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Wednesday
May042011

Driving on a Saturday

One of the perks of life is to have the "possibility" of doing one's errands during the week, averting the crush of humanity, cars, and boorish behavior on week ends. 

This past Saturday for a myriad of reasons The Colonel got immersed in a profound Saturday experience. 

Here is the story, what does it have to do with cars?

Follow along...

<> For a myriad of reasons, the night before, we made a list of several tasks that had to be done the following day. 

<> Besides a few close to home, the others involved commuting, probably enduring the Saturday crush of people. It might be annoying, and it might be an experience. 

<> Nice day, sunny, reasonably warm, unreal the amount of folks that are out doing the same thing we are doing, keeping retail alive, and well in the GTA.

<> For some reason most folks with a belligerent behavior are all driving the same make...must be a coincidence...not really! Its encouraging...that this manufacturer's sales have been diminishing for some time in Canada. 

<> Saw a few examples of mine is bigger than yours behavior, and some road rage....no one looks intelligent deploying, and publicising their version of road rage behavior...you really don't look smart...chill.

<> Enduring surface street, and expressway congestion on a Saturday is a test of intellectual discipline, and fortitude.

<> If V8's are reasonably economical at highway velocities, enduring congestions is not one of their qualities....at over $1.50 a liter for premium...lets leave it at that...

<> The motorcycles are out (haven't started mine yet), the convertibles are out, the toys are out, everything is out today....

<> Why folks get irritated in their vehicles? Some are multitasking, there are actually passengers in most vehicles, they are stuck in congestion, they are trying to get something done, its not as fast as clicking on a mouse...

<> Retailing is alive and well...

<> Congestion is alive and well...

<> The habitual stereotype of an individual with a pickup or SUV travelling at obscene speeds on the highway is alive and well...fuel economy...what's that?

<> Think about this...when most folks endure a crush of humanity, a congestion of vehicles on the roads. Does it motivate them to buy something? What do you think? 

<> Yes...I got my fix of humanity, retailing, congestion, poor fuel economy, boorish behavior to last me a while.

<> Yes...kindness is free, try it in a retail environment, especially late afternoon, will always get you a little something coming your way. Its as innocent as Thank You...

<> Fuel economy...don't ask...experiencing humanity in their various modes of transportation...and retailing behavior....priceless!

 

 

Tuesday
May032011

While the Plane Crashed

What goes through one's mind...

"Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009."

Monday
May022011

Lambo in Rome

Lambo Aventador in Rome...enjoy!

 

Monday
May022011

Go Vote

Make it a point to VOTE today...

Many folks on this planet have demonstrated and lost their lives to have the privilege of elections and to vote.

 

 

 

Friday
Apr292011

Vroom Room 

Good Morning!

Last Friday of the month, almost month end, its the Vroom Room, come in and make yourself comfortable.

Before we forget, make sure you vote on Monday, you know the saying "Folks get the government they deserve" make it a point to vote, so that we get the government we deserve, and hopefully with some stuff that everyone talks about these days....passionate leadership .

Month end it will be interesting to see how April sales developed or did not develop in Canada. What do you think? 

Have you...yes you have certainly experienced the price of gas...these past few weeks. We knew it was coming (since 2008), it was merely a question of time. We agree that paying $1.50 a liter for premium is an intellectual leap...perhaps even a high wire act. 

Will it dampen pick up sales? Will it dampen the "transcend winter" sales? Agreed...that it will be instructive to see how CSM (Citizen Main Street) behaves with escalating gas, and food prices.

Think about it...at least that auto industry did achieve the golden age of horsepower a few years ago. At the time we shared our thoughts to get your horsepower before it was too late, hopefully you did, and enjoyed your serious horsepower experience. We did!

A few days ago we were following a German high performance sedan, the version with over 500 HP, perhaps a few turbos, elaborate exhaust tips, diffuser under the rear bumper for the look. Its 2011...not 2008...what is wrong with this picture, many pumps stop at $100 you can't even fill it up on the first attempt, and many pumps will not take the same credit card again. 

Think about this...the first try stops at $100...then start over again with another credit card to keep on going...obvious that at some point they will alter the software for pay at the pump to go beyond $100.

In the meantime many manufacturers have small cars with all the features, and amenities of larger cars. Will it be gas (small cars), or transcending winter? What do you think? 

The usual old race cars...here.

In case you thought we forgot...Prince William on a motorcycle...here.