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 |  Oct 05 2012, 5:02 PM

It’s a phrase people throw around: getting a “steal” of a deal, but for one Chevrolet buyer those words aren’t so casual. 

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 |  Apr 27 2012, 8:45 AM

Honest business: 1, international crime syndicate: 0. Eric Blumberg owns Rent-In-Style, an L.A. based high end rental car company, which offers clients an opportunity to take out premium luxury and performance vehicles for a couple hours or even a week.

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 |  Mar 30 2012, 1:01 PM

Despite lacking any medical certification or clinical background, we’re certifying one Chinese fellow as a crazy person: crazy-awesome that is.

Sculptor Zhu Kefeng oversaw 600 transformer sculptures built out of old car parts and opened the exhibit to the public. We typed it right — 600. It’s true that new cars are (or were) selling like hotcakes in China, which probably created a surplus of junkers, but this isn’t the use we expected to see.

Still, it’s got to be one of the coolest ways anyone has ever recycled old cars, or anything for that matter.

The statues are available to be seen at ”Mr. Iron Robert Theme Park” in China, though the park is more like a modern art exhibit at this point.

Kefeng started hatching the plan to build the statues a decade ago, but the place they sit today wasn’t even planned until 2010. Crazy, or crazy-awesome? Probably both.

[Source: Kotaku]

 |  Mar 18 2012, 1:01 PM

Sometimes living simply can get a person entangled in legal complications.

An Amish man spent 13 days in a county jail in January when he refused to pay a fine for not affixing an orange slow-vehicle triangle indicator onto his horse-and-buggy. Intended as a law to make their buggies more safe, the Amish sect objects to both the color and the shape of the safety triangle, which is supposedly too bright and the shape represents the Holy Trinity.

In total, nine Amish men have been convicted with the same penalty by the Kentucky Supreme Court. Under the representation of the American Civil Liverties Union, the Amish maintains that the issue is a matter of religious freedom.

While car ownership may sometimes be a troublesome responsibility, it hardly compares to the legal obstacles one would likely encounter when committed to an Amish buggy.

[Source: USA Today]