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Saturday
Jan142017

1969 Camaro

This is a totally cool Camaro from the Ring Brothers, get a comprehensive walk around with Jay Leno and the Ring Brothers...

 

 

Friday
Jan062017

Vroom Room

Good Morning,

Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, the first of 2017. Enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation, and please tell your friend.

Hopefully you took a few days off, and this past week was your immersion into the 2017 reality. Its Canada's 150 Anniversary this year. We know Canada has been around for dramatically more than 150 years, but Canada the country will be 150 this year.

Probably not thinking about it, the Camaro is 50 years old this year...click. Reflect on this for a moment especially if you owned a 67 Camaro at one time or another, and perhaps if you still own a Camaro now.

Call it what you want, carbon tax, cap and trade, the reality is that CMS (Citizen Main Street) is paying more for gas in Ontario and a few other provinces. Is it a good thing? Time will tell, but its a great start to the year...or is it?

Agreed...its a busy month, CES going on now, NAIAS next week, the various auctions in Scottsdale, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the World Economic Forum in Davos. Did we forget the inauguration of a new President in the US.

Canadian Sales

Although December was slightly behind last year, its been a record year, on top of a record year. It sort of leaves you for words...WoW. Yes...CMS (Citizen Main Street) is on a serious mobility streak in Canada.

Will it continue this year (2017) good question? What do you think.

Our usual old race cars a Visual Treat from Sebring...enjoy.

 

Thursday
Oct272016

2017 Camaro ZL1

Go for a lap around the 'Ring with the new ZL1 with an automatic transmission.

 

 

Saturday
Jul092016

1969 Camaro Z28

If you were around when the 1969 Camaro Z29 was new, you remember the high strung 302 with a Duntov mechanical camshaft, a 4 speed and probably 4:11 gears to keep the 302 revving.

This example in the video has been "tweaked" by Nelson Racing Engines, its no longer a 302, although it looks like a stock 302 under the hood. Check out the exhaust system under the car, as well as the traction bars, since these cars had a leaf spring rear suspension.

Back in the day a small block Chevy even an aggressive one was sort of refined. A big block that looks like a small block was simply nasty and a handful. You can see how fast the engine revs up and runs out gears. Yes...with a strong positraction (Detroit locker) they would start going sideways.

Burnouts were for the drag strip, on the street you "laid a patch"...see this Camaro lay serious rubber.

Without ABS brakes, traction control, stability program you absolutely needed to know what you were doing before throttling up a nasty car on the street. especially with miserable brakes.

 

Saturday
Apr232016

BMW M4 vs Camaro SS

A slightly different Head 2 Head see who wins...

 

 

Friday
Mar252016

Vroom Room

Good Morning,

Its Good Friday, its the Vroom Room, make yourself comfortable, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti join the conversation.

We agree, the world, mankind, still needs Divine intervention and saving...let's leave it at that. Take a moment to be thankful, and appreciative for what you have; we too often take it all for granted.

Corvette Racing could have probably done a 1-2 in GTLM at Sebring same as Daytona, a #1 is good.

The F1 season opened in Melbourne with expected results, its encouraging to see Ferrari get more competitive.

The Camaro ZL1 with a 10 speed automatic, interesting track car from our perspective.

At some point in your life, have you done something foolish, reckless with a car. No need to answer, we know that we have all had "brain fades" at one time or another. Hopefully not so much today. At Strada occasionally we recount a memorable moment.

In case you missed The Black Charger from a few years ago.

The Suburban Story again from a few years ago.

The Drive Story again from a few years back, the drive was from a few decades earlier.

Imagine for a moment when cars did not have telescoping steering columns, seat belts, ABS brakes, traction control, or crush zones to name a few. By today's standards the car was "unsafe", now get foolish with such a car. Enough...

We all deal with technology on a daily and ongoing basis, Andy Grove of Intel passed this week. An interesting and informative article on Andy Grove.

Next week we will be doing our first review of 2016, and to follow the trend its a truck, stay tuned.

Our usual old race cars, is a fascinating story from the 1966 Sebring race, yes 50 years ago take a look 1966 12 Hours of Sebring.

 

 

Tuesday
Jan052016

Cooling System

Reflect for a moment, we discuss a myriad of topics and issues, but rarely focus on the cooling system of any vehicle. Although we have progressed from belt driven, to thermostatic, and now mostly auxiliary electric fans. This video is from 80 years ago...some things are constants. The basics of cooling an engine is one of the constants. Although it omits to mention anti freeze, and thermostats when the climate is colder.

Useful information of how an engine is cooled, even 80 years later.

Wondering about a modern cooling system? Take a look...click.