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Bob Rosadini

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  1. Bob Rosadini

    The wait is over!

    My son ordered an ST Line mid Feb and it came in around 4/15. Same as Blwnsmoke's relative's experience -rear seat controls and auto start/stop deleted. "ST Line"?? I guess it is a tamer ST? just small ST badges on front fenders, 4 cyl. But has big rubber, beautiful wheels and very nice black interior with red stitching.
  2. J2-THX another "senior moment" I'm always confusing Aviator with Nautilus. One of my sons has a new Explorer-built within last month or two...very impressive! My daughter in law loves it-and it replaces a 2017 EB Expedition. No regrets!
  3. Interesting that Nautilus takes top spot in premium midsize and Explorer built in same plant doesn't even get 3rd??? Also which Buicks are built in China??
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    New light & medium duty news

    for sure Joe you did see an EB! And likewise one of my kids took me to see it a couple of weeks ago. Totally unrealistic script but what a movie should be..entertainment and a "feel good" ending without a social statement..other than maybe some pride in the military??😎
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    Electric Last Mile Files Ch. 7

    Minor detail. He actually made videos of his class 8 in action....only problem was he had it positioned on a hill, it had no functioning powertrain and they shot video of it moving down hill..thx to Isacc Newton!
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    Electric Last Mile Files Ch. 7

    My bad, shame on me, guilty as charged. I usually go to this topic as it seems to me it usually has a good mix of industry subjects.
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    Electric Last Mile Files Ch. 7

    Uh..I guess because there has been a lot of varied discussions on Ev's here..and a competitor bites the dust...and also two industry guys- a GM guy and a Ford guy who HAD fairly significant positions come away from this thing with a significant stain on their records. If there was breaking news on Trevor Milton, would you object to it being posted here as well because you probably HAVE heard of him???😎
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    New light & medium duty news

    Check out WS video..... https://www.heavyequipmentguide.ca/article/38190/video-western-star-introduces-its-new-x-series
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    Electric Last Mile Files Ch. 7

    From Automotive News..... Founders James Taylor and Jason Luo had planned to import electric delivery vans from China and assemble them at a former General Motors Hummer factory in Mishawaka, Ind. Both men resigned in early February after Electric Last Mile accused them of making improper stock purchases just before the company announced the SPAC merger in December 2020. The company listed on the Nasdaq in late June 2021 in a SPAC transaction that netted it about $379 million. “I’m very disappointed by this outcome because our ELMS team demonstrated incredible determination to get our electric vans ready to meet the critical need for clean, connected vehicles that reduce carbon emissions from ground transportation,” McIntyre said in the statement. “Unfortunately, there were too many obstacles for us to overcome in the short amount of time available to us.” Taylor, a former GM executive who once ran the Hummer brand, had served as CEO while Luo, a former CEO of Ford China, was chairman. The company’s market value had been as high as $1.4 billion shortly after it started trading, based on closing prices.
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    New light & medium duty news

    7M....DUH! Thx for tip on Google earth. I make a frequent use of Google earth but never thought to check out an assembly plant! And back when I was earning a living I was always using it to come up with order of magnitude numbers for projects..vs going to plan drawers. Also when dealing with new contractors? A view of their business quickly gave you a feel for scope of their operation...either a poser with leased office space or someone with the assets they claimed to have. Just looked at OHAP. Shocked at number of completed units...in particular the lot where trucks are decked on trailers or moved to rail cars. Going by colors, looks like a lot of Penskes as well as Buster Brown???
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    New light & medium duty news

    Joe, Look around you -there are plenty of WS trucks around us. I did a post talking about WS using the Cascadia and 7M clarified that- WS vocationals are still the old cab. And I hate to say it but there are plenty of Mack fleets that are buying 'Stars. Just this morning I saw a new WS tractor pulling a trailer dump. A multi location ready mix /aggregate supplier. All the old mixers? rear discharge Mack DM's. All the new mixers? front discharge Oshkosh. Dumps-a lot of RD's still in service and CH tractors pulling dumps. But like I said, brand new WS pulling a dump. And this is an old school company...not corporate suits running it. Owner has a team of beautiful Clydesdales..and a CH sleeper that is in company colors and on weekends, he grabs it to pull horse trailer....or at least he did-was wrecked when a four wheeler pulled in front of it. Not sure what his horse puller is now..but again, all Mack fleet and a new Star in service. And as far as waving the American flag, if you really want to make your purchasing decision on that, your only choice now is a KW or a Pete☹️
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    New light & medium duty news

    Hah! 7M-thx I needed that. Open sequence I think shows OAP view and then a shot of KTP? Maybe a compilation of both-a lot of 450/500/600 shots-maybe those are KTP as OAP does those too but clearly a lot of OAP showing E series and 650/750
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    New light & medium duty news

    Hate to be the eternal cynic, but you really think the local plumber, electrical contractor etc etc is going to be all excited about this stuff? I think Mr. Cannis is sticking to his comfort zone! Everything looks like "fluff" to me.
  14. Got it- I thought you had a Crew Cab which is 5.5 ???