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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The automotive world is gearing up for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Next Wednesday, look out for the Mojo Motors Blog’s segment called Cool Used Car of the Future which will feature some of the coolest concepts making their North American premier in the following days. Until then, enjoy the weekend.

The Worst Driver in Boston Image

- And the title of the worst driver so far in 2012 goes to this guy ^

- If you’ve ever been stranded in your car during a blizzard, download the Winter Survival Kit app

- The 10 most fascinating car factories in history

- The Toyota Tacoma and other vehicles that give you the best bang for your buck

- AutoBlog is preparing you for the Detroit Auto Show

- 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The last full weekend before Christmas is upon us so you’re probably doing one of two things. One, hanging out all weekend because you’re done shopping or two, you’re scrambling to finish your shopping. If you need some last minute ideas, check out our Gift Guide. Otherwise, peruse the auto news from the last week.

Silver Arrow Image Barret-Jackson Mojo Motors

- The Silver Arrow and other cars at Barret-Jackson that are harder to find than a republican front-runner

- DiRT Showdown, slated for release in May 2012, isn’t like DiRT 1, 2 or 3

- The next-generation Viper won’t be a Dodge

- Edmunds InsideLine’s 100 Worst Cars of All Time

- The most popular trending car on Mojo Motors in November was the Subaru Impreza

- A small peak at Buick’s new crossover, the Encore

Putting it into Park: Weekend Linkage

Happy Friday! If you’re going shopping this weekend, good luck because it will probably be a gauntlet. If you decide to ride out the weekend at home, perhaps these auto links will be of interest to you.

Changfeng Rhombus Ugly Chinese Car Image

- China’s car contributions to the world are slightly cool, weird but mostly ugly

- The 2011 Mojo Motors Blog Gift Guide highlighting all the best gifts for car peeps is here

- Nissan is going buck wild with electric cars and premiered 5 electric concepts in Tokyo

- A new study finds fat kids are safe in normal-sized car seats

- Read the worst towing stories from Boston, MA

- Car and Driver’s 10 best future used cars


Photo credit: MSN Cars UK

Cool used car of the future: FT-86/FR-S/BRZ STI

There’s a lot going on with the Toyota FT-86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ STI concepts so bear with us as we try to break it down. These three compact sports cars have been an ongoing project between Toyota and Subaru. To be clear, The Toyota FT-86 and Scion FR-S are pretty much the same car. The FR-S will be sold under the Scion nameplate in the States to appeal to Scion’s younger demographic. The FT-86, meanwhile, will be sold in Japan and other Asian markets as a Toyota. Pictured below is the Scion FR-S concept.

Scion FR-S Image Mojo Motors

keep reading…

The Monday Grind

Have you started hearing Christmas music yet on the radio? If so, we apologize. In other, non-Christmas music related news, we’ve provided a tidy set of links from across the web below.

Confederate License Plate Texas Image Mojo Motors

- A proposed license plate with the confederate flag was rejected by Texas

- Izod IndyCar announces a race scheduled in China for 2012

- The Nascar Sprint Cup Chase between Edwards and Stewart is about to be epic

- Mojo Motors is now on Google+ posting auto news, pictures and other sorts of silliness

- Five concept cars that the world will see in 2012


Photo credits: autoblog

The Monday Grind

Same day, different links…except now it’s Rocktober. This is the Monday Grind, keeping you up-to-date on car news and links from over the weekend.

Toyota Celica Star Wars Image

-A search party has formed to find the 1977 Star Wars Toyota Celica. [link]

-Black Air is the title of a documentary about the Buick Grand National. [link]

-Hooniverse asks, “What were they thinking?” about cars that should have never been built. [link]

-Jay Leno and Irish comedian Jimmy Carr use a Ford Focus to Skype each other. [link]


Photo credits: autoblog

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

Ending each week on the Mojo Motors Blog is “Putting it into park,” a compilation of newsworthy links from the past five days.

World Record Breaking Hearses in Hell Michigan

-A parade of 51 hearses in Hell, Michigan breaks the Guinness World Record. [link]

-Taking a page out of the Tesla Motors book of delays, Alfa Romeo pushes back the release of their 4C roadster. [link]

-The 1969 Camaro was named the greatest Chevrolet ever, but did the voters get it right? [link]

-Jalopnik’s ten best car commercials ever. [link]

-Completely customize the new Ford Mustang down to the hood pins. [link]

-A new reality show on the Discovery Channel, “Carfellas,” is about three guys who run a used auto lot. [link]

-Auto blog Hooniverse is “staking a claim in the automotive fringe.” They also have a cool name. [link]


Photo credits: Livingston Daily

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