Street Names Contest Winners!
Apparently, a lot of you went nuts over TheCarConnection's Wild, Weird, and Wacky Street Names Contest, at least if we judge by the number of entries that flooded into our digital mailbox - more than 2500 arrived since the competition was launched last December. And though we officially closed things off on February 1, we're still seeing a few stragglers offering up some last-minute oddities.
We've seen lots of Deer Licks,
Bone Licks, and more than a few Yankees, Doodles and Dandies. There are a
surprising number of This-a-ways and That-a-ways, as well as a few places around
the country where you can Haviturway. We've seen the macabre, including Shades
of Death Rd. and Bucket of Blood; the musical, like the intersection of Count
and Basie; and the unpronounceable,
But some wild, weird, and wacky street names stand out from the rest, and we found that with rare exception, the top choices of TheCarConnection's editors and managers matched the result from last week's Reader's Poll. Combining the two tallies, here are our winners:
First Prize goes to Psycho Path, a
mad little private lane in
Street Names Contest Winners! by TCC Team (2/20/2006)
Going "Psycho" scores with readers and judges.
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New VW Concept A, Porsche 911 Turbo, BMW WRC car.
Mechanic's Tale: No Good Deed…
A strange but widely held belief
along my stretch of Route One
To give you a point of reference, my shop is adjacent to a self-serve gas station, with my four bays facing the station. That means anyone who encounters a problem at the station walks immediately to my shop. Now I know some of you are thinking, "how great for business this must be!"
Unfortunately, the profile for the
average user of this gas station is male, 24 years old, who has recently jumped
bail on assault charges in
Mechanic's Tale: No Good Deed… (2/19/2006)
Do someone a favor, and you'll pay.
Honda Adds More EX to CR-V
Honda will add a new front-wheel-drive version of the CR-V EX to its lineup. The company says the 2WD version of the uplevel model will include standard features like alloy wheels, a moonroof, a six-speaker audio system with a six-disc changer, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. With the five-speed automatic transmission, the new model is rated at 23/29 mpg city/highway, 1 and 2 mpg better respectively than the similar 4WD model. The new EX 2WD starts from $22,500.
FROM THE SOURCE headlines from the latest press releases
Chrysler Group announced today that it spent $3.8 billion with minority suppliers in 2005, representing 13 percent of its total purchasing and an increase of $400 million from the previous year. In the last seven years, the company has more than doubled dollars spent with minority suppliers, from $1.7 billion in 1998 to $3.8 billion in 2005. This significant increase demonstrates Chrysler Group's long-term commitment to the economic development and growth of its minority suppliers.
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