Its wonderful when there is serious warmth, with a touch of humidity. There is something about very warm weather that is totally cool...hopefully you took some time to enjoy it...we did.
A quick overview of Canadian sales, at the end of June (6 months) the Canadian market is 9.1% ahead of last year with trucks doing most if not all of the gains. Yes...Canadians love CUV's and strong promotions on pick ups. Ford has displaced GM as the unit leader in Canada. You can quickly conclude that any manufacturer that is not 9.1% ahead of last year is not trending with the Canadian market.
You can also conclude that the trend that we identified last year of "trading up" and "trading down" is still active in the market. The trading up is powered by leasing, the trading down is facilitated by longer term (at least 60 months) financing.
You can conclude that a softer than expected April and May, probably motivated some manufacturers to raise the level, and robustness of the "deals" offered in June.
Once we have the model breakdowns we will take a closer look at the figures and numbers, stay tuned as they say.
If you missed our chat with The Colonel just scroll down, we are certain that you will find it interesting. As well our good friend Brian shared his thoughts on Journalism, you can find them on his blog...here. If you have an opinion you can certainly leave a comment.
You are certainly aware that Bugatti went 268 MPH with a Veyron, a new world record! An informative interview with Pierre-Henri Raphanel who was driving the car for the record run.
Have you noticed that Chrysler is downplaying the Hemi branding of its V8? It was never a genuine hemispherical head engine, it was/is a V8 riding on the reputation of the original Hemi. This is a Hemi.
Since we always conclude, or seem to conclude with a photo gallery of old race cars this gallery is from the Festival of Speed at Goodwood...enjoy!
Might as well enjoy photos from the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours from Goodwood.