Finally, I’ve got a chance to sit down and get to work on this last week’s Carnival of Wheels. It was a crazy week that finished up with the eldest kid having a great final race yesterday. I’ll tell you all about that later, but for now buckle up and we’ll take a hot lap around the auto blogs.
With all of our running around these days, I haven’t had any time to keep track of any NASCAR rumblings. Brian at RaceDriven does keep tabs on the good old boys though and it seems that they’ve entered their silly season. You’ll have to visit to get all the details on the driver moves that are coming. It’s good to hear that our boy Smoke finally won a race again! Come on boy, get your stuff in gear and take a run for the top 12.
Over at Discrete Life, they love Nissan’s Altima. So much so that they’ve charted the sales history of the popular sedan.
GM is working hard to promote the Chevy Volt through new media, and recently some of the head honchos for the Volt program sat down with Lyle from GM-Volt.com and some other bloggers to have a chat about their exciting new project.
While we’re on that topic, if GM are so interested in connecting with bloggers, then why can’t I get in touch with any of their media people. I feel like I’ve been shunned!
Next up we have a submission that’s not really a blog post, rather it’s an ad for a used car website. So why have I included Falando pelos Cotovelos? Because they’ve offered up a cool, free Land Rover screen saver for those of you who are into those things.
Renata, who sent the previous submission also has a few recommendations about parking at Gatwick airport, along with a link to a hopelessly impossible parking game.
Over at the DC Traveller, Jon Rochetti recently took a new type of tour around DC, on a Segway. You know, those magically upright, two wheeled people movers that move along quietly and quickly and take no space at all to park. Now I’ve never been to DC, but it strikes me as a big place with lots to see, which makes the Segway the perfect conveyance for such a tour. Being a bit of a porker though, I’m not sure how well the thing would do under my weight. It sounds like Jon had a pretty good time of it though…just watch out for jumping dumpsters!
That’s it for this edition of the Carnival of Wheels. Just a reminder to any lurkers who might be thinking of submitting. This is the Carnival of Wheels, not the carnival of employment or addiction or whatever. If you want to contribute, please try to make it relevant to things with wheels?
Don’t forget to swing by late next Sunday, for the next edition of the CoW. Bloggers should visit our submissions page by Saturday at Midnight.