A Database, A Database, My Kingdom For A Database

First, greetings to those in the land down under who were the first to read Disaffected Musings today.  Let’s see…is it tomorrow down there?

While online automobile databases exist, like this one, they are only searchable by make, model and year. What a waste! Why can’t I search by HP or transmission? All of that information is in the databases. The following is what happens when someone with my “brain” tries to start such a database for American cars:

 

YEAR MAKE CONFIG CYL BORE STROKE DISP HP TORQUE
1930 AMER AUSTIN I 4 2.20 3.00 46 14  
1931 AMER AUSTIN I 4 2.20 3.00 46 14  
1932 AMER AUSTIN I 4 2.20 3.00 46 14  
1933 AMER AUSTIN I 4 2.20 3.00 46 13  
1934 AMER AUSTIN I 4 2.20 3.00 46 13  
1936 AMER BANTAM I 4 2.20 3.00 46 13  
1937 AMER BANTAM I 4 2.20 3.00 46 13  
1938 AMER BANTAM I 4 2.20 3.00 46 20  
1939 AMER BANTAM I 4 2.20 3.00 46 20  
1940 AMER BANTAM I 4 2.26 3.13 50 22  
1941 AMER BANTAM I 4 2.26 3.13 50 22  
1966 AMC I 6 3.75 3.50 232 145  
1966 AMC I 6 3.75 3.50 232 150  
1966 AMC V 8 3.75 3.25 287 198  
1966 AMC V 8 4.00 3.25 327 250  
1966 AMC V 8 4.00 3.25 327 270  
1967 AMC I 6 3.75 3.50 232 145  
1967 AMC I 6 3.75 3.50 232 150  
1967 AMC V 8 3.75 3.28 290 200  
1967 AMC V 8 4.08 3.28 343 235  
1967 AMC V 8 4.08 3.28 343 280  

 

That’s as far as I could get, not very. This is similar to the problem I am having with my iTunes library. In the switch to my most recent iPhone, the artist/album info was lost for a few dozen songs. Of course, I can add the information manually in iTunes, but whenever I try to do so I can only do five or six and then my brain screams at me to stop.

Back to the automobile databases…all of this started when I wanted to write a post about the first car to be sold with an engine that produced 100+ HP. I realized that unearthing that info was not easy at all. I then thought I should create a database that would let me answer such questions. After all, I created a database for Corvettes from 1953-2016. What I conveniently ignored is that the Vette database, which should have taken days to create, took me weeks because I just can’t sit in front of my computer and enter numbers for more than a few minutes at a time. Oh…if anyone knows of a database like the one I’m looking for please inform me of such.

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What do you think of this?

 

 

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From Koenigsegg’s website pictures of their new car, the Jesko. Also from the website, here are some facts about this car:

 

  • Re-designed 5.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 1280hp on standard gasoline and 1600hp on E85 biofuel
  • Revolutionary new 9-speed Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission (LST)
  • Advanced aerodynamics offering over 1000kg of downforce
  • Active rear-wheel steering
  • Re-designed carbon fibre chassis with more legroom, headroom and greater visibility

Jesko is named for Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company Founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg.

 

In terms of looks I have never been crazy about what I call “pod cars” like this one or the Pagani. Obviously, I respect their engineering and their performance. I am also not a fan of huge wings on the back of cars.

125 Jeskos will be produced at a price of $3 million. They all may already be sold as far as I know. So, what do you think?

 

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2 thoughts on “A Database, A Database, My Kingdom For A Database

  1. Oh I guess a Jesko would be nice in someone’s Ultimate Garage, not mine. Just give me a 1970 AMC Rebel Machine and I can pocket $2.9 million balance. I would be just as happy ☺.

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