It’s a national public holiday downunder.
Time for the annual “eat lamb on Australia Day” ad…… and this year, all of Europe is invited to shed it’s UnAustralianism and join us.
The Saab Independence commemoration in Dallas has been run and DONE!
There’s a great photo gallery here. Wonderful to see people getting together to celebrate.
I’ve written before on Bob Lutz’s tirades against beancounters at GM and the need to build the best product a company possibly can.
GM’s most recent products have benefitted from this approach. As much as I dislike Cadillacs, the new CTS range has received rave reviews and much of it is down to this commitment to quality of design and execution.
Autoblog have a great post from John McElroy today, talking about a secret weapon that Lutz employed in developing these cars – a group of motoring journalists.
It’s a very worthwhile read. Maybe Saab should get some British journos on the phone….
This is a great photo, dug up from some US national archives by Hemmings.
Check out the Hemmings post for the background and some thoughts on it. Great work by Mark McCourt.
Next Monday is D-day for my Monte Carlo upgrades.
I took the car in yesterday for a quick look because there was an unexplained noise in the front end. Turned out to be just a front end brace that needed tightening and the difference it’s made with that brace properly torqued is just fantastic.
The work should be finished on Tuesday and I can’t wait!