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Driving Against the Grain

Five Cars That Are Unusual, and Proud of It

Even in an era of safe, almost homogeneous car design, there are a few machines that stick out like a sore thumb and are better for it.

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Today in Gear: August 15, 2016

A new streetwear-meets-travel bag collab by some of the greats, stoneware you'll want to stock up on quickly, a 20th anniversary double IPA and much more.

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Today in Gear: July 5, 2016

A Macbook-ready magnetic cable-adapter retrofit, a duffel that'll out-adventure you, custom Converse Chucks and much more.

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Today in Gear: April 26, 2016

An excellent option for carrying your laundry, an stylish way to carry your wallet and phone, a bad-ass truck to navigate any post-apocalyptic wasteland and much more.

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Motown works its motoring magic

15 Best Cars of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

The 2015 North American International Auto Show was a no-holds-barred showing. We've selected the most noteworthy cars and trucks of the entire show amid a field of fantastic new vehicles.

Taking a Beating in the Deserts of Vegas

Toyota TRD Pro Eats Dust and Loves Every Minute of It

In the deserts of Vegas, the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro proved it could handle just about everything thrown at it. It can make any sports car lover seriously consider abandoning the track in favor of life in the dirt, gravel, mud and sand.

Photo Essay
A new look at a old show

At the Paris Motor Show, Design is in the Details

Auto shows are all about the big picture, but it's the details that always catch our eye. Check out our shots from 2014 Paris Auto Show and you'll see what we mean.

Daily green without the groan

Tested: Five Great Everyday Hybrids

From miserly compacts to full-sized fuel-sipping sedans, you can have your cake and eat it, too, with both style and a serious salute to the environment. These five excellently executed everyday hybrids meld style and sensibility.

Old School and Off Road

Vintage Explorers: 7 Adventure Vehicles for the Perfect Off-Road Trip

Steep slopes, muddy trails, river crossings and scree slopes turn a garden variety trip into a journey. Adrenaline junkies, take note: off-road excursions are just as exciting as transcontinental road trips, if not more so. Set yourselves up with any of these great vintage off-road adventure cars and you'll see why.

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This Week's News On Wheels

This Week In Motoring: September 2, 2014

This Week in Motoring: a whale of a plane, the Uber/Lyft wars, one man's reunion with his vintage Porsche, a commemorative Land Cruiser and more.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: August 18, 2014

Today in Gear: Toyota's shiny new FT-1, a custom motorcycle that's moving art, a handsome mid-century reading chair and more.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 16, 2014

Today in Gear: An SUV for both land and sea, Acme's rocket skates become a reality, Bellroy's new durable wallet and more.

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Hot rides

Dominate the Dunes: The 7 Best Beach Rides

Beach trips can be as much about getting there as what you do when you arrive. Mom's minivan might be practical, but it might also eviscerate every ounce of road style you've ever had. If you're at the beach on a regular basis (or you just dream of being there 24/7) it might make sense to upgrade your beach ride to one of these sandy shore, white wave seekers.

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Today in Gear: April 17, 2014

Today in gear, we examine the "edgier" new Camry, Nocs' improved earbuds, charred moonshine, Google's stand alone camera app, reusable BBQ sheets, and Sonic Edition's new print collection with Freemans Sporting Club.

Special Report
Can the world's largest automaker fix the problems ahead?

Rethinking Tomorrow: A Visit to Toyota City

Today, Toyota is making bold bets in a wide range of areas -- from alternative fueled vehicles and suped-up tricycles Robocop would sell his hex nuts for, to emotion-sensing AI, household “partner” robots, and smart homes -- all in hopes anticipating the shifting mobility needs of tomorrow. Statistics are one way to understand how the company’s master plan will make for a better and Pikachu-cute future; then again, the world's largest automaker is well aware that practice makes perfect, and that's on display at their global headquarters, known as Toyota City. We explored the brand's paradigm-shifting innovations, including personal mobility prototypes, robots, EV infrastructure and more.

Buying Guide
More crossovers than Iverson

Crosstraining: Driving Five Great Crossovers

Crossovers are the hottest segment in the automotive industry today thanks to solid fuel economy, practicality and bad-weather driving security. And while that popularity means the field is downright dizzying, there are quite a few excellent options from all corners of the earth. GP's Octane crew drove five solid examples and came away with loads of insight on what the CUV market has to offer.

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Bringing sexy back to Toyota

Breakdown: Toyota FT-1

By all accounts, the 2014 Detroit Auto Show was a huge success -- the best in years, even, by virtue of the array of new production cars as well as the daring concept designs that the automotive culture demands. As much as it's tough to choose a favorite, the Toyota FT-1 Concept has our vote for the best concept car of the entire show. Though it's evocative of the Toyota Supra, the FT-1 clearly points in a far more daring design direction that any past or current Toyota. We break it down.

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A Taste of Things to Come

Detroit 2014: 10 Concept Cars Foreshadowing the Years to Come

Concept cars are the stuff of dreams, representing the wondrous "could be" situations that make us salivate. Every year various auto shows pull the veil off auto industry pageants every year, and every year our collective pulses race to see what car companies have wrought in the way of wild designs, impressive technology and a foreshadowing of what might come in the not-too-distant future. Detroit has delivered ten of the most eye-catching concepts of 2014, and we've jumped in with a gusto. See which ones we love and why, here.

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Rising Stars from the Rising Sun

Aces of Asia: 10 Best Japanese Cars

Japanese cars have long been the epitome of reliability and trustworthiness, but they haven't always been beautiful to look at. Things have changed with the current generation of Japanese cars, which boast great design and more personality than ever, along with driving dynamics that can rival (and even best) the Germans in some cases. Their bombproof reliability hasn't been altered through the generations, either. Here are the ten best rising cars from the land of the rising sun.

The Winter Driving Issue
Sleighs are for losers

Blizzard Beasts: 10 Best Vehicles for Winter

You're an hour late to the Christmas get-together, but not because that red velvet blazer you love so much is nowhere to be found. No, instead you're trapped in a snowdrift in your vintage AMC Gremlin. No fruitcake for you. You could've fared better this holiday season with some better wheels. May we suggest some truly treaded steeds for your hapless self?

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Today in Gear: June 12, 2013

Beltcraft-Custom-Belts-Gear-Patrol BeltCraft Custom Belts
Tell NYC-based BeltCraft your specifications online -- choose colors, finishes, stitching, width, cut -- and they'll make you a custom pants lashing, right here in the USA. Name and post your belt design to their website

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Today in Gear: May 1, 2013

Chef-Day-Gear-Patrol Chefday
Choose one of the gourmet chef-designed recipes on Chefday's website and every last organic, almost entirely locally sourced ingredient -- from salt to tenderloins -- will be hand-delivered to your door, pre-measured and pre-washed. All you have to