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

The many shades of Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is a testament to American automotive machinery and its history can be traced back to the start of the 20th century under the Willys nameplate. The modern Wrangler started in 1987 with the YJ body to replace the Jeep CJ. You can pick out a YJ body because it’s the only modern Wrangler with square headlights.

This post isn’t about the history of the Jeep Wrangler. It is, however, about the many colors of Wrangler. You see, the Wrangler isn’t usually the first thing that pops into mind when you think of loud, brash or ostentatious paint jobs.

- You don’t see a Wrangler with stripes like a Ford Mustang

- You don’t see a Wrangler with painted flames like old hot rods

- You don’t see a Wrangler with roof patterns like a Mini Cooper

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Used cars to buy this summer

The Detroit News reported the price of gas is dropping (down 3.5% from a year ago) and that is causing the price of small cars to drop too. According to the article, the average price of gas is about $3.71 and if prices stay below $4.00, car shoppers will buy trucks, SUVs and minivans. Even though used car prices are at record highs because of inventory shortages, their prices will decline if gas prices do, in fact, remain stable.

 Toyota Prius Burnout

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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

This Sunday is the 96th Indy 500. There’s no Danica Patrick and the field is wide open. Coverage starts at noon this Sunday on ABC. If you’re feeling really ambitious, catch the Coca-Cola 600 at 6:00PM Sunday night. Have a great holiday weekend.

2012 Indy 500 Logo

- Canadians feel more beautiful when they’re driving a sexy car

- New Ford Shelby takes on a couple of police interceptors

- You know how some people flip houses? These guys flip cars.

- The 2013 Nascar Hall of Fame Class has been announced

- Drivers are allowed to warn other drivers about speed traps by flashing their brights


Image source: Motor Authority

Our favorite car-ish websites

Everyone reads Jalopnik and AutoBlog…or at least everyone who likes reading about cars. If you don’t like reading about cars, here are some lesser-known car-ish blogs that cater to a more general populous. Perhaps you’ll enjoy them too.

Mojo Motors Guy

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