Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, the cappuccino and biscotti are served, join the conversation, leave a comment.
Its always been part of the Ferrari history that if they do well on the track, they do not so well in the showroom, and vice versa. Its interesting to see Luca de Montezemolo leave Ferrari after over 2 decades, and replaced by Sergio Marchionne.
From our perspective de Montezemolo was part of the "old guard" under Gianni Agnelli, and Sergio is part of the "new guard" under John Elkann. Obvious the new guard is increasingly exerting its muscles and influence within the FCA empire.
Should we be worried about Luca de Montezemolo losing his job at Ferrari? What do you think?
Within the bowels of Daimler, AMG has become a jumping point for the career vector of individuals. A couple of days ago the AMG GT halo car was presented to the world. The car looks like it was done by someone on a career vector that lacks the passion, understanding, perspective of what they were trying to do. "Lets take the roof line and quarter window of a 300SL coupe, the back end of a 911, and graft it to the front of an SLS"...."As an encore we will come up with a black edition with a carbon fiber spoiler".
Fascinating to see Mercedes win on the track with a superb F1 power unit, while Ferrari philosophically never got their heads around the F1 power unit concept.
If you are of the opinion that a Corvette Z06 is an abosolute steal for the level of performance, we agree with you.
A cool video on the new Jaguar XE...Click.
We call it the Pontiac Saga, the ongoing court case of GM Dealers vs GM that is developing in Toronto. Its always fascinating when folks start washing their laundry in public.
Tomorrow is the start of the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Our usual old race cars from the US Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glenn.