Link Love From The Car Connection: A MINI For Katy Perry, BMW Gets Modest, And Jerry Brown's Camry Gets Jacked

May 1, 2009
Kate Perry-style Life Ball MINI Convertible 2009

Kate Perry-style Life Ball MINI Convertible 2009

Flavor of the month -- America's favorite Christian rocker-turned-pop starlet has inspired a MINI. Yes, Katy Perry--the girl who kissed a girl and apparently enjoyed it or something--has inspired two designers to crank out the "Kate [sic] Perry-style Life Ball MINI Convertible 2009", presumably to be auctioned off at the massive HIV/AIDS fundraiser known as Life Ball. Also cranked out: some of the worst photoshoppery we've seen in recent weeks. (Mostly on the car shot, not Katy. Although....) [Carscoop]

Almost news -- This just in: California Attorney General Jerry Brown's Toyota Camry Hybrid has been jacked. Specifically: it was jacked up and the tires were stolen. That is all. [SFGate via JV]

But what's the new black? -- When hear the word "modesty", we think of many things: nuns, abayas, pleated pants, and so on. BMW, however, doesn't usually make the list, which is why we were surprised and intrigued to hear that the annual BMW Group Design Talk at the Concorso d`Eleganza at Villa d'Este was entitled, "Art and Design: Is Modesty the new Luxury?" So, 55-foot yachts are now modest? [BMWGroup]

Release of the day -- Strange news: a driver zipping through Yellowstone in her Ford Fusion plowed into a herd of bison, totaling her car, then went right out and bought another one (a Fusion, not a bison). Stranger news: Ford sent out a press release about it. No mention of the multiple bison deaths, though. [Ford]

Easy giving -- In more laudable Ford news, the big Blue Oval is giving $20 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for every test drive that's taken in a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury between now and June 1. Chances are, you won't be buying, but in this case, it doesn't hurt. In fact, it helps. [Autoblog]

Ad of the day -- In Sweden, Acne Advertising created an interesting campaign to boost awareness of auto pollution and the benefits of mass transit. How? By building a bus out of crushed cars. Unfortunately, it's so eye-catching, it seems to be causing rubberneck traffic jams--although that may prove its point, right? Here's a video to explain. [CreativeReview]

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