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Vroom Room

Good Morning,

Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation.

Retail sales are up in Canada, primarily due to auto sales. The auto  business in Canada is so good, to the point of single handedly increasing the results of the retail sector.

Used vehicle prices at auctions are higher too, a good thing for Canadian dealers not to buy, but to sell vehicles, and in many instances generate a profit. Agreed...not easy to source used inventory, but great to dispose of aged inventory.

This week we had another example that if the metal does not resonate. The deal is not closing, the sale is not happening. It was the classic case of "Lets generate numbers, values, monthly payments" first, and now lets see if the metal resonates...and it did not.

Dealers are in the people business, or they should be the NADA Dealer Workforce Study for 2015, notice the high level of turn over in sales positions. Which begs the question "How do you close deals?".

The various opinions on vehicle service and maintenance in Canada. The premise is that vehicles are not serviced, and there are missed opportunities with older vehicles. Always overlooking the reality that folks have little to no desire to service and, maintain vehicles especially older vehicles. In Canada its increasingly clear that folks do not want to be involved with older vehicles that require ongoing service and maintenance.

Think of this...old school dealers had a 5 car showroom, and 20 service stalls, today its a 20 car showroom, and 10 service stalls.

Should the folks in the auto business spend more time immersed in technology, or in being in the people business, and connecting dots. What do you think?

If you are still "sort of" following the VW diesel developments, an interesting article from Business Week "How Could Volkswagen's Top Engineers Not Have Known" its a good read.

An impressive photo gallery of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V...enjoy.




Vroom Room

Good Morning,

Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation.

Yes...we are on the cusp of a long Thanksgiving week end. Take the time to enjoy your family and friends.

Before we forget, the other day The Colonel is told by a captain that its a new aircraft...Wow a new plane. Looking around it begs the question is it configured to accommodate people? Dynamic prices for the flight, the seats, tight configuration, and the flight is full...go figure.

Canadian Sales:

A record September, and obvious a record year so far...we told you so. Which increasingly reinforces that CMS in Canada is inexorably migrating towards a mobility model, shifting away from ownership.

Interesting to see CMS (Citizen Main Street) give VW a clear Canadian message in September.


As we become more reliant on technology, in its various aspects we also become more dependent on people power.

Last week we posted a fascinating talk on Human Energy.

Vehicle Exports:

You could see this coming that with the low Canadian dollar, vehicle would be exported to the US primarily, with used vehicles its been ongoing for several months now. While manufacturers are warning their dealers not to export new vehicles. Imagine several years ago when the dollar was even lower, the imagination that everyone was applying to export new vehicles.

Somethings never change...

Our usual old race cars Porsche Rennsport Reunion Behind the Scenes.

From all of us have a wonderful Thanksgiving



Porsche Rennsport Reunion

Its the Porsche Rennsport Reunion this week end at Laguna Seca...




The Growler

Interesting car, informative video...




Getting Started

Great way to start the week...




Macan Turbo vs GLA45 AMG

Saturday entertainement...see who wins.




Porsche GT3 vs Camaro Z28

Fascinating Head 2 Head...enjoy!



Corvette vs Porsche

Lets go back a few decades and see how a 1967 Corvette 427 comares to a 1968 Porsche 911.

Guess which one wins?




Carbon Fiber Wheels

Informative video on Carbon Revolution with Jay Leno on the benefits of carbon fiber wheels. Agreed they are expensive, they are light, and they surely are cool...enjoy.




Carrera RS

If you are of a certain age, this is how you remember Porsche 911's, small air cooled 6 cylinder, Fuch wheels, handling that is a little hairy. Enjoy the video...