Entries in Mustang (21)
Its Friday, its the Vroom Room,make yourself comfortable, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation.
Have you noticed that Chevrolet with the Camaro Z28 and Ford with the Mustang GT350 are reviving old pony car memories from 2 generations back. Yes...Chrysler stuffed the equivalent of an "old school Hemi" in their Challenger. Lets ask the question "What would you rather have a German turbo something with paddles, or a Detroit V8 something with a clutch pedal?"
What do you think "Boomers" with "Millenial" offsprings relate to most? Especially if the Boomers went to Trans Am races way back in the day.
A Ford V8 with a "flat crank" is encroaching on Ferrari territory.
What is a "flat cranK" or a "single plane crankshaft"...on a traditional V8 the crank throws are at 90 degrees which generates the tradional V8 sound. A flat crank the throws are at 180 degrees (flat) which generates the traditional Ferrari V8 sound.
The Los Angeles Auto Show opens this week, while the traditional North American show circuit starts for another year, accompanied by some inspired product, and the usual corporate hyperbole.
The other day we were reading that a publication is offering a "backstage" walk around during press days at the Detroit Auto Show for $495 per person. First thought "Are we reading this correctly?" Second thought "A brilliant way to value the knowledge base of the publication". Third thought "Perhaps we should charge a fee for our knowledge base".
There continues to be talk by industry professionals on the lenght of auto loans, and who is offering these loans. It makes for interesting conversations. As we have been saying "free flowing money" is one element empowering auto sales in Canada.
Our usual old race cars from the Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014...enjoy the photography.
Its Good Friday, its the Vroom Room, we have espresso this morning, come in join the conversation.
Safe to say that Spring is here, the snow is gone, and Sunday is Easter, and the days are getting longer.
If you are of a certain age, you evolved at a time when personal freedom, a sense of independence, was gaining momentum. The idea that "Big Brother" is always watching was contrary to the sense of freedom of the time.
The advent of the Internet promoted this idealistic perspective that we could connect far and wide with a myriad of individuals and promote a sense of a wider community...agreed 20 years ago it was idealistic thinking. That idealism spawned fertile exchanges with some smart and interesting people.
This is back in the day when folks were investing serious money upgrading from a PC that could deal with spreadsheets to a PC that was compatible with the nascent Internet, e-mail, and dial up modems. Lets not forget the cumbersome 15 inch screens.
At the same time the idea that "Big Brother" could be watching, lurking in the background was opaquely omnipresent.
Back in the days of "give me a real phone number, not a cellular number, give me a real e-mail address, not a Hotmail address.
Today we are constantly connected with our smart devices, with our cars, with our work, we literally go around with tracking devices to further enable "Big Brother" to watch over us.
Interesting enough we see a "padlock" in the URL bar, and think its safe, secure, and in the past few days we discover that Heartbleed is an immense security problem. You also become aware that OpenSSL is an idealistic open software that was adopted by a myriad of entities seeking inexpensive security software.
Fascinating to see the extent of "entities" that preferred to acquire an inexpensive security system (reminds you of the car alarms bleeping in mall parking lots), and the number of "entities" that took advantage of the situation to perpetuate and strengthen the notion that "Big Brother" is watching.
Keep in mind that "Big Brother" is also watching you in vehicles.
Gotta love this Road and Track article from 1963...Corvette vs Cobra.
Stunning photography and old cars from the Tour Auto Rallye 2014...take a few moments enjoy.