Its Friday, on the cusp of a long week end, and the return to reality...its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable, as usual we have cappuccino and biscotti...join the conversation.
In a few days it will be interesting and revealing to see how Canadian sales fared in August...what do you think? Lets keep in mind that July was very strong...
Did you ever stop to think that the entire auto industry is enabled by technology, but is powered by humans, some great and some with foibles, and wathever else come along with the "human package". Especially at the dealer level, its the humans employed by the dealer, that interact with the customers that make all the difference.
Increasingly its the human touch point...of passion, persuasion, enthusiasm that will make all the difference, and provide the final "Why".
A few years ago we were driving a pony car on surface roads going out for dinner with friends, The Colonel comments that perhaps he had reached a stage in life where getting shaken and stirred in a pony car was no longer a timely experience. Fascinating to read a few days ago some old curmudgeon of auto pundit complain that pony cars shake you up...especially that these old curmudgeons are of an age that they remember the first versions of pony cars. As well most high performance vehicles tend the be harder in one fashion or another.
Its the same with all the high performance versions of different cars from different manufacturers, as we all know all these high performance vehicle are basically a toy, more than transportation. Its the point of picking a toy that will ignite on your passions...while complementing the individual that you are...
One example: Of all the engines out there, with various positions for camshafts, valves, blowers, turbos, and so on which engine really turns on your passions?
Another example: Of all the transmissions that are available, be it automatic, dual clutch, manual, paddle shifts, and so on which one ignites your passions? Not which one you want to drive everyday.
When you really think about it could almost be a no name generic car with all the right components to ignite your passions...agreed the brand might enhance the passions and nostalgia.
A fascinating photo gallery that captures the Essence of Bonneville, and going fast.
Our usual old race cars from the Monterey Motorsports Reunion...enjoy.
Yes...have a great Labour Day week end.