It’s Thanksgiving weekend up here in Canada and that means falling leaves, drizzle and soon the scent of turkey wafting through the house. We have a lot to be thankful for here in The Garage this year and we fully intend to enjoy our long weekend with friends and family. Now that the early morning hockey practice is over, it’s time to take our weekly hot lap around the auto blogs, so grab a coffee, strap in and get ready for some reading.
It’s been a while since we’ve had any really good tech stuff in the CoW, and this week Henry from The Pansy Patrol comes to the rescue. Henry’s Protege has been a bit sloppy of late and installing a new set of Energy lower control arm bushings was just the ticket to keep things pointed in the right direction. Henry walks us through the install with a few helpful tips along the way.
With fuel prices seeming to have a non stop growth curve these last few years, many consumers are rushing to buy more fuel efficient vehicles. Are they really saving money though? Steve Faber at Debt Free throws together a lot of numbers to show that the price of ownership may not be quite what it seems.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Wenchypoo here in the CoW. This week she’s got a super hot topic. Car theft. Taking a page from an insurance company interview with a car thief, Wenchypoo has a great list of way to make your car less interesting to thieves.
one of our newer additions to the CoW is Doris Chua. This week Doris has a bit of a review of a long time CoW contributor, Ask Patty. As many readers know, Ask Patty has taken on the Second Life world in a big way, creating a virtual car world for women.
As I sit here, half watching the Chinese GP, I’m actually a little more interested in Brian Vermette’s question. Is it a good thing that NASCAR is being inundated with open wheel drivers? I’m still a firm believer that a professional racer can and should be able to adapt to different series. While NASCAR is the place to be in North American racing, the rest of the world doesn’t care about watching a bunch of good old boys and their kids toot around in a circle. Throw in a few names that are known around the world though and the world might start watching. Damn right it’s a good thing!
That’s it for the Canadian Turkey Day edition of the Carnival of Wheels. Be sure to come back next Sunday for another hot lap. Bloggers, remember to get your submissions in before midnight on Saturday.