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2020 (MID-ENGINE!) CORVETTE PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE saw how a 1980 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette nearly came to be. By the mid 1970s, the XP-882 had evolved into a production-ready fulfillment of chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov’s … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

2020 (MID-ENGINE!) CORVETTE PART 1

IF I HAD a nickel for each time R&T predicted a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette…. gee, I could retire. Come to think of it, I got retired in 2012. And here … Continue reading

November 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

THE POWER OF GRAPHICS

GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS can be potent means of sharing information. As examples, I share here several graphics accompanying “Inside Football’s Campaign to Save the Game,” The New York Times, November 7, … Continue reading

November 11, 2019 · 2 Comments

STILL LUSCIOUS AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

“ONLY SIX years old,” R&T said in June 1969, “but indisputably a classic.” And for the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, all the more indisputable 50 years later. “The prototype … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · 4 Comments

MAYHEW’S COMESTIBLES

HENRY MAYHEW WAS A social researcher of London’s mid-nineteenth century. His works were collected in 1851 in London Labour and the London Poor, describing the working class of this largest … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · 2 Comments

BEV TIDBITS FROM AAAS

THE OCTOBER 25, 2019, ISSUE of Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has an article focusing on battery electric vehicles, BEVs, for short. “The Coming … Continue reading

November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

UNGODLY GODS PART 2

THIS ALL STARTED with Maureen Dowd’s observations about the immutability of human nature. I claim that even the Greek gods are human, often exceedingly so. Today in Part 2 we … Continue reading

November 7, 2019 · 4 Comments