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The A-Team van is probably the most famous van in the world, and it has spawned numerous replicas and tribute models over the decades.

While the one you’re looking at wasn’t featured in the iconic TV show, it’s one of six officially licensed models that was used to promote the A-Team in the United States and Canada.

This particular van is a 1979 Chevrolet G-Series, which was given a makeover in 1983 to resemble the GMC van used on the show. While it’s not a perfect replica, it has a black and silver exterior with an orange strip that flows all the way to the rear spoiler. The van has also been equipped with a brush bar and red wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich tires.

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The A-Team inspiration continues in the cabin as there’s a four seat interior with a CB radio and an assortment of prop guns. We can also see this particular model hasn’t been a trailer queen as the odometer shows it has traveled 90,297 miles (145,319 km) in the past 41 years.

There’s no word on specifications, but a quick check of a VIN decoder suggests the van has a 5.7-liter V8. It’s presumably connected to a three- or four-speed automatic transmission.

The van is being auctioned off on January 23rd, without reserve, by Worldwide Auctioneers and proceeds will benefit the J. Kruse Education Center which provides “career pathway development to students and transitioning veterans.

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Canada’s best kept secret until very recently was the Micra Cup, which pitted lightly modified Micras with amateurs at the wheel against each other on some of the country’s biggest tracks. It was hilarious (hence the title, if you were wondering). With the departure of the Micra from the market, though, it was time to move up to the (relatively) massive, (relatively) powerful, and (relatively) racy-looking Sentra.

The new Nissan Sentra Cup is being pitched as an affordable way to get into some low-stakes racing. Launching in May 2021, the series will run for at least three years. Each car will cost 39,990 Canadian dollars ($31,350 USD).

The arrival of the Sentra Cup does not spell the immediate death of the Micra Cup, though. The two cars will race on the same grid, but in different classes. Which should give you a hint as to how powerful the Sentra race car will be.

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The Nissan Sentra’s muscular 2.0L engine has been pumped up to 149 mighty horsepower and a burly 146 lb-ft of torque thanks to new computer management software. That’s 20% more power than the Micra’s puny 1.8L engine could muster.

The car slows down with four-piston calipers, bigger brakes, stainless steel braided brake lines. Adjustable front anti-roll bars, a racing steering wheel with a quick release hub, and a 2-inch wider track all help drivers get around corners of Canada’s race tracks like Canadian Tire Motorsport Park or Mont Tremblant Raceway.

To keep drivers safe during the inevitable incidents, there’s a 6-point roll cage, a racing seat, a six-point harness, a window net, and an electric fire suppression system, all of which is FIA-homologated.

The interior, meanwhile, has been stripped and it sits on lightweight 18”x9” racing wheels. That, along with the 265/645/18 tires and the stainless steel exhaust, should help keep the car light.

If this all sounds like what you’d get in a real race car, it’s because it is. The car itself was designed with the help of Jean-Francois Dumoulin, who raced in NASCAR.

“The new Sentra with its longer wheelbase, wider track and lower center of gravity looks and feels amazing,” said Dumoulin. “The braking capability is truly awesome – this will really help drivers develop their braking technique. We’ll be able to enjoy hard fought battles on track with this added performance, and we are really excited about all the work that has been done, it’s definitely a leap forward for one-make racing.”

Nissan says that the 2021 race schedule will be announced early next year.

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Honda is recalling a touch over 1.4 million vehicles in the United States in relation to three separate issues.

The first and most comprehensive recall impacts 713,233 2018-2020 Accord and Accord Hybrid and 2019-2020 Insight models. According to Honda, the body control module software has a number of issues that could result in inoperable windshield wipers, broken defrosters, non-functioning rearview cameras and exterior lights that don’t turn on.

While the recall involves a large number of cars, all that is needed to rectify the issue is a simple software update. Honda plans to start sending out recall notices on January 18 and isn’t aware of any injuries or crashes related to the issue.

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The second recall involves Honda Civic Hybrid, 2007-2014 Fit, 2013-2015 Acura ILX, and 2013-2015 Accord models and has been split into two campaigns. The first affects 210,000 Civic Hybrid, Fit, and Acura ILX models that reside in 22 U.S. states where road salt and other contaminants can corrode the driveshafts and cause them to fail. The second involves 220,000 2013-2015 Accords that reside in the same states and use a lubricant on the driveshaft that may damage the protective coating.

Last, but not least, is a recall impacting 268,000 2002-2006 CR-V SUVs. The recall notice reveals that water can get into an open driver’s window and can trigger an electrical short and start a fire. These cars were also recalled in October 2012, but the repairs did not fix the problem.