Crunch
$28 Billion: How much money Daimler lost, by essentially paying Cerberus to take Chrysler off its hands, when comparing the amount that Daimler-Benz paid to buy Chrysler in 1998 and the money Cerberus will pay to buy Chrysler.

What Does Obama Drive?
The Associated Press asked the current crop of presidential hopefuls what kinds of vehicles they drive. What do you think the responses say about them?

Delaware Sen. Joe Biden (D): '67 Corvette, it was a wedding gift from his dad in 1967 when Biden married his first wife, Neilia.

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D): "For security reasons, we drive in Secret Service vehicles, but the Service lets us use a Ford hybrid when we're home in New York."

Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D): Ford Escape hybrid.

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards (D):Ford Escape hybrid.

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D): Ford Focus compact.

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D): Chrysler 300C.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D): "Jeep Wrangler, although my security doesn't like me to drive."

Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback (R): Ford Taurus in Washington and Honda Civic hybrid in Kansas

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R): "I don't drive, I navigate."

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R): An '07 Chevrolet Tahoe and a '95 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

California Rep. Duncan Hunter (R): "Suburban with 274,000 miles on it."

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R): Cadillac CTS.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R): An '05 Ford Mustang convertible.

Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo (R): Toyota Prius hybrid, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and Buick.

InsiderHappenings
August 3-5
Carlisle, PA
Carlisle All Truck Nationals will be at the fairgrounds for three days of summertime fun. Admission for onlookers is $8 to $9, depending on the day, and registration costs as much as $45 for specific judging and non-judging areas (one vehicle and two people) and $75 for a bit of everything. Call (717) 243-7855 for information, or go to www.carsatcarlisle.com.

August 4-5
Norman, OK
Slamboree will happen at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Preregistration costs $25, registration $30. For further details, call (405) 615-4636 or (405) 686-7744, or go to www.pleasuresweb.com.

August 11-12
Bowling Green, KY
Truckin' magazine's Havoc truck show will happen at Beach Bend Park. Registration costs $30 per vehicle and spectators can walk right in. For information, call (714) 769-7457, or go to www.truckinweb.com/events.

August 17-19
Indianapolis, IN
The 14th Annual Indianapolis ITB (Import and Truck Bash) will take place at O-Reilly Raceway Park. Onsite registration costs $55, while preregistration is $40. Adult spectators pay $15 at the gate, kids are $5. For additional details, check out www.myspace.com/truckbash.

August 19
Rialto, CA
Ludikrs Show lands at the Rialto Municipal Airport. Registration costs $30. For more details, call (909) 434-1999, or go to www.ludikrskustomz.com.

September 1-2
Millington, TN
Relaxed Atmosphere's All-Star Event will be laying out at USA. For more information, contact Chris at (270) 898-8996, or check out the website at www.relaxed-atmosphere.com.

September 1-3
Costa Mesa, CA
The Great Labor Day Car Cruise happens at the Orange Country Fairgrounds. Admission costs $12. For more information, call (951) 928-4550.

September 8-9
Lake Charles, LA
Midnight Fantasies Show will be dreaming at the Civic Center. Pre-registration costs $35, show day registration is $40. An inside spot will cost you $50. Motorcycle and bicycle registration costs $30. For details, go to www.midnightfantasiesshow.com.