Link Love From The Car Connection: A Playmate's Mini Cooper, Eric Bana's Beast, And The Women Of Moscow Need Help

March 11, 2009
1988 GMC Centaur concept

1988 GMC Centaur concept

  • The A Train is hopping again -- Remember when we told you that Americans were driving less and causing fewer traffic snarls? Well, that might have something to do with the fact that more folks are riding buses, subways, ferries, and other forms of public transportation than they have in 52 years. [Consumerist]
  • eBay and the bunny -- Former Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood is unloading her Mini Cooper S on eBay, and all for the not-so-low price of $9,000 above Blue Book value. The car is a 2007 model with a drop-top, while the owner is a 1984-model bikini model who...well, the jokes write themselves, don't they? [TMZ]
  • Stock swap -- If anyone's still wondering about the stablility of the U.S. manufacturing and banking sectors, try this on for size: GM and Citigroup may get booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Index and replaced by Apple and Google. Dude, we told you Steve Jobs would pwn us all. [Crunchgear]
  • More questionable couture -- Mr. Steve was miffed by most of the booth fashions he saw in Geneva. Lord help the poor man if he sees what the women were wearing at the Moscow Motor Show, which some people are describing as "one of the most glamourous [sic] events on the motoring calender [sic]." [Autoexpress]
  • Today's time capsule -- In 1988, GM introduced a(nother) concept that never quite got off the ground: the GMC Centaur. We wish we could remember the car/truck/catfish cross-breed, but that was far too many years and brain cells ago. [NextAutos]
  • Transylvanian truckers -- In America, truckers are like cowboys: lone symbols of independence, determination, and hard work. In Romania, apparently, they're just freakin' nuts [Autoblog].

  • Unleashing the beast -- We haven't paid much attention to actor Eric Bana, but we're intrigued by his directorial debut, Love the Beast. The documentary opens tomorrow in his homeland of Australia and chronicles his 25-year love affair with a Ford GT Falcon Coupe--an affair that ended tragically (for the car anyway), when Bana entered the Targa Tasmania Rally. Also making appearances: Dr. Phil (?!?) and the man we love to envy, Jay Leno. Check the trailer below [WorldCarFans]:

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