And the countdown to the Top Gear India Special begins. Christmas too.
Here are the stories making news in the automotive world from over the weekend. Be warned, if you don’t like seeing pictures of car-carnage, perhaps you should avoid the last link.
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Here is a roundup of auto links from the past five days to welcome in the first weekend of December.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
-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
Ending each week on the Mojo Motors Blog is “Putting it into park,” a compilation of newsworthy links from the past five days.
-If you’re feeling like a BAMF, Mojo Motors advises you check out this BMW M5 with smoked rims and windows. [link]
-Jalopnik has compiled a list of the ten greatest racing interviews of all time. [link]
-The World Rally Championship is testing out a camera that will stream video during Rallye de France. [link]
-TreeHugger.com wonders if 2012 going to be the year of the utility e-bike. [link]
-The blog SideQuesting is running a design competition for the best apocalypse-proof ride. [link]
-Lincoln is redesigning the waterfall grill and the world rejoices. [link]
The 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.