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PostHeaderIcon Man Comes Up With Worst Excuse Ever After Crashing Mustang

I feel sorry for all of you responsible Mustang owners out there; I really do. Some of you actually know how to drive a rear-wheel-drive Ford, but the very car you love has been forever tainted by the absurd number of idiots that keep crashing the damn things. Year after year, Mustangs die at the hands of drivers with no skill and even less intelligence, usually after a Cars & Coffee meet, but this most recent crash really takes the cake. Not because of when or where it happened, but because of the excuse the 24-year-old driver of the black Mustang you see above came up with. What was that excuse? Well, he supposedly swerved to avoid a squirrel, resulting in a pretty dramatic crash that tore up not only the Mustang but the minivan that he hit as well.

The accident happened on April 15, just before noon in West Shore, Pennsylvania near the 1,000 block of West Foxcroft Drive and Wormleysburg Borough. According to the small report released by the West Shore Regional Police Department, witnesses claimed the driver was traveling at high speed prior to the crash, which is easily noticeable given the damage to both vehicles involved. Apparently, nobody was hurt, and the van that was struck was unoccupied at the time of the crash. The driver was cited for “Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed” which is likely a typo in the report, and was likely written up as “Driving at an Unsafe Speed.” For now, the offending squirrel remains at large and is likely hunting his next victim at this very moment.

Update: Exclusive interview with Cranky the Squirrel shines some light on last weekend’s big Mustang accident. Keep reading to hear his side of the story.

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PostHeaderIcon Are Automakers Force Feeding Us Subliminal Messaging in Regards to Autonomous Vehicles?

With fully-autonomous cars on the horizon, automakers and regulatory boards everywhere are pushing the envelope as hard as possible. We keep hearing about how great, safe, and time-saving a world full of autonomous vehicles will be, but do you honestly hear anyone you know saying something like “I can’t wait for self-driving cars” or “I’m so ready to give put my life in the hands of some complex computer algorithms?” No, you probably don’t, and some studies even show that a majority of people aren’t ready to give up the steering wheel. But, autonomous cars are still being pushed on us anyway, with new vehicles including semi-autonomous features like automatic braking and adaptive cruise control built in without the user option to disable.

Then there’s Tesla who’s practically heading off the self-driving idea and allowing its customers to put their life and that of others in risk to help build awareness that the technology is safe. Still, there are lots of people who enjoy driving, and will do their best to not give up the wheel, myself included. So, what’s the best way to build trust in something new with the masses quickly and efficiently? Easy, force them to use the features (think emergency braking) then subliminally convince them to trust those systems via tacky and annoying commercials.

There are quite a few out there, but I’m just going to highlight two because they are perfect examples of what I’m talking about. Let’s dive in.


PostHeaderIcon BBC Giving Jeremy Clarkson and His New Show "The Grand Tour" a Hard Time

Let’s look at the reality of things for a minute. Top Gear hasn’t been the same since Clarkson’s altercation with that producer and his subsequent firing. While the show has tried to make a comeback, it’s been plagued with one problem after another. Ratings are horrible in comparison to the old show, it just doesn’t have the same flare that it used to have, and let’s not forget about Chris Evans acting like a whiny diva. Clarkson’s new show, The Grand Tour, is pretty good, but it’s apparently subject to a lot of legal scrutiny from BBC.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Top Gears old executive producer, Andy Wilman – now a producer for The Grand Tour – broke silence around some of the ridiculous legal threats BBC has been issuing against Clarkson, Hammond, and May. Naturally, BBC doesn’t want its intellectual property used in The Grand Tour, but this is a little ridiculous. For instance, BBC says that the show can’t have “handwritten lap times,” a news segment can’t be called “The News,” and the guys aren’t even allowed to call Namibia beautiful because it was said during an episode of Top Gear. The worst complaint from BBC really takes the cake, however, as apparently, James May can’t say the word “cock” because, well, he said it during an episode of Top Gear.

