Commentary: The New Z

The unveiling of the Z Proto was proof that Nissan was committed to the continuation of a legacy. A legacy that cemented the intentions of the Yokohama-based company to be a different kind of automaker. Different, as in showing a sporty side and making it their focus at a time when vehicles from Japan were attracting global customers in increasing numbers.

Commentary: (Not So) Silent Lucidity

Their one-and-a-half hour long video introducing the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan, along with the teasing of their SUV, certainly looked like a play to one-up on Tesla and Musk. Even if they did not acknowledge the elephant in Palo Alto and Fremont.

COVID-19 Update: Six Months On

It has been painful. So far, we survived six months’ worth of uncertainty and additional challenges to our soul and psyche. For a majority of us, coping and getting by are not working effectively as we hoped.

Commentary: Because They Can

The list is long of these feats of absolute gumption in this industry. Among several entries on this are list are the ones accomplished by the companies that eventually make up today’s Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Even that list alone is too long to parse out on here.

Commentary: The Human Side of the Car Community

As we established earlier in the series, any form of community has to come from the people involved in it. In the car community, the car becomes a calling card for a person. It becomes a conversation piece and an entry into a comradeship between people.

Commentary: Is The RV Life For You?

It is a charming story, cottoned by the want of getting away and social distancing in a contained home. You can "work from home" in one, as long as there is a strong wi-fi hotspot nearby – or, on board. RV and van life can be a very carefree lifestyle for those who can afford to do so.

Commentary: A Cure For A Merged Company

I’m thinking it could be a medication for a number of ailments. Like having a better outlook on life with a medication to cure all emotional issues. Maybe to cure cancer, type 2 diabetes, AIDS, or COVID-19?

Commentary: The Importance of The Ford Bronco

Ford also did a shrewd move on making Bronco its own "brand." I understand why, since the Bronco serves a completely different purpose within Ford’s sales infrastructure. Mustang has a similar standing within Ford, as they are being developed into their own "brand" with the coupes, convertibles, and the Mach-E electric crossover.

Commentary: Was The Mid-Continent Road Trip Really Worth It?

Just as we thought we were slowing down the pandemic, it started to kick back up. As my trip progressed, masks were required to be worn inside any business within the state of Kansas by governor’s orders. They also have been mandated in Kansas City, Missouri. While most people complied, I found others who were brazen enough to enter stores without one.