Put the Purell down. According to a new Australian study, what you really need is a clunker. Well-sealed new cars trap infectious particles inside, but your old car leaks airborne germs like it leaks oil.
Bush Stadium in downtown Indianapolis was built in 1931 as a field for Negro and minor-league baseball teams. Today, it's a historical relic holding hundreds of rusting vehicles traded under "cash for clunkers," a spooky memorial to waste.
In tough times, people keep their old cars alive through elbow grease, spare parts and know-how. This Hyundai Tiburon owner applied super glue, speaker wire and plastic sheeting in combinations so unfortunate his mechanic saved the sight for posterity.
14,000 cars sit on a disused UK airstrip — a tiny part of the massive backlog of vehicles destined for the scrap heap thanks to the popularity of the Government's scrappage scheme ending last week. [DailyMail]
Cash For Clunkers is finally over. The final numbers? 690,114 cars were destroyed. Was it a win for America? Sorta. Of the purchases, American cars made up less than 40%. Full details, and most traded-in and purchased cars, below.
Less than half-a-day left in Cash For Clunkers and the end couldn't come soon enough. According to newest data, recorded dealer transactions jumped by nearly 30% this weekend. That, plus the top traded-in and purchased cars, below.
A Wisconsin town's decided if clunkers are to be destroyed, they'll let them go out in a blaze of backwoods glory, over a hill at speed. A truck towing a boat? Genius. (Hat tip to Matt!) [MSNBC]