In this Q&A, I answer a question about backing into versus nosing into perpendicular parking spaces. Such as those found in parking garages and large parking lots. With illustrations using a car in a parking garage, I show that the difference in terms of visibility is not that great. Still, I prefer to back in. Here’s why.
In this video, I answer a question about marketing for the Ford Ranger. The Ranger isn’t getting a lot of mass market marketing, such as general broadcast TV or sports team sponsorships. There’s a reason for that and Ford is smart to be advertising the Ranger in the way it has been.
For my full review of the Ranger, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivrTXUle_10&t=121s
For an interior review, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZsQ_SvXUVc&t=32s
For 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Ranger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU6UIzgry1s
Aston Martin has finally unveiled the Valkyrie hypercar. There are two versions of the car, one for Formula racing and the other for the street. Aston Martin will only make 150 of the street version. Holy crap this is a cool machine!
Electrify America, owned by Volkswagen, is an electric vehicle consortium and charging station promoter that is promoting the idea of an EV charging station emoji. The group is petitioning the Unicode Consortium to have the EV charging emoji added to the list of standardized available emojis for smartphones and devices.
Find out more about this via Electrify America here: https://media.electrifyamerica.com/en-us/releases/68
See the petition on Change.org here: https://www.change.org/p/unicode-consortium-electric-vehicle-with-charger-emoji?recruiter=983314976&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
Despite my having lobbied continually for a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Hellcat minivan, Chrysler did not unveil one at their special event in Michigan. Instead, they unveiled a new Hellcat muscle car and a new version of the Pacifica called the Chrysler Voyager. Here’s my highly disappointed self giving the skinny. http://www.AaronOnAutos.com
Here I talk about my friend Jimmy Dinsmore’s book Mustang by Design, which includes not just the story of the Ford Mustang pony car, but also one of the chief designers behind it: Gale Halderman. Halderman worked in Ford’s design department for his entire career as a vehicle designer and the Mustang is one of his most iconic and well-loved works.
You can find a full written review of the book here: http://www.carnewscafe.com/2019/03/mustang-by-design/
Find the book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Mustang-Design-Halderman-Creation-Iconic/dp/1613254075