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Saturday
Oct292011

M-B Classic Center 

The usual...a video is worth...

 

 

Friday
Oct282011

Vroom Room

Good Morning!

The last Friday of the month, with 5 Saturdays and Sundays, its the Vroom Room, and yes...this month has been marked with memorable, unexpected, and simply out of the ordinary events. No we are not going to list events...we are certain that you can arrive at your own list.

Goes to show how quickly, and at times completely unexpected the world around us changes, evolves, progresses, while time becomes an increasingly precious commodity...very precious.

In case you missed it, we shared our thoughts on the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet (scroll down). We were still surprised to hear The Colonel recount his experiences with Chevrolet...truly remarkable. 

Are you are of an age where you had the opportunity to see Don Garlits run? This will resonate...here. If you never saw Don Garlits, the article portrays a concise description of the early days of drag racing. 

As the population if the planet approaches 7 Billion in the next few days, the counter is...here.

At times we are simply taken aback by folks that posture their social media abilities, and capabilities by providing links to stuff that has not been updated in ages. Go figure...

Other times we are also taken aback by folks that should know better, and for some reason make comments that are completely unsubstantiated. You get the feeling that some folks get into "content mode" for the sake of the content...often reverbalising what someone else has said...another reasons we always urge you to be your own editor.

An example...last year we mentioned Car Wars in Canada...here. Last year BMW blinked in September literally concending the top position to Mercedes-Benz, for a myriad of reasons we knew that BMW was not going to blink this year (we appreciate competition in the auto business). We have mentioned that BMW is ahead of Mercedes this year, other folks are saying that Mercedes is ahead of BMW. Lets take a look at the end of September considering cars and SUV's only, not other branded vehicles, commercial trucks, or motorcycles. BMW= 22,124 Mercedes = 20,835 you conclude who is ahead....we agree BMW.

Our usual old race cars, this time from Sebring...here. 

 

 

Thursday
Oct272011

Chevrolet Turns 100 - Part 1

We continue with The Colonel...

A- Its not how good the cars were...its..

Q- Exactly..its the interaction, what you could do with the cars...

A- It was affordable to modify Chevies...

Q- Affordable, relatively easy, and fun in hindsight it created an enduring bond to the brand...

A- There is tradition, history, provenance...

Q- An immense amount of all of those...

A- The small block Chevrolet engine is iconic...

Q- No kidding...must be an understatement...still have one.

A- Still have one...you have a Chevrolet and a small block

Q- Yes...a half built small block on an engine stand...and a Chevrolet.

A- You do have bowties...

Q- Not really...its just cool to have "heirlooms" from a different time when interacting with Chevrolet was a fascinating pass time...

Q- You must have pampered the Chevrolet that you have, how old is it...

A- The car is 33 years old...took care of it, but not pampered, never pampered.

Q- You take good care of cars, but also drive them with gusto...

A- Exactly...

Q- Many folks are talking about their favorite Chevrolet, the hits, the misses, the history over the years.

A- Its the interaction, that makes Chevrolet special, my interaction through the years, they are heirlooms because of the interactions...

Q- If we understand this, you interacted with Chevrolets, probably worked on them, modified them, and drove them with some gusto...and the one you have is all of that...

A- Exactly...the one I have is tweaked...could not leave it alone.

Q- We heard you were sitting next to Don Runkle.

A- You are referring to the Chevrolet Monent, followed by beer and hotdogs in Detroit.

Thank You... 

 

 

Wednesday
Oct262011

Will It Buff Out?

What do you think?


 

Wednesday
Oct262011

Chevrolet Turns 100

This morning we caught up with The Colonel, as you know he has been a busy fellow these past few months. This morning he is here with us, enjoying a cappucino and a cannoli. As Chevrolet is turning 100, we want to get his thoughts on Chevrolet...lets get going.

Q- Colonel Good Morning! Chevrolet is turning 100...how long have you known Chevrolet? 

A- Good Morning guys...is that a fair question...put it this way my father's first car was a 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air with a 216 cu.in. 6 cylinder, and a 3 speed column shift.

Q- Wow...that is a few years ago...you remember that car?

A- I appreciate the touch of sarcasm, I was young..yes I remember that car...I remember having to almost dive under the dash to fully depress the clutch pedal to start the car...it had a push button start...same as today's cars.

Q- What was you fist car? 

A- You know...or should know...Chevrolet...here.

Q- Apologies...we had forgotten about the white Biscayne, do you still have a Chevrolet?

A- Still have a Chevrolet?...you know the answer...yes still have one.

Q- You were diving under a dash as a kid to start a Chevrolet, you probably learned to drive with a Chevrolet, your first car was a Chevrolet, and you still have a Chevrolet...

A- Precisely....

Q- Heard that you have been accused of having "bow ties flow through your veins"...

A- Folks used to say that...

Q- You have not driven a Chevrolet as a daily driver in years...

A- Agreed...have not had a Chevrolet daily driver in a few decades, but Chevies have a special place.

Q- You don't drive one so...why do Chevies have a special place?

A- I grew up with Chevrolet, tinkered with Chevrolet, did all sorts of stuff with Chevrolet, it leaves a lasting impression

Q- Are you saying that some years ago (being subtle decades might be more appropriate)...Chevrolet was the car for gearheads.

A- Exactly...but not just Chevrolet...

Q- What is it...then

A- Chevrolet with the small block Chevy democratised performance, made it available and affordable for everybody...especially if you were a student...

Q- You could take a Chevrolet and easily modify the car...

A- Precisely...and it leaves a lasting impression!

We will continue....