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.
Hey DT readers, I’ve heard some people have had issues with registering and commenting on the site — this was due to an issue with the CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart is a challenge that tries to separate people from computers and stop automated spammers) which is reCAPTCHA by google, but was accusing some DT commenters of being computers and/or soulless replicants…which is probably true, but I want you guys to comment anyway without fear of being hunted down by a glum Blade Runner.
Another year, another set of wrinkles and grey hair…except not on Daily Turismo. Here we turn 8 years old on July 17th, 2020, but through the magic of the internet, we can get younger each year. Leaner. Fitter. Less spammy, less Blogger, more Wordpress. So that is exactly what we did.