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Friday
Sep122014

Vroom Room

Good Morning!

Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, the cappuccino and biscotti are served, join the conversation, leave a comment.

Its always been part of the Ferrari history that if they do well on the track, they do not so well in the showroom, and vice versa. Its interesting to see Luca de Montezemolo leave Ferrari after over 2 decades, and replaced by Sergio Marchionne. 

From our perspective de Montezemolo was part of the "old guard" under Gianni Agnelli, and Sergio is part of the "new guard" under John Elkann. Obvious the new guard is increasingly exerting its muscles and influence within the FCA empire.

Should we be worried about Luca de Montezemolo losing his job at Ferrari? What do you think?

Within the bowels of Daimler, AMG has become a jumping point for the career vector of individuals. A couple of days ago the AMG GT halo car was presented to the world. The car looks like it was done by someone on a career vector that lacks the passion, understanding, perspective of what they were trying to do. "Lets take the roof line and quarter window of a 300SL coupe, the back end of a 911, and graft it to the front of an SLS"...."As an encore we will come up with a black edition with a carbon fiber spoiler".

Fascinating to see Mercedes win on the track with a superb F1 power unit, while Ferrari philosophically never got their heads around the F1 power unit concept. 

If you are of the opinion that a Corvette Z06 is an abosolute steal for the level of performance, we agree with you.

A cool video on the new Jaguar XE...Click.

We call it the Pontiac Saga, the ongoing court case of GM Dealers vs GM that is developing in Toronto. Its always fascinating when folks start washing their laundry in public.

Tomorrow is the start of the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Our usual old race cars from the US Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glenn.

 

 

 

Friday
Jun062014

Vroom Room

Good Morning,

Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, come in enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation, leave a comment. 

Do you ever experience "moments" in a car? What do we mean?

It could be an on ramp moment, or whatever else fires your imagination/emotions for a brief period of time. Yes...some moments are more memorable than others.

Here is the moment deal:

Its a bright Saturday morning driving a cool luxury sedan, Classic Vinyl is on XM, the conversation on channel 26 turns to a concert that will be held near the farm that was the location of the original Woodstock. Agreed that you have to be of a certain age to truly resonate with Woodstock from 45 years ago. 

The conversation turns to the original Woodstock, Soul Sacrifice comes on, up goes the volume of the Bose system in this luxury sedan. Wow cool car, superb sound system, are we trying to blow out the windows, with a Santana classic...lets enjoy the moment.

Its the F1 race in Montreal this week end. Will Mercedes continue its winning streak? What do you think.

Yes...next week end is LeMans...

Canadian Sales:

What can you say...a record May for many manufacturers, by mid month you could sense that it was a strong month. Accompanied by the continued increase of the "truck/utility" segment to solidify the strenght of the month.

Its so competitive in the Canadian auto market that no one is blinking.

If you have the feeling that we will increasingly hear more about the Google Self Driving Car, you are correct. It will gain additional momentum with time, and Google has the resources.

Horses:

By now you have concluded that we have this thing for horses, we are fortunate to be in an area where there are still some horses. Our favorite horse place was Windways Farm, a great location to photgraph horses, and do photo shoots. The farm has been sold, sadly the horses are gone...a strange feeling to drive by and no longer see horses in the paddocks.

Its the 70th Anniversary of D Day

More great photography of old cars from Villa d'Este.

 

 

Tuesday
May062014

Remember Senna

When a video captures the moment...

 

Sunday
Mar162014

F1 New Rules Explained

Cool video...explaining the new rules for 2014.

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Thursday
Feb062014

Michael Schumacher

An update...

While reports from France this past week revealed that doctors treating Michael Schumacher are in the process of bringing the seven-time Formula One champion out of a medically induced coma, a video released by the BBC in London describes some of the uncertainties facing Schumacher.

Neurosurgeons in the U.K. confirm that it's unusual for anyone to spend more than two weeks in a medically induced coma, and there are fears that chest infections and breathing problems could affect Schumacher's recovery going forward.

Schumacher is beginning the sixth week of his coma after hitting his head on a rock in a skiing accident in the French Alps on Dec. 29