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