If BBC is complaining about these kinds of things, you can only imagine how long the list really is with complaints that haven’t be announced to the public. At the end of the day, Top Gear is pretty much falling apart now that the trio has taken off and started their new show with Amazon, and it’s likely that Top Gear will never get the same kind of following that it had. Despite the fact that Clarkson was in the wrong when he got into that physical altercation, he was the bread winner of the entire show, and the show is suffering because of this. BBC is clearly butthurt that the guys are doing their own thing now and is trying to do everything it can to make their life harder.

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PostHeaderIcon Lexus Drivers Get Their Own Parking Spots Now?

It seems more like a move you would expect from more overzealous manufacturers like Rolls-Royce or Bentley, who’s vehicles often serve as a status symbol for the greedy and overly wealthy. But as it turns out, even Lexus owners can have a little bit of status flare with the new parking spots at Edmonton’s International Airport. A total of 30 parking spots inside the parkade at EIA have been purchased by Lexus and are reserved for – you guessed it – those who drive Lexus vehicles. Does it sound crazy? Well, even if it does, it’s 100-percent true.

As it turns out, Lexus thought that its customers near EIA deserve special amenities and signed a contract for the short-term purchase of parking spots near pedways and elevators. For what it’s worth, the 30 parking spots are just a small percentage of the 2,200 spaces available inside the parkade and an even smaller chunk of the 13,000 available on EIA property, but some of the general public is already lashing out.

Twitter feeds have been blowing up over the new parking spots, with the general public claiming that these reserved parking spots are “elitist” and even reinforce the stereotypes about people who drive and market expensive cars. Be that as it may, Lexus of Edmonton said told the Global News that the purchase of these parking spots is “a way to offer a unique experience to Lexus owners in the city.”

Matt Miller – the General Manager of Lexus of Edmonton – said, “What we look to do is offer Lexus drivers a great ownership experience. So it is the amenities that we offer in the dealership and now finding ways to offer great amenities to them outside of the dealership as well.”

I know some of you are already about to jump on the complaint wagon and assume that parking spots for the handicapped have been used to create these spots, but EIA says that isn’t the case – claiming no handicapped parking stalls have been moved. The contract between Lexus and EIA is only valid until March of 2017, but there is an option to extend the contract should the dealership decide to do so. EIA also notes that it is open to contracts with other vehicle brands as well, should any other brand want to jump on board.

Is this the beginning of something new? If this idea takes off, what will it mean for those of us who don’t drive luxury vehicles? Keep reading to hear my thoughts. Come on – you know it will be entertaining.

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PostHeaderIcon Indian Man Denied New Mercedes; Dealership Fears He Could "Sell it to the Taliban."

50-year old Surjeet Bassi walked into the Prestige Motors Mercedes dealership in Bergen County, New Jersey on June 3, 2016 thinking that he would be able to trade in his Mercedes-Benz ML350 for a Mercedes GLS550. What happened next ended with Bassi filing a lawsuit against the dealership for what his lawyer claims as “blatant racial discrimination.”

According to The Times Herald-Record, the dealership refused to sell him the GLS550 over fears that he might ship the SUV to the Taliban. The report adds that the transaction was going smoothly as Bassi passed a credit check, showed his personal bank statements, paid a $1,000 downpayment, and switched the new GLS into his new policy with his insurance company. Then things took a turn for the bizarre when the dealership’s manager told him that he can’t sell the car because Bassi was from a “high-risk area” where people buy cars and export them to the Islamic fundamentalist and terrorist organization.

The manager wouldn’t budge on his stance despite Bassi arguing that he had lived in the area for 30 years, runs a medical transport company, and has no connection whatsoever with the Taliban. The Indian national even offered to sign a waiver, something he had done before, promising that was not going to export the car for three years. All his pleas ended up being for naught as the dealership’s manager refused to budge on his stance.

Needless to say, Bassi wasn’t going to take the case of discrimination lightly. His attorney, Michael Susan, immediately filed a lawsuit against Prestige Motors in the in the Southern District of New York on the basis of racial discrimination and a refusal to extend credit under the federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Prestige Motors has yet to issue a response on the matter.

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PostHeaderIcon Indian Man Denied New Mercedes; Dealership Fears He Could "Sell it to the Taliban."

