So we’ve woken up to the news that Paul Tracy has broken his back in practice for todays race in Long Beach. Let’s hope things go well for him and he’s back in the car soon. The Formula 1 grid is about to take the green in Bahrain, so let’s get rolling with the first couple of submissions.
Sporting a new look, Alborz from Australian Car Advice is tackling an age old beef. Does speeding really kill, or are our governments just trying to rid us of our hard earned dough?
For those NASCAR fans who don’t mind a bit of good natured ribbing, Don at Idle Minutes takes a peek at Bubba’s brand new toys.
C-course I luv you m-more than NA-NASCAR!Ã¢â‚¬Â
The lights went out in Bahrain and Scott Speed and Jensen Button just got taken out by their fellow back markers. Solid performance boys! Lewis Hamilton on the other hand is showing P2 again! The Brits must be going mad.
Louise just said to Jensen “at least you can sit back and enjoy the race in comfort now” What a dunce.
I’m off to a hockey banquet. I’ll be back with more CoW in a couple of hours.
We’re back from overcooked pancakes and synthetic syrup, so on we go…
Brian at RaceDriven has some picks for the 2007 IRL season, but none for Champ Car as he doesn’t know most of the drivers. Now that PT is out for a bit, it’s even harder to find a name we know. Brian may have a good concept though, put a real fan in the broadcast booth. I’ll go one better and suggest that each race have a home town fan in the booth! That might even increase the number of local viewers.
We’ve all had the cars that we’ve loved and lost, some that we’ve hated and lost. Occasionally some of us wonder what ever became of our loved ones. Jeff at DrivingEnthusiast has taken that wonder one step further and done a CARFAX search on a few of his old rides. It always amazes me the way many of our friends from the south can afford to flip new cars every couple of years. Up here in the Great White North, cars are so much more expensive that most folks keep them till they are well past their due date. Here in The Garage, most of our fave cars have been driven till the salt got the better of them & then they get recycled.
It seems that a lot of bloggers are thinking about the expense of cars this week, as we’ve got a bunch of cost cutting ideas.
CoW newcomer The Free Geek has some suggestions on how to save at the pumps. #2 is kinda funny. Maybe you can stock up on cheap smokes while you cruise the rez looking for cheap gas!
Stick with JapanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Big Three and you will likely be better off. This is number 7 on Leroy’s list of used car buying tips. He could be setting hisself up for a bunch of nasty comments, but he’s got a point.
So you’re on the flip side of that coin and it’s time to get rid of your old ride. Chuck is a GM sales guy, so he might have some issues with Leroy, but he’s got some pretty solid tips on what it takes to sell a used car.
We’ve all seen those promo vehicles driving around. You know the ones, all wrapped up with funky advertising. Roseate tells how you can get paid to wrap up your own car or maybe even drive a free ad wagon.
Wow, it’s really cool to see one of our contributors hit the big time! Sheila (Mother Road) Scarborough is now blogging on the Disney/Family.com site. This week, Sheila is talking about the joys of satellite radio. When traveling in the States, where radio is so bad, you can see that satellite radio would be a blessing. Congrats Sheila.
Finally, the folks at Ford are keeping Jeff Fisher busy in the submissions department. First there is the Big Guy, Alan Mullaly: total compensation for 4 months on the job in 2006: $28.2 million dollars. Grabbing George W after making a stupid joke: PRICELESS!
Meanwhile, the boys in product development have released details on the new Flex. I’m not sure if Jeff likes it or hates it.
And that’s it for this week’s Carnival of Wheels. Be sure to swing by next Sunday for another round. If you love blogging about cars, then visit our submissions page to be included.