When the Canadian women’s hockey team captured gold in the 2002 Winter Olympics, it was a proud and inspiring moment for all Canadians – even those who weren’t hockey fans. The coach of the Canadian men’s hockey team channeled that magic when he urged his fellows to “play like girls.” And they went on to win the first Olympic gold for Canadian men’s hockey in 50 years!
But enough about hockey. This blog is about driving like a girl, what it means, and why it’s important. It’s really a metaphor for digging fearlessly into the many issues around today’s car industry. There are no more sacred cows! Traditional beliefs are giving way to new realities – today, news travels at the speed of light, and we’re smarter and better informed than ever. With the power of fresh and alternative thinking, we’re turning old institutions on their head. And it’s about time.
This blog gives me an opportunity to take an irreverent but insightful look at anything and everything related to cars and the car industry. Because it’s no longer just about cars – it’s about getting from point A to point B, taking the road less travelled and as much about the traveller as it is about the vehicle. You’ll get a chuckle out of my take on topics like chick cars, vehicle theft, electric cars, as well as pedestrian rights, transit issues and the occasional car review.
Since I’m located in Toronto, I have the advantage of being in a large urban centre where these topics are hot button issues. Like re-thinking our dependence on fossil fuels, and examining viable alternatives. Some may seem impractical, or downright impossible – but that’s what makes them so fascinating. So come along and as Cypher says in The Matrix, buckle up your seatbelt because Kansas is going bye-bye ….