50-year old Surjeet Bassi walked into the Prestige Motors Mercedes dealership in Bergen County, New Jersey on June 3, 2016 thinking that he would be able to trade in his Mercedes-Benz ML350 for a Mercedes GLS550. What happened next ended with Bassi filing a lawsuit against the dealership for what his lawyer claims as “blatant racial discrimination.”

According to The Times Herald-Record, the dealership refused to sell him the GLS550 over fears that he might ship the SUV to the Taliban. The report adds that the transaction was going smoothly as Bassi passed a credit check, showed his personal bank statements, paid a $1,000 downpayment, and switched the new GLS into his new policy with his insurance company. Then things took a turn for the bizarre when the dealership’s manager told him that he can’t sell the car because Bassi was from a “high-risk area” where people buy cars and export them to the Islamic fundamentalist and terrorist organization.

The manager wouldn’t budge on his stance despite Bassi arguing that he had lived in the area for 30 years, runs a medical transport company, and has no connection whatsoever with the Taliban. The Indian national even offered to sign a waiver, something he had done before, promising that was not going to export the car for three years. All his pleas ended up being for naught as the dealership’s manager refused to budge on his stance.

Needless to say, Bassi wasn’t going to take the case of discrimination lightly. His attorney, Michael Susan, immediately filed a lawsuit against Prestige Motors in the in the Southern District of New York on the basis of racial discrimination and a refusal to extend credit under the federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Prestige Motors has yet to issue a response on the matter.

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PostHeaderIcon If You're Going to Steal Wheels, You Better Use Jack Stands

There was once a time when new cars didn’t come with great looking wheels. The norm was black steel wheels with ugly hubcaps or premium wheels that were maybe 16 or 17 inches in size. Nowadays, however, manufacturers have taken note of the general public’s love for larger and flashier wheels, and that’s why so many new models come with 18- to 20-inch wheels in various designs that are polished aluminum or chrome. In retrospect, the auto industry took the same kind of note when it comes to stock audio systems, but that’s another story for another time. Today, I’m here to talk about a car thief who lost his life trying to steal a set of wheels from a brand new GMC Yukon at a dealership in Canton Ohio.

This attempted theft is one of many wheel thefts that have occurred recently, with the most prominent theft being 45 sets of wheels from a dealership in a San Antonio Suburb last November. As for this attempted robbery, the thief was attempting to lift the vehicle with what I assume to be a cheap scissor jack or a jack that wasn’t suitable for lifting a heavy Yukon when the vehicle fell off of the jack and somehow impacted his head – likely causing instant death.

The craziest part about this specific accident is that it was unnoticed for a period of time. According to various sources, the dealership opened as usual that morning, and conducted business as usual until a car that was blocking the gruesome view was moved, exposing those in charge to the aftermath of a wheel theft gone horribly wrong. The Canton Repository has identified the man as 43-year-old Richard E. Ritch and the dealership as Ron Marhofer Buick GMC.

Despite the weird turn of events that Saturday morning, the dealership continued business as usual that day. Eventually, the Yukon was inspected and found to be free of damage. Research indicates that once the matter is closed by local law enforcement, the dealer will be able to sell the vehicle as it usual would without having to disclose its “deadly” history.

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PostHeaderIcon Audi Execs Tried to Bill Volkswagen for an Absurd Amount of Beer

Photo credit: Audi AG

With Volkswagen pulling out of what could have been a company-wide apocalypse after the whole Dieselgate scandal, the company has learned to keep a good eye on certain things. For reasons that I don’t need to state here, VW was doing some internal financial auditing when it ran across a gem of a bill for a beer-fueled showdown between about 30 different Audi executives. As reported by Bild Am Sonntag out of Germany, Rupert Stadler – Audi’s CEO – organized what had to be one hell of a party that ran up charges in excess of €12,500 or about $14,000 at current exchange rates.

