1. The cops in Kansas don’t appear to have a sense of holiday spirit OR humor. They ticketed David Hill of Wichita for having 856 Christmas lights on his Ford F150.
2. George W. Bush’s Ford F-150 to be auctionated at this year’s Barrett-Jackson next month with the proceeds of the sale going to the Fisher House Foundation.
3. YouTube is very popular and so are auto ads. Eight of the top 20 most watched YouTube videos were from automotive manufacturers. The Bark Spot was the most popular of all auto ads.
4. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued arecall for 2012 Lamborghini Aventadors sold in the USA. The cars have headlights that don’t conform to US federal motor vehicle safety standards. The lamps can be aimed horizontally but not vertically.
5. The answer to the age-old question is now known. According to Motor Trend, the 2013 Corvette CR1 is faster than the new 2013 SRT Viper GTS. And cheaper too.
6. According to a Bloomberg report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an investigation into complaints of unintended acceleration lodged against Ford vehicles.
7. The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is opening its vault to the public for the first time December 15 to January 6. No photos will be allowed so I am not going.
8. General Motors has idled the primary assembly plant that makes the Chevrolet Malibu for nearly three weeks amid swollen inventories of the mid-sized sedan.
9. Chrysler Group wants to invest nearly $162 million in an Indiana plant finished in 2008 but never occupied because of a failed joint venture and Chrysler’s bankruptcy.
10. Despite rumors of its demise, VW said it will resume Routan production in 2013. The car is a joint venture with Chrysler Group.