Twitter Automotive Spotlight
Welcome to the best weekday every invented: friday. That’s right, folks. It’s a good day. But you stayed up way too late last night handing out candy/partying/shooting paintballs at those punks with their toilet paper so they’ll stay the crap away from your trees. That means you don’t want to spend a great deal of today’s small stipend of energy figuring out who to follow on twitter. Thankfully, on each post-party weekday, every member of our staff is issued…several…CCs of adrenaline to directly inject into our hearts at need. I used mine as soon as I clocked in, and I swiped my manager’s, too. So we’ll take care of all the automotive Twitter curation this morning. You just sit back, follow these awesome folks on Twitter, nurse that splitting headache, and enjoy this week’s Follow Friday Helper. And don’t ask me for any adrenaline.
- Every industry has its virtuosos, the standard setters. Warn holds this title in the realm of winches. They’ve been around since 1603 AD and a Warn winch was actually used to make the tower of Piza lean. That last bit may or may not be accurate, but Warn is genuinely the top of the braided steel line when it comes to pulling off-roaders back onto their roads. And they produce awesome new stuff all the time, like the Zeon, which we dubbed the Stealth Winch. So follow them to keep up with the cool kids.
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- Okay, guys. Remember last week when I digitally swooned over Top Gear, about how it was the best TV show since Soupy Sales? Jalopnik is the Top Gear of car blogs. Think back to the first X-Men movie, in which Magneto was going to use Anna Paquin to turn all the world leaders into mutants, and just as the wave of mutant frosting was about to hit the island, it dissipated and everybody was saved from being immediately more awesome. Well, the writers of Jalopnik were piloting a plastic barrel in the bay that day, trolling for three-eyed fish, and they got a full dose. They now use their mutant powers of irreverent wit, clever imagination, and locating the obscurest corners of the autoverse to entertain, inform and enrich. Follow them on Twitter. Drive free or die.
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- I have a bit of a soft spot for Fuji Heavy Industries’ unique and specialized car brand: I own one, and it’s my favorite car in the world. These days, every Subaru is equipped with a boxer engine, providing a low center of gravity; and all-wheel-drive, providing for excellent handling and balanced power delivery. Except the new BRZ, which is a rear-wheel-drive sports car in every sense of the term. I reviewed one recently and wanted to steal it. Keep up with Subaru on Twitter for news on all their cool cars, including the new WRX, which we should see sometime soon.
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- It’s not because it’s right in the back yard of the Streetside HQ here in Kansas City, or that it hosts NASCAR events on its oval and endurance sports car events on its road course. We love the Kansas Speedway because it always seems to be up to something good, some devious new plan to keep us cheering. Follow them on Twitter to find out about the latest races, events, and NASCAR Experience packages they offer.
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- The Edmunds Empire stretches from sea to shining sea, offering a vast array of blogs, guides, and informational pages about just about every production car on the roads. Need to know what engines were offered in the 1997 Ford Taurus? Edmunds. Want to know the fuel economy of an EF Civic? Edmunds. Need to know how many films Boris Karloff starred in? IMDB…er…yeah. But back to Edmunds: they’re obsessed with everything automotive, and when they get the news, you will, too. If you follow them on Twitter.
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Check back each Friday for the next Follow Friday Helper but in the mean time…