Apparently, the party went down at a hotel called the Rothehof in Wolfsburg and involved what Bild is calling a “beer contest” that pitted managers from Rheinland against those from Bavaria. We’re assuming the contest was to see who could drink the most beer. To go along with this wild party, executives also ordered in a Bavarian brass band and a separate band from Cologne – that’s right these guys seriously had two bands at the same party. Making matters even worse, the party also reportedly included the appearances of two well-known comedians who, of course, kept the laughs coming.

To be clear, the $14,000 bill I mentioned earlier is what Stadler reportedly has to pony up. Chances are other execs also had to pony up, however, extensive researching has yet to yield any other significant numbers. Surely, a $14,000 bill is practically nothing for a company like VW if you forget about the Dieselgate scandal, but with Volkswagen hemorrhaging money to the tune of millions of dollars, Audi execs should have known better than to even try passing this bill off to the parental company.

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PostHeaderIcon This Is Why You Don't Exit Your Vehicle In A Wildlife Park

Horrifying footage of woman being attacked by a tiger at a drive-through safari park was posted online over the weekend. The attack occurred at Badaling Wildlife World, near Beijing, China, and was captured by a security camera.

Badaling Wildlife World allows visitors to drive their own cars through large, open areas where wild animals roam freely. Visitors are warned to never leave their vehicles.

The footage shows one of the women exiting the right side of the car, and then walking in front of the vehicle to the opposite side. The left door then opens, and the woman briefly stands there before a tiger enters the frame, seizes the woman, and drags her off screen. A man and a second woman then exit the vehicle and run towards her to help. Wildlife rangers are seen driving up seconds later.

The first woman seen in the video survived, while the second woman to exit was killed by another tiger not in frame. The man was unhurt.

Reports indicate that the man is the first woman’s husband, while the second woman was her mother.

The park was temporarily closed following the attack.

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PostHeaderIcon Two People Killed and Three Injured in Horrific Crash at Nurburgring

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Throughout the year, the Nurburgring has what is called touristenfahrten, which loosely translates to “tourist rides.” Basically, when there is nothing going on at the ‘Ring, the general public can apply and purchase tickets to drive their own vehicle on the Green Hell. Pricing ranges from 1 lap or 15 minutes for €29 (about $38) to 25 laps at 15 minutes per lap for €550 Euro or about $605. It sounds like a fun adventure and all – I would love to take a few laps in my 1993 Acura Legend myself – but this last weekend something went horribly wrong for one couple in what appears to be an early ‘90s Honda Civic Hatchback.

According to SWR Fernsehen, the car you see in the image above was occupied by a man and his girlfriend. As the driver came into a curve in the Kesselchen section of the track, his excessive speed combined with the wet roads, caused him to lose control of the car, sending it skidding sideways into a safety car that was tending to another accident. The driver and passenger of the Honda Civic were killed (assumingly on impact) while the two track marshals tending to the other accident were injured. A nearby tourist is reportedly suffering from shock but, like the track marshals, is expected to be okay.

Upon investigation of this story, I was able to find another image of the red Civic prior to the accident (not shown here.) Sadly, the driver’s girlfriend wasn’t even wearing a helmet. There was a warning light to advise those on the track to lower their speed in light of the accident that had already taken place, but the driver either didn’t see it or failed to heed the warning.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes Using Pokemon Go to Attract new Customers

A while back, Mercedes had a relationship with the makers of Mario Kart 8, which ultimately led the players having the ability to drive the Mercedes GLE SUV in the game. Mercedes vehicles have also been found in various racing simulator games, but now, Mercedes is diving into the Pokemon Go fad with all four wheels spinning. To put things simply, Mercedes has its dealers in India activating lure modules – devices in the game that help attract the digital creatures and makes finding them much easier – in hopes that it will bring more people to showrooms and events.

This isn’t a joke either. Mercedes dealerships can also go the game’s official website and register their location as an official PokeStop, which will also draw players to their location. As far as the lure modules go, they last for just 30 minutes before having to be reactivated again. So, the chances are that if you walk into a Merc dealership in India, you’ll see at least one salesperson playing on his phone setting up lure modules. According to Car and Bike, Mercedes has even gone so far as to release special training materials and information to get sales staff familiar with its latest sales gimmick… I mean Campaign.


