It's been one of "those weeks," so how about we fire this thing up and head on down the Auto Blogs Road, shall we?
Henrik Fisker threw in the towel on one politically correct clean energy project this week and President Obama doubled down on a bunch of others. The Truth About Cars' Derek Kreindler notes the glaring hole in the middle of Obama's $2 billion gambit, while Matt DeLorenzo explains Fisker's departure at Autoblog.
And don't miss Joe Sherlock's take on Fisker's resignation. You'll find it in the Thursday, March 14 entry on his ever-delightful The View Through the Windshield. There's a movie plot, gobs of tax dollars and much more.
Fisker at least left of his own accord. Not so Charles Morgan, according to MotorAuthority's Kurt Ernst. Boards of directors can be so bloody inconvenient!
On the good news side of the ledger, an Ohio judge finally said what everybody has known for years about the appeals processes for victims of speed cameras: They are "a scam the motorist cannot win." National Motorist Association's TheNewspaper.com has the details.
And on the OMGTF side of the ledger, a Maryland woman was ticketed by a state trooper for BLOCKING THE LEFT LANE!!!! It's not from an auto blog but this video report from NBC4 in Washington, D.C. includes the woman offering a rather lame excuse.
Imagine you are on a gorgeous island surrounded by 300 of the most beautiful ... cars ever made. You might think you were in heaven, but actually, according to CarGurus Blog's TGriffith, you would be at this year's Amelia Island Concour d'Elegance.
While you're on CarGurus Blog, don't miss TGriffith's case for a Blue Oval super sedan: "Why not take the Mustang chassis, stretch it out a little, make a 5.0-liter RWD sedan and call it the Falcon? Makes sense to me." Me, too!
Here's the genius of economic freedom: GreenCarReports explains how increased sales of plasma TV enables creation of a new design for an electric motor in a Holden Commodore that generates - are you ready for this? - 2,065 lb-ft of torque. Yes, you read that right.
Not sure what I think of Mitsubishi's GR-HEV. Larry Edsall at PickupTrucks.com says traditional American truck guys probably hate it. But Toyota still sells lots of Tacomas, so the market is still out there for something smaller than an F-150, Ram 1500 or Silverado, so Mitsu might be on to something here.
Did you know consumers have 71 percent more new cars and trucks to consider buying today that get 20 mpg or better than they did in 2007? GreenCarCongress gleans that insight and much more from EPA's latest annual report on trends on the emissions front.
And finally, not sure how I missed this but Petrolicious' post on the Little Red Racing Car Project is a must-read for every gearhead father and father-to-be who hopes to pass on his love for cars to his kids.
Time do fly when we're havin' fun! That's it for this week, friends and neighbors. Watch out for those speed cameras and don't forget the 12 most historic hours in American sports car racing take place this weekend at Sebring. Check out Sebring Raceway TV on YouTube.com.