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One Lap of the Web: Porsche at Le Mans, F-150 reclaims the flag and Foose talks classic rods

Tue, 25 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.

-- We covered the 24 Hours of Le Mans top to bottom including every make and class, but if your preferred marque is Porsche you might enjoy the Porsche Purist's look at how cars from Stuttgart fared during the endurance classic, complete with photos, stats and results.

-- Sure to inspire some heated discussion is this LA Times piece on the Sierra Club awarding the Chevy Volt its top ranking for environmental responsibility. The range-extended EV topped rivals from Ford, Toyota, Honda and even Fisker. Flame war in

-- Cheap exotics? Well, no, not when you factor in maintenance and repair. But Hagerty has identified five affordable exotic sports cars that have a purchase price within the realm of most new-car shoppers, making them a tantalizing option against a new Honda CR-V. Just don't tell your spouse.

-- Just in time for the 4th of July, the Ford F-150 claws its way back to the top of at least one "most American vehicle" list. The Kentucky-built Toyota Camry has topped the rankings for three years, making an F-series takeover the kind of coup truck marketers dream about.

-- Autoweek friend and contributor Chip Foose is known for his high-dollar custom creations, but how does he feel about the traditional hot rod? Jalopy Journal sits down with Foose to talk inspiration, old and new.

By Autoweek editors