Its Friday, its chilly, its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable, we have cappuccino and biscotti join the conversation.
If you are wondering...yes The Colonel is back in total reality and up to speed...just in case you were wondering.
Think about this for a moment, back in 1955 (57 years ago) if anyone would have mentioned that the lowly by the standards of the day Chevrolet 265 cubic inch would morph a few times over, and still be around in 2012 and beyond with pushrods and only 2 valves per cylinder.
Who knew at the time!
If you are of an age that you grew up with 265's, 283's, 327's and perhaps took a few apart and put them back together again tell us about it.
Here is a thought...do you prefer the view from the rear view mirror or the windshield? Perhaps we are all spending an inordinate amount of time in the rear view mirror.
A quick example...in the early 1950's when Ed Cole engineered the small block 265 he did not have much to look at in the rear view mirror as a V8 for Chevrolet, yes there was the stovebolt 6. At the time he looked out the windshield, came up with a light, small V8 that fit the Chevrolet philosophy, with stamped steel rocker arms, and tubular push rods to bring oil to the roacker arms. The rest is not only history, but also the future.
In our case 4 years ago we did a "white paper" on The New Reality, at the time we knew that everything had changed. We do not subscribe to waiting for a recovery to occur, its a New Reality.
The folks at Inside Line published an impressive photo gallery of 2012 SEMA Show.
A few days ago The Colonel did a road trip to Windsor, and yes Windsor is slowly coming back (economically) in case you were wondering. Seems The Colonel cannot drive by RM Auctions in Blenheim without stopping and taking some photos RM 2012.
Instead of old race cars, we have Drivers and Personalities take a moment, totally cool.