Yes, it’s Friday — but not just any Friday. It’s the Friday before one of the biggest car events of the year: the North American International Auto Show, better known as the Detroit Auto Show.
We’re cleaning our keyboards and polishing our cameraphones to bring you a glimpse of the newest, quirkiest, most interesting stuff from the floor of the 2013 auto show. In the meantime, here are a few tidbits to tide you over until the full motor meal is served next week.
1. We don’t read German, but thankfully, the Autowäsche 2013 wall calendar needs no translation. Because unlike Esperanto, men in their underwear leaning on awesome cars is an international language. [h/t John Voelcker]
2. Coming out isn’t something that LGBT folks do once, then go on about their lives. We do it every single day. As we saw yesterday in a recently unearthed newspaper article written by current Newark, NJ mayor Corey Booker in 1992, the straight public’s feelings toward LGBT Americans often change once they’ve met one of us. So, here’s some great advice: never lie about who you really are.
3. When people think of great Hollywood cars, they often think of James Bond’s Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me, or the Ford Mustang Steve McQueen drove in Bullitt. But we have a soft spot for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which could not only fly, but its name is great for puns. Here’s an infographic with a few more awesome rides from Tinseltown: