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What is Behind the Name of Your Car? (Hooniverse)

hooniverse-logoArticle by Kamil Kaluski for Hooniverse

The folks at Mojo Motors came up with another interesting infographic which deals with car model names. Specifically, they grouped many car model names in groups of: Location, Adventure, Nature, Cultural, Transportation, Power, Futuristic, Versatility, Speed, Musical, Human Names, and Technology. [keep reading]

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”

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

As November closes in towards Thanksgiving, a couple of things have to happen. First, lots of delicious turkeys have to be brutally killed for next Thursdays festivities. Second, the finale of the Nascar Sprint Cup season will culminate in a battle between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards this Sunday. Until these two things happen, check out the links below this picture of an Alfa Romeo American roads will never see.

Alfa Romeo Image Mojo Motors

- For more pictures of all the cool cars America rarely sees, check out Simon’s Car Spots

- Consumer Guides Auto created a gallery of the “weird and wild” cars from SEMA

- Edmunds InsideLine’s intel report on the the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7

- What’s really better for the environment: diesels or hybrids?

- Jimmie Johnson is going to come out on top in the 2012 Nascar season

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

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