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Monday
Feb282011

Challenger 392

If you are of a certain age that you remember the iconic Hemi 392, then you also remember Don Garlits, and the early Chrysler 300 letter cars. Needless to say that when you see the latest Challenger 392...for a multitude of reasons the car resonates. 

Here is Jay Leno, and Ralph Giles having a bit of fun with a Challenger 392.

 

Friday
Feb252011

Vroom Room 

Good Morning!

Manoir RichelieuIts Friday, its the Vroom Room, come in we have cappuccino and biscotti, make yourself comfortable, plus its the last Vroom Room of February which has literally flown...

Last week we were at the Toronto Auto Show, we shared our thoughts, posted photos of vehicles and people that caught our attention at the time. Toronto has the largest population in Canada, the show is known as the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS), general consensus is that something is missing...we will discuss the "something" at a later date. 

If you watched the Daytona 500 and are a NASCAR fan, you had a good idea of how the race was going to develop, it was probably quite accurate, boring, everyone is glued to someone else, one false move and its a crash...the race did not disappoint in that regard. The finish was priceless, no one expected the Wood Brothers to win, or a 20 year old rookie Trevor Bayne to be driving the car. Absolutely priceless...must have been the gold in the 21 that did it.

We did our story on Drum Brakes and it caught attention, this weeks Winter Driving caught attention again, must be something about going back a few years. Here we are doing a story on winter driving, and 2 days later we are driving a Ford Explorer in very wintry and icy conditions. Since we are all attuned to technology, we must admit that technology makes it much easier, seamless, and perhaps reckless to drive in winter. Its at the point where the vehicle will save a distracted driver from embarrassing or worse situations.

Here is our theory, on a side road with little traffic, out of range of smart devices, its easy, and enjoyable to focus exclusively on the driving, adjusting and recalibrating for the prevailing conditions. In major metro areas, aggravated by the traffic congestions, distracted by activated smart devices, technology probably saves several individuals every day from an embarrassing situation or worse. 

The question to ask: "How often has the vehicle saved you from situations or worse? Did you notice? Did you care? Did you take it for granted?" Tell us when technology saved you from an embarrassing moment, leave a comment.

Do you remember when auto publications had classifieds at the end?...take a look...here.

 

 

Thursday
Feb242011

Falcon Kestrel

Totally cool....enjoy! The Falcon site is...here

More coolness...

 

 

Wednesday
Feb232011

Car Simulator

You will find this interesting...

 

Tuesday
Feb222011

Bentley Supersport Ice Record

You probably heard or read about it...a video is worth...