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Founder of the Haynes Manual, John Haynes, dead at 80

John Haynes may not be a familiar name to many people, but his contributions to the automotive world are larger than life. The man responsible for the Haynes Manual has passed away at the age of 80. Haynes Publishing announced its founder’s passing on Monday and said Haynes passed away after a short illness. His rise to stardom among those who like to tinker with cars and DIY-ers around the world began in Sri Lanka, where he was born. At the age of 12, he and his brother moved to…

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1987 Buick GNX driven only 8 miles its whole life seeks new owner

There are low mileage cars, and then there’s this 1987 Buick GNX. Listed for sale on auction site Bring a Trailer, the muscle car has only gone eight miles in its 30-plus years of existence. For those who need a crash course on the GNX, it was a limited-run model built in 1987 based on the Buick Grand National, which itself was born from the Buick Regal to celebrate the brand’s success in the NASCAR Grand National series. Buick built the Grand National in 1982 and from 1984 to ’87,…

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Chevy dealers now offering 1,000-hp Tahoes, Suburbans

The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are great at hauling people, cargo, and trailers, all at the same time. Specialty Vehicle Engineering has announced that certain Chevy dealerships will offer its modified Tahoe and Suburban models to do that work much faster. That’s because these SUVs have 1,000 horsepower. The Drive first reported on the wild upgrades SVE has in store for the massive people movers last Friday. At the heart of the upgrades is an LT1 V-8 engine as found in the Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette. However, SVE strokes the…

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“Top Gear” season 26 premieres February 17

“Top Gear” fans, mark your calendars for Feb. 17. The 26th season of the motoring show returns to BBC Two this Sunday. The show’s current round of hosts—Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid, and Chris Harris—return for five one-hour episodes, and “Top Gear” said we can expect the usual slew of tests and adventures. The five episodes will tackle such questions as the best supercar alternatives to an estate car and which is the best used luxury car for the price of a new Dacia Sandero. The hosts will also race to…

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