Another week has come and gone, and what a week it has been. We had 2 days at the Steelback Grand Prix, overloading on the sights and sounds and we had Miss Shelby’s first kart race of the season. Arrive & drive is great, it’s now 1:30 in the afternoon and we’ve had practice, qualifying, 2 races and we’re already back at home with the rest of the afternoon to enjoy! Or in my case, a few moments to work through this week’s CoW. Whatever you’ve been doing today, take a few moments to sit back with a cold one, tighten the shoulder straps and get ready for a hot lap around the blogosphere.
This week we have a couple of newcomers to the CoW. First up is Christian Personal Funds. Now it’s never occurred to me that the church would have even the slightest thing to do with cars, other than the occasional on track nirvana, but Christian PF has a maintenance plan that seems to work for him. The Spring and Fall maintenance concept has worked for many people over the years, but twice a year maintenance really depends on the mileage you drive and the climate you live in. For most of us here in the north half of North America, our climate is considered severe service and we should be thinking about a 3 month plan.
Here in The Garage, we are big fans of diesel over hybrid technology. After seeing a diesel VW race car this weekend, not to mention the success of Audi’s racing diesels, I’m convinced that we can still have fun with hi-po diesels and I’m not sure the same can be said about any hybrid. CoW newcomer Racin Site has the details on Honda’s diesel Civics, and oh what details they are. Don’t let the puny 138 hp trick you, these things put out a whopping 250 lb/ft of torque and still get a mind numbing 92 mpg! Come on Honda, let’s get these puppies on the market now!
Part of the fun of back country roads is exploring the back country food. Jeff from Driving Enthusiast has found a blog that combines the joys of the road with the joys of BBQ. Tasty!
CoW regular, Brian Vermette loves his roundy rounds. Let’s face it though, whether you like oval racing or not, there are few experiences around that affect your senses more than a pro race of any kind. If the sights and smells aren’t enough, it’s just impossible to describe the way the sounds and vibrations created by a field of ripping, snorting race cars affect your insides. Your whole body quivers, from your spleen on out! I can only imagine the sound as a few dozen Busch cars take the green, but Brian does a pretty good job of relaying his experience last weekend at New Hampshire International.
The General has been working pretty hard of late to recover some of their lost market share and that’s got Chuck Russell a little excited. Really though, how could you not be excited about selling a Made in Oshawa Camaro that transforms into a super hero!
Over at Driving Enthusiast, the ever prolific Jeff Fisher has a few words about the BMW 135i and some speculation about the relationship between the Holden Commodore/Pontiac G8 and the 2009 Camaro. Never one to hide his opinions, Jeff is fairly critical of both topics. One thing I will agree with is that the 135i does indeed look droopy about the middle. The sculpted body sides are a bit overdone.
That’s it for this week’s Carnival of Wheels. Now it might be time for some pit babe blogging from the weekend, or maybe I should head out and wash the truck. Either way, it’s been a slice and I look forward to reviewing next week’s submissions. Remember to get them in by midnight on Saturday to be included. Have a great afternoon!