The Week in Reverse

December 23, 2005

Our Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Names contest is off to a roaring start, although we're not sure what to make of Farfrompoopin Rd. Keep sending in your entries and we will sustain our disbelief until Feb. 1.

For the first time Lindsay Lohan was an infant, the market share of cars has gone up. Could it have anything to do with her driving skills? Don't ask us - ask Herbie.

Spies caught the new Volvo S80 in South Africa this week, taking advantage of the sun that deserts Scandinavia this time of year. See more pictures here, or wait until the Geneva motor show if you can stand it that long.

Kirk Kerkorian unloaded some of his GM shares this week. And along with the news that Toyota could pass GM in worldwide sales next year, the news sent GM shares tumbling. At Chrysler, the sense of schadenfreude can be discussed openly, since they all speak German.

Meanwhile, Ford sits in limbo - flush with the proceeds from selling Hertz, but weeks away from a painful retrenchment at home. With the news that the company will pump another $2 billion into Jaguar, all those rumors about Renault buying the British brand seem to have evaporated.

More of you are talking and driving - and if you're reading this behind the wheel too, we're really scared. Pull over and keep the cockpit for driving, will ya?

TCC will be back after the Christmas break with more news and information. All of us wish all of you peace on earth and goodwill toward others.

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