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Is the humble Lada now a classic car?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Lada owner who’d turn down a Ferrari The classic car speeds through the English countryside, a lovingly-maintained example of motoring heritage. It rounds a left-hand bend, negotiates a tight right corner, and gracefully dips out of view, a petrol-fuelled gazelle. This is a collectable automobile that has seen its value soar in recent years. Proud owner Ed Hughes is a very happy man. Yet the 45-year-old’s set of wheels isn’t what…

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German tuner Memminger created a Beetle speedster

As charming and cute as classic Volkswagen Beetles are, there’s no getting around the fact that they’re not especially sleek, nor are fast. At all. That is with the exception of this, the Memminger Roadster 2.7. It’s a custom Bug built by a German restoration shop called Memminger. It’s low, it has extremely wide, pumped up fenders, and has been turned into a two-seat roadster. It almost looks like a Porsche 356, but bigger. And check out those sweet plaid…

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Oil close to late-2014 highs on supply cuts, strong demand, Auto News, ET Auto

US West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up 11 cents, or 0.2 per cent, at $68.40 a barrel. SINGAPORE: Oil prices held firm on Friday near three-year highs reached earlier this week as ongoing Opec-led supply cuts gradually draw down excess supplies. Brent crude oil futures were at $73.87 per barrel at 0209 GMT, up 9 cents, or 0.1 per cent, from their last close. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 11 cents, or 0.2 per cent,…

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MotoGP Americas: Marquez tops first practice session ahead of Rossi – MotoGP

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez set the pace in first practice at Austin, beating nearest challenger Valentino Rossi by four tenths of a second. Marquez sat at the top of the time sheets for almost all of the 45-minute session at the Circuit of the Americas, a track where the Spaniard is unbeaten. He ended up setting a best time of 2m05.530s. The Honda rider was more than a second clear of the field in the early stages, with the…

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Casa Noble Selección del Fundador Tequila Gets Aged in French Barrels – Robb Report

Some 20 years ago, when Pepe Hermosillo first walked the land that would become Casa Noble’s agave fields, he did something few other tequileros in the region were doing at the time—he tested the soil. The plot, nestled against a volcano and surrounded by citrus groves, was as rich in minerals as he had hoped, with an ideal pH for growing agave. The high altitude would stress the plants as they matured, making the piña—the plant’s heart—that much sweeter. This…

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New Suzuki Ertiga Follows Toyota Innova Design Language

View Photos New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga could make it to India soon The Toyota Innova is the king of the hill in India and in most south-east Asian countries when it comes to the MPV segment. With great comfortable interiors, outstanding build quality and an exterior design language that has evolved with age across generations, it is the segment benchmark. No wonder then that there are a plethora of MPVs that take inspiration from the Innova. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga…

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New Jaguar XE plug-in hybrid to face off against BMW 330e

Jaguar is preparing to launch a plug-in hybrid version of its XE in a bid to expand the saloon’s reach and provide an answer to the BMW 330e. Seen here testing in public near the firm’s West Midlands base, the car’s powertrain combines a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor, which also serves as the engine’s starter motor, to enable a limited range of pure electric running. The electrified powertrain will use a lithium-ion battery pack that comes…

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Uber’s Peace Process, Tesla’s Tantrum, and More Car News This Week

Often, streets are a futile exercise in organizing disorder. Cars are meant to go here, walkers there, cyclists in that shoddy excuse for a bike path—yet no one’s that great at staying in their lane. This month, the chaos got extra wild, as electric scooters have exploded onto the urban scene, worrying wheelchair users, walkers, and city officials alike. The failure to tame the disorder is leading some cities to totally rethink their sidewalks. Hopefully, for good, giving more space…

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