PostHeaderIcon This is why you don't Lambo in the Rain: Video

Normally, the dash-cam videos we see from Russia involve a healthy dose of road rage or an attempt at insurance fraud, which is apparently a big thing there. Today, however, we’re looking at a video from early June that involves a Lamborghini acting like, well, a Mustang. The video was originally scrutinized by various media outlets as being fake, but other footage and images from the accident have since gone public, and the accident you see in this video is very real.

The Lamborghini itself has a chrome finish, which is why the video has a fake-looking element to it. After reviewing the video, it seems as if the driver of the now-smashed Lambo was attempting to bob and weave through traffic in some pretty nasty weather. It is clearly raining, but if you turn up the volume, it sounds like it could have been hailing as well. That said, the Lambo didn’t stand a change going balls to the wall in those conditions. As it passed the car with the dash cam, it lost control, veered across the highway, and nails the center median.

It’s unclear as to whether or not the driver of the Lambo was hurt, but we know his ego is bruised and he’s out one pretty sweet car. Sucks to be him. The SUV that the Lambo initially hit looks like it didn’t even get a scratch as the Lambo swings around it – something that added fuel to the possibility of the video being fake – and it doesn’t seem that any other vehicles were involved in the accident. With that said, hit the play button and watch some overly confident driver make an expensive mistake.


PostHeaderIcon Don't Believe Everything You See On TV; Jay Leno Was Far From Death: Video

If you’re a fan of Jay Leno’s Garage, then you’ve seen the videos of the ridiculous crash he was involved in when he and stunt driver, Bob Riggle, put 2,500 ponies to the pavement. The run takes off as one would expect – front wheels in the air and the soul-filled scream of insane power. However, once Riggle lets of the gas and the front end comes back from low-earth orbit, he proceeds to crank the wheel a little too much, and the car goes into a barrel roll that looks absolutely disastrous.

It was disastrous, right? I mean the video shows the car rolling like three or four times. Meanwhile, Leno and Riggle are tossed around the cabin pretty well as their life surely flashes before their eyes. There has been numerous article posted all over this great internet of ours that say things like “Jay Leno almost dies in huge car accident,” or “Jay Leno shook after a near-death experience with stunt man.” For those of you who haven’t seen the video that was shown on TV, you can see it here.

For those of you who have already seen it, let me shed some light on just how far production companies will go to make sure you come back for the next show. The video that you either saw on TV or the internet’s various media outlets was actually highly edited and was a big enough lie that I’m guessing there just might be a political connection in there somewhere. Okay not really, don’t lose you your head, I promise Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with it, but it is pretty sketchy. So, go ahead and hit the play button if you want to check out the real video of the crash before Hollywood’s finest took to editing the clip.


PostHeaderIcon 22 Year Old Steals Porsche 918, Gets Busted 6 Hours Later

Do you remember the opening scene of the Gone in 60 Seconds remake? In the very beginning, Kip Raines (portrayed by Giovanni Ribisi) is determined to steal “Tina,” a car that is said to be a Porsche 911 996. To do so, he grabs his “tool,” better known as a brick, from the trunk of his car, smashes the front glass window and proceeds to jack move Tina. Eventually, he goes on to get into an illegal street race, leads police to the warehouse, and the whole plot of the movie unfolds from there. So why am I talking about an entertaining scene from a 16-year-old movie? Because someone from Salt Lake City, Utah decided he wanted to be just like Kip Raines.

I’m not even kidding, either. According to the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Francisco Gonzalez-Velasquez – a 22-year-old male – tried to pull the same move that Kip Raines did in Gone in 60 Seconds. The Sheriff’s office claims that Gonzalez-Velasquez broke the front glass of a Porsche car dealership in Salt Lake City, then proceeded to steal a Porsche right off of the showroom floor. It wasn’t a Porsche 996, though. Gonzalez-Velasquez had more expensive taste and went for a Porsche 918 Spyder that is valued at $1.6 million.

