When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
Every Automotive Emblem, Explained
Amos Kwon, Gear Patrol
For some buyers, badge credibility is everything. But where did those badges come from, and how have they evolved over the years. This article takes a look at the history behind the small metal emblems that, for some people, are all-important.
Get the lowdown here
No Kidding, Mercedes-Benz Offers 19 Different Wheel Cap Options!
John Halas, CarScoops
Customisation of colours, contrasting roofs and fancy sticker packages are in vogue at the moment, but one element of automotive design is being criminally overlooked – wheel caps. In the USA, Mercedes-Benz will sell you 19 (nineteen!) different caps for the centre of your wheels, ranging from a simple three-pointed star to heritage AMG units.
Check them out here
Ah shut, thit dudn’t go will, by Brendon Hartley
It’s usually Australians making fun of New Zealanders, but this time Sniff Petrol, a British publication, has taken a swing. Brendon Hartley, a young Kiwi driver for Toro Rosso, crashed into his teammate during last weekend’s Shanghai Grand Prix.
Here’s a satirical take on his response – and don’t worry Kiwi readers, we love you.
RACE: Ricciardo wins wild Chinese Grand Prix for Red Bull
While we’re talking about F1, how about Daniel Ricciardo? Thanks in part to Hartley’s mistake, the Australian driver out-drove and out-strategised his rivals and claimed the Shanghai Grand Prix. He also gave a brilliant interview post-race, telling reporters “sometimes you’ve gotta lick the stamp and send it” when overtaking.
Get the race report here, and be sure to watch the highlights for some brilliant overtaking.