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Automotive Fantasy Draft

Over the weekend you may have caught the NFL Draft on television. Think of it as a televised meat market with football teams all vying for the perfect cut to complete their menu. Unlike the NBA which drafts on a lottery system, the order of the NFL draft is based on a team’s performance from the last season. It’s simple, the better your team did, the later in the draft your team picks. That’s why the embarrassingly bad Colts got the top pick in the draft.

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Cool Used Car of the Future: Mongoose Motorsports Grand Sport

There’s a little town in Ravenna, Ohio that replicates the “Cobra Killer” at the Mongoose Motorsports garage. What’s the “Cobra Killer,” you ask? Time to get yourself ready for an history lesson. Back in the early 1960′s, the Shelby Cobra was one of the premier sports cars in racing. Chevrolet couldn’t let the Cobra go unmatched so they created the Corvette Grand Sport.

Feather-light at 1,900 pounds, the Grand Sport proved to be faster and more apt at taking corners than the Cobra. Unfortunately, only five Grand Sports were built after GM cancelled the program which meant the ultra rare American sports car had to compete in the prototype class against Porsche and Maserati. Almost 50 years later, the only kind of Grand Sport you’re bound to see is a Mongoose Motorsports replica in both coupe and roadster variations. Keep reading for the specs and more pictures.

Grand Sport Coupe

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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

Cool used car of the future: Hummer HX

You probably thought Hummer was dead and it’s OK, everyone did. With concerns about the environment and fuel prices, Hummer swallowed its ostentatiously huge, 4X4 gas guzzling unapologetic pride and went to the wayside when General Motors was dealing with that whole buy-out fiasco. Before GM was forced to end Hummer production, an electric model was in the works called the Hummer HX. It never saw the pavement, however, until a little company called My Electric Vehicle bought the design.

Humer HX Image Mojo Motors Blog

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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

Mojo Motors most popular searches in October

Most Popular and Unpopular Toyota Smart ImageBased on the most popular Mojo Motors used car searches from October, if you’re looking to buy a used car to help you blend-in, go with a Toyota. If you want a used car that will make you stand out, buy a Smart ForTwo. Plus, we have the most popular pick up truck searches, most popular minivan searches and infographics of the 10 most popular car searches, the 10 most popular automaker searches and the least searched automakers. Keep in mind Mojo Motors only currently serves the New England market including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire so this data doesn’t speak for the other 46 states. Oh, and if you feel so inclined, here’s a recap of the most popular and unpopular searches in September for comparison. Keep reading for all the factoids.

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Camo'ed out: Ram Mossy Oak vs Chevy Silverado Realtree

In a recent Mojo Motors survey of our Facebook fans, we wanted to find out their favorite camouflage brand: Realtree or Mossy Oak. There were over 400 responses and Realtree came out on top with 61% of the vote. This is good news for Chevrolet who recently showed off their 2500 HD Silverado Realtree concept. The two brands teamed up to create the “ultimate hunters truck” even though minus the custom paint job and some camouflaged accents, the truck is no different than a normal 2500 HD Silverado. Alright, we lied. The concept pickup truck has a custom winch, custom shell and over-sized tires, but other than that, it’s nearly identical to a normal 2500 Silverado.

2500 HD Silverado Realtree Image

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