CARNIVAL OF CARS: A Drive Around the Auto Blog Block for Saturday, May 12, 2007
This was the week Dale, Jr. announced that he is leaving his storied
father's race team and setting out on his own in NASCAR. That story got
the headlines but a much more significant development was Honda's
confirmation that it plans to begin selling its Hydrogen-fueled FCX
next year. Can things get any more exciting? Let's go see.
Best blog post on Dale Jr. leaving DEI? Easy. Marc at Full Throttle connects Teresa Earnhardt's dots to conclude that DEI is not a race team, it's an entertainment module.
So, you think you are really Car Crazy? Carpundit has a photo of a truly committed couple and their car. Can you imagine wearing a leisure suit while tooling around in your classic 77 Cobra II? Think I'll pass on that one, too.
Speaking of Honda's FCX, Autoextremist's Peter DeLorenzo heard Barack Obama's Detroit Economic Club speech last week and came away impressed with the idea that America needs an all-out national crusade to solve the energy crisis. But his enthusiasm was tempered by this cold splash of reality: "Can a collective light bulb turn on that will get everyone
on the same page and moving in the same direction?"
Jody at AskPatty.com got some seat time in the coming Camaro convertible. Was she impressed? You kinda have to read between the lines, but I think the answer is yes. On the other hand, Jalopnik hasn't yet got to drive the new Camaro, but spotted it recently at the Bob's Big Boy (that's Bob in the first photo) in Burbank.