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Here’s a bit of car history you might not know: for years and years, every single man, woman and child in America drove a busted-ass old Ford LTD. And then Soichiro Honda sailed to the United States in 1986 and declared, “I have a found a better way to live.” His invention was called the “hatchback.” Since then, the…

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Mini is only returning to the grueling Dakar Rally after four wins in a row, but they’re entering eight crews in the race. Drivers include ex-WRC driver Mikko Hirvonen and off-road star Bryce Menzies. Either way, that’s more drivers on one team than some series’ racing classes have in total.