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The dangerous life of a Hollywood stuntman
From directing "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Cannonball Run," to breaking 56 bones in his career as as a stuntman, Hal Needham has lived a life only Hollywood could create. In his new autobiography "Stuntman!," Needham spills his secrets.


Simulation shows guardrail impaling Robert Kubica's rally car
A computer simulation shows how lucky F1 driver Robert Kubica is to have survived a high-speed crash during the Ronde di Andora Rally last Sunday. Kubica remains in an Italian hospital recovering from horrific injuries including the partial severing of his left hand.


2011 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition's a shiny silver goody bag
To mark the sale of 900,000 Mazda MX-5s and Miatas, as well as disguise the aging parts underneath, Mazda will offer a 750-vehicle special edition MX-5, with all the available suspension goodies and a limited-slip differential standard.


2012 Shelby GT350: First Photos
Someone working setup for the GM display at this week's Chicago Auto Show managed to snag a few images of the heretofore unseen 2012 Shelby GT350.


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