Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Guess who got sneak preview shots from the AutoShow?

Guess who got sneak preview shots from the AutoShow? Yes, that would be me. Sneak Peak shots from the General Motors display at the Metro Convention Centre.

Check them out: (I know you can tell where my lienency lies)

Corvette Baby!

Nice Backside :P


My Fav!
And just because....

Mr. Italia

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Anticipation Building (Canadian International Auto Show)

So the Canadian International Auto Show is almost here and I'm definitely getting excited seeing all the cars that were in Detriot and Chicago but then I remember that they don't bring every car down to Toronto. BOOOOO! "I should've gone to Detriot" is something I say every year but somehow never do...serves me right. Regardless, I'm still excited and if it interests you check out the Wheels/Star top 10 list.

Wondering also if this concept of the Kia Track'ster will be there..

And this MOPAR Chrysler from the "Mopar Nation"..

Some cool stuff...

I guess I will just have to wait and see. For now watching the ticker go to zero...CIAS2012

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Gunze Metzia - Absolute Miracle

While I don't think projecting the new year results and going over last year is the "funnest" thing to do, it's a necessary evil. My operations manager was listing off my deals and landed on a few from one client. He says: "Oh yes, I remember this. I don't know how you pulled that off but you did". If you are wondering, I helped a commercial client finance out their remaining leases that had matured. That doesn't sound hard right? Well, let's just say the banks are all refusing to finance companies with their over-km, 3-4 year old cars. But that part was the easiest in the process. I had 20 other stumbling blocks ahead! On with my story - He continued - "It was a Gunze Metzia - Absolute Miracle" (In Yiddish). Thinking about it I said "you know you're right - wow I should pat myself on the back. That was fun. But I got it done!" So, starting the year off our projections with one of the nicest compliments I've received was awesome. So here is my thanks: to my client for their faith, to my OpsMan for the back-up, and thanks for parents/school teachers/previous business experience for the creative thinking.... I couldn't have done it without you :) :)

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Last Years' Scores

Happy New Year all! I wanted to post this just in case you missed it : Last Years "scores" in the Auto Industry (In Canada)...well according the Desrosiers!

Check out Audi - 17.7% Too bad they never had inventory on stuff my clients wanted (ok, exaggeration but come on! beef up your Cdn inventory!!)

Homerun for Korea - Kia and Hyundai

And Landrover - where did that come from?!

Saab - another "sob" story

And last but not least: Ford remains the #1 seller of vehicles for the 2nd year in row :)