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 |  Oct 14 2013, 10:12 AM

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Joining the likes of Mazda and Lamborghini, Honda has now opened up its museum to pretty much anyone with a computer.

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 |  Oct 09 2013, 7:58 AM

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A pricey airplane ticket and a long flight are no longer required to enjoy all that the Lamborghini Museum has to offer, thanks to the magic that is Google Streetview.

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 |  Mar 14 2013, 7:26 AM

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What better way to experience a car museum than through the eyes of a car? That, at least, is the thinking of the folks at Mazda who have opened up the Mazda Museum in Hiroshimi, Japan to anyone with a computer thanks to the technology of Google Streetview.

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 |  Aug 12 2009, 5:09 PM

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Ever wonder what it’s like to drive the world famous Laguna Seca race track? Apparently the folks at Google were curious and so they sent out one of the Google street view cars onto the track.

For some reason the Google street view doesn’t include a whole lap of the track, just from around turn five to turn 10. That portion does include the famous Corkscrew but the Google street view car doesn’t seem to capture it, which does make sense to anyone who’s taken the corkscrew before. One of the things that makes the Corkscrew so challenging is the fact that it’s so steep you don’t even know where the road is until you’re going down it (or, if you’re unlucky, driving down the dirt). Likely the Google street view camera was filming the sky at that point.

The filming appears to have been done during a practice session at last year’s ALMS race, as you can see the black and yellow GT1 Corvette and one of the Flying Lizzard Motorsports Porsches. Make sure to look behind you though…. yup, that’s a LMP2 Acura and the Audi R10 TDI.

Ride along with the Google street view car at Laguna Seca here:

Google Streetview Drives Laguna Seca

[Source: Google]