Welcome to the first ever edition of the Carnival of Wheels. Consider this the Happy New Year Edition! This have been slow around the blogosphere with all the holiday goings on and things no different here in The Garage. This is the perfect time to sit down and have a bit of a read before the house fills up for tonight’s festivities, so sit down and grab a bit o bubbly end enjoy this week’s offerings.
Every sport has it’s darker times and auto racing is no different. The legenday Mickey Thompson and his wife were murdered, allegedly by his business partner. Dan from Hemmings is keeping tabs on the trial proceedings. Be sure to tune in again after January 2nd, to see how things pan out when the trial resumes after the holiday break. Hey, lawyers like champagne too!
Thinking of buying a hybrid in the New Year? Toyota would love to see you driving one of theirs, and they’re seeing red since the US tax break for hybrids ended in October. The automaker is looking to convince those government types to extend the timing on the rebate. Don’t mess with taxes has the full story
2007 will see the 99th running of the Chicago Auto Show. Egon at AutomoBlog is keeping a list of the cars that will be appearing at the show. I’ll be checking that list more than twice, but I think it’ll be hard to top that Giugiaro Mustang.
Prejudiced against other car owners? I don’t know about that one, but do do know that Toyota aren’t the only ones seeing red. Madeleine has a problem with the driving habits of those pesky red car owners. Is that politically correct?
Anybody who’s ever owned a pickup truck knows that you are everybody’s best friend. Social networking aside, Super Saver has discovered a bunch of other reasons to love the pickup.
That’s all for this first edition of the Carnival of Wheels. Be sure to check back next Sunday for edition #2.
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