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Friday
May092014

Vroom Room

Good Morning!

Its Friday, its warmer, its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable, join the conversation, leave a comment. 

You should know that The Colonel is hyper busy these past weeks with a myriad of stuff on his agenda, he feels that its keeping him "current"...need we say more.

A few days ago FCA (Fiat Chrysler Auto) held a press conference to present their 5 year plan, its a great strategy to create and gather media coverage, with every pundit chiming in with an opinion or a comment. Lets just say that 5 years is an eternity, and many "things" can change. 

By now we all know that Sergio Marchionne is a shrewd, and astute individual. Agreed...Chrysler is selling a ton of vehicles in Canada.

Must be a sign of the times, earlier this week we were watching an interview with a high profile Canadian executive that obviously makes a ton of money. There was a layer of "BS" surrounding this executive that was overwhelming (being polite). All of this at a time of increased transparency, and clarity.

If Millennials watched that interview, they would totally lose faith in Boomers.  

We need to vent a few rants this morning:

1- Start/stop technology on vehicles, it hopefully saves a ton of gas, while making the driving experience unpleasant. Especially when creeping in traffic, or leaving an intersection when the light turns green.

2- Back up cameras are emerging as a standard feature. Here is the deal, a rear view mirror is simple, and replicated in every vehicle. Back up cameras should be simple and identical to a mirror. Now that the novelty has worn off the cameras every manufacturer should have the same rear view mirror (camera). Yes, still need a rear view mirror for the times the camera lens is dirty.

On a different note we came across a 45 year old road test of a 1969 Mustang Boss 302, look at the 0 to 60 and quarter mile time. Today a mid size sedan is almost as fast, notice that with 3.91 gears in the back its doing 118 MPH at 8,000 RPM.  

The catalogue for this week end RM Auctions in Monaco, and a unique and original Ferrari 275 GTB/C.

This week its new races cars from the Continental Tire Grand Prix of Monterey 2014...enjoy. 

 

Friday
Nov222013

Vroom Room

Good Morning!

Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, back from the "fishing trip" come in make yourself comfortable enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti join the conversation.

Its good to get away for a few days, changing scenery and climate, disconnecting from the wired world, enjoying simpler things, while meeting interesting folks from other parts of the planet. We encourage you to "go fishing" especially in a warmer climate at this time of year.

Do you find it fascinating to hear analysts, pundits, often repeat the same things with a slightly different "flavour" month in and month out, convention in and convention out. We could keep on here but you surely get the "landscape" we are referring to...gotta wonder at times.

Back in 2008 we coined "New Reality", as we often see when something is a little too ahead of its time, time must run its course prior to become a current issue. Interesting to finally see the "mainstream" no longer focus on the recession, and start focusing on the "New Reality". 

Its fascinating to see the behavior of CMS (Citizen Main Street)in an environment of inexpensive credit; bringing it close to home...the inexpensive credit has been fueling the auto business in Canada to new heights, while dumbfounding many observers.

Think about this, CMS gets subsidised rates to punt the trade in value risk further down the road...reflect on this for a moment.

The RM Art of the Automobile Auction generatied strong opening bids.

Impressive photo gallery from Bonneville Speed Week...enjoy

 

 

Saturday
May182013

1953 Ferrari 340/375MM

Cool video...enjoy!

 

Tuesday
Dec182012

427 Cobra

Yes...we saw this car during our last visit at RM Auctions, and heard it run...enjoy!

 

Thursday
Aug302012

Ford GT40

The GT40 that sold for $11,000,000.