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Courtesy of Erin Bishop
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Back To The Bricks Schedule

Back to the Bricks in downtown Flint means all sorts of fun for the entire family. Here's a schedule of all the fun this week.

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mark wilson, getty images
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High-Speed Chase – In A Smart Car? [VIDEO]

This is rather cartoon-like. A drunk guy led police on a high-speed chase in Houston on Wednesday. He was in a Smart Car.

David Wheaton reached 92 miles an hour, which is impressive because a Smart car's top speed is supposed to be 90mph. Check out the video.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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Giant Toyota Recall – Did It Get Your Car?

Hate recalls on your car? Well, if you own a Toyota RAV4 or a Lexus hybrid, you may soon be hearing from your friends at Toyota.  Over 750,000  are being recalled to correct rear suspension problems that could occur during maintenance.

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Keystone, Getty Images
Keystone, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 30 – Jimmy Hoffa Vanishes and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock
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‘Road Rage’ Most Likely For a Woman

Amidst all the new studies that are revealed each week, there is another that has found that women are lazier than men.

Is it possible that women are saving up their energy for when they get into the car?

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McDonalds Tests Bigger, Premium "Angus Third Pounder"
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Today is National Drive-Thru Day

July 24th is National Drive-Thru Day, a day to celebrate America's love affair with the automobile and businesses that cater to those on the road.  Jack-in-the-Box is recognized as America's first major hamburger chain to pave the way for this new type of dining experience.

 

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mario di lauro, getty images
mario di lauro, getty images
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Social Media Causing Fewer Teens To Drive Is That Good Or Bad? [POLL]

Wow..that's a switch.I remember the day when all 16-year-old teens couldn't wait to get behind the wheel. That's not the case today.

Research shows the percentage of 19-year-old young adults in the U.S. who have driver's licenses dropped from 87.3% in 1983 to 69.5% in 2010, according to a study conducted by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Find out why and take the poll after the jump.

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flickr
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How Would You React To This Road Rage Situation [POLL]

If you have a minute we would like you to take our Cars 108 morning show poll. Steph and I have created a potential road rage situation and would like to know how you would react to it.

The scenario after the jump.

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Drive a Tank
Drive a Tank
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Safer Driving? Drive a Tank Instead Of a Car?

Concerned about being safe on the roadway? You have all the safety equipment that is available on a car today, but it's still not enough? How about driving a tank and just crushing the cars that get in your way?

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Category: Automotive, Weird News Tags: , ,
Phil Hart, Flickr
Phil Hart, Flickr
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Red Cars/Trucks Are For The Birds – Literally!

The old storyline is that red cars get more tickets from the police and you pay more for insurance on a red car. A little research finds that neither of these assumptions are true.

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gas price June 24, 2012 in Davison
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Good News at the Pump, Gas Prices Are Falling

If you've been travelling for your summer vacation already, you've probably noticed a positive trend. The price of gasoline has been steadily going down. Crude oil prices have been declining for the better part of 8 months, and the price of unleaded gas has followed.

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ExxonMobile Posts Record Breaking Quarterly Profit
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Oil Prices Hit 8-Month Low, Will Relief Reach Us?

8 months ago, the price of a barrel of crude oil was selling on the commodities market for around $140. Today, the price of that same barrel of oil is just a little above $81. So why are prices at the pump not falling in proportion to the price of oil?

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