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This Week in Motoring: August 10, 2015

Jenson Button is burgled while on vacation, the Ford GT starts testing in America, “car hacking” is a thing and more.


Jenson Button is burgled, the Ford GT starts testing in America, “car hacking” is a thing and more.

On the Radar

The Latest in Motoring News

Made and Tested in the USA

America’s next great hope at Le Mans, the Ford GT, has finally started testing on American soil. The Ford GT put up impressive times at Road America, and at this stage, is only a second or two off the TUSC pole time at RA in 2015. By the time the 2016 season rolls around, the GT should be in fantastic fighting shape.

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Steve McQueen Is the Man

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Steve McQueen will forever be known as the true badass of Hollywood. The characters he played in the films he made weren’t a stretch from his real world persona and his true grit. Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, is a documentary that goes behind the scenes of his most groundbreaking film ever, Le Mans. It portrays McQueen’s passion for motorsport and the lengths he went to stay true to the famed 24-hour race.

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You Now Have a Need for Driving Gloves

Autodromo, makers of quality automotive-themed watches and sunglasses, have just come out with all-new colorways for their iconic Stringback driving gloves. If the gloves don’t make you want to go out and buy a classic car, Autodromo’s new commercial definitely will.

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This Is Our World Now

“Car Hacking” has become something of a concern lately. After Wired had two hackers remotely kill a Jeep, more new car models have been found susceptible to the electronic attacks, most recently a Tesla Model S. With automotive tech becoming more dependent on connectivity, this was bound to happen.

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Jenson Button Victim Of Burglary

While on vacation in Saint-Tropez, France, 2009 F1 World Champion Jenson Button, his wife and a few friends were the victims of a burglary. Supposedly, the thieves pumped sleeping gas into the air vents while everyone was asleep to ensure a successful robbery. An estimated $400,000 was stolen from the couple, including an engagement ring worth a reported $387,000.

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Marquez Remains Undefeated on US Soil

With four laps to go, Marc Marquez took the lead from Jorge Lorenzo and held him off long enough to secure victory at the Indianapolis GP, maintaining a perfect win record on US soil. Further back, Rossi was able to hold off Dani Pedrosa to secure third in the race and keep his stranglehold on the lead in the championship.

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Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Ditch the Country Club, Join the Track

The Lime Rock Drivers Club is like a country club for racing junkies. We spent a day in the passenger’s seat.

Read the Story

Noteworthy Films and Reads

Motoring Stories from Around the Web

Raw, visceral, communicative; all things you want in a true sports car. Alexander Bermudez’s hot-rodded 964 Poesche, dubbed “The Growler”, has this in spades.

Two four-wheel-drive hot hatches, one from Volkswagen and the other from Audi: This intra-family rivalry seemed legitimate enough for Evo to drive them back to back. Which one is better?

Junkyards typically aren’t very sightly places. But this particular overgrown classic car graveyard looks downright poetic.

Looking Ahead

What We’re Testing Now

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