Mitsubishi is auctioning its entire UK heritage fleet with no reserve

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Turns out Mitsubishi’s history is far more interesting than we thought

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Junkyard Gem: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sedan

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Nissan may take control of struggling Mitsubishi Motors

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Nissan would take a controlling stake in the automaker.

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Mitsubishi admits it lied about MPG ratings for all vehicles in Japan

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Mitsubishi says its shady fuel-economy test practices may have been used on all vehicles it sells and has sold in Japan.

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MotorWeek remembers a better time for Mitsubishi performance

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MotorWeek remembers two of the early '90s many sports coupes with a comparison of the 1991 Dodge Stealth RT Turbo and Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4.

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This Mitsubishi Colt Galant is a GTO from Japan

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Petrolicious profiles a different kind of GTO: not a Pontiac or a Ferrari, but a Mitsubishi Colt Galant from 1970s Japan, privately imported to California by one enthusiastic collector.

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Camaro Z/28 and Mitsubishi Starion meet in this nostalgic vision of ’87 Japan

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Orange Orchid music video

The '80s is just far enough away now that it no longer seems like an era defined by Reagonomics and neon clothing. Filmmaker Matt Clark has embraced the look of the music videos of the decade in his new short film titled Orange Orchid, set in 1987 in Chiba and Yokohama, Japan. The video features some great sports coupes of the time and is set to the song I Know There's Something Going On from Abba-alum Frida (along with drumming and backup vocals from Phil Collins).

Clark really embraces the pop-culture look of the era's videos with big hair, a healthy dash of neon, inexplicable smoky rooms and big, over-wrought movements. However, the real stars for us are the pair of '80s sports coupes that also kind of personify the main characters. Nijo in her denim jacket has a modded Camaro Z/28 with huge, dished wheels sticking way out past the fenders. Naturally, the Chevy also features some great butterscotch paint and a car phone inside. Alex, the guy pursuing her, forgoes any obvious upgrades in favor a clean, all-white Mitsubishi Starion to go along with his tailored suit and giant cell phone.

We wish this video featured the cars a bit more prominently, but that drumbeat from Collins on this forgotten 80s gem is pretty fantastic, too. Give it a listen in the video.

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Camaro Z/28 and Mitsubishi Starion meet in this nostalgic vision of ’87 Japan

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Orange Orchid music video

The '80s is just far enough away now that it no longer seems like an era defined by Reagonomics and neon clothing. Filmmaker Matt Clark has embraced the look of the music videos of the decade in his new short film titled Orange Orchid, set in 1987 in Chiba and Yokohama, Japan. The video features some great sports coupes of the time and is set to the song I Know There's Something Going On from Abba-alum Frida (along with drumming and backup vocals from Phil Collins).

Clark really embraces the pop-culture look of the era's videos with big hair, a healthy dash of neon, inexplicable smoky rooms and big, over-wrought movements. However, the real stars for us are the pair of '80s sports coupes that also kind of personify the main characters. Nijo in her denim jacket has a modded Camaro Z/28 with huge, dished wheels sticking way out past the fenders. Naturally, the Chevy also features some great butterscotch paint and a car phone inside. Alex, the guy pursuing her, forgoes any obvious upgrades in favor a clean, all-white Mitsubishi Starion to go along with his tailored suit and giant cell phone.

We wish this video featured the cars a bit more prominently, but that drumbeat from Collins on this forgotten 80s gem is pretty fantastic, too. Give it a listen in the video.

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2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 3

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2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Greg Tracy's MiEV Evolution III topped the time sheets almost 14 seconds ahead of third-place Monster Tajima.

On Thursday, qualifying times for six categories were set on the bottom-section switchbacks of Pikes Peak: Electric Modified - near-unlimited showcases of electric-vehicle engineering; Electric Production - electric vehicles "readily available to the public;" Open Wheel - single engine, open wheeled, open cockpit, single seat vehicles; Open - based upon a production or approved-aftermarket-replica vehicle; Exhibition - a prototype or pre-production vehicle limited to one year of eligibility in this class; and Vintage - vehicles and drivelines from 1990 or earlier.

The big story was Greg Tracy in his MiEV Evolution III topping the time sheets almost 14 seconds ahead of third-placed Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima, with the second MiEV Evolution III driven by Hiroshi Masuoka about three seconds behind Tracy. The Mitsus also lined up in the first two positions last year with Monster Tajima in third, but Monster was only two seconds behind Tracy in 2013. The times don't mean anything to the mountain, though; everyone expected Mitsubishi to win last year, but rain during their run slowed them and Monster Tajima took the crown.

Roy Richards took pole in Electric Production Class in a 2012 Honda Fit EV, Michael Skeen is atop the Open Class in a 2009 Nissan GT-R, Donald Hoffman leads the Exhibition Class in a Radical RXC and Christopher Lennon is ahead of all the Exhibition runners in a 1973 Porsche 911.

The Open Wheel Class is led by none other than Paul Dallenbach, with three overall wins on Pikes Peak and four more class wins. Dallenbach set a new record in the Time Attack Class last year in a Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and a Production Car World Record in a 2014 Range Rover Sport. This year he's driving a 750-horsepower Dallenbach PV03 that his brother Wally Dallenbach, Jr. used to win the class in 2006 and that Paul drove to a win at the Goodwood Festival in 2007.

In other news, Mike Ryan suffered a big accident in his popular Unlimited Exhibition-Class Freightliner semi truck, with the rig damaged beyond repair for this year's event. Ryan may yet make a run up the mountain for time, but he'd be doing so on something much smaller - his Triumph motorcycle.

Enjoy the high-res gallery of photos from yesterday's runs, and we'll be back later with the results of today's qualifying.

2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 3 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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