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Saturday
May032014

Road Kill - Episode 27

Its all about Corvettes...

 

Friday
Apr182014

Vroom Room

Good Morning!

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.

In case you missed 50 Years of Mustang with Lee Iacocca, and Birth of the Mustang...what can you say, seems like yesterday...it sure does.

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.

 

 

 

Wednesday
Mar122014

The Sinkhole

 Corvettes removed from the sink hole at the Corvette Museum...

 

Wednesday
Feb052014

Corvette Racing

Get up close and personal with the C7 R during a night practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona...

 

Friday
Jan242014

Vroom Room

Good Morning!

Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable we have cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation...leave a comment.

Agreed its been brisk for the past few days...its winter, its Canada, and it seems that the media is on a mission to arrive an elusive minus 100 Centigrade with the wind chill. 

Did you see Don Prudhomme at Barrett Jackson sell one of his funny cars with the hauler, as well as Tom McEwen's car. They were going to make some money, while disposing of a strong emotional attachement to the cars and haulers. Reality TV at its best.

You have to wonder when more recent cars will become popular, its a constant rerun of the same models, same years, same specs. There is an element of churning that is less interesting in 2014 than a few years ago.

When will a 1979 Camaro, replace the iconic 1969 Camaro? When will a 1994-96 Impala SS become interesting? We could keep on going, but hopefully you grasp our perspective.

An informative and visual recap of the Arizona Auction Week.

The aftermath of NAIAS, fascinating to read the reflective thoughts of various pundits once the glitter subdues. Some vehicle were remarkable, other ordinary, and some forgettable. Its not just the vehicles, the press conferences, its the direction that some manufacturers are taking, or signaling that is more telling.

MerBimAu at Detroit covered all the angles, niches, market nooks and crannies. 

The Koreans as expected are on a vector to crack the luxury market in a patient fashion.

Ford with the aluminum F150 has signaled that North America is not interested in a mid size truck. What does Ford know that GM does not know with the Canyon?

Did you see how the roof works on the Porsche Targa?

Toyota is breaking out of its conservative image...or trying to break out.

Yes...the Z06 is a winner, great halo car.

Infiniti seems to create more questions than answers, reminds you of the days of the Q45.

Yes...tomorrow is the start of the Rolex 24...anxious to see the Corvette, as well as Mantella Autosport from Toronto with the Aston Martin.

Its also the World Economic Forum in Davos for the next few days.

Our thoughts and prayers to all the folks at L'Ile Verte.

Our usual old race cars, an awesome Behind the Fence photo gallery.