The GT40? Okay, English monococque, yes. Bulk of the R&D was done in Dearborn. I used to work for a guy who did a lot of the development work on the powertrain, including a (in the mid-60s, mind you) automated dynamometer setup for the Mark IV’s 427FE engine and ZF transaxle that could run a full LeMans simulation… » 4/29/15 11:27am 4/29/15 11:27am

They did that for ‘93. Most of them wound up in plastic bubbles. They did that for ‘95. Most of them wound up in plastic bubbles. They didn’t do that for ‘00. Most of them wound up in plastic bubbles. So it really doesn’t matter: most of the ‘15s will wind up in plastic bubbles. » 4/28/15 10:13am 4/28/15 10:13am

They’re not importing them to stay here, they brought them in for the trip, and they’ll take them out after it’s over. Happens all the time. It’s no different than driving in from Canada or Mexico (I’ve gone from living in a place where I saw lots of Ontario plates to living in a place where I see lots of Nuevo Leon… » 4/24/15 11:20am 4/24/15 11:20am

Ford has already sued Autel, a prominent maker of pretty thorough scan tools, for violating Ford’s copyright (including the use of the blue oval logo on menu screens, among many other things), because Autel gained access to the Ford-specific codes through “unauthorized means” (more than likely, they bought a Ford… » 4/21/15 12:34pm 4/21/15 12:34pm

Ponciano Arriaga International Airport in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. They’ve added a short 2nd runway since I was last there, but it’s too short for commercial planes. The main runway is oriented such that the prevailing winds in the area are crosswinds. Why? Apparently because that’s the shape of the piece of land… » 4/06/15 12:09pm 4/06/15 12:09pm

A little history... at least in SCCA autocross, the L classes were created by request of the participants. There have been a number of women since who have (and do) compete in the open classes, including National Champions like Shauna Marinus and Lynne Rothney-Kozlak. One of the reasons it's persisted has been as a… » 4/01/15 11:57am 4/01/15 11:57am

In the wake of Daewoo's bankruptcy, Chery somehow ended up with a complete set of prints/CAD models for the Matiz before GM bought up Daewoo's assets out of bankruptcy. Chery then proceeded to tool up and put the QQ into production but, to the best of my knowledge, has never really explained just how they wound up… » 3/27/15 2:48pm 3/27/15 2:48pm