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Cal Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast auto dealerships and became a TV fixture with his ads, has died at the age of 92.

"Go See Cal" passed away Sunday after watching football with family at his Big W Ranch in Orland, Calif., north of Sacramento, according to reports.

The cause of death has not been determined.

Cal W.

The Oklahoma native, who was a decorated bomber pilot during World War II, founded his very first car dealership in the late 1940s in Southern California.

He quickly took advantage of TV advertising.

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The Kia hamsters are back! And more dapper than ever!

And sleeker, sexier and more sophisticated than ever ... not unlike the car they want you to buy, the 2014 Soul. At least that's the hook of the ad (presumably).

Formerly frumpy, the Kia Hamsters are turning themselves into leaner, meaner, head-turning machines. And when they roll up in their Soul, peeps take heed.

Watch as the adorable trio, whose previous TV spots have featured "Black Sheep" and LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem"  hit the gym and shed their furry folds.

Their workout song of choice? Lady Gaga's "Applause".

They LIVE for it. Just like Mother Monster. Watch:

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This epic viral video from Russian shows what happens when a guy driving like a lunatic decides to go all Bruce Lee on a car ... that he nearly hit.

As is often the case with road rage, the person who is at fault was the one to lose their temper, FLIPPING OUT at the other driver for zero reason.

Crazy guy attacking your car with Kung-Fu moves? Not un-scary or un-ridiculous.

But, when the owner of the now-damaged car decided to retaliate by REAR-ENDING him, the original perpetrator offers one more punch ... then gives up.

Try to make sense of (or just enjoy the insanity that is) the video below:

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I think Michael Bay is planning not to release a movie, but instead just placate us with pictures of new cars and somehow turn that into millions of dollars in profit.

So far, all we've seen from Transformers 4 is a series of nicely staged car pics.

And here's another! This one is a 2014 Argosy truck from Freightliner:

Transformers 4 Argosy Truck

Mark Wahlberg stars in the first film of the new action trilogy, with Kelsey Grammer taking the role of the main villain.

Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor, Li Bingbing, and T.J. Miller also star.

Michael Bay returns to direct the film, which will premiere June 27, 2014 (unless my car picture theory is correct, in which case it will premiere...NEVER!).

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The cast of cars keeps growing for Transformers 4.

It makes us wonder if Michael Bay should just abandon the story (haha...Transformers...story...) and turn the movie into a 90 minute on-screen car show.

The latest image release from Transformers 4 is a 2013 Pagani Huayra. Check it out:

Transformers Pagani Huayra

Mark Wahlberg stars in the new film, which will launch a second trilogy. Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Li Bingbing, and T.J. Miller round out the cast.

Transformers 4 is currently in production. Catch it in theaters June 27, 2014.

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Your neighbor's pickup truck crashing into your house is surprising enough.

Seeing that a two-year-old somehow drove it? That takes it to a new level.

When George and Kathleen Williams returned from a shopping trip last week, that's just what they saw - a pickup truck from across the street inside their house.

And it was driven by a two-year-old boy.

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As demand for electric cars rises, Volvo and Swedish power company Alstom are teaming up to create a road that charges vehicles as they drive over it.

Volvo Road

One of the biggest complaints around electric cars is that their batteries just aren't good enough for going on long trips, limiting their use to urban areas.

Some innovators have suggested solutions like extra batteries you could keep in the car, or an optional detachable motor that propels the car from behind.

Volvo and Alstom are thinking way bigger than those quick fixes.

In their attempt to develop a surface that charges vehicles merely by existing underneath them, they build a quarter-mile long track at a Swedish test facility.

It's not clear how this would scientifically happen, but the goal, obviously, is to keep electricity supplies constant, rendering battery concerns irrelevant.

The project is in its very early stages, but cool idea, no?