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One Lap of the Web: Moonbuggies, the first car phone and a romp in the snow with an EVO

Wed, 01 May 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.

-- Obama named Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx the took first place in both the high school and college divisions of the 20th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy race. More than 90 teams from all over the world built man-powered buggies to race on the lunar-landscape.

-- Did you know the first car phone was installed in 1901? Apparently it worked perfectly as long as the car was parked and the phone was plugged in to the necessary phone lines. This gallery of their favorite coachwork creations. DARTZ is a Russian company known for its extreme bespoke creations.

-- Cadillac is throwing its hat in the ring of autonomous vehicles. The New York Times Wheels blog reported Tuesday that video of a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution playing in the snow will not dampen your spirits.

By Autoweek editors