Entries in Corvette (51)
Its the last Friday of the month, its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation.
Last Saturday for a good while it sure looked like Porsche was going to clean up the GTLM class at Sebring. Yes...we are Corvette fans, and what a pleasant surprise when Corvette won the class. You know the saying "It ain't over till its over".
If you live in the GTA the cable companies currently offer poor coverage of motorsports...let's leave it at that. Accompanied by superb coverage of a myriad of never ending commecials.
Last week we shared our thoughts on Leadership Reality, this week a few events merely reinforced our position. Mind boggling what many folks do...truly WoW moments.
If you are in the auto business, if you are considering the purchase of a car, you must read "Making Car Buying Less Loathsome"...just scroll down to yesterday.
As we always mentioned, we review vehicles that attract our attention for one reason or another. Observing pundits reviewing vehicles they "do not like" for whatever reason is fascinating. Especially when the ego start emerging in the review.
If you are in Canada check out the Lifestyle Lookup...just enter your postal code. Its an interesting segmentation of Canadian postal codes.
The Jeremy Clarkson fracas at Top Gear...the classic case of putting too much of your ego, brand, where it does not belong...autotainment pushing all the limits.
Think of this...
The small block Chevy is 60 years old.
The 55 Chevy is 60 years old.
Our usual old race cars from the 1965 Sebring 12 Hours, read the story, view the photos from 50 years ago.
Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation.
In case you missed it...how could you? We have reached the end of January, yes it went by in a blink.
Yes...Corvette won the GTLM Class at the Rolex 24.
Next week it will be revealing to see the January sales results for Canada. Especially with a lower prime rate, lower gas prices, and a dramatically lower CDN dollar. Enough change to force most manufacturers to revisit their strategies and tactics.
Our Canandian Sales 2014 that we published had last week had its own "viral moment" for several days.
Our usual old race cars from Spa Six Hours.
Its Good Friday, its the Vroom Room, we have espresso this morning, come in join the conversation.
Safe to say that Spring is here, the snow is gone, and Sunday is Easter, and the days are getting longer.
If you are of a certain age, you evolved at a time when personal freedom, a sense of independence, was gaining momentum. The idea that "Big Brother" is always watching was contrary to the sense of freedom of the time.
The advent of the Internet promoted this idealistic perspective that we could connect far and wide with a myriad of individuals and promote a sense of a wider community...agreed 20 years ago it was idealistic thinking. That idealism spawned fertile exchanges with some smart and interesting people.
This is back in the day when folks were investing serious money upgrading from a PC that could deal with spreadsheets to a PC that was compatible with the nascent Internet, e-mail, and dial up modems. Lets not forget the cumbersome 15 inch screens.
At the same time the idea that "Big Brother" could be watching, lurking in the background was opaquely omnipresent.
Back in the days of "give me a real phone number, not a cellular number, give me a real e-mail address, not a Hotmail address.
Today we are constantly connected with our smart devices, with our cars, with our work, we literally go around with tracking devices to further enable "Big Brother" to watch over us.
Interesting enough we see a "padlock" in the URL bar, and think its safe, secure, and in the past few days we discover that Heartbleed is an immense security problem. You also become aware that OpenSSL is an idealistic open software that was adopted by a myriad of entities seeking inexpensive security software.
Fascinating to see the extent of "entities" that preferred to acquire an inexpensive security system (reminds you of the car alarms bleeping in mall parking lots), and the number of "entities" that took advantage of the situation to perpetuate and strengthen the notion that "Big Brother" is watching.
Keep in mind that "Big Brother" is also watching you in vehicles.
Gotta love this Road and Track article from 1963...Corvette vs Cobra.
Stunning photography and old cars from the Tour Auto Rallye 2014...take a few moments enjoy.