Its another Vroom Room...make yourselves comfortable.
For some reason on Tuesday Drum Brakes created a "Twitter Moment" a few days ago, in case you missed it just scroll down.
In November of 2009 we reviewed a Buick LaCrosse in our photo gallery...here we made it a point to show Chinese writing on an inspection sticker (green means it passed). We publish Global Auto Sales results the latest entry is...here. If you have an interest in the auto industry, and read our blog, you would have to be hiding under a rock not to acknowledge that China was becoming the epicentre of the global auto industry.
We posted thoughts from Carlos Ghosn...here where he mentions that in mature markets (that's us in North America) the automobile is down to 17th as a desirable object. In emerging markets the automobile is either number 2 or 3 (telling results).
Yes...China is the place that will exert extreme influence on the global auto industry.
There was a Memorial for Chuck Jordan at the GM Heritage Center you can see photos...here agreed its veritable whose who of Detroit folks.
Informative article from a prison interview with Bernie Madoff...here.
Did you know that Secretariat's last race was in Canada...here the movie is informative and entertaining.
Do you remember the days of heated muscle car competetion among manufacturers, and most automotive journalists, writers, publications of the time wondering what they were really getting to road test and review. At that time press muscle cars were "optimised" for 0 to 60 and quarter mile times. Often one car had glaring discrepencies with another similar car.
Those were the days of carburetors, distributors, slightly bigger jets, altered advance curve. Imagine today with ECU's how easy it is to tweak any vehicle. Especially that we all know that they are tuned on the conservative side.
Are manufacturers tweaking cars, probably not especially for regular commuter cars. Would anyone consider tweaking a car when the 0 to 60, quarter mile, or track time will become bragging rights. Or the car will participate in a shoot out. What do you think?
Instead of old race cars...how about a Boeing 747-8...here.
The Schlumpf Collection with some old race cars...here.