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    Video: Trees falling like dominos caught on Aussie motorist's dashcam
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    With the dangerous reputation of the country's crocodiles, poisonous snakes, spiders and jellyfish, Australia gives the impression of a place full of creatures ready to kill people. Apparently the wind is a serious concern, as well. Of course those of us in North America have to deal with their ...

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    Video: Aussies get together to celebrate New Year's with record-breaking burnout
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    Two years ago the Guinness World Record for the world's largest burnout was set at the Summernats, an Australian festival of horsepower and smoke in the nation's capital, Canberra. Despite attempts to break it over the past two years, the record of 69 cars stood until New Year's Day, this year. ...

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    Report: Is Subaru close to ditching 6-cylinder engines?
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    Despite niche outliers like the 6.2-litre supercharged Hellcat V8 and 7.0-litre V8 in the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, we live in an era where small-displacement, turbocharged engines are becoming the norm. In many model lineups, a boosted four-cylinder now holds the place that a six might have just a ...

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    Motorsport: Porsche Australia racing chief dies in crash
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    The motor racing community in Australia was saddened today to learn of the passing of Jamey Blaikie, a longtime racing administrator and former motorsport director for Porsche in Australia. A former racing driver in his own right, Blaikie was better known for his instrumental role in starting ...

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    Motorsport: Ford pulling out of V8 Supercars after 2015
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    Australian racing fans are staring down the end of an era as news breaks that Ford will no longer participate in the V8 Supercars series. Although the official announcement has yet to be made, the decision – as reported widely in the automotive press Down Under and in global motorsport ...

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    Report: Aussie retailers pulling updated Grand Theft Auto V from shelves
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    GTA V features an "R18+" rating in Australia, the equivalent of a "Mature" rating in North America. The re-release of Grand Theft Auto V hasn't only shoved the open-world title back into the spotlight, but it's portrayal of sex, violence and crime is getting a closer look, leading some stores ...

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    Motorsport: Lexus considering V8 Supercars racing program
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    Just a few years ago, Holden and Ford were the only manufacturers competing in Australia's V8 Supercars series. But those days were left long ago in a cloud of smoke on the track, and are only disappearing even further in the rearview mirror as the latest intel suggests Lexus could be ready to ...

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    Official: Ford reveals all-new Everest SUV at Asia-Pacific forum [w/poll]
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    While the Explorer may have shifted from a truck-based sport-ute to a car-based crossover, Ford still offers buyers on the other side of the Pacific a Ranger-based SUV in the form of the Everest. And at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Beijing, the Blue Oval revealed the ...

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    Video: Aussie cameraman gets confession then carjacked
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    Often the key to a gripping story is being at the right place at the right time. An Australian news cameraman proved that when he stopped by the side of the road by a clearly distraught man with motorcycle, and it turned into a high-speed pursuit. In the video from USA Today, the biker initially ...

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    Report: Top Gear's Clarkson in trouble again over beer tweet
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    Ah, if we had a nickel for every time we wrote this sentence, we'd be quite well off – Jeremy Clarkson is in trouble again. The notorious host of the BBC's wildly successful Top Gear, Clarkson's latest controversy surrounds a tweet he sent while filming a special for the show in northern ...

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