Monthly Archives: March 2011

“I am always with you” is a nicer phrase – Japan

By |2017-03-22T08:01:34-07:00March 24th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

March 21, 2011 - On Monday, March 14th, 2011, I was emailing back and forth with Peter Wells, an oil analyst and asked him about Japan. Wells thinks Japan will clean up, mourn and get on with being Japan - they have the means, the organisation and the national coherence to do so. The Japanese [...]

Jason Castriota, Saab designer, at the 2011 Geneva auto show on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:34-07:00March 24th, 2011|Categories: #youtube, 2011 Geneva auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Car shows, Manufacturers, Saab, Video|

Geneva, Switzerland - Two world premieres were unveiled at the 2011 Geneva motor show.  the launch of the new Saab 9-3 Griffin range, and the unveiling of a limited edition Convertible celebrating Saabs first year of independence. Also on stage was a concept entitled, Concept for Future Saab Design, conceived by a team under new [...]

Japan Earthquake causes General Motors to idle pickup plant because of parts

By |2017-03-22T08:01:34-07:00March 19th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Travel & Leisure|

Gas prices are rising.   small cars, and hybrids, supplies will diminish while demand grows. Just when small cars are making a comeback a catastrophe has hit that will increase the price of small cars. This could be a nightmare for an industry that is just coming back. Cars that are made in Japan and [...]

After the earthquake, Tsunami, the Japanese people are freezing and hungry

By |2017-03-22T08:01:34-07:00March 19th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , , |

March 16, 2011 - Japan is slow to the mark. Five days after the earthquake, the Tsunami and the nuclear shutdown, bordering on a meltdown. Five days, and Japan has finally asked China for 53 tons of Boric acid to put on the Fukushima Daiichi reactors. In the meantime Johnathon Watts from the Guardian is [...]

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