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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The Dingman Collection Auction is happening this weekend in Hampton, New Hampshire. If you’ve got a couple hundred thousand to spare, buy yourself something nice like a 1939 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon.

Party like a sheik in this armored limo

Without helium to fill their balloons, how in the world will dealerships sell cars?

Electric Honda Fit to achieve 132/105/118 city/highway/combined MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent)

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants automakers to take initiative on distracted driving

More people have watched Ken Block drive a car than the 2012 Super Bowl

Gift Guide: Video games

Mojo Motors Blog 2011 Gift Guide Video GamesBefore buying a video game for car fanatics, first find out if they already own the game and secondly, if they actually want the game you’re about to buy. Gamers are a tough bunch to please but we’re here to help. First off, remember not to buy games based on trailers alone because they make games, even bad ones, look amazing. Secondly, keep reading this post for the Mojo Motors Blog top picks of racing video games.

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Video game trailers are like works of art

Remember Cruis’n World?

With Thanksgiving coming up, let’s be thankful video games (and their commercials) aren’t made like Cruis’n World anymore. A great game at the time, yes, but it’s time to move on. Watch the following well-written and immaculately directed video game trailers. They are like miniature-films and dare we say. . .masterpieces? We dare. These trailers have pedal-to-the-metal, heart-pounding, tear-jerking, awe-inducing, slap-in-the-face action. That’s enough cliches to get you through the rest of your life so just make the jump to pick up our drift. That was the last one, we swear.
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Mojo tip: don't put music in car videos

It’s a simple fact – music ruins car videos. After featuring the Chevrolet Camaro Intimidator and its 704 horses as a “Cool used car of the future,” we wanted to know what its engine and exhaust sounded like. Thing is, each one of its videos has background music, effectively overpowering the Camaro’s engine noise. This seems to be a common theme across YouTube on lots and lots of driving videos. For gear heads, this can be depressing or at least we think so. In example one, we have a compilation of Nascar wrecks that should let the listener hear the smashing metal and burning rubber. This isn’t the case.

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The best paint jobs in motorsports

dale earnhardt black race car number 3 image

Henry Ford said, “any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as its black.” That was back in 1909, a time when indoor plumbing was still a luxury and during scraps people yelled, “put up your dukes!”  These days, black is still a respectable color, but in the world of motorsports, flashy wins out every time. Unless, that is, the car belonged to the legendary Dale Earnhardt Sr. who is known for his black #3 Goodwrench stock car. Even though seemingly all of our Facebook fans favorite paint jobs involve an Earnhardt car, both Senior and Junior, we were able to muster up some other unique paint jobs from motorsports. Check them out below and be sure to let us know what we missed.

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