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Friday, November 26th, 2010

Ford Motors China

Ford is looking to expand into China to tap in their market and compensate for slow domestic growth.  I think the focus on the Chinese and Indian markets could create some interesting shifts in the auto industry.  For example, car makers may start designing new models to suit the Eastern consumer rather than the Western [...]

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Fluff Fest

here’s a link to the fluff festival that takes place in union square http://www.unionsquaremain.org/committees/Special%20Events/flufffest10.html

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Terrafugia: Man’s Dream to Fly

Man has always wanted wings to fly and we have achieved that with our modern airplanes, but it seems as though man wants the experience of “wings” to be a little more personalized then possibly sharing it with a fellow passenger. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSPkIsd9C-U&feature=related

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Cars in Pop Culture: NASCAR!

Here are two comedic examples of pop culture mocking the stigma attached to the world of NASCAR. First, a trailer for the immensely successful 2006 movie Talladega Nights Talladega Nights Trailer Second, a clip from a recent episode of South Park called ‘Poor and Stupid’ South Park: NASCAR

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Lexus Driving Tomorrow

What do driving simulators add to the body of driving knowledge? Lexus seems to think (in addition to being a marketing tool) that they can do much. Still this is totally cool and would be awesome to try out. Harry

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Car racing and consumer car culture

I was reading some articles on Slate, and I stumbled on this interesting article about how car racing spurs automotive innovation. We haven’t really talked much about car racing (i.e. like NASCAR), so here’s an interesting way of linking that with consumer car culture and its development. http://www.slate.com/id/2257720/ -Wen

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Diesel Revolution….At Some Point

There are always those quite awkward, black sheep pumps at the gasoline station that seem to be placed all of the way at the end. The pumps are typically smaller than the normal gasoline pump and they are relatively run-down. I know that when I go to my local gas station there is never anyone [...]

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Car tunes

Hey! Here’s the website link for car songs from the 1900s-1950s. http://local.aaca.org/bntc/cartunes/mp3/cartunes.htm Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I don’t know what to say about this…

… so I’m just going to leave a link here. What the hell, batman? Art car or monstrosity of modification? -Ginger

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Art Cars, they’re functional too.

Since it looks like we’re going to be talking about art cars today I wanted to share my friend’s car and story. My friend, Jared Whitham, is an amazing performance artist and painter. As part of an ongoing project where he documents yard sales he built this amazing rocket ship out of a Mirage. In [...]