Remember when foreign cars were still “exotic” and you had to take your Toyota or even a Daewoo to a specialty mechanic? Midas didn’t care where the car came from!
The original sport utility vehicle!
The owner of an Atlanta-area Lincoln-Mercury dealership, talks about his business philosophy from the comfort of his favorite chair.
Remember the Hyundai Excel, the entry-level Korean hatchback intended to compete with the Honda Civic? Remember when a new car cost under $10,000? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
Honda’s competition uses an extremely precise benchmark to judge their progress.
I’ve even fallen for this myself (“The dash is illuminated and I can see beams in front of me. Obviously, my headlights are on!”). Modern car manufacturers are embracing technology at the expense of the engineer’s worst enemy: human factors.
The night, I’m told, is dark and full of terrors. That’s why we have lights on our cars. And while lighting is unquestionably better than it’s ever been, ironically, two pieces of relatively new lighting technology actually seem to be making things worse, visibility-wise, partially because they’re too good. Let me explain.
Just a quick video concept project I threw together this week. It’s comprised of recycled footage from The Great American Road Trip and set to some great road rock.