Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Alpha and Omega of Car News

The world of cars is truly wide. In my emailbox today I learned of these two important and almost completely unrelated automotive events.

Today, Toyota announced that it has sold the millionth Prius in the United States. That is a lot of high-efficiency cars on the road--and the Prius is the poster child for all alternative vehicles that have come since it's introduction 11 years ago.

On the other extreme, there is a new plan to save the U.S. Economy. It's the 24 Hours of LeMons. This race series pits $500 beaters of all kinds against each other for unusual prizes--and mostly for fun. It has grown tremendously in the last few years. See this "instructional video" produced by the hilarious Jay Lamm, "Chief Perpetrator" of this popular and always hysterically funny event.

Caltranshonda - one of many wild and wonderful wrecks racing in the 24 Hours of LeMons

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