Did the Mazda RX-7 or Mitsubishi Eclipse win the race in “The Fast and the Furious?”

“The Fast and The Furious” is all about street racing, and the first race we get to see in the 2001 cult classic is a four-way shootout between a Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Honda Civic, and Acura Integra. As with all movie car scenes, the outcome of the race was determined by the script. But which car would have won in real life?

Craig Lieberman was a technical advisor on “The Fast and The Furious,” supervising the cars. He’s made a series of YouTube videos with behind the scenes details, and this time he discusses that first race.

Figuring out which car was really the fastest isn’t as simple as it might seem. That’s because the real-life cars were a bit different than how they were depicted on screen.

Unusually for a Hollywood production, most of the cars were rented from owners (the Toyota Supra that shows up later in

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Versatile SUVs: Why Honda Leads the Pack

What’s New
The Honda CR-V carries over into the 2019 model year with no significant changes. It’s part of the model’s fifth generation, which was launched for 2017. That overhaul a couple of years ago brought upgrades that made a great SUV even better. The CR-V benefited from styling enhancements that gave it a bold, stunning new look. 

Even more improvements are in store for the CR-V for the 2020 model year. The Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies will be standard across the entire model line, and the crossover benefits from updated exterior styling. Best of all, a new hybrid variant is set to join the lineup. All non-hybrid models will be powered by the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that was previously offered solely in EX and above trims.

What’s Good
Honda’s CR-V offers 40.4 inches of second-row legroom. That’s more room than you’ll get with rivals such

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5 Reasons Why Camping in a Van Is Just the Best

Want to go camping but don’t want to get wet, freeze to death, or be eaten by a bear or other large predator? If you said “yes” to one or all of the above and don’t have room in your driveway for a travel trailer or a bus-sized RV, then camping in a van is definitely for you. Reasonably sized, (relatively) affordable, and definitely not tents, camper vans are roaring into fashion as go-to accessories for adventure seekers. (Cheap options exist, or feel free to spend judiciously for an fully kitted off-road camper that can take you anywhere—either way, we can help you pick!) To show you why, we’ve rounded up our favorite reasons to go camping in a van, “roughing it” while still on four wheels.

1. The World is Your Campground

Let’s face it: A tent is acceptable if you’re holed

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