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.
Since this has been quite possibly the slowest week in auto news from all of 2011, we will leave you with these links. So much for going out with a bang.
For those of you working on what should be officially titled “Vacation Week,” today really will be a grind. For everyone else, enjoy the vacation and catch up on what happened over the Christmas weekend in the world of cars.
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.
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.
Photo credit: MSN Cars UK
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.
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.
Photo credits: autoblog
It was a slow weekend in auto news, but there was a pretty nasty wreck involving Kyle Busch that gave Nascar fans just another reason to hate the guy. Video below.
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.
-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
Ending each week on the Mojo Motors Blog is “Putting it into park,” a compilation of newsworthy links from the past five days.
-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