The funny part about the whole thing is the fact that Gonzalez-Velasquez didn’t wait until night time to make this expensive grab. He did it at around 4:30 in the afternoon. Police caught up with him in that very car just six hours later, where he was arrested on charges of theft, burglary, and theft by receiving stolen property. I’m sure it was a fun ride while it lasted, but I’m pretty sure that ride isn’t worth the time behind bars the suspect will serve if he is convicted on all charges.

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PostHeaderIcon Police Unlawfully Seize Lamborghini Huracan And Proceed To Take It On A "Joyride"

City Supercars is a London-based car rental company that specializes in the supercar-for-hire business. They have models like the McLaren 570S, Ferrari F430 Spider, and even an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, to name a few. With a high-class list of cars for hire, the company clearly gets a lot of attention, with folks everywhere asking to take pictures with the cars and showing interest in them. Well, that interest isn’t limited to the public sector of the population, as recently the London Metro Police Department expressed their own interest in the company’s Lamborghini Huracan in a bad way.

The Metro Police originally pulled over the Huracan on its way to a client because the local insurance database showed that the car was currently uninsured. As it turns out, the insurance was just renewed, but the database hadn’t been updated yet. The owner of the company and a lawyer, Erwyn Mackee, e-mailed the police department the new proof of insurance, but the police insisted on confiscating the car anyway, claiming the proof could have been altered by Photoshop to look legitimate. But that wasn’t the case at all, as results from the on-board tracker show that the car was being driven after it was confiscated.

The worst part about the whole ordeal is that the police that seized the car were intent on not only driving it, but breaking the law too. The tracker shows three different instances of the car doing 53 mph in a 30 mph zone, 47 mph in a 30 mph zone, and 63 mph in a 30 mph zone. So was the car confiscated because the officers truly believed it wasn’t insured, or did they just want to take it for a free ride?

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PostHeaderIcon Drunk Man Crashes Koenigsegg Agera R; Likely Breaks Record for Costliest DUI Crash

A 26-year-old man in China crashed a Koenigsegg Agera R in what local Chinese media is reporting as a drunk-driving episode. The crash happened just after midnight on Sunday, November 29, 2015 in the Yubei District of Chongqing.

According to the People’s Daily Online, the driver was in an inebriated state when he lost control of the hypercar, sending the $4.1 million machine straight into a metal railing where it crashed head-on, destroying a big chunk of the front end of the car. CCTV footage near the site of the crash also showed the Agera R violently spinning after the initial impact, ripping open the rear clamshell in the process before sliding backwards into the center of the road in a heap.

Fortunately, the driver came out of the crash in good shape, but was reportedly held by Chinese police after the crash. There’s no word yet on whether the driver will face criminal charges, or whether he owned the Agera R he crashed in the first place. Separate reports have indicated that the actual owner of the Agera R is quite the exotic car connoisseur, having amassed a collection that also includes all three hybrid hypercars: the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, and McLaren P1.

In another lucky break, the damage sustained by the Agera R doesn’t appear to be a death knell for the car. It can still be repaired, although the cost for doing so will likely make it one of the most expensive repairs for any one car in history. After all, only six Agera Rs exist in the world and if repairs are to be made on this one, the entire car is likely going to have to shipped all the way back to Koenigsegg’s headquarters in Sweden.

There are times when something so extraordinary happens that all we can do is sit back, take a deep breath, and shake our heads. This is one of those times.

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PostHeaderIcon 10 Carmakers Face a Class-Auction Lawsuit Over Keyless Entry Systems

Labaton Sucharow Lawfirm out of New York and Hagens Bermen law firm out of California has filed a class-action lawsuit against 10 major auto manufacturers. The purpose of the lawsuit it to obtain a court order requiring Mercedes-Benz, Kia, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Bentley, Volkswagen, BMW, Toyota and Ford to install an auto-shutdown feature on models that have a keyless ignition system. According to Martis Alex – the head attorney at Labaton Sucharow — cars that don’t have an automatic shutdown feature pose a risk of carbon-monoxide poisoning if a forgetful driver leaves the vehicle running in a garage.

