Spring is calling, folks, meaning you only have to trudge through a few more hours of work before you can get out there and enjoy a weekend of working on your car, drag racing, or blowing stuff up. Hopefully all three! Since we know you’re so distracted thinking about that, we took a break from our own distraction to let you know who to follow on Twitter.
- When you hear that Warn makes the toughest winches on the planet, you don’t have to take it on faith. You can study the examples provided, like the fire trucks, off-road racers, and US Army MRAP combat vehicles who prefer Warn over every other brand of winches. We took a closer look this week on the blog. And now through Wednesday (April 30), get a free Warn accessory with the purchase of a select winch. Follow Warn on Twitter for details on this and their other awesome deals.
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- Former Porsche sales executive and current self-proclaimed pants shunner Doug DeMuro is a rising star in the automotive blogosphere. Since leaving Porsche, he’s written a book called Plays With Cars, spreading around his eccentric car preferences like some kind of ointment. He claims, probably accurately, to be the only man on earth to own both a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena, the latter of which he just let 20 good friends drive– to catch their reactions. But nobody touches the Cube. Follow Doug on Twitter for his latest pantsless hilarity.
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- What’s the most important automaker in America? Ford? Chevrolet? Without truck brands like Freightliner, neither of those would likely exist. The trucking industry drives American commerce, and Freightliner is right at the head of that convoy. But they’re not all business. Pro hillclimber and drifter Mike Ryan prefers his Banks Super Turbo Freightliner race truck while tackling Pike’s Peak and making crazy drift videos. Follow these hardcore truckbuilders on Twitter for all the latest.
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Juan Pablo Montoya
- Coming off of a seven season stint at NASCAR, Columbian driver Juan Pablo Montoya has jumped back into his former realm of open wheel racing, this time in IndyCar. And despite rough qualifying times so far, he’s beginning to feel the old glory again. At Long Beach, just the second race of the IndyCar season, he started 16th, but nearly grabbed a podium with a 4th place finish. He’ll be gunning for just such a podium at the Grand Prix of Alabama this weekend, and will use his NASCAR experience at the upcoming ovals. Follow Senor Montoya on Twitter to cheer him on.
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Pirelli World Challenge
- What if you could take all the coolest road cars out there – Lamborghinis, Ferraris, V-badged Cadillacs, Mustangs, McLarens, Camaros, and more, and put them together on a track? Yes, you’d be playing Forza or Gran Turismo. But what if it was real? This exotic lineup is part of what makes the Pirelli World Challenge so cool. Races generally accompany bigger events, such as the Long Beach Grand Prix, so they’re short and easy to follow, usually around 45 minutes. And cars drive in separate classes at the same time, so there’s plenty of in-line action to mix things up. Follow the PWC on Twitter to keep up with their schedule and pick your favorites.
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Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.