Its Friday, its the Vroom Room come in make yourself comfortable, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation, leave a comment.
For whatever reason we had the opportunity to watch the final few laps, the restarts, and the altercation in pit lane live last Sunday. A clear indication of the evolution of NASCAR, although entertaining to a point, the silliness of the restarts which have more of an entertainment value, than race value was obvious. Emotions run high, overshadowing good sense...lets leave it at that.
Canadian Sales in October:
As anticipated October was a continuation of the first 9 months. We are seeing the ongoing migration from sedans to station wagons (CUV/SUV). More important after all the comments and opinions are expressed from the great recession to cheap gas. We are seeing a dramatic paradigm shift in how Canadians view their transportation needs, and solve those needs.
This paradigm shift will spur changes in the Canadian auto business in the coming months, and years. Stay tuned for more...
You have noticed the plummeting price of gas, it looks downright inexpensive at $1.19 a liter. There are some dynamic forces on a global basis impacting the current (inexpensive) price of gas.
Have you noticed that as more dealers go to a myriad of social media/technology conferences, in 2014 the best way to sell vehicles and close deals is the old fashioned "sales event/private sale". Its been going on for decades, and it remains the "premier" route to sell vehicles and close deals in 2014.
It reinforces the lack of Craftsmanship in the Showroom.
Today we might have a few too many links...here goes The Colonel spent an evening in Victoria with Rudi Koniczek a few decades ago. Back then the 300 SL's were not in the millions but still expensive. You would not expect Rudi to change.
Our usual old race cars...an extensive photo coverage of the 1970 24 Hours of Daytona.