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MA Dealership President Killed in a Ferrari Crash

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NECN is reporting that the president of Pride Motor Group in Lynn, Massachusetts, was killed in Middleton, Massachusetts Sunday night when a Ferrari he was inside hit a tree and burst into flames.

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REVIEW: 2014 Fiat 500C GQ Edition

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This week, we drive the 2014 Fiat 500c, delivered with turbocharged Abarth mechanicals and finished in a unique GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly) magazine designer trim. The “c” denotes Cabrio as a power actuated soft top lets in all or just some of the sunshine thanks to three “stop” positions.
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NHTSA Probes Fourth Takata Related Airbag Death

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nhtsa-s-investigation-on-takata-faulty-airbags-expanding-to-more-automakers-82515_1The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to probe a potentially deadly situation involving Takata supplemental inflatable airbags. So far, four deaths have been attributed to defective components found in these airbags which were used extensively in production vehicles from virtually every major automaker from 2000 through 2007. More than 16-million vehicles (equipped with the potentially faulty airbags) have been recalled since 2008. Takata is cooperating with the NHTSA in recall efforts and the ongoing investigation, as are nine major automakers.

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor Edition Debuts In Paris

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Say hello to the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor Edition, which made its stunning debut during last week’s Paris Motor Show. While no “Hellcat” edition of the time tested SUV is in the works, the 2015 model does boast improvements in horsepower and torque, advanced noise reduction technology, and at least one additional package feature. The “Red Vapor” package will offer three exclusive color schemes; Redline Red Pearl, Brilliant Black Crystal, and Bright White. In addition, the Red Vapor also includes specially designed 20-inch black-chrome five-spoke wheels and speed-rated tires, black SRT Red Vapor badging and grille inserts, a deep red engine cover, and a back-lit SRT steering wheel center emblem.

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VIDEO: 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bullitt

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In 1968, Peter Yates directed the Steve McQueen classic, Bullitt, and ever since, car fans have obsessed about every frame of the the movie. But there are probably some things you didn’t know. 

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Found On Craigslist: 13 Fun Ones From 1981

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If you’re a Gen-X car nut, then you were just coming into your automotive enthusiasm when the Eighties rolled around. Like the pop songs of your youth, the cars from that time were burned into your brain.

And so it doesn’t matter how lackluster those Malaise Era cars were; they still strike a chord. Here are 13 fun ones from 1981, for better or for worse.

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Chrysler’s Pentastar: A 51-Year Heritage that Ends Today

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The Chrysler Pentastar — a logo that has appeared all over the Chrysler Corporation material since 1963 — officially got its pink slip. With the move to FCA — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — the Pentastar has apparently outlived its usefulness. Here’s a history of the Pentastar’s heritage.

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Would You Buy a Kia From LeBron James?

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The Kia K900 is the first luxury sedan from the Korean automaker so they’ve lined up a pretty impressive name to be the car’s spokesman. That role goes to basketball star LeBron James who will be the official K900 Luxury Ambassador.

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Cars We Remember: What’s the Deal With NASCAR’s Points System?

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This week, Greg Zyla gets mail from a reader who takes issue with NASCAR and its less-than-satisfactory Chase for the Sprint Cup and Chase Grid system.
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VIDEO: 2015 Mustang GT vs 2015 Chevy Camaro SS Track Battle

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That Hatfields and McCoys have nothing on the rivalry that exists between the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro. Car enthusiasts have been taking sides over this one for years and the release of the new 2015 Mustang has only fanned the flames of war. Turning those flames into a completely uncontrolled bonfire is this video that pits the 2015 Ford Mustang GT against the 2015 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE.

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Diggerland’s Awesome Land Rover Go Karts

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Before I came to BestRide, I used to work under the inscrutable bootheel of one Brian Lohnes, the editor and chief toilet scrubber at BangShift.com. He put up a post the other day about Diggerland in New Jersey — which you need to see for yourself — and something definitely caught my eye: The Land Rover Go Karts.

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World Of Speed Hangs 4 NASCAR Competitors On its Daytona Banking

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World of Speed is a new motorsports museum in Wilsonville, Oregon, set to open this coming April. As it builds out the museum, it just suspended four former NASCAR competitor cars on its Daytona-themed, banked display.

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