Like it’s been said, it’s been a long, hot summer…
Seriously. I spent like two weeks bouncing around Tucson in mid July, taunting locals about how cool the desert was compared to here. It was, too because it was monsoon season. I thought for sure I’d dodged the 100 degree temps and humidity bullet until I got back and Mother Nature spanked the you-know-what out of us for two more weeks.
Now it’s time to really get back to work and make KC Confidential bigger and better. And what better way to start than restart the Car coverage with a stunning scoop – props to WhiteMamba – about the Fiat 500 being the ride of choice for ousted Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi
But first a local update on the 500 and a shout out to comments dude Rogger…
Since last we checked in, the Fiat of Olathe Studio is o-p-e-n. Meaning – that’s right, Rogger – that bet you offered me about you winning a night of shacking up with my girlfriend against having to trick or treat this Halloween as a straight dude – you just lost it! You said it wouldn’t be open before October. Now it’s open. You lose, dude.
Time for you to mothball that drag gettup of yours and start thinking Rambo!
What’s more Fiat of Olathe has like 30 or more cars for sale in every model, color and option package. Consumer Reports just praised the 500 but said its backseat and trunk were too small to recommend it.
The 500 has two more inches of rear leg room and 50 percent more trunk space than a Mini Cooper.
I’m telling you Rogger, you’ll fit right in.
Now the breaking news just in rom Automobile Magazine…
"Libyan Rebels Storm Off with Gadhafi’s Custom Fiat 500," the headline reads.
"Moammar Gadhafi has created quite an uproar in Tripoli, and Libyan rebels are retaliating and getting him where it hurts – his garage," Automobile reports. "Rebel forces bombarded his seized compound this week, and a few of them were spotted making off with a tricked-out Fiat 500."
That’s right, one of the (formerly) richest, most insane evil-doers the world has ever known drives a Fiat 500. Just like me.
"The emerald green and gold Fiat 500 looks something like an Egyptian scarab beetle – appropriate considering Tripoli’s desert-y surroundings," Automobile continues.. "But that’s not the only green thing about this (doorless), tricked out Fiat. Italian publication, Corriere Della Sera, reports the hatchback was based on the Euro-spec 500 Cabrio, and fitted with a 34kw electric motor, capable of driving 161 miles on a single charge."
See ya in Olathe…