The end of a year brings many things — notably, a host of holiday parties, a fistful of New Year’s resolutions we’ll never stick to, and an endless series of lists to sum up the waning year. Now, a couple of days behind schedule, we’d like to present just such a list of Gaywheels’ 11 most-viewed posts for 2011.
The two pieces at the top of that list are no surprise: number one is about Los Angeles, California and whether the BMW 7-Series is the gayest car in town, and item number two centers on diehard car guy/loudmouth Adam Carolla, who published a podcast that veered into territory offensive to gays, lesbians, and transgendered individuals. (In case you missed it, Chaz Bono bore the brunt of the tirade.) Like Carolla himself, both stories stirred strong emotions among readers.
Item three was our handy-dandy list of gay-friendly automakers — a list that we’re hoping to update next week during some chats at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. And the remaining eight pieces were all auto reviews. A nice, diverse list from our nice, diverse readership. It’s like the belated Christmas present we totally weren’t expecting, but we’re glad it arrived anyway.
And so, without further ado, the 11 most-viewed posts at Gaywheels in 2011:
1. Is The BMW 7-Series The Gayest Car In LA?
2. Will Adam Carolla’s Idiotic, Homophobic, Transphobic Rant Kill ‘The Car Show’?
3. Gay-Friendly Automakers
4. 2011 VW Golf GTI vs. 2011 VW Golf TDI
5. 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
6. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
7. 2007 Nissan Quest
8. 2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum
9. 2011 Toyota Sienna
10. 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI
11. 2011 Volvo XC60
Honorable mention goes to the 2011 Volvo XC60 Road Trip Adventure. It was a great article, to be sure, and the added beefcake didn’t hurt. Not a bit.