Fast and Furious

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

Welcoming in the weekend is this Friday’s edition of “Putting it into park” with the most essential and almost essential automotive news and links from the past week.

Mojo Motors Suzuki Kizashi Image

-Has anyone actually ever seen a  Suzuki Kizashi in person? [link]

-This commercial is the most unrealistic portrayal of how motor racing works. [link]

-Speaking of unrealistic things, the Fast Five DVD has just been released. [link]

-Top Gear set to hold alternative olympics and Jeremy Clarkson will compete. [link]

-GM partners with RelayRides to let GM owners rent out their whips. [link]

-Ford will let the public into their proving grounds for the first time ever to raise money for charity. [link]

-The video below is one of the closest calls on a motorcycle caught on tape. [link]


Photo credits: Suzuki

Cars from the film Drive and what they mean

drive move film mojo motorsThe movie Drive, now playing in a theater near you is a mysterious and obscure action thriller starring protagonist Ryan Gosling as a mechanic and driver of the stunt, heist and motor racing variety. If you’re thinking along the lines of Fast and Furious or Gone in Sixty Seconds, think again. If the pink cursive font from the movie poster makes you think of Miami Vice, think again…again. While the film takes cues from Miami Vice with a soundtrack inspired by 80’s new wave and gratuitous scenes of violence, Drive truly stands alone in a hybrid of genres.

You’ve read the reviews here and here already so this post will take a different approach when breaking down the film. Cars take little precedence in Drive, but each vehicle serves as a reflection of the people who drive them. There’s a 1973 Chevrolet Malibu, an early 90’s Toyota Camry, a muscle car era Pontiac GTO, a 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 and a Lincoln Town Car. Let’s start with the white 1973 Chevrolet Malibu.

[keep reading]