Hey DT Readers — the Google Feedburner application that we’ve used for years to send out the daily email blasts has been discontinued by Google (thank’s Goog) and is dead effective today. Unfortunately, this means that we need to transfer the hundreds of daily DT email readers to a new platform — probably MailChimp or […]
Just a short note to DT readers to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend and don’t forget the fallen heroes of wars past and present. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” –G.K. Chesterson.
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day to honor the 110,000 troops killed in action during the American Civil War. In 1967 the final Monday of May was declared a federal holiday for all soldiers who have died in service.
If you have extra cash from the sale of your rotary powered 4X4 Alfa Romeo Spider, please consider donating a few bucks to a veteran’s charity, like the Wounded Warrior Project, DAV.org (Disabled American Veterans), or Hope for the Warriors.
Happy New Year 2021!! We made it another year without getting sued by a car owner who is convinced we snuck into his garage to take pictures of his car and post them on the internets…and we didn’t die in a fiery Borgward crash. I know that most people aren’t that big on 2020, but if you are reading this, you’ve made it to 2021, at least you have one thing to be thankful for.
Editorial by DT; 2020 has been an interesting year. I’m not going to dive into the discussions of remote work (been good, been bad) or the nuances of home-remote schooling children (they’ve been good, they’ve been bad). Those topics have been brought to the table, seconded, discussed, and put into the minutes by other talking heads far more eloquent than myself. However, I do want to discuss 2020 and what it meant to the cars, particularly used late model, vintage, and modern classics — and I’ll wrap that up with some DT highlights.
We are still looking for a few more cars for the DT 2021 calendar — please email 3 to 5 hi-resolution photos (at least 1600 pixels wide) to email@example.com (with the word “calendar” in the subject) . Read more here.
Do you have an awesome car that should be featured in the 2021 DT 12-Month Calendar…it must be your lucky day, because we are calling for submissions to the 2021 DT Calendar. Just send at email with some hi-res photos with a brief description and we’ll do the rest.
I had a long phone conversation the other day with a colleague who is “in the industry” and we discussed a number of topics…but the one that really stuck out in my head was his questions about what DailyTurismo means to me. My canned answer is that it is a hobby business — something I do because I love cars and enjoy sharing them with people…but the underlying question is interesting. So, instead of answering it myself, I want you guys to tell me in the comments; What does DailyTurismo mean to you?
I made the mistake of reading some article the other day that had a list of 10 new technologies that made new cars great…and it boiled my blood. I’m not a diehard Luddite, but I feel that connected mobile apps, Apple CarPlay, and lane departure warning buzzers are just things that I would disable after they buzzed at me enough times. I don’t need it, and I don’t want it. And, yes I have driven a car with lane departure and auto cruise control etc…and it was interesting, and I played with the controls until I almost crashed into someone else and I turned them off and listened to AM radio. Because I don’t need magnetic ride control or GPS dependent ride height. I couldn’t find the exact article I was reading about the new tech, but here is R&T’s list of fancy-pants tech, and here is KBB’s Best Auto Tech of 2019…and the following is DailyTurismo’s best tech of 2020…also known as the 10 Things I Need In A Car in 2020. The future is now.