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Good Morning,

One cool car...Its Friday, last day of the month, its the Vroom Room. Come in make yourself comfortable, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation.

Yes...its still winter, with Spring somewhere around the corner.

The other day we were reading comments from a pundit that was trying to explain why some vehicles remain cold inside during short or reasonable trips in cold weather. It was a point of the thermostat working correctly, perhaps a draft entering the vehicle, and other assorted stuff.

Here is the deal: In cold conditions usually in the minus 20C and colder, inline engines take much longer to warm up than V configured engines. Easy in a V engine the inside half of the cylinders are less exposed to the cold. In addition once the engine warms up, and the thermostat opens, the engine will cool down again until all the coolant flowing through the engine and radiator has  fully warmed up. 

Connecting dots: Number 3 makes an appearance after a lenghty hiatus, and Junior wins the race. Think about this for a moment. Agreed...Junior does have a talent at Daytona similar to his father. Yes...we were huge fans of number 3 back in the day. But number 3 reappers and Junior wins...priceless.

If you are in the auto business and becoming increasingly weary from the incessant Internet, Social, Mobile stream of stuff (being polite here) that is floating around 24/7. In case you missed it, take a look at Innovating Automotive Retail you will find it refreshing and thought provoking.

In case you missed it CMS (Citizen Main Street) is doing very well in Canada, better than ever before, in a loan rich and cash poor position. In the auto business we know that CMS keeps on churning the deficiency of trade in over and over, and the moment incentives are tightened sales wither dramatically.

Amelia Island is next week end, to get you in the spirit a glimpse at RM Auctions offerings.



Junior Wins the Daytona 500

When a video is worth a gazillion words...



Dave Marcis

We caught this video on Dean's Garage...its cool especially if you have been following NASCAR for a few decades. Its a reminder to the days of the "good ole boys" racing...





How is the electronic fuel injection set up on a NASCAR engine, you probably have an idea, this short video dispels the various misconceptions.



Vroom Room 

Good Morning!

Be Your Own EditorIts another Friday, its also Black Friday in the USA, and its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable, yes we have cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation.

We have been (past tense) die hard NASCAR fans for countless years, back in the day there was something special about NASCAR, going to Daytona at least once. The annual tradition of watching the Daytona 500 on TV, and the Winston at Charlotte in May. 

A classic case of the "good ole boys" racing, getting aggressive, a little creative, and winning. 

At some point as expected for the sake of change, NASCAR moved away from its roots (what made the racing interesting) towards a higher form of being a business, multi car teams, tobacco no longer as predominant, and a myriad of other sponsors who are now reconsidering their positions.

In the meantime Brad Keselowski is the Sprint Cup Champion for 2012, the first for Brad, the first for Roger Penske, and Penske Racing after many years, and Dodge after quitting for 2013 wins a championship.

An informative article from WSJ on the present state of NASCAR..."Nascar's Leaky Fuel Tank".

You hopefully noticed that we covered The Circuit of the Americas on a few occasions, and yes we did watch a portion of the F1 race, and Lewis Hamilton's win...the circuit is a cool place which will impreve with time.

On a different note, if you have an interest in the music scene of the late 1960's and early 70's take a look and listen at The Smith Tapes.

Have you noticed the various publications offering the 99 cent special for one month, to subscribe to their publication...Strada as you know is still free.

A fascinating pictorial rememberance of John Fitch...enjoy!