The September discussion in the Automotive Focus Group (AFG) was opened by the president, James Beeson, who introduced the speaker Uli Kaiser of EMAG, with the subject being Green Manufacturing - Profitable Manufacturing.
The Holiday Inn’s Café G was the venue for a combined networking evening of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), with the numbers also being swelled by the joining of the Automotive Focus Group (AFG) after their seminar at the Holiday Inn.
I have written before about the Singapore Grand Prix and how the organizers seem reluctant to let the F1 circus entertain the crowd, but have arranged to have “acts” such as Linkin Park (obviously failed their spelling lessons), Shakira, a warbler from Colombia with her hit “Waka Waka” (I can hardly wait), a Boy band from Korea (don’t Koreans ever grow older?), something called “Shaggy” from Jamaica (no mention of Scooby-Doo however), some Glee starlet called Charice from the Philippines, and others even more obscure.
The latest Jaguar concept, the C-X16 was released at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany last week. Smaller than the XR series, its position is reputedly to be a successor to the legendary E-Type, and I have to say the photo does show some styling cues from the earlier Jaguar.
The Citroen Tubik may just be the ugliest motor show concept ever designed. Now while concept cars displayed at motor shows are usually stunning, Citroen has done what Citroen does best - produce something at the Frankfurt show that makes the viewer go OMG!
Bugatti has done it again. After the stunning failure of the Bugatti Royale, you can now spend a fortune on the Bugatti Veyron L’or Blanc.
I honestly think that Toyota have scraped the barrel so deep that their marketing people have splinters under their fingernails. A full page advert in the Bangkok Post produced such gems as “Impression that is above and beyond (what?)… Complete with functionalities of luxury mobility.” (Eh? Your guess is as good as mine!)
AVO Turboworld at Sattahip has designed and begun manufacture of a product to improve both performance and fuel economy of Common Rail Diesel engines, called the AVO DFC Fuel Controller.
Last week I asked what British car had a transverse front engine and front wheel drive 13 years before the Mini? It was the Lloyd 650 built by F. Roland Lloyd in Grimsby.