They're cookin' in Detroit this week for the North American International Auto Show, and that means there's lots to see and talk about, so how about we push the ignition button on this thing and head down the road, shall we?
I have a hunch The Auto Prophet is up to his eyeballs this week with the NAIAS. Stay tuned.
Lots of buzz this week generated by GM's Mark Reuss with his comment that he's interested in Chevy offering a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive coupe to compete with the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ fraternal twins. CarGurusBlog assesses the possibilities.
Can you guess who said this:
"Abandoning the Watery Oatmeal Playbook? Who knew? Toyota showed up with its Furia concept, which is said to telegraph the next-generation Corolla. Maybe that’s why they called it the Corolla Furia Concept. Wow. And nicely done by the way."
Why, my man Peter M. De Lorenzo, the AUTOEXTREMIST, of course! Trust me, everything you need to know about NAIAS, you will find in his blog post about it.
So, you're standing there kicking the tires on a totally gorgeomous blue 1958 Ferrari 250 GTO LWB California Spyder and casually ask how much the guy wants for it. He says $8.25 million. "Or, you know, best offer." Wheels says that was the best offer, ever, and it was accepted yesterday in Phoenix.
More auction news, this from Sports car Digest, which reports on the Bonhams Scottsdale doings where a Morgan Plus 4 Coupe went for a record $230,000.
And then there's this 1951 Chevy Deluxe Styleline found by Hemmings Daily. Trust me, you will either be outraged or fascinated by this thing.
From the Where Did That Come From Department: If you are an engineer and you have ever wondered where are all the women are, Pawl Bearing Auto Design Engineering Rant has the explanation.
What do you say when the salesman announces that you can have your 2013 Chrysler 300 in any color you want so long as it's Glacier Blue Collar Coat? Autoblog's Jeffrey N. Ross has all the facts you need to answer intelligently.
Now this just doesn't make any sense at all: They intro the seventh generation Corvette at Detroit this week, so of course the most popular video on Kicking Tires is the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Go figure.
Want to make every car nut's biggest fantasy become a reality? Well, Bertill Schmitt says The Truth About Cars is looking for writers. Oh man, wish I didn't have a day job.
BTW, Robert Farago, the evil genius behind TTAC, can be found these days at TTAG.
Here's the 23 things you really ought to stop doing to your poor car, courtesy of Car Throttle's Adnan Ebrahim.
And here's one thing you should do to your car if it happens to be a Fisker Karma - Drop a Vette mill under its hood! The WSJ's Dan Neil explains.
Hey, that was fun! See ya next week.