One Lap of the Web: Dancing grandmas, fun with captions and drunken drivingWed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700
We spend a lot of time on the Internet -- pretty much whenever we're not driving, writing about or working on cars. Since there's more out there than we'd ever be able to cover, here's our daily digest of car stuff on the Web you may not otherwise have heard about.
-- Here's your daily giggle: Watch some dancing grannies cruise in their Mitsubishi i-MiEV in an ad for Cambio, a Belgian car-sharing company. We've seen the rap bit before, but these ladies kept us laughing.
-- A growing affluent class in India is creating demand for exotics. Speed limits are rarely enforced, but actual limitations come in the form of poorly maintained roads and import taxes and tariffs that inflate the sticker price of an imported car threefold. The New York Times reports on India's growing car culture.
-- Hooniverse has kicked off their "Classic Captions" project, which enlists readers to fill in a caption for vintage automotive marketing materials. This week's image is a doozy. Get in on the fun here.
-- The National Transportation Safety Board wants states to lower the legal blood alcohol limit to .05 from the current .08 for drivers. While board members told the Detroit News the move could become unpopular, they are working on safety recommendations that will lower drunken driving deaths.
By Autoweek Editors