The Week in Reverse: Nov. 25, 2006

November 26, 2006

TheDetroit show shuffle has begun – and L.A.’s not even open yet! Chrysler’s Nassau and Trailhawk sketches are the first proof that we’re going to need a new pair of shoes for Christmas.

 

Chevrolet also confirms that the new Malibu is coming to Detroit, along with the Cadillac CTS. Let’s hope we’re invited to the coming out party instead of finding out about it from all our friends, just like last Friday’s kegger.

 

At some point —New York, perhaps? — we expect to see a Nissan Altima Coupe emerge from behind the graffiti. Or is that some sort of fancy, French-influenced paint job? We’re so behind on fashion since Project Runway ended.

 

Can you imagine a world without traffic signs? A few towns in Europe are giving the odd notion a try.

 

Amputee Alex Zanardi is back in Formula 1, driving a specially modified racecar. Almost forgotten from the AP story? He’s also 40. Score one for determination and guts.

 

TH!NK is back! The Norwegian electric car company says it’s revamping its models and will offer them with longer battery life starting next year. Great, but how come their promises sound exactly like those we got from HP when we bought this shiny new laptop?

 

We drove the car that parks itself, and frankly, we’d rather spend the money on a bitchin’ sound system instead.

 

We also drove the latest Honda fuel-cell FCX and found out it’s going to get plant-based seats. Now if they could just get them to smell like flowers instead of yesterday’s Chick-fil-A.

 

And finally this week, a gentle reminder to tune in Tuesday as all hell breaks loose and we try to keep up with what’s new at the Los Angeles auto show. After it’s over you can be sure we’re going to look up Lindsay Lohan ’cause we’re fairly sure she’ll know where we can get a drink.

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