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Symphony of Stunt





In case you di not know we have surround sound, a boom box, XM Radio on the PC, we are great fans of satellite radio and one of our favorite channels is Watercolors, channel 66. 

If you are a fan of Watercolors...Sade resonates...a recent concert in Buenos Aires...



Tin Pan Alley

With SRV and Johnny Copeland classic blues...enjoy!



Phil Collins

Nothing to do with cars...just cool...nostalgia! In the 1980's there was a special something about Phil Collins, even Budweiser was using his music in commercials.



Stevie Ray Vaughan

SRV and Double Trouble at Montreux...SRV caught our attention a few decades ago, same time as when CD players and CD changers in the trunk (remember those) were starting to gather attention.



Vroom Room 

Good Morning!

"Skin in the game"Another Friday...its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable, enjoy the cappuccino, join the conversation.

A couple of years ago we did a presentation on the "moment of truth" that occurs in a showroom, perhaps at the time it was too far ahead for many to grasp. Everyone being embroiled in showroom processes, showroom technology, road tests, business office, closing a deal. 

Today increasingly many are realising that there is a "moment of truth" in retailing, and in showrooms from Zero Moment of Truth to Mc Kinsey arriving at the same conclusions. 

Think about this for a moment...the billions that manufacturers invest/spend at a certain point are in the hands of a sales consultant in a showroom. 

Have you noticed that many automotive pundits seem to have an unflattering "opinion" of dealers, and the showroom process of buying or leasing a vehicle. Reflect on this...

At Strada we have had and continue to have "Skin in the Automotive Game"....since a few decades. Must be the passion...

Starting tomorrow we will feature concerts from musical artists that are of interest to us for a myriad of reasons. Although unrelated, we feel that there is something between timeless music and cars, the something must be passion. 

When we have had vehicles with manual transmissions and a clutch pedal, often the operation of the clutch was indicating that it had been misused, abused. It always lead us to wonder that with all automotive pundits always touting the virtues of a manual transmission, perhaps driving a vehicle with a manual transmission was a reality some had not mastered. 

A few days ago we had our own moment of seeing how some folks deal with a manual transmission, a clutch pedal, and the ability to shift gears in a correct fashion. Interesting to say the least...which simply reinforced our original thoughts..."I can't shift for shit, but the manual offers more control"...gotta love it.

Take a look at the Fall 2012 Ralph Lauren Magazine, totally retro, and very cool. 

We always mentioned that $1.50 per liter for has is where the pain threshold sets in, we are perilously close to $1.50 a liter for premium (we are there in the GTA). Fascinating to see how this develops in the coming months.

The Global Debt Clock...see where Canada stands. 

Our usual old cars being prepared for The Windsor Castle Concours.



Vroom Room 

Good Morning!

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

From wa back in the day when reading a Ferrari road test/experience in a buff publication was as good as it was going to get, to today when videos make it more visual and easier. Take a moment to enjoy this roadtest of the Ferrari F12 by Dan Neil, and watch the experience on the video. "Ferrari has used a blowtorch of code-writing to loosen the bolts of physics." Priceless!

By now you certainly heard that Dodge pulled out of NASCAR for the 2013 season (next year), do you think anyone will miss Dodge in NASCAR? At the same time Chrysler started racing a Viper in the GT Class of ALMS this past race at Mid Ohio. Is ALMS replacing NASCAR...sure looks like it?

Take a look at this gargantuan map of the Internet.

Have you noticed that several folks/pundits are mentioning music in their publications, at Strada we have been featuring music videos for years. Use the search feature, in addition we also have music videos on our Posterous, and Pinterest. Needless to tell you that we listen to our favorite XM channels for a better part of the day on the speakers attached to this PC.

Think about this for a moment: The number of cylinders in a cars engine for decades equated to how much car one could afford, in an age of technology, and conserving energy, and meeting fuel economy standards. Do you think its still valid? Leave a comment.

To be different, go for a few laps of Sebring in an old 1959 Corvette