Here I sit broken hearted. Paid a dime and? Ok, so I’m not really suffering from a bathroom wall related incident. I’m just a tired old fat guy who is sore from taking yet another header during a kid’s hockey practice. Last week, I think I chipped an elbow, so today when I went down I kept my arms out of the way. Big mistake! All 270 pounds of me landed on my right ass cheek! Needless to say, I’m a hurtin’ unit. Fortunately for the CoW, I can still read some great posts and my fingers still work. We’ve got a couple of newcomers this week and Jeff Fisher has been working overtime, so crack open a cold one, strap in and get ready for yet another quick lap around the auto blogs.
First up we have a general rant from Jeff at DrivingEnthusiast about the nastiness that is the fake air vent or hood scoop. This style vs. function debate has been raging as long as I can remember, and it’s not just on performance cars. A neighbour dropped by yesterday to check out the 08 Focus in the driveway yesterday and the first thing he commented on were the odd looking chrome faux vents in the fenders. Dumb.
Chris from DropKick Monkey publishes a blog about viral marketing and unique ads. This week he has a cool ad from Down Under for the new Toyota Land Cruiser 200. Cool ad, but it’s a shame that Chris doesn’t provide a bit of commentary to go along with it. Perhaps some of our Aussie regulars can explain what a “crump of land” is.
The **** of the year has become pretty much a media standard at this time of year and Jeff Fisher offers up his COYT and his top 3 disappointments of the year. While the thumbs up is no big surprise, the thumbs down may raise a few eyebrows here and there.
To finish up, we’ve got two posts about S2000 track cars, and different ways to get there.
First up, we have CoW newcomer Aishwish from AutoCarsBlog who has a post about the Bulletproof Automotive S2000 GT. Sounds like a pretty cool beast if you were to lose the silly car show paint scheme.
Finally, we’ve got another post from Jeff. As you may know, Jeff is a bit of a track dog and has spent more than a bit of time working with the S2000. This week Jeff is announcing a new series where he is building a serious track day car from a well used daily driver.
That’s it for another week! Be sure to swing by next week when we take another look at what the auto blogs have to offer. Bloggers, remember to get your submissions in by midnight on Saturday to be included.