Still sick. Today’s DVDs – more Seinfeld and perhaps JFK.
Mini are thinking of building an SUV (can they still call it Mini?) and Cadillac are thinking of a small RWD car for Europe.
This is the world we are living in. Saab, please keep doing what you do best.
Poor grain crops here in Oz lead to grain-fed stock farmers calling for an end to all biofuel promotion by Government.
The dairy, pork, egg and feedlot beef sectors said the global demand for grain to produce ethanol was causing record grain prices, food inflation and job losses.
With Australia so prone to drought, and climate change likely to lead to even more extremes of temperature and rainfall that would affect grain production, the groups demanded governments abandon any plans to mandate the use of biofuel…..
….Although the 2007-08 harvest will be about 4 million tonnes above 2006-07 production, for the second year in a row Australia is set to produce far less grain than is needed for domestic and export use.
Ethanol industry supporters argue that grain prices have been unrealistically low for decades and the grain shortage is due to the weather.
Hmmmm. Not a strong argument. I guess the weather’s putting the kibosh on current E85 discussions here in Oz and therefore my thoughts of going all BioPower here in Oz as well.
And yes, the top ethanol producer here in Oz uses grain rather than sugarcane to make its ethanol, despite the huge sugar industry in the north.
On Friday I’ll be driving the new 9-3 in Melbourne. On Saturday, I’ll be going to the races and checking out the Saab entertainment. It’s the Spring Carnival in Melbourne, the biggest horse racing season of the year. On Saturday there’s a race called the Saab Quality Stakes, which is the final qualifying race for horses wanting to run in The Melbourne Cup – the biggest race in Australia.
Saab have had a facility at this racing meet for years now and it’s one of their bigger marketing campaigns every year. This year they’re creating an ice bar, complete with a frozen Ice Blue 9-3 convertible (prelim pics here).
And today, there was this in the Melbourne newspapers:
THE folk running the SAAB marquee at Flemington care so much about their guests over-enjoying the ice bar (it’s really made from ice) that they’ve mailed out anti-hangover tablets. The bar, inspired by Sweden’s Ice Hotel, presents some challenges: guests will be given coats made from fluffy duck and feather down — and just as well, because their derrieres may have stuck to the ice stools. Ouch! And staff, clad in coats and beanies, will be rotated every 30 minutes so they don’t freeze.
I’ll be checking it out on Saturday and photos will be forthcoming!
Seems like a Saab dealership in Iowa burned down in the last day or so.
Meyer Garage is located somewhere near Stacyville. Locals probably know where I’m talking about.
From the photo at the article, though, it doesn’t look like a particularly new dealership. I’m sure there’s more to this than the brief report is telling us.
I love some of the stories that come out of the Swedish newspapers. They’re always thinking, those Swedes:
A Swedish inventor believes he may have found a solution to the pressing issue of lamp post corrosion – a urinal for dogs.