UPDATED: see below
It’s been a quiet week here at Gaywheels, with many of our automotive acquaintances stuck at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. (Life’s rough sometimes.) Still, we found a couple of tasty news nuggets for car nuts. Savor them as you count down the minutes until Miller Time — or cosmo time, if that’s your thing:
- Racing fans will be happy to hear that Toyota has announced its star-studded list of participants for the 2012 “Glitz, Glamour, and Glory” pro/celebrity race on Saturday, April 14 in Long Beach, California. Non-racing fans will be happy to hear that uber-daddy Christopher Meloni (of Oz, Law and Order, and soon, True Blood) will be among the celebs on the track, racing Scion tCs for fun and philanthropy. Horsepower and hunks: everybody wins.
- Remember how we told you that the LGBT-friendly license plates in Indiana had been spared? Well, not so fast. Bilerico is reporting that someone has resurrected the bill to nix them – along with all other specialty plates — as an amendment to another piece of legislation. Typically, that sort of thing isn’t supposed to happen in the last few days of the legislative session, but clearly, conservatives have ditched manners in their desperation. We encourage you to give the legislature a call — especially if you’re a resident of Indiana. Ring (800) 382-9842 to leave a message for House leadership, or (800) 382-9467 to reach state Senate leadership. Now, please. [h/t John Voelcker]
- UPDATED: The bigots in Indiana may have found a loophole allowing them to kill the LGBT license plate while leaving all others intact. What a frustrating way to end the week.