In the '90s, "Skateboarding is Not a Crime" stickers became extremely popular.
Of course, skateboarding was a crime back then, and in many places, it remains so today. But as of this week, along with the prospect of a misdemeanor trespassing charge, another possibility exists for skateboarders: Olympic gold. Because, as CNN reports, the International Olympic Committee has approved skateboarding for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Squash fans have been denied again.
Dear IOC, skaters don't need your approval. Here's what else happened this week:
- The Porsche 928 has never had a stellar reputation for reliability, and according to a member on RennList an example fought him at every step of the resto before going up in flames. He's actually relieved. RIP, red 928.
- While the reviews for the latest Corvette Grand Sport have been stellar, the editors at CorvetteForum have at least one major complaint: the color scheme makes it look like a "clown car" and a "cheap Hot Wheels."
- A man in Florida has spent the last few years trying to trade an island off the coast of the Sunshine State for a supercar. He used to want a Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] Enzo, but now he wants a Porsche 918. TeamSpeed has the scoop.
- Lane splitting—or motorcycles passing between cars—is a controversial practice on HDForums, and for years, it was legal just because it wasn't specifically illegal. Now that California codified it, discussion is "spirited."
- For a site which spawned the infamous PHDTS meme, the folks on Honda-Tech don't have much of a sense of humor. Just look at the responses to one editor's "S2000 Starter Pack" post. The trolls are quite angry.
Hit the links to get complete information on each story. And tune in next week for more news from the forums!