Watch The Navy’s 11th Littoral Combat Ship Plunge Sideways Into The Frigid Menominee River 

Ships launches are sometimes wild affairs, and depending on the method used, making a big splash can be part of the drill. The Freedom Class of Littoral Combat Ships do just that, being slid off the pier where they were built sideways. On Jan. 30, the soon-to-be USS Sioux City was the sixth LCS to take this grand plunge.

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NASCAR Owner Rick Hendrick Paid $1.2 Million For The First 2017 Acura NSX

As for your dreams of owning VIN No. 001 of the 2017 Acura NSX, well… they’re not happening. Better luck next time. That honor will go to NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who paid nearly eight times the car’s price tag for rights to make the first custom order.

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The Rolex 24 At Daytona’s Last Laps Were The Most Intense Racing Of The Decade

There’s only one class at the Rolex 24 where I could easily guess the winner before the last hour of the race: Prototype Challenge. Every other class had a balls-out fight ‘til the end despite having raced around the Daytona road course for an entire day. Best of all, there was an insane Corvette vs. Corvette photo finish.

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Think The Mazda Miata Is A Good Deal? Try This 500-HP Dodge Viper Instead

We all love to dream. It’s what keeps us getting up at the crack of dammit and working until we’re too old to care. However, some dreams—like owning a 500 horsepower iconic American supercar—are delightfully within reach. If you think the Mazda Miata is good weekend car for the money, get a load of this.

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Not even the teams participating in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship understand how the drive

Not even the teams participating in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship understand how the driver rankings work. Former series champion, frequent driving coach and all-around excellent dude Andrew Davis somehow scored an oh-so-coveted amateur “silver” ranking. Screencap from the Magnus Racing Rolex 24 live stream.

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Project JDM Honda Logo: Here’s All The Shit I Did This Week

The Honda Logo GA3 5-Door D-series hatch (the Fit before the Fit) was in pretty poor shape when I bought it a year and a half ago for $975. Mechanically, it’s great! Passes inspection, has insurance, has a comfortable interior, all that… Jazz (womp womp). However, the outside was trashed, and I’ve even had a few mishaps of my own.

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