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Unlike the V-, straight- and flat-type engine configurations we’re used to seeing in cardom, a radial is a unique internal combustion engine. The cylinders of a radial engine point outward from a central crankshaft like spokes on a wagon wheel, and the pistons are attached to the crank by way of a master and articulating rod assembly. That sounds pretty complex, but the truth is that it’s an ingenious design that produces impressive power.

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Recently, Jalopnik, an obscure automotive site that believes in shooting brakes but not copy editors, posited that there is no such thing as a “chick car.” Now, this kind of PC lovefest is expected of a big-city media site run by shadowy Jezebel writers. However, this NYC-centric viewpoint falls flat in our world.

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So there’s a really cool stanced VW Golf on Speedhunters.com right now. "Holy crap, stop the digital presses," you say. "There’s only like 10 million of those scraping their way down the world’s highways like a dog with an itchy ass, and you found one? Congrats!" Point taken and sarcasm noted.

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The Volkswagen Bus has become the symbol of the flower power, peace-not-war, love child of the 1960s. You recollect the 1960s and there is the Bus, peacefully lumbering along as a staple of automotive innovation during that tumultuous time in American history. One would not expect to pull up alongside one and have it rocket away with 700 horsepower under the hood. Granted, most VW buses aren’t owned by Phil Mizzi.

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For the majority of the year, Helen, GA, is a quiet retreat for tourists to relax and get away from the worries of everyday life. But for one weekend in May, this town is host to an ever-growing enthusiast event known as Southern Worthersee. An event that brings people from all over the country and sometimes the world to show off their cars in an authentic European atmosphere.