One Lap of the Web: Humvees, abandoned Ferraris and a Volvo collectionThu, 23 May 2013
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.
-- Auto Blog drives a military Humvee that's fully armored for duty in combat zones, weighing in at 14,400 pounds. Spoiler alert: It's pretty slow and uncomfortable.
-- Abandoned sports cars and luxury cars are literally collecting dust in Dubai. Their serious car culture, followed by a global economic crisis, resulted in tons of high-end vehicles, including a Ferrari Enzo, cluttering parking lots.
-- Volvo fans should peek at a Swedish car collector's private collection. Highlights include the first Volvo 240 coupe, and the last Volvo 242 Turbo built.
-- Three former Ford Argentina executives are charged with crimes against humanity for their role in a kidnapping and torture plot following the country's military coup in 1976. Their alleged victims: union members.
-- Automakers are opposing a bill that would require rental-car companies to park all recalled vehicles until they are repaired.
By Autoweek Editors