Weekend Linkage

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The Daytona 500 is about the biggest thing happening in the sports world this weekend. Catch it Sunday at 1PM on FOX. After it ends don’t forget to watch The 84th Academy Awards on ABC at 7PM. We say this only because the movie Drive has been nominated for Best Sound Editing.

- Naming a car isn’t as easy as you might think

- Dude puts gun rack in his Chevy Volt to spite Newt Gingrich

- Swedish man found alive after being trapped in car for two months

- American bus manufacturers have golden opportunity in China

- The Dodge Dart will drive a lot like the Alfa Romeo Giulietta

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

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