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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

Here is a roundup of auto links from the past five days to welcome in the first weekend of December.

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The 2011 Sprint Cup Series Award Ceremony is on Speed tonight at 9PM

Young drivers are waiting longer to get their driver licenses

The 25 Greatest Audis ever compiled by Complex Mag

GM will loan Volt owners with recalled batteries Corvettes (if they want)

Autoweek is giving away a whole bunch of video game schwag

The personal car collection of late-rally legent Colin McRae


Photo credits: Nascar

The Monday Grind

The weekend that was November 18-20 gave us time to prepare for a short three-day week and, of course, the latest Nascar Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart. Read more by following the links below.

Chevrolet’s proves that “Chevy Runs Deep” aint no joke

Top Gear Live is going down this week in London and it will be way better than Charlie Sheen’s Truth Tour

Tony “Smoke” Stewart took the Sprint Cup Championship over the weekend at Homestead in Miami

ESPN’s Ed Hinton calls Tony Stewart a Nascar legend

The VW Caddy got some cred from Hooniverse’s “What the Truck Weekend”

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

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The whole Joe Paterno thing has been a bit distracting and dominated the airwaves the past few days. No worries because we’ve got you covered on what happened in the world of cars from the week that was November 7th through the 11th. Links for some of the biggest car stories are below this hideous picture.

Peace Out Honda Element Image Mojo Motors

Yahoo! Autos lists 14 vehicles that will meet their end in 2012 and some won’t be missed

The Chevrolet Captiva will confuse American car buyers

This lady will change your opinion of Toyota Prius drivers

Is the Nissan Quest going to takeover the minivan segment?

Traffic exhaust not only smells bad but it will make you dumber

A picture of Cadillac’s newest flagship, the XTS, is floating around the web


Photo credits: CNN Money

What Nascar can learn from Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch Funny Image Mojo MotorsAfter intentionally wrecking Ron Hornaday during a Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last Friday, Kyle Busch has solidified himself as Nascar’s most hated driver. Please refer to yesterday’s Monday Grind blog post for video of the wreck. Even before this incident, “Shrub” was already one of the most hated drivers, but why? Is it the sunglasses? Is it because he brings shame to M&M’s candy? Perhaps, but these three reasons are much more likely:

1. He drives a Toyota.

2. Fans think he is arrogant and cocky.

3. His aggression and willingness to wreck fellow drivers.

Except for the first reason, both number 2 and 3 were traits reflected by the great Dale Earnhardt Sr. who was notorious for aggressive driving and performing the “bump-and-run” on other drivers. This has sparked comparisons, but what separates the two, however, is temperament and self-control. Earnhardt never used his car as a weapon, especially during a caution lap like Bush did last week. Moreover, Busch has been caught up in a number of squabbles since joining Nascar at the age of 16 in 2001. There was the fight with Richard Childress that led to exchanging blows. Then there was the fight with Kevin Harvick that nearly led to exchanging blows at Darlington. There was also the time he called Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans “crazy.” And then there was last weekend.

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The Monday Grind

The days following a Halloween weekend are usually best for nursing stomachaches after eating too much candy and salted pumpkin seeds. This year, it is also a time to get nostalgic about the past 100 years of Chevrolet. The brand celebrates their centennial-anniversary this Thursday and the media hoopla around Chevy has begun. Here are those stories and more.

Michael Waltrip finally stars in a commercial that is actually funny…gross too

It was “Chrysler Sub-Compact Weekend” on Hooniverse featuring the Omni and Sundance among others.

Mark Phelan refers to America as “baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.”

Chevrolet’s biggest misses over their 100-year history

The ten best lines from Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson (with video)

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

The Monday Grind

It was the first official weekend of fall and now it’s the beginning of the first official work week of fall. Let’s kick off this season right. Tony Stewart sure did, winning his second straight Sprint Cup race over the weekend, but you already knew that. Find out what you don’t know by reading on below.

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-Does your piggy bank have $387,000? If so, that’s perfect! You can buy a base Lamborghini Aventador. [link]

-TheBostonChannel.com had viewers submit pictures of their cars. Advice: skip over picture #88. [link]

-The Car Show axed John Salley because he’s too tall. [link]

-Photographer Luis Gispert scoured the country in search of fashion-inspired car interiors. [link]

-If you live in Massachusetts and get a ticket, but fight it successfully in court, you’ll still have to pay $70. [link]


Photo credits: nextcars

The Monday Grind

Welcome back to another Monday Grind right here on the Mojo Motors Blog. We’re glad to lead you on another automotive journey of news and links you may or may not have missed from over the weekend.

Status Wheels Two-Spoke Image

-Pictured above is a wheel with two-spokes designed by Status. Kiss subtlety goodbye. [link]

-Rain postponed another Sprint Cup race and the Geico 400 at Chicagoland will be today at noon. [link]

-Paul Teutel Sr.’s 2011 Firebird Trans-Am (not a typo) was found listed for sale on eBay Motors. [link]

-Driving schools are catching heat for using unsafe cars, namely, the Chevy Aveo. [link]

-Still have time to spare? Get some more extensive reading on the Motor Trend Daily [link]

Cars of the Frankfurt Motor Show

burnout frankfurt motorshow imageThe biennial Frankfurt Motor Show, also known as the International Automobile Exhibition and International Motor Show, opens to the public today and continues running through September 25. During the past few days, automakers have been releasing a stream of concepts and new models for 2012 and beyond. This has thrown Twitter into a frenzy of #iaa hashtags and enough pictures to keep your eyes locked in place for hours. Make the jump to see what’s looking hot, not hot, and a couple in between.

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