Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The Dingman Collection Auction is happening this weekend in Hampton, New Hampshire. If you’ve got a couple hundred thousand to spare, buy yourself something nice like a 1939 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon.

- Party like a sheik in this armored limo

- Without helium to fill their balloons, how in the world will dealerships sell cars?

- Electric Honda Fit to achieve 132/105/118 city/highway/combined MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent)

- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants automakers to take initiative on distracted driving

- More people have watched Ken Block drive a car than the 2012 Super Bowl

Cool Used Car of the Future: Brute Double Cab

AEV, American Expedition Vehicles, premiered something crazy at SEMA in 2011. They called it the Brute Double Cab. It was a prototype back then, but now AEV is preparing the custom Wrangler/pickup/SUV for production. Built in tandem between AEV’s Missoula, Montana and Wixom, Michigan garages, expect to see some cruising around driving over mountains by the end if this year. If you’re into something like the Brute, hopefully you’re not in a rush since the waiting list is already quite long according to AEV. Until then, you’ll just have to gawk at the pictures or get your four-door Jeep outfitted with one of their existing Wrangler packages.

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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The 82nd Annual International Geneva Motor Show is happening right now in a little European country called Switzerland, but there’s nothing little about the cars and trucks making their world debut. Check back next Wednesday to see our favorite picks.

- You’ve heard of playing polo with horses, but what about cars?

- “Flash Cars for Kids” guarantees young ones will grow up to be gear heads

- Six Ways to Save on Gas

- Danica Patrick has decent odds at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend

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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

Remember our blog post plea for music to be removed from all car videos on YouTube? Someone heard us. Watch 11 minutes of pure driving and pure sound below at the Legend Boucles de Spa rally in Belgium.

- The Lorax is the newest pitchman for the Mazda CX-5

- Chevy ranked as top performance brand in USA

- If you drive a Hummer, don’t complain about gas prices

- Someone swapped a Buick Grand National’s engine into a DeLorean

- Chad Knaus ‘saddened’ by his six-race suspension in the Sprint Cup

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The Daytona 500 is about the biggest thing happening in the sports world this weekend. Catch it Sunday at 1PM on FOX. After it ends don’t forget to watch The 84th Academy Awards on ABC at 7PM. We say this only because the movie Drive has been nominated for Best Sound Editing.

- Naming a car isn’t as easy as you might think

- Dude puts gun rack in his Chevy Volt to spite Newt Gingrich

- Swedish man found alive after being trapped in car for two months

- American bus manufacturers have golden opportunity in China

- The Dodge Dart will drive a lot like the Alfa Romeo Giulietta