Subaru’s are known for their superior abilities in the snow. Unfortunately since late October we’ve had hardly any!
It snowed today and I get to use the two sweetest words in weather: as forecast!
The timing was right. The predicted impact was correct. Make no mistake, this was not a bullseye! At my house there was a lot more snow than forecast. In the Hartford area and much of the northern half of the state there was less than forecast.
You may have noticed I’ve spent the last eight months as the spokesman for Premier Subaru in Branford. Subaru’s are known for their superior abilities in the snow. Unfortunately since late October we’ve had hardly any!
Problem solved today. I threw my camera in the car and set out to document my experience.
This isn’t really part of my deal. I just thought it would be fun to piece together.
It was… and who could have predicted the skidding truck in front of me?
Of course I had “Clicky” with me to document the day.
As you might remember a few weeks ago I left my totally dependable Subaru Forester in the garage to spend one sunny day with the top down on my 12 years SLK230. Oops. Today Helaine and I headed to Manhattan to put an obscene repair bill on my credit card and drive home.
For the curious it was a crankshaft position sensor and some other related stuff. I plead ignorance. My guess is someone’s child has just had their college tuition paid by me.
Weatherwise it was the perfect day for a trip to New York City. The temperature was comfortably mild. The sky was deep blue.
Metro North is back up and running after Hurricane Irene. We hopped the train to Grand Central.
My car was repaired at a dealership on the far west side of Manhattan. On this day Helaine and I walked the 1.6 miles from GCT.
If you wanted to sell New York City as a destination today would have been the day to use for your pitch! The streets were full of people. Restaurants burst out onto the sidewalk. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood.
Of course I had “Clicky” with me to document the day including
A bodega with a watchcat
A TV actor on location yelling so scarily Helaine thought he was a real New York City screaming crazy person.
The world’s strangest and probably most expensive satellite dish installation
Obviously I want to be associated with a car which will safely deliver me to work on the days I’m there to tell you to stay home!
I mentioned a few days ago I’d become spokesman for a car dealer. Now the announcement’s been made so I can say it’s Premier Subaru in Branford. You’ll start seeing commercials I made with Bob Alvine, Premier’s president, pretty soon.
How the hell did all of you guess it was a Subaru from the out-of-focus Photoshopped image I used in my earlier blog post?
In the abstract I wanted to do commercials. From a practical standpoint I soon realized not every sponsor was compatible with me. I tried to be very careful making this choice (they did too).
Subaru is an excellent car (read the reviews — I did) with a great reputation. The same goes for Premier’s reputation.
Obviously I want to be associated with a car which will safely deliver me to work on the days I’m there to tell you to stay home! Subaru’s are all wheel drive and (again) have a reputation for superior winter handling. I plan on putting it to the test!