A Ram under water, storms in Indiana and a fiery end to a Tesla made this list this year.
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In August, customs officials destroyed an illegally imported Land Rover Defender in spectacular fashion at a Baltimore junkyard. The feds allow vehicles at least 25 years old to be imported without having to meet crash and emissions regulations. Land Rover fans and some unscrupulous old-car dealers know that because the look of the classic off-roader has not changed in decades, it has been fairly easy to slip a late-model Defender through customs.