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Please let me know when the convertible model gets released . . .
“Believe it or not, General Motors has a hit car on its hands.
Amid the gloom of bankruptcy and a miserable market for new vehicles, G.M.’s new Chevrolet Camaro muscle car is winning over consumers looking for a little excitement in a bland landscape of look-alike sedans and watered-down sport utilities.
G.M. sold 9,300 Camaros during the month of June — more than either its entire Buick or Cadillac divisions could muster on their own.
And with G.M. expected to emerge Friday from bankruptcy as a newly constituted company, it is hardly surprising that the Camaro will play a starring role in the company’s coming-out party and news conference at G.M.’s Detroit headquarters.
G.M.’s chief executive, Fritz Henderson, and new chairman, Edward Whitacre, plan to offer the Camaro as proof that a comeback is under way.
A product renaissance, of course, cannot be led solely by a retro-styled sports car that harks back to the horsepower hysteria of the 1960s. But in its short time on the market, the Camaro has brought some much-needed buzz to G.M. showrooms.”
The Chevrolet Camaro, a working-class hero of the 1967-2002 model years, has been reintroduced for 2010. At left, the Camaro SS model.
The Camaro’s arrival completes a baby boomer trinity of so-called pony cars, following the return of the retro-styled Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger.
BRAINSTORM is a work by Long Island sculptor Alex Wagman. Unlike most of Wagman’s other statues, which were cast from bronze, it is made of fiberglass. Why? “I can’t afford to do it in bronze,” he says. For Brainstorm, “I sprayed the surface several times with an epoxy in which I added silver metal powder….Read More
One of the only things I dislike about my Casio Exilim EX-Z75 7.2MP is the puny 3X optical zoom. So it was no surprise when this NYT article caught my attention: “There are currently two types of ultrazoom cameras: the full size and the compact. The full-size models resemble those digital single-lens-reflex cameras carried by…Read More
> Source: Toyota Tops Quality Study CHERYL JENSEN NYT, June 26, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/automobiles/28QUALITY.html
You may have missed this fantastic photo of the sky over Citifield at the Yankees/Mets game by Shannon Stapleton (of Reuters) It has nothing whatsoever to do with baseball — but it is gorgeous and ominous and was hidden in the sports section. The caption simply does not do it justice: “The threatening skies over Citi…Read More
Nice collection of travel web resources, via the Frugal Traveller: Mobissimo.com Vayama.com SideStep.com Dohop.com Mobissimo Bing cFares.com Kayak SeatExpert.com (not SeatGuru.com) Venere.com. TripKick.com WheresCool.com AtlasObscura.com > Source: Travel Web Sites: A Click-On Showdown NYT, June 17, 2009 http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/17/more-links-in-the-research-chain/
I don’t know why I find this so amusing, but I do: An 80s brat pack movie mashup to the tune of Lisztomania: The official video is here
The High Line, an ambitious new public space opens in Manhattan this week. Set atop once-abandoned railway tracks, the new park has been given a makeover and is already spurring development near by. Sushil Cheema reports.