The lawsuit goes on to state that automakers have known about this risk for years. It states that some have begun equipping new models with an automatic shutdown feature, but have done nothing to rectify the situation with older models. Apparently, according to some sources, there has been a total of 13 deaths related to carbon-monoxide poisoning from vehicles with keyless ignition systems. We’re not sure how this one is going to turn out, but keep reading to hear my thoughts on the issue.

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PostHeaderIcon Nissan Frontier Battles Alligator and Loses: Video

Alligators aren’t anything to mess with. These prehistoric lizards pack a mouthful of teeth ready to crush anything that might look like food or pose a threat. The latter is exactly what one good ole boy found out when he came face… err… bumper to face with a gator in his first-generation Nissan Frontier.

Nissan Frontier Battles Alligator and Loses: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 22 May 2015 14:30 EST.

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PostHeaderIcon Video: Lamborghini Huracan Crashes at 194 MPH; Driver and Passenger Survive

In a bid to further emphasize how downright idiotic and dangerous it is to speed on a public road, the Hungarian police recently released the on-board video taken from a Lamborghini Huracán that was pretty much disintegrated after it crashed and burned following a 200-plus-mph run in traffic. This is, in fact, the first recorded Huracán crash ever, so it should get double points for also being caught on film. The event actually happened in September 2014, but it is only now that the footage has emerged on YouTube.

As you can see from the footage taken before the horrific accident, the two passengers were quite literally having a blast while the Lambo went 330 km/h (205 mph) more than once during not exactly light traffic on Hungary’s M7 highway, during the daytime. At about the 1:25 mark into the video, the car seemingly hit a defect in the road, causing the driver to lose control of the car while the speedometer was showing 313 km/h (194 mph). The end of the video shows a few photos of the aftermath, with the Verde Mantis Lamborghini Huracán having been turned into aluminum and carbon fiber ashes after it also caught fire from the crash.

Surprisingly, both occupants got themselves out of the wreck before it was engulfed by flames, with the smartphone-wielding passenger suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries. Not many other details are known at this point, except the fact that the driver is facing charges of reckless driving and endangerment. Maybe next time he’ll learn and drive to the nearest track before endangering the life of others on the road.

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Video: Lamborghini Huracan Crashes at 194 MPH; Driver and Passenger Survive originally appeared on topspeed.com on Sunday, 25 January 2015 06:00 EST.

