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Post Office Celebrates Muscle Cars With GT500, GTO, Charger Daytona Stamps

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Two nostalgic groups have finally banded together: The U.S. Postal Service and muscle cars. As NASCAR prepares to kick off another season down in Daytona, Fla., the post office used seven-time NASCAR champ Richard Petty to unveil the five muscle cars being honored. Small and big blocks were well represented in the collection of cars that includes the 1966 Pontiac GTO, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, and 1970 ...

Sleigh Showdown: Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser vs. Ford Transit Connect Wagon Sleigh

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Without fail, around this time of the year, holiday-themed releases start flooding our inboxes. Some show more creativity than others, but having received concepts from Ford and Lexus, we thought we’d put the two head-to-head, and let you, the WOT readers, decide which one you think is best suited for gift delivery duty. Let’s break down what we know of the scant specifications provided for the two modern-day sleighs. Propulsion: The Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser is ...

Ford F-150 Raptor Replaces Hummer As Most-Licensed Truck Brand With Toy, Game Makers

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The Ford F-150 Raptor may be one of the most sought-after big-boy toys, but it’s proving to be just as strong a performer in the toy aisle at retailers and game developers, as well. Whether you’re a toddler or teen, gamer or hands-on toy enthusiast, the Raptor has brought success to many of the companies that have licensed the popular performance truck from Ford. Hummer-branded toys used to be the hot item, but Ford’s bird ...

Ford Celebrates 65th Anniversary Of Original F-1 Pickup Truck

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Ford gave us a sneak peek into the future of pickup trucks with the Atlas concept revealed yesterday, and now the automaker is looking back to the origins of its popular F-Series line. Ford revealed the original F-1 pickup on this day in 1948. It was the first of 32 million F-Series trucks sold over the past 65 years. On January 16, 1948, Ford revealed the F-1 and touted the new pickup range as the company’s ...

Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both perfectly legal speeds in the U.S. of A, might I add. As we did last year, we’re taking a look back at the hundreds of vehicles ...

Thread of the Day: What New Cars Have the Best Names?

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An evocative car name is sometimes nearly as important as the quality of the car itself. Take the Ford Mustang — the muscle car’s name was inspired by executive stylist John Najjar, recalling the P-51 Mustang fighter plane from World War II. Had the Mustang been given a different name, would it still have as strong of a following today? After yesterday’s Thread of the Day in which we picked new cars that should be ...

Happy Birthday! Ford Explorer Turns 23 Today

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Introduced on March 15, 1990 as a 1991 model, the Ford Explorer turns 23 today, and it’s a pretty big deal. While it certainly wasn’t the first SUV on the market, the Explorer stands out because it was one of the first and most successful to undergo the transformation from truck roots to a versatile family vehicle. Consumers bit on the idea, and the Explorer became a sales superstar. As the Ford Explorer turns 23 ...

Turn Up the Volume: Norah Jones, Coldplay Make You Drive Safer, Study Suggests

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If you have too many speeding tickets and also like metal music, a new study suggests there may be a correlation between the two. The study, conducted by Confused.com, notes that soft rock may lead to safer driving while metal and rap music can cause drivers to speed. Four male and four female drivers were each asked to drive 250 miles so researchers could measure their driving skills. The eight participants were then asked to drive ...