About Café Cars
Welcome to Café Cars
The transportation news writers hangout…
A café (pronounced /ˈkæfeɪ/ or /kæˈfeɪ/), also spelled cafe, may in the United States mean an informal restaurant, offering a range of hot meals and made-to-order sandwiches, while in most other countries it refers to an establishment which focuses on serving coffee, like an American coffeehouse.
A “café” can also refer to a small informal public discussion. These are usually live events, and often focus on starting an open conversation on a particular topic.
Here at Café Cars, we’ve created a place for auto writers and auto enthusiasts to meet and talk about cars in an online environment.
By the year 2016, new legislation in the United States of America is going to change the face of the transportation industry forever, when CAFE cars legislation passed into law by the Obama Administration back in 2009 requires all new car manufacturers to produce cars able to meet or exceed 35.5 MPG fuel consumption.
[Note: CAFE, in this case, actually stands for C.A.F.E. or corporate average fuel economy.]
In addition to new engine technology coming into being as true green products in the consumer marketplace, emissions regulations are being tightened up thanks to codicils in the CAFE cars legislation as well.
While many old time auto writers are against the proposed changes to automotive technology, there are quite a few in the ultra-luxury, extreme sports car, and exotic car markets who see the new challenge as a call to the industrial and engineering giants to make hot cars and cool cars go green — while still hoping they go fast as hell.
Café Cars site hosts Jack and Kae Davis follow news about green exotic cars as a hobby, while remaining actively engaged in the high end, luxury, vintage sports car, supercar, and exotic car trade industry.
Classic car guys (like our friend Jim Cherry from Cartopia) are avid fans of vintage cars. However, understanding that it is a different world today that the one America lived in back in the 1950s, he follows green car news, minis, and smart cars with avid enthusiasm thanks to his fundamental knowledge and understanding of the Peak Oil Crisis.
On a dark green news front, the BP Gulf Oil Spill is causing many of our auto news writers to realize that dependence on foreign or domestic oil for the bulk of our transportation vehicles might not be the best thing for any country — America especially. As China is rapidly advancing to the forefront of the world as a super power, they are using green building techniques and installing green energy systems nationally — while buying up international oil reserves to sell the carbon based products back to foreign countries.
The idea that China is going green, has already backed the U.S. financially due to the housing crisis (and now controls too much of the American economy), and is positioning itself to set the oil standard for the world while decreasing its own dependence on it thanks to a new reliance on clean energy technology is simply too much for many to consider.
It’s time for the United States to star waving flags that are red, white, blue, and green if we are going to remain a superpower in the 21st century.
Our featured writers here at Café Cars report all the small talk about the following:
- bright green ideas in engine technology that improve gas mileage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- history of automobiles
- cars of the past, present, and future
- unique collector vehicles that are discussed each day at exotic car shows, vintage car shows, local swap meets, and on the sales floors of exotics dealerships
- green cars — including but not limited to hybrid cars, electric cars, and cars that run on alternative fuel
- luxury automobiles
- new and used vehicles
- auto pop culture
- automobile racing
- special interest news about other vehicles like motorcycles, boats, airplanes, trains, commuter vehicles like buses, trucks, and extreme 4×4 vehicles
- small talk about the glamorous world of transportation
- philosophy of freedom — how human life and psychology has changed since the invention of planes, trains, and automobiles
We know what we are talking about because in real life we are in the car business — and the auto news writers’ posts shared here come from trusted voiced in the transportation journalism and motorsports history genres.
Our company executives been involved in the sales and procurement of high line European imports, supercars, and ultra-luxury cars on a daily basis and the internet marketing related to special events and charity benefit promotion for more than 20 years.
As such, we tend to have a rather unique set of clients who are well educated, have discerning taste, and a wide variety of special interests. We also have a good handle on which auto news writers to recommend our clients read and follow on an everyday basis through their social networks.
This blog reveals topics that come up on an everyday basis and answers quite a few questions about rare and collectible automobiles. It also addresses the manufacturing trends the special car companies are beginning to consider, such as the creation of green exotic cars and greener daily driver automobiles.
If you have a question about investment grade automobiles (including wanting to discuss something confidentially that you would like to buy or sell), feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d love to meet over a cup of cappuccino and chat a while.