Its Friday, its the Vroom Room from our new editorial office, come in make yourself comfortable we have cappuccino and biscotti as usual.
As we mentioned last Friday, we were moving our office this week, its a done deal, still have stuff in boxes, and getting oriented....happy that its a done deal.
Fascinating how moving enhances and energises the horizon ahead, while dulling some memories and the past.
Taking a quick look at Canadian sales for May, the Detroit 3 are moving along with good momentum, although GM is relegated to 3rd place on a YTD basis.
Its refreshing to see Honda and Toyota power along this year, as well as their luxury lines, compared to last year when they were still being conservative.
MerBimAu is feeling some turbulence in the market, especially MerBim, is it possible that they have caught every possible prospect that they could with their myriad of programs for the past few years.
The Koreans are feeling some turbulence too.
Overall it was a strong May, and yes some manufacturers blinked, others got squeezed in a corner, and other gained momentum. As we always say....in a tight competitive market, there are winners and losers.
Our usual old race cars from The Spa Classic...enjoy!
This time they've got daredevil B.A.S.E. jumper Valery Rozov (who has somehow lived to age 48) making what they're claiming to be the first-ever jump from the mountain at 23,667 feet.
More than two years were spent preparing for the jump, including considerable time and effort devoted to developing a special new wingsuit, a special jumpsuit that shapes the human body into an airfoil, creating lift and, with it, "human flight." Rozov and his team, which included four sherpas as well as photographers and camera crew, spent nearly three weeks in the Himalayas before the jump on May 5.