Welcome to the Christmas Eve edition of the Carnival of Wheels. Ok, so it’s a day late. Again. There is just so much going on in The Garage these days as we get things ready for the other fat man to arrive. You know the one, the guy in the red suit. Let’s take a few minutes before we start into the egg nog and go for a quick lap around the blogosphere.
The last few days in Ontario have seen a complete turn around in the weather, with temperatures well above freezing and the rain threatening our white Christmas. Until this morning that is, when the temp dropped to -5 Cel (23 far). With that in mind, Mike at Hybrid Car Review takes a look at the cold realities of driving a hybrid car in the winter.
Regular readers know that I’m not a big NASCAR fan and I’ve found The Chase to be more than a little bit confusing at times. This week, Brian Vermette at RaceDriven is making the waters even murkier by telling me about the swapping of points. What? Team owners swapping
wives points? Absurd.
Over at What you will drive tomorrow, Alex points out that Aston Martin owners are a pretty exclusive bunch and Aston is smart to listen to them. Those owners ask for more and Aston responds with the Vantage RS. Nice. Funny though, I don’t think I’ll be driving one tomorrow. Or the next day!
Steve Faber over at the Debt Blog has spent some time dissecting the energy bill that Dubya signed last week. I really hadn’t paid too much attention to it, but the reality is that it isn’t just a US issue. This bill will affect us here in Canada as well, though some things (like light bulbs) are already coming into play here.
Finally, we’ve got a Christmas greeting from Jeff Fisher at DrivingEnthusiast, along with a bit of a last minute gift guide. The S2000 should have been sporting a bow in it’s last track day of the season, which was only last week!
Next week is our 1 year anniversary of the Carnival of Wheels and it promises to be the biggest ever. Bloggers, don’t forget to get your posts in by Saturday evening so I can get going early Sunday morning. It’s going to be a big one!
Merry Christmas everyone!