Showing posts with label automotive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label automotive. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Marchionne's dilemma: To sell or not to sell Alfa?

Marchionne's dilemma: To sell or not to sell Alfa?

From AutoWeek/Automotive News. The pros and cons of selling Alfa Romeo to the Germans! This is a big business decision. They are talking about 2-3 Billion euros. One solution posed is for Fiat not selling Alfa, but some of manufacturing companies, which would net the 2 billion that Fiat needs to get free of it's huge debt burden.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Best Of France and Italy

I went to the Best of France and Italy show last weekend and had a great time.  It was Italian sensory overload.  We had over 150 Alfas alone and by some accounts there were 400 cars at Woodley Park in Encino.  By far the largest informal car show anywhere.  The atmosphere was one of camraderie and appreciation of all marques without any of the snobbery of judged shows or concours d'elegance outings, not that I don't like those show also, I do, but this one was special.  The cars that were shown were mostly drivers, some more than others, but all fun.

Here's my photo album of the show and it is by no means comprehensive.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

We Got a New Ride!


Yesterday, Jenn and I went out to Drew Hyundai/VW in La Mesa and test drove a Hyundai Genesis and a few hours later, she was driving our brand new Sapphire Blue Pearl Genesis home.  We love it.  It has all the bells and whistles that we wanted, plus some.   The big surprise to me was the Lexicon audio system.  I looked it up and found that Lexicon is a Harmon company, as in Harman/Kardon and the high end home audio systems.  It sounds really, really, really killer!!!  The only accessory that we don't have yet is the iPod connect cable in order to control the iPod from the system console and I'll be getting that this week.