Entries in Corvette (37)
Its Friday, middle of the month, its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable, as usual we have cappuccino and biscotti...join the conversation.
Yes...the dog days of summer are slowly progressing towards a conclusion for this year. The days are getting shorter, and Labour Day is almost around the corner. Take advantage of the remaining "dog days", and catch up on whatever you still need to do.
While you slowly get ready for the reality of the last few months of the year...whatever that reality will be...get ready!
Agreed...we have had a whole bunch of stuff going on this summer, in addition to moving our editorial office. Doing reviews has taken a back seat to other priorities. We are working on resuming our reviews, yes...we miss reviewing cars and trucks. In case you did not know we have our Wall of Reviews take a look.
If you want to explore a different beer consider Hoegaarden its delightfully unique, especially if you are already familiar with white beers.
Pete of Pete's Corvette sent The Colonel an e-mail a few days ago, advising him that Ron Weaver passed away a few days ago, our thoughts and prayers are with Ron's family...at the same time it reinforces that its been a few years or decades might be more appropriate.
Can you imagine if all the folks in Ottawa on Parliement Hill would listen to DAWG FM for a few hours each day...think about this for a moment.
Have you noticed that most Canadian success stories tend to fade after a while, Blackberry is another example of Canadian technology losing its way, the founders having their moments of fame, then cashing out. Good thing Tim Horton keeps on going, and going, and going!
Is it a testament to the reliability of modern vehicles? Old school dealerships had small showrooms and big shops, today they have big showrooms and small shops. Think about this business model for a moment...
This coming week end is all the activites at Monterey...
Our usual old race cars from the Monterey Motorsports Pre Reunion 2013.
Catch the set up day at Monterey...here.
If you are of a certain age, and a few decades ago devoured buff magazines for your automotive fix, you surely remember Don Sherman. If you have ever drive a 427 roadster with side pipes you will relate to the "4 wheel motorcycle analogy".
Totally cool video...enjoy!
Its Friday, almost month end, its the Vroom Room, come in and make yourself comfortable, join the conversation.
Agreed...we have had a tumultuous month of June, moved our editorial office, played and still playing catch up, and a few other issues, its been an interesting month of June, and first half of the year for us at Strada.
It was the 90th Anniversary of the race...think about this for a moment!
Did you expect anyone else to win than Audi, these folks own the race. We were disappointed that Corvette Racing came in third. This year's race started tragically, and was a challenge for everyone for a myriad of reasons, but usually a case of going a little too fast for the prevailing conditions.
Although we had some obligations Saturday morning, we got the feeling that the race never gained the Twitter critical mass momentum of the previous years.
As well we got the feeling that something was missing at Corvette Racing (budget cut perhaps).
Dog Days of Summer:
As we enter the Dog Days of Summer we urge you to remain alert, vigilant, and prescient with a keen eye to your surroundings and what is developing around you. As you know once reality sets in again following Labor Day we might all be surprised. In the meantime enjoy the summer.
As an aside when you are in the Ottawa area and are looking for a memorable steak dinner make it a point to make reservations at the Sterling Steak House in Gatineau.
Another aside S&S is 55 years old, from the Cyril Huze publication an informative history of S&S.
Enjoy Sensuous Steel, and have a wonderful Canada Day week end.
If you are of a certain age, you surely remember drum brakes with sintered metallic brake linings. Goes back to the days of drum brakes and brake fade.
Metallic brakes linings were more resistant to fade, were noisy and squeaky, and not very good when they were cold.
With the usual square lining, somwhat similar to metallic clutches on heavy duty trucks.
Agreed we must be on another nostalgia segment for some reason or other.
Some time ago we came across this photo of metallic linings, it struck us that we had not seen metallic brake linings in some time.
If you rememeber metallic linings tell us about it...at the time The Colonel was probably still being educated and his budget did not permit him to even get close to metallic linings.
You could still drool over them...