The Week in Reverse

July 1, 2005

The Beach Boys are headlining this year's Woodward Dream Cruise. Wait - the Beach Boys are still walking?

The new Honda Civic Si looks a lot like the concept we showed you from the Chicago auto show. Let's hope the engine sound they played during the press conference is just as close to reality.

Michelin realized in time to win back some PR points that the U.S. Grand Prix was an utter fiasco. Too bad there's no easy answer to fundamentally changing F1's abysmal luck in putting together a great race in the U.S. But hey, soccer sucks too, right?

The new Miata's won us over, though the Ibuki-like styling isn't as utterly charming as the gen-one roadster. Score one for Japanese design, and count another strike against retro design's short shelf life.

A British inventor is selling spray-on mud that makes your SUV look like it's really seen combat action. Next up: spray-on testosterone for the punishing aftermath, when the valet recognizes your handiwork and just laughs.

AAA says a record number of you will be on the roads this holiday weekend. Make those potty stops count!

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