"We need to save car culture. We need to save it from the appliances. We need to save it from the commuters. We need your help. Jalopnik is launching a full-blown YouTube experience to bring you some ammo in this war."
From Popular Mechanics via Esquire: "Here's our list of the top 10 engines—and names—from an era when the engineering inside was worthy of the hyperbole plastered on the outside."
Sometimes stupidity wins.
"Lewis Hamilton's Pole Lap Shows Just How Insane Monaco Is". He didn't win, but this brief video from his vantage point is interesting.
"The 10 most beautiful cars money can buy". Except for the F-Type, they don't interest me, but your mileage may vary.
"Consumers Beware! USC Marshall School of Business Research Show how Buyers with a Trade-In get a Raw Deal"
I certainly believe it.
Interesting piece by Malcolm Gladwell that offers insight into the difference between how engineers view the world and how the rest of us do.
Almost all engineering jokes—and there are many—are versions of this belief: that the habits of mind formed by the profession enable engineers to see things differently from the rest of us. “A pessimist sees the glass as half empty. An optimist sees the glass as half full. The engineer sees the glass as twice the size it needs to be.” To the others, the glass is a metaphor. Nonsense, the engineer says. The specifications are off. He doesn’t give free rein to temperament; he assesses the object. These jokes, like many of the jokes people tell about themselves, are grievances. The engineer doesn’t understand why the rest of us can’t make sense of the world the way he does.
It includes some interesting discussion of the infamous Pinto case.
Maybe explains why--despite color being so important to some buyers--color choices seem rather limited these days.