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2014 Ford Mustang Base Convertible 2-Door 2014 FORD MUSTANG V6 PREMIUM CONVERTIBLE LEATHER 24K MI #310965 Texas Direct
$3,050.00 (18 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-3-2017 16:55:51 PDT
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2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 2-Door 2014 CHEVY CAMARO 2SS 1LE 6-SPEED LEATHER NAV HUD 12K #302615 Texas Direct Auto
$7,900.00 (25 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-2-2017 21:03:14 PDT
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 2-Door 2014 CHEVY CORVETTE STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE 2LT 7-SPD NAV #118147 Texas Direct Auto
$35,100.00 (44 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 18:10:55 PDT
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2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2-Door 2016 CHEVY CORVETTE Z06 3LZ Z07 S/C AUTO NAV HUD 4K MI #605580 Texas Direct Auto
$1.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 15:42:38 PDT
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2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CAMARO 2SS RS 1LE 6-SPD SUNROOF NAV HUD 10K #252775 Texas Direct Auto
$5,100.00 (46 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-2-2017 15:38:22 PDT
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2002 Ford Mustang Base Coupe 2-Door 2002 Ford Mustang Used 3.8L V6 12V Manual Coupe NO RESERVE
$255.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Apr-30-2017 13:45:46 PDT
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 2-Door 2014 CHEVY CORVETTE STINGRAY 2LT 7-SPD REAR CAM HUD 5K #125260 Texas Direct Auto
$40,000.00 (8 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 15:22:45 PDT
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base Sedan 4-Door 2015 MERCEDES-BENZ S550 SPORT P1 PANO ROOF NAV 20'S 19K #071729 Texas Direct
$50,100.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Apr-29-2017 6:09:15 PDT
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2008 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 2-Door 2008 FORD MUSTANG ROUSH P-51A #147 S/C 5-SPD 7K MILES #182268 Texas Direct Auto
$6,100.00 (10 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-3-2017 16:22:06 PDT
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2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 2-Door Ford Mustang GT
$24,100.00 (17 Bids)
End Date: Monday May-1-2017 15:25:57 PDT
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2002 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 2-Door 2002 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 2-Door 4.6L - Tan Top - Excellent Condition
$8,100.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 17:04:32 PDT
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2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Base Sedan 4-Door 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C63 AMG HTD SEATS SUNROOF NAV 35K MI #825926 Texas Direct
$610.00 (15 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-3-2017 16:00:28 PDT
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1963 Chevrolet Corvette 2 Door Coupe 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe Replica
$79,000.00
End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 8:29:43 PDT
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1968 Chevrolet Corvette 2 Door Coupe Gorgeous 1968 Corvette 427 435 HP Tri-Power, with 4 Speed Transmission!
$39,301.00 (34 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-3-2017 11:00:00 PDT
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Coupe 2-Door 2014 CHEVY CORVETTE STINGRAY Z51 3LT AUTO
$26,800.00 (33 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-3-2017 11:50:40 PDT
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2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CAMARO ZL1 S/C 6-SPD SUNROOF NAV HUD 20'S 4K #800109 Texas Direct
$35,100.00 (43 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 11:30:00 PDT
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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Base 2dr Coupe eBay Dealer With Proven Feedback
$17,400.00 (37 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 16:47:01 PDT
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2017 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 2017 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible Damaged Clean Title Only 2K Mi Red Int
$20,950.00
End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 11:33:45 PDT
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2015 Chevrolet Other Pickups -- 2015 Chevrolet Express 2500 Explorer Limited SE 9 Passenger Conversion Van
$5,300.00 (14 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-3-2017 7:38:45 PDT
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2016 Ford F-150 2016 FORD F150 CREW 4X4 ECOBOOST LIFTED PANO 20'S 11K #E73365 Texas Direct Auto
$38,980.00
End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 17:42:15 PDT
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CORVETTE Z06 2LZ 650 HP S/C 7-SPD NAV HUD 5K #606589 Texas Direct
$71,980.00
End Date: Wednesday May-3-2017 13:27:36 PDT
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2005 Ford Mustang Base Convertible 2-Door 2005 Ford Mustang V6 5 Speed Manual Convertible 2-Door 4.0L
$5,200.00
End Date: Wednesday May-3-2017 13:38:26 PDT
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CORVETTE STINGRAY 2LT 7-SPEED NAV HUD 19K MI #111542 Texas Direct
$48,780.00
End Date: Tuesday May-2-2017 16:10:20 PDT
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1966 Ford Mustang 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE 1966 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 289 AUTO PS SOLID ORIGNAL METAL BEAUTIFUL DEEP BLACK
$15,100.00 (4 Bids)
End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 9:19:54 PDT
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2000 Chevrolet Other Pickups 4 Door Crew Cab Classic 2000 Chevy-454 Short-Bed Crew Cab Dually Haul Truck
$10,000.00
End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 7:13:17 PDT
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1948 Chevrolet Other Pickups Base 1948 Chevy 5 Window Pickup
$1,125.00 (11 Bids)
End Date: Sunday May-7-2017 14:00:00 PDT
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2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base Sedan 4-Door 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ S550 SUNROOF NAV REARVIEW CAM 41K MI #495733 Texas Direct
$2,950.00 (9 Bids)
End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 18:12:31 PDT
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1968 Ford Mustang 2 Door Coupe 1968 ford mustang
$12,000.00 (28 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Apr-29-2017 11:42:10 PDT
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1970 Chevrolet Corvette 2 door convertible Original 1970 Corvette convertible with hard top, 4 speed, AC original condition
$17,550.00 (33 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-3-2017 17:56:23 PDT
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2016 Ford Mustang V6 Coupe 2-Door 2016 FORD MUSTANG V6 AUTOMATIC REAR CAM SPOILER 3K MI #262060 Texas Direct Auto
$1,700.00 (13 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-2-2017 16:59:44 PDT
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