It’s early Sunday morning and I’m still on a high from yesterday’s VARAC festival. As always, aside from the cars, the best part was the people. Racers love to talk about their cars and I’ve got some great stories, along with images of the cars.For now though, pull the harness straps tight and let’s take a hot lap around a few car blogs.
The US Grand Prix has had a troubling history at best. Half arsed street tracks, spotty attendance, controversy and well, Tony George have all taken their toll on the event. Is there any other country whose home GP has been held at 9 different tracks? This week over at Racedriven, Brian ponders the future of the Indianapolis version of the US GP.
Nissan’s 350Z is still a great looking, strong performing contender in the 2 door sport coupe market, but it is getting a bit long in the tooth. Let’s face it, the car has been in production for roughly 4 years, without any major changes. Last week, some spy shots appeared of a car near Nissan’s offices close to the Nurburgring. Speculation on these images has been fun to watch. Is it a baby 350Z, based on the Urge Concept? Is it a bigger 350Z? Is it a Toyota in hacked up 350Z bodywork? Jeff at Driving Enthusiast thinks he may have the details on what the car really is.
We all know that some of NASCAR’s earliest start learned their trade behind the wheel while running moonshine. Earning a living by distilling and delivering illegal booze. Sheila Scarborough recently had the opportunity to visit NASCAR country and learned a thing or two about the history of running shine. How ironic is it that moonshine is now legal and is being marketed by a company owned by none other than Junior Johnson? Even better,Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine is going to sponsor a car this fall at the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Nice find Sheila! Now if I can just figure out how to get me some shine up here north of the border. Maybe Junior could make one more run!
That’s the checkers for this week’s Carnival of Wheels. Be sure to visit next Sunday, when we’ll have a whole new batch of submission from our loyal bloggers and maybe even a few new ones. Bloggers, remember to get your submissions in by Saturday at Midnight, because you never know what time I’ll get writing on Sunday morning.