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Saturday
Feb282015

Miss You

Saturday morning nostalgia on this last day of February Miss You with Buddy Guy, Ronnie Wood, Johnny Lang. By now you know that we are not just about cars...catch the moment Buddy Guy breaks a string on his Stratocaster.

 

Thursday
Feb262015

Headlamps

We tend to take headlamps for granted, especially that for the past few years they have turned into a light show, and in some instances become a brand identifier.

Lets go back for a moment to the sealed beam headlight that was the mainstay of the industry for decades. The 7 inch round sealed beam with the high beam button on the floor. That sealed beam provided some sort of visibility compared to today, although at the time we did not know better.

The industry progressed from single round , to double round, to double rectangular, always a sealed beams that provided visibility. While the high beam button that was on the floor progressed to the turn signal stalk on the steering column.

Back in the day, at some point you surely concluded that you could overdrive the headlamps on your car especially on a dark secondary road. As most enthusiasts you started seeking a headlamp that provided more  light and speed.

The immediate fix was to install a set of "driving lights" if the car provided space to install driving lights. It was also a cool factor to have driving lights on your car. On heavy duty trucks for decades Per-Lux driving lights mounted in a bumper extension were the cool factor.

An alternative was to exchange the sealed beams which were inexpensive; for headlamps with halogen bulbs that provided a dramatic improvement in lighting, and increase in price. Obvious halogen provided more light, and speed prior to overdriving the headlamps. Some halogen headlamps accumulated humidity which deteriorated the reflector.

At one point manufacturers too adopted halogen headlamps.

The advent of Xenon (HID) headlamps was the next big step. They were expensive as an option, and expensive to repair.

Now its LED headlamps which are increasing in popularity. We all know that Audi for the past decade has been a pioneer with LED lighting. Today all luxury cars have one form or another of LED lighting in their headlamps.

Agreed...the headlamp light show gets even more interesting with the increase in SUV/CUV and lights being higher off the ground, and many folks augment the light show with their driving/fog lights.

 

Wednesday
Feb182015

Ferrari FXX K

With Sebastien Vettel driving...enjoy!

 

 

Wednesday
Jan282015

10 Things Master Salespeople Do

An informative infographic from Salesforce...the article.

You know the saying "We all sell" especially with social media.


Beyond Followers: How to Achieve True Engagement with Social Media

 

 

Tuesday
Jan202015

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Cool story and video...enjoy!