage 75th anniversary...

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Watch this Porsche 911 get a concours-level paint job

Larry Kosilla is our favorite type of automotive mad man. Without his obsession to detail, he wouldn't be a detail king and the person bringing Ammo NYC cleaning products to the world. In order to detail a vehicle at the level Larry achieves, you have to be a bit obsessed. He might say focused, but we're not going to quibble on the words. He's great at his...

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This wild off-road Mazda Miata isn’t afraid to get dirty

The Mazda Miata has traditionally been tasked with one duty: to provide a pure driving experience. However, someone decided to get a little dirty to create the cutest, angriest off-roader we've ever seen. This off-road Miata was spotted at a recent Cars and Coffee event in Minneapolis and subsequently posted to Reddit. It does away with the notion Miatas...

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The El Camino was like a fine wine, better with age

The Chevrolet El Camino may seem like an oddball today, but it was all the rage during its heyday. Although the El Camino was conceived to emulate the Ford Ranchero, the Chevy captured the limelight. So, let's take a look back on the model's history with Donut Media. The Ranchero came to market in 1957 and Chevrolet quickly responded with its El Camino in...

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Say, what can you see? How self-driving cars view roads

When a self-driving car boots up and takes in the world around it, its vision is nothing like what a human driver finds familiar. Instead, a self-driving car uses data collection via radar, cameras, and lidar to "see" the world around it. How can humans begin to understand what the machine sees? Make the human a self-driving car, of course. That's exactly...

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This 12-year-old can show you how to change your oil

There are a handful of automotive skills that are fading as time marches forward. Less people know how to drive a manual gearbox. Changing a tire is a mystery to those with their magical AAA card. Swapping out brake pads is akin to open-heart surgery for some. However, for one father and his 12-year-old daughter, the automobile and its basic maintenance...

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How Dodge kept the Demon a secret during development

Sometimes, the best things are kept secret. In the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon's case, only a handful of the automaker's engineers knew about the headline-making muscle car. The great lengths Dodge went through to ensure the Challenger Demon project was kept a secret are pretty commendable, detailed in a video from Autoline. The brand covered all of its...

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The tale behind the DeLorean DMC-12

The DeLorean DMC-12 is a curious case in the automotive timeline. It was eye-catching and promised great things. But in the end, it failed miserably. Thanks to a new video from Donut Media, we now have the whole story surrounding what happened to arguably one of the most iconic cars in modern history. John DeLorean, the founder of DeLorean Motor Company...

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A DTM race car is the best way to leave your wedding

Marco Engel is living his best life. The 32-year-old German gent has been racing under the Mercedes-AMG colors for some time now. Over the course of his career, Engel has competed in karting, GT racing, V8 Supercars, the various major endurance races, Formula E, and DTM. That last one is important because it's where Engel met his now-wife Steffi. It's also...

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Jay Leno samples a sublime 1951 Ford Coupe

A 1951 Ford is a relatively plain car. For this particular model year, the Blue Oval filled its model lineup with a Tudor Sedan, the Victoria hardtop, a Country Squire wagon, and the Crestliner sport sedan. Engine choices fell between a 3.7-liter inline-6 and a 3.9-liter flathead V-8. These were modest cars for modest times. The version here that's rolled...

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