Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable as usual we have cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation.
Yes...its also Black Friday and perhaps like us, you are growing tired of the entire Black Friday story line.
One thing is certain we are rapidly progressing towards Christmas.
From when folks would drill holes to lighten components and vehicles, or use smaller gauge tubes like the Birdcage Maserati, or the slow evolution from cast iron/steel to aluminum. At some point carbon fiber became the "unobtanium" to save weight.
Its refreshing to see BMW make the commitment to make carbon fiber an obtainable component.
Fascinating when it snows to notice all the CUV's that are FWD (front wheel drive), must be that the station wagon is alive and well morphed into a FWD CUV (goota love the acronyms).
The other day we bumped into a casual conversation with folks doing business in one segment of the auto industry, and after the usual connecting a few dots here and there. We asked what we thought was a simple question about the product these folks sold. Interesting enough never got an answer, so much for product knowledge.
In the same conversation "We own our used inventory" and "We floor plan new inventory for 6 months, then we pay it off". What a great way to manage inventory...think about this. Reminds you of the "car business" from close to a couple of generations back.
Just in case you missed "I'd Rather Go Blind" by Beth Hart with Joe Bonamassa, also catch the original by Etta James.
Have you seen the "pundits" rear their heads on how old is old enough to drive a vehicle. The thought vector is that at some point folks are too old and too stupid to stop driving, and that "somebody" should do something about it...since its dangerous.
One one side there are self driving vehicles that can stop by themselves, steer by themselves, and so on, and on the other side there are folks that are too old to drive self driving vehicles. Makes for a fascinating discussion.
Impressive photo gallery and results from the Art of the Automobile auction.