Its Friday, its winter, its the Vroom Room, come in enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation.
Its always informative to read the comments from the various pundits on the automotive Super Bowl ads that we do not see in Canada. One that caught our attention was The Truth from Kia, not only is it entertaining, it conveys the underlying message that the Koreans will become players in the luxury segment.
Have you noticed the ongoing discussion about privacy, spying, public networks, government agencies, and we can keep on going. Twenty years ago the Internet was a beautiful thing, it was young, fresh, full of idealism, and we all knew where it was going to go, or we should have known. It would have been naive then, as now to think that folks would not listen in, take a look sort of thing. From a few decades earlier the saying "Big Brother is watching..." remains valid today.
We did not expect huge sales in January, and were not dissapointed. Interesting to see the Detroit 2 (Ford-GM) take a break, while their dealers are full of inventory. In the meantime Chrysler moves along to #1. Perhaps some manufacturers thought that without incentives the market would come their way. Those that started strong will have an enduring advantage this year.
While talking of sales, the lack of inflation, and trying to answer the "what going on" question. A fascinating observation in the New York Times that caught our attention The Middle Class is Steadily Eroding Just Ask Businesses...this article incites a fascinating thought process.
On a different note, the coldest day ever in Canada at minus 63C was at Snag, Yukon.
Yesterday for us, and today for the folks in the same time zone is the opening day of the Sochi Olympics. Lets hope that hearing about the actual games, the athletes, the gold medals replaces the other stuff (being polite) that we have been hearing.
Our usual old race cars a bunch of old Porsches at Le Mans.