Recently I published a post called, "Since When Does Sweden Make the Coolest Cars?"
I went on a school trip last October to Xi'An in central China. Second day there, we visited Huashan (华山), one of China's Five Great Mountains. The road leading up the mountain took my breath away. Crisp clean air, wonderfully smooth tarmac and gorgeous views up the mountain. If China were to ever produce a sports car, … »
Some of you Yankees, in between your stints shooting AK-47s at innocent wildlife and claiming that kind of nationalized single-payer healthcare system you so desire is "free," may have watched the State of the Union last Tuesday. For those of you who don't know, the State of the Union is like a Throne Speech, except the… »
The Chinese are very serious about becoming a player in the automotive space domestically (meaning in China) and they know that to compete with the likes of VW and General Motors they need to step up their game. If this dancing man made of engine parts is any indication of their progress, well Buick had better watch… »
I work in the same building as BMW's head office for China and those Bavarians are not shy about their presence in the building as exemplified by frequent large billboards for their products or brand in the main lobby. Not all of their ads are successful though and the one I saw today shocked me and a few of my… »
This guy. You see him in minivan ads. The metaphor for the emasculation that is required for buying the same car from 1991. Don't you know there's starving Appalachians who would be happy to be still driving a 91? »
A few weeks ago, we spent 48 hours in Beijing trying to find out about the car culture in China's capital city. What we found was that, to quote Rush like the nerds we are, "big money goes around the world." »