Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation, leave a comment.
Its the Friday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which were subdued and for some dissappointing this year. If you start an event prematurely, start believing that everything will fly off the shelves because its market down...that's what happens.
When you start an event prematurely (the case this year) the level of expectation rises. These folks are retailing professionals/experts, relying on today only take another xx % off and spend money for the s$%t that is on the shelves. It does not impress the average consumer who does not see value from all the hype.
Are you getting the feeling that Cadillac with their move to New York is getting out of the car business? We have ongoing misgivings about the entire Cadillac adventure. In one way it sort of makes sense...if you can't sell enough of the product, get out of town go to New York, and tell the world that you are no longer in the car business. It all resonates...
Time flies...4 years ago we shared our thoughts on AMG engines as a fashion statement. This summer while experiencing a CTS V Sport the thought vector that it was a cool sophisticated car, compared to the hard core V version flashed through our thought process. Now here is AMG the fashion engine folks offering a sophisticated version of their models.
Is AMG admitting that hard core performance is good for videos, engine fashionistas, specification gurus, but perhaps not so good for sales? What do you think?
On a different note, in his day Jean Beliveau was a hockey super star, and we heard a rumor that The Colonel actually shook hands with Jean Beliveau a few years back. An informative photo gallery of Jean Beliveau.
If you are a drag racing fan you surely remember Dale Armstrong.
Another record month, with a few incidents of trading paint while competing. Especially among the Japanese and Koreans. Fascinating to see sustained heads up competition, seeking increased market momentum, and perhaps even leaving a few bruises.
Our usual old race cars from the Old Timer Grand Prix.