Give an 8 year old candy and he’ll eat it. Give an 8 year old a pair of car keys, he’ll drive it across the road, over some bushes and into the foundation of a house causing $80,000 worth of damage.
Angry Birds is entering F1 and the Dodge Viper Limo seen on Jalopnik pictured below is real. No one would blame you for thinking April Fools’ Day arrived early this year.
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.
Photo credit: MotorWard
The weekend has come and gone, unless you have Columbus Day off. If you are off today, consider the title of this post irrelevant because you are certainly not on the grind. If you are on-the-clock and crunching those numbers, metaphorically speaking, read on work-warrior.
-Pictured above is John Wayne’s custom built International TravelAll for sale at a modest $1,000,000. [link]
-Per last week’s “Putting it into park” it seems people have heard of the Suzuki Kizashi. Here’s a review. [link]
-Travis Pastrana to compete in 2o12 X Games Rally event but not Moto X Freestyle. [link]
-The shortlist for Car and Truck of the Year was released and the MINI Countryman is apparently a truck. [link]
Photo credit: HemmingsBlog
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
Welcome back to another Monday Grind right here on the Mojo Motors Blog. We’re glad to lead you on another automotive journey of news and links you may or may not have missed from over the weekend.
-Pictured above is a wheel with two-spokes designed by Status. Kiss subtlety goodbye. [link]
-Rain postponed another Sprint Cup race and the Geico 400 at Chicagoland will be today at noon. [link]
-Paul Teutel Sr.’s 2011 Firebird Trans-Am (not a typo) was found listed for sale on eBay Motors. [link]
-Driving schools are catching heat for using unsafe cars, namely, the Chevy Aveo. [link]
-Still have time to spare? Get some more extensive reading on the Motor Trend Daily [link]
Too busy watching football and managing your fantasy roster over the weekend? Then here’s what you missed.
-Pictured above is the Heide Performance Products Richard Petty Superbird based on the 1970 Plymouth Superbird [link]
-The most powerful Chevy Camaro ever, the ZL1, has 580 horses. [link]
-”You really couldn’t get them to do anything,” the stunt coordinator said of the Ford Mustangs used in the film Drive. [link]
-England is home to fish, chips and this creepy bus graveyard. [link]
-The Car Show feels a lot like Top Gear as they as they race two sets of unlikely cars. [link]