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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

And the countdown to the Top Gear India Special begins. Christmas too.

GM will put Cadillac in the limelight at the North American International Auto Show

One thing not to buy this holiday season? A car from Saab

Kim Jong-Il had a bit of a thing for Mercedes-Benz

40% of drivers aren’t taking their cars in for service and repairs

- AJ Allmendinger will make the move to Penske Racing driving the #22 Dodge

CNN’s list of 10 naughty cars

The Monday Grind

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.

Cadillac ATS Teaser Image Mojo Motors Blog

The Cadillac ATS is slated to premier at the Detroit Auto Show

An infographic of Jeremy Clarkson’s quotes and their repercussions

Black tires are boring so a Chinese company created ones with colors

Best quotes from the 2011 Nascar Sprint Cup Series Award Ceremony

Japanese car crash takes the lives of amazing cars (no one was hurt)


Photo credit: MotorWard

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.

Nascar champions week logo

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

Cool used car of the future: FT-86/FR-S/BRZ STI

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.

Scion FR-S Image Mojo Motors

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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

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)

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

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.

Mojo Motors BMW M5 Image

-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]

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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