Midweek Snippets – Jalopnik FM, Tesla Safety, Petroliciously Pebble and Politics

Here are some of my best reads from the last few days of online automotive reading (and something from the fringe). — Jalopnik good I don’t know if you’d call this list definitive, but it’s entertaining. Jalopnik compiled a list of the Ten Best Automotive Ads and there are a couple of Swedes amongst them – one each from Volvo and Saab. I’m not sure they picked the right Volvo ad (I prefer the one with the Lamborghini) but the Saab one was a favourite. — Not a real ad Spotted, photographed and caption-added by my mate Turbin a few […]

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Thursday Snippets – Jokes, GM, Datsun and Sales

I work in an audit office. Suffice to say, jokes aren’t our strong point. I heard a couple of good ones on TV last night and thought I’d better record them for posterity. I’m sure they could be useful in the future. #1 A sweet young girl, around 8 years old, walks into a pet shop. She walks up to counter and asks the owner “Please sir, I’d like to buy a bunny rabbit.” The shopkeeper looks over the counter to the girl, smiles and asks “Would you like a white rabbit or a brown rabbit, young lady?” The girl […]

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KBB Tesla Shows EV Possibilities – and Flaws

Hot on the heels of John Broder’s controversial Tesla Model S drive comes this road test going from LA to Vegas and back. It’s all on video and shot by Kelley Blue Book. If you want to watch it, here it is. It’s a well made video and will be 14 minutes well spent. If you’d rather read about it, skip down below. —— This drive goes better than Broder’s, needless to say. It doesn’t involve a flatbed truck, for starters. It does involve a flat tyre, however, and that’s another everyday spanner-in-the-works that the Tesla has to overcome. The […]

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NYT v Tesla – Everybody Loses

Warning! 3,400 words here. Grab a cuppa and rest your bones. It’s been NYT v Tesla all week in the automotive press and everyone’s been sharing their opinion. I’m not going to elaborate much more on this from my own personal point of view except to say that when Tesla owner Elon Musk made it personal, it was a PR mistake on his part. Question observations, by all means, and let the facts speak for themselves. Question the professional and personal integrity of an experienced senior journalist at a long-established masthead? That’s a whole new ballgame. There are different types […]

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