I've always dug the way the US state Departments of Motor Vehicles allow car owners to get personalised licence plates. A far cry from the stodgy old system that's followed closer home. The best that you can do is choose a number or a combination of numbers, or for the more numerologically inclined, get a set of numbers that when added up, result in a number that your family astrologer (or is it numerologist?) says will prevent a north-flying woodpigeon from taking a sh!t 2 inches above and to the left of your right eyebrow on the third Friday of every month that has an 'm' in its name. And most of the times, all of this comes at a hefty price.
Well, there is always the Internet. So for those of you who think you've always wanted to add that personal touch to your licence plate, knock yourselves out.
Another birthday. General Motors is proud to witness the 50th birthday of their small-block engine in the US and are commemorating the occassion by blogging about it. Here's a glimpse of what you can look forward to reading on the blog over the next 12 months or so. (Link via Divya of nimbupani)
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC for short, makes brilliant use of Flash animations and video clips to give you some crucial RoadSense Tips. Let certified driving experts show you the textbook way to handle critical driving manouevres. (Link via Amit)
Now here's something that would be awesome being a part of. Nine men and women from San Francisco have embarked on an expedition to cirumnavigate the globe in 4 pre-owned Land Rover Discovery vehicles. They will attempt to traverse 34 countries in a span of 9 months. In short, they are on a Drive Around the World.
But these aren't just a bunch of guys with an incurable case of wanderlust. The expedition aims to generate funds for and awarness about Parkinson's Disease and help people learn more about the world by encouraging exploration and adventure.
Getzclub.com is a global online resource for most things Hyundai Getz. First established by a bunch of Getz enthusiasts in Singapore in 2003, it's now a place where Getz lovers from all over the world frequently catch up.
It doesn't have an Indian presence just yet, so if any of you out there want to change that, here's what you have to do.
In continuation of my rather sporadic tribute to likeminded blogs, I give you The Car Blog, or TCB for those who are acronymically inclined. TCB is alive because some of today's top Web designers needed a place to drool and bitch about their motor vehicle obsessions. They won't always talk about cars, of course. Sometimes they will talk about trucks. Or motorcycles. Perhaps a motor-powered bicycle at some point as well.