It seems like forever since we’ve had a morning like this. Here I am, on the deck with a coffee, starting this week’s Carnival of Wheels while the dog tries to decide whether to poo or not. Believe it or not, we still have snow in spots, yet here I am in my shorts enjoying the sunshine, feeling my batteries recharge. This CoW is probably going to come at you in dribs and drabs, as there is still lots of life going on in The Garage, so why don’t we get rolling with a pretty big CoW.
Last week, I bashed Brian Vermette’s grammar and this week, RaceDriven has fired back with a barrage of NBC’s automotive related programming. Can an American version of Top Gear get away with product bashing like the Brits do? Will a full series of the remade Knight Rider create ratings? Perhaps they should have Larry The Cable Guy stand alongside Adam Carolla to give a reel genuine American twist. Maybe cast Gary Coleman as the third spot!
After my little rant last week about anonymity, only one submission comes without a name this week. That’s it people, let your readers know who you are. Become the expert you believe you are!
Can video games make you a better driver? Alvaro Fernandez at Sharp Brains thinks so. While they can’t duplicate the real feel of what it’s like behind the wheel, there is no question that a good game can teach the basics and the rules of the road.
The Jesus car. The boys at Car Advice are always good at showing us poor North American bloggers the difference between our market and theirs. When was the last time I got invited to Bugatti? Ah, never! This time they have a stunning video that showcases the beauty that is the Bugatti Veyron. Funny to see Alborz entering the hallowed halls of Bugatti in a T shirt and jeans! Nice work boys.
Here we are a few days later and I’m getting around to a few more submissions!
Over at Driving Enthusiast, Jeff Fisher had some fun at Ford’s expense with the annual silliness that occurs at the beginning of the 4th month.
Women make up a substantial portion of the buying public. That is a somewhat obvious detail, I know, but the auto industry has taken many years to realize it. Perhaps the best way to understand female consumers would be to have female employees and leaders. That’s not as easy as it sounds, as not many girls aspire to work in the car industry. Don’t believe me? When was the last time your daughter placed Car Dealership? Over at Ask Patty, Jody Devere has a great post about the Girl Scouts are holding a pretty cool contest to get girls interested in the industry.