An experiment in post titles…

If anyone affiliated with Barrett-Jackson or Mecum is reading this…I know someone who is a pioneer in the application of analytics to professional sports, who wrote a book that the Wall Street Journal called without a doubt the best book of its kind ever written and who LOVES cars who would love to work for either company in a part-time or consulting role. Of course I am talking about me. I have a rare combination of analytical and communication skills (nope, my arm didn’t break patting myself on the back). Hey, nothing ventured nothing gained. Yes, I will tweet this post to both companies.



Most Americans cannot answer this question correctly:

If you deposit $100 in a savings account at 2% interest per year, how much will you have at the end of three years:

a) $102

b) More than $102

c) Less than $102

The answer is b, but the fact that most Americans cannot answer correctly is frightening. A democracy only works with an INFORMED public.

If the interest is not compounded then you will have $106 after three years; if it is compounded then you will have $106.12. I don’t know if Albert Einstein really said that compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world, but once the sums and interest rates get larger money can grow quite nicely.


I believe we are in the golden age of automobiles for engineering and reliability, but not so much for styling. I cannot get over how much I was taken by this car offered at the recent Mecum auction in Arizona:




From classiccarweekly.net a picture of a 1955 Chrysler Ghia ST Special. The lines of the car are actually not complex, but the design has just the right proportions, in my opinion. Yes, I recently posted about this car. Hey, I am getting old and am beginning to repeat myself.

Other than exotic, low-volume cars nothing offered today looks as good as this car. OK, that’s just an opinion. I am, however, entitled to my opinion even if it differs from yours.

I would very much like to read your views on current automotive styling. What cars do you think are the most beautiful? Also, don’t forget to think about your Ultimate Garage. I have received only one so far.




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