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And the mustang wins!
In message <199802111302.FAA18064@theta2.ben2.ucla.edu> Michael Williams writes:
> I'm still trying to figure out why the governing bodies hate innovation so
Because the likes of Ford and GM have lots of muscle and don't, by and large,
Look at how the Ford fans praise the Mustang - it's because, in the 28 years
since it launched, Ford has done nothing better. Examples of innovation (like
the Mustang) are very scarce from the big players. It frightens them - they
have more engineers to re-train, more outlets to stock, etc.
Porsche can't afford _not_ to innovate, and because their whole operation is
smaller (and, dare I say it - smarter) they can do it. Audi's whole approach
is based on "Vorsprung durch Technik".
Motor racing is more and more a field in which I don't expect to see
innovation. I expect 'ra ra', sponsorship, driver competition, etc.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club