10. Quick question
Can you name any or all of ... make of car, model, year?
9. Some of these
8. TCW today
One specialist study reports that by 2050 Europe’s plans for producing clean energy technologies will require annually 4.5million tonnes of aluminium (an increase of 33 per cent on today’s use), 1.5million tonnes of copper (35 per cent), 800,000 tonnes of lithium (3,500 per cent), 400,000 tonnes of nickel (100 per cent), 300,000 tonnes of zinc (10 to 15 per cent), 200,000 tonnes of silicon (45 per cent), 60,000 tonnes of cobalt (330 per cent) and 3,000 tonnes of the rare earths metals neodymium, dysprosium and praseodymium (700-2,600 per cent). And currently the primary sources are in Russia and China.
7. Watch this space
Don't forget Russia and Romania in this. I'm thinking more samizdat here, Ceaucescu.
There's certainly this dynamic going on whereby they're expending billions in currency and applying max pressure from above, as well as max propaganda, draconian penalties, a drama a week ... you know the score. Smell of fear among Them or just ensuring it does not reach that peak explosion point?
A productive exercise is to study regime change, as Them did long ago, and note key elements of how it was achieved. That, to me, is also our current task.
At first sight, looks lovely, but then.... that long bonnet may hide a long 8 cylinder - the low windscreen and strange hood, together with the bonnet scoops suggest to me something US? But it's RH drive (unless photo reversed), so maybe a Lagonda?ReplyDelete
JH: Intelligent reasoning, Ian. Try again. :)Delete
Has a look of a late-70s Panther Lima to me.ReplyDelete
JH: Another thoughtful try. The steering wheel is a red herring. Think Germany.Delete
It seems to have large drum brakes under those covers, so should be old - looks vaguely mercedes-like, but seems too tall! Stylish, but NOT a bugattiDelete
JH: Very very close. Right in two ways, just veered away in another. Think of the Benz company, you were getting to the early 30s … yes it is … now which configuration was high fashion just then at the top end of the market?ReplyDelete
Found it! no wonder it looked germanic! Was it made in the UK?Delete
Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica Drophead 1931
JH: Interesting question, fabulous machine, although radiator issues were apparently a problem.Delete
too long an engine block(s) for efficient water/air circulation and cooling - maybe that's what the scoops were added for?Delete
JH: Could well be.ReplyDelete