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Not to brag or honk our horn, we have been saying for countless months "the Canadian consumer is trading up and trading down in 2009". We were saying this when a myriad of pundits were expressing a myriad of opinions to literally cover all the angles. At the same time the automotive industry does not endure a vacuum for a long time. In addition we still wonder how come a certain Japanese manufacturer is still dormant?
Now that the "trading down" is a done deal for 2009 (we are almost in the middle of December) the folks at Hyundai are expressing their thoughts.
You may have noticed that this month we are expressing our thoughts on a variety of issues that caught our attention during the year (its easy just scroll down). At times we enlist The Colonel for a different perspective. We invite you to share your thoughts just leave a comment.
Are you seeking an original gift for the consummate gearhead? Send them a link, or print it out and give them a hard copy. The Nordschleife Line is a turn by turn guide....need we say more!
Do you know someone that needs a serious rotary combine? Presenting the New Holland CR9090.
Where you around when Citroen SM's were introduced? The SM was a technological "tour de force" in its time, an informative story of SM's. Why are we talking about SM's this morning, you know the guy (Colonel) that got stuck in the Suburban, he was telling us that he leased an SM to a friend. Perhaps one day he will tell us the SM story.
If you have had an interest in Ferrari's for a few years, you probably remember reading about N.A.R.T. competition Ferrari's. For many years Luigi Chinetti was the official Ferrari importer for North America, and N.A.R.T. is short for North American Racing Team, yes it was Chinetti's racing team at the time. An informative article and photo gallery of a recent gathering in Saratoga.
Overdrive was/is The Voice of the American Trucker before cellular phones and PC, and the rest of the technology. When truckers were shifting RTO-9513's, and keeping an 8V-71 within the narrow 400 RPM band...Overdrive was required reading, its still around online.
While we are talking about trucks, Custom Rigs is totally cool, with comprehensive videos.
Did you know, sure you knew the Toronto Motorcycle Show opens today.