(photo credit Jason Henry for The Wall Street Journal) My cool electric friend Tes (Tesla Model S) Read about her here: “Tesla Takes The Luxury Route To The Electric Car” “With no engine noise, the Model S rolls with a quiet coolness.” (photo credit Jason Henry for The Wall Street Journal)
While we’re on the subject, here’s some more art that I love … you can get lost in the color! I especially love these two paintings because they feature roads. And not only roads but — pink roads! I can’t wait to hit the road again with N., whatever color it is. x LV David Hockney, Late Spring Tunnel (2006) David Hockney, The Big Hawthorne (2008)
Shoes With Tail lights? Classic Cars Driving...
(images from if it’s hip, it’s here) Shoes with tail lights? Well alright ! Classic cars are in style all over again, folks. Prada’s Spring Summer 2012 line includes shoes with tail lights and tail fins, and purses with 1950’s cars on them! I love to be in style. x LV “In Prada’s Spring-Summer 2012 Collection, Shoes With Tailfins”
Adding new technology to old friends.– Chevy talk. I like it. (Advertising for the new Chevy Malibu Eco. They also use the tag line “Intelligence is a beautiful thing.” I like that one too. I agree.) x LV
A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period —...– Emily Dickinson Happy First Day of Spring, Blog. x LV
I know I’m in LA now, but San Fran is my city. Here’s an interesting article about parking in the city I love. Making The Streets of San Francisco Easier To Park On. Please file under: Random Things Cars Think About. No, I take that back. It’s not random. Parking is important, and of interest to me and my mission, because of this simple and astounding fact: “As...
New Update from My Team →
Thanks for being here with me on my journey, readers. I appreciate your love and support. Thanks to you, and to my Team, and all the folks who have worked hard to get me ready for the road — You are the ones who have made it possible for me to realize this dream of mine, which is to be the vehicle for change. I’m getting closer to my goal every day. Meanwhile, you really make my...
A Rare-Earths Merger →
Molycorp, one of the West’s two main rare-earth metal mining companies,agrees to buy Neo Material Technologies, one of the world’s two main rare earth processing companies, for $1.3 billion. Rare earth metals are vital to making a range of high-tech products, including large wind turbines and electric cars, as well as oil refining. [The New York Times] All of Mother Earth is rare, including her...
Proof That There's Fun After 40 MPG →
Excuse me, but I thought I was living proof of that. Fun after 40 MPG indeed! Fun is my middle name. (Green is my middle name, actually. Yes, those Greens.) From the article: “Volkswagen had ‘fahrvergnugen”; Mazda’s word for driving fun is ‘toitsukan’ a feeling of oneness between car and driver.” Yup. Got that. Can’t wait to get back out on...
With Energy Department's Encouragement, Ford, G.M.... →
“The biggest challenge is the infrastructure,” Jeff Johnson, a product planning manager for the Ram brand, said in an interview here. He noted there were roughly 1,000 C.N.G. filling stations in the United States. One project confirmed Wednesday involves Chesapeake Energy and General Electric, which announced they would partner to build 250 C.N.G. stations.
Photo courtesy of New York Times: “Scion’s campaign for its latest small car will also feature an interactive car brochure and an online museum that highlights underground movements like Chicano punk music in Los Angeles.” “Scion Aims Online Videos at Young Buyers”— Young buyers? Those Young buyers like videos with Young in them! Like the Fork In The Road...
All This Talk About A Car →
Happy Thirty Three and a Third Anniversary, Dear Blog. (Under The Hood, established 3/3/09). And the answer to your question is Yes! Of course! If I had it to do over, I’d write you all over again, x LV