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Friday
Oct312014

Vroom Room

Good Morning,

Painting by Jay KokaIts Friday, the last day of the month, its the Vroom Room, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation, leave a comment.

In case you missed it (just scroll down) this week we published or thoughts on Canadian sales...the sales are off the chart...while our thoughts on Canadian sales are increasingly gaining momentum.

We're entertained by the coverage provided to extended loan terms. Again...its interesting to see how the mass media focuses on one aspect while missing the entire landscape.

Four years ago...times goes by, we published i-Dealer, its revealing that dealers are finally catching up to a digital dealership as an intrinsic part of their business that must be nurtured, developed, and protected. Pardon the sarcasm, the Internet has been around for 20 years.

You have to wonder what would happen if everyone "accelerated time" by only a few increments. Then you wonder why its not happening...time is the ultimate equaliser for everyone.

Approaching that time of year again, our thoughts on winter tires. Not which brand is the best, simply that you need winter tires, and you are the traction manager.

You could see this coming that FCA would spin off Ferrari to raise capital.

Can we say that 2014 is the year of the recalls? Can we also say that consumers are increasingly jaded with all the recalls? Cost savings? What do you think?

The Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction is this week end at the International Center.

Our usual old race cars from Thompson Motorsports Festival.

 

 

Friday
Oct242014

Vroom Room

Good Morning!

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

Our prayers are with the families of the slain Canadian soldiers this past week. 

The Colonel is back from his "fishing trip"...yes he is tanned, rested, relaxed, and getting back up to his habitual routine.

The conversation of low interest rates is now gravitating to auto loans. Its mind boggling to see folks talk around a few points with limited understanding, thinking that folks actually keep vehicles for 7 years.

Then the conversation turns to interest rates rising at some point, and the Canadian consumer not being in a position to tolerate even a 2% increase in rates.

Almost 2 years ago we did a comprehensive overview of auto financial services Money for the Deal, which is still timely and even more relevant today.

Our usual old race cars from CSRG Charity Challenge.

 

 

Wednesday
Oct082014

Chevrolet Racing

Alba Colon of Chevrolet Racing...cool and informative video.

 

 

Saturday
Sep202014

Trans Am Racing

Nostalgia from back in the days of race on Sunday, sell on Monday.

 

Friday
Sep192014

Vroom Room

Good Morning!

Its Friday, another Vroom Room, make yourself comfortable, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation, leave a comment.

In case you missed our coverage of Cobble Beach 2014...click take a few minutes to view the photo galleries.

The deal with leasing:

In case you did not know leasing has been around for a couple of generations. One the the captivating aspects of leasing is that you make money twice with a vehicle. Its simple, its perhaps too simple for many folks to grasp the enormity of making money twice with a vehicle

After decades it still befuddles a majority of folks out there, that letting a manufacturer assume the residual risk is not a bad thing for CMS (Citizen Main Street). While letting manufacturers and dealers make money twice is not a bad thing either. 

The deal with simplicity:

At a time when thing and almost anything can get very complex, keeping ti simple, short, brief, to the point, is becoming a genuine luxury. If its too complex, the attention span decreases quickly, the message is lost.

The deal with free flowing money:

Until the money flows freely, and CMS is good for the credit decision, vehicle sales will continue on an upward trend in Canada. Obvious most manufacturers have to fire on all cylinders and stay in the competition.

Talking of old race cars, we have a photo gallery of the 1969 St.Jovite Trans Am race, yes...we think The Colonel was there that year,