Friday Snippets – ‘Nobody told me there’d be days like these’ Edition

British Saab dealers had their launches yesterday, I believe.

I haven’t heard anything from attendees yet, but I’m sure all went well.

Photo by Robin M.


It’s a mad day.

Can you believe the cult of celebrity, even in basketball where a man’s image is starting to overshadow the importance of his jump shot or his ability to actually win games, has grown to the stage where a national sports channel will devote an hour to one guy announcing where he’ll play for the next few seasons?

People with an interest in b-b-b-basketball should read Bill Simmons’ column on The LeBrachelor before the announcement comes through.

And can you believe I’m even writing about this here?


Can you believe that a guy in the motoring industry – one whose company has just floated on the stock exchange – would feel the pressure of public scrutiny so much that he’d decide to address rumours about his personal relationships in the public arena? And then instead of doing it in a big national newspaper, he’d choose Jalopnik?

No smear on Jalopnik there, but I’d just assume that if you want it to be read by the people who are supposedly dogging you, then you’d pick the NYT or something.

Tesla’s Elon Musk: About my divorce.


Can you believe how much time and money Toyota are spending to tell people how good they really think they are right now?

Autoblog was their servant during the unintended acceleration debacle and it seems they are Toyota’s servants once again.


For those of you, who like me, still think of the potential Koenigsegg era with some fondness. The Koenigsegg Agera.

Not that I’m unhappy with how things turned out, of course.


For those of you, who like me, have never lived in the midst of a snowy winter…….

This is what cars look like at that time of year. I found it quite curious. Maybe you will too.

That’s JJ’s Pepper Green SportCombi. Thanks JJ.


And speaking of how things turned out, here’s a Spyker being featured in a FedEx ad in this month’s Hemmings.

Word to the doubters who might think this ad is a little fanciful: We know that FedEx deliver Spykers because we saw one being delivered to Just Saab in the back of a FedEx truck 🙂


Less than 24 hours to go……..

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