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One Lap of the Web: 1956 Jaguar XK-140, CNG and bad-driver fines

Thu, 06 Jun 2013

We spend a lot of time on the Internet -- pretty much whenever we're not driving, writing about or working on cars. Since there's more out there than we'd ever be able to cover, here's our daily digest of car stuff on the Web you may not otherwise have heard about.

-- A 1918 Sinclair gas station in New Orleans has been transformed into a 2000-square-foot vacation rental. It's packed with automobilia including an antique gas pump in the dining area and a 1960s-era DeSoto bumper hanging above the bed. Check out the photos over at Autoblog.

-- Alberta rancher J.C. "Jack" Anderson is auctioning some vehicles from his 106-car collection to benefit Olds College in Alberta. The collection features a handful of Jaguars, including a British-racing-green 1956 XK-140 a 1966 Ford Mustang. Read the details at Petrolicious.

-- Last year an estimated 20,000 natural gas-powered vehicles were sold, despite low emissions and inexpensive fuel costs. Why not more? Forbes shares their thoughts on the future of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a motor vehicle fuel.

-- British government transport minister Stephen Hammond is proposing adding yet another rule to the Nanny State handbook, this one fining drivers who tailgate or hog the middle lane. The recommended penalty is the equivalent of roughly $154 USD plus three points on the driver's license. Read the details at Top Gear.

By Autoweek editors