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The high-octane stock car races characteristic of NASCAR have become an American institution. But is it true that this billion-dollar industry traces its roots back to bootlegging?
Getting rear-ended or T-boned in a car crash isn't quite the same as getting shot at, is it? Find out if a stray bullet to the fuel tank will turn your vehicle into the car-b-que you imagine it will.
An invisible hood, you say? What kind of sorcery is this? While Land Rover's latest innovation may sound like pure magic, it's actually a pretty simple trick — and pretty handy if you're navigating some particularly craggy terrain.
Green race cars are considered unlucky on the NASCAR circuit. It's a superstition that began more than 100 years ago — decades before NASCAR was even formed. So why is the color green associated with failure in stock car racing?
Did NASCAR start with bootleggers?
Can you blow up a car's gas tank?
How the Land Rover Invisible Hood Works
Why are green cars unlucky in NASCAR?
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If you buy a new hybrid car between Jan. 1, 2006 and Dec. 31, 2010, you may be eligible for a pretty significant tax credit. But how do you know if you're eligible? And how do you redeem it?
That pedestrian should not have stepped off the curb. Clearly, she doesn't see you. You hit the brakes, and she jumps back. Problem solved -- except that high squealing sound doesn't seem to be coming from the pedestrian. It's coming from your car.