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One Lap of the Web: Turning second-hand clothes into Ferraris, drumming on the highway and 'Fast & Furious 6'

Wed, 22 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.

-- The next time you run out of gas, just pull out a drum kit until help arrives. At least that's what one man did when his car was out of fuel on I-695 in Maryland. We salute him for being proactive with his time instead of whining “woe is me.”

-- We've seen some pretty bad car accidents in our time here, but these are a cut above the rest. While it's a shame to see these beauties roughed up, we just hope the occupants were all OK.

-- Always wanted to get into a dreamy Nissan Leaf, or other electric cars? Now you can with great lease deals and incentives. Thanks to federal, state and local electric-vehicle incentives, driving a battery-electric car could actually be an extraordinarily economical way to get around for drivers.

-- Instead of letting your nonfitting clothes rot in the closet, sell them on eBay and then use that money to buy a Ferrari F430 Spider. This man has the blueprint.

-- Last, but not least, we're sure you're fully aware of “Fast & Furious 6” hitting the big screen Friday. We definitely plan on seeing the insane cars and awesome stunts this weekend. In the meantime, check out who drives what and how the cars were prepped for primetime.

By Autoweek Editors