Before he returned to Germany in September, Diesel World magazine arranged an exclusive interview with Dr. Johannes-Joerg Rueger, senior diesel systems engineer for Robert Bosch LLC. He shared with us his views on the future of diesel-powered vehicles in the United States.
Archive for February, 2011
1) Mini-Mini Peterbuilts
I saw the story about the mini big rig kits in the December issue of Diesel World titled “Pint-Sized Peterbuilt”. Nice trucks, very cool idea. I also build pint-sized Peterbuilt bodies that go on golf cart frames. I offer them as either a complete cart, or the parts and accessories to fit a ’95-03 Yamaha or club car golf cart. I am working on plans to build a bunk in the future. Though the readers interested in the mini Pete’s would enjoy this. Thank you. (more…)
Normally, we don’t get that excited about new truck press events. Show up, drive the truck, listen to the PR folks rave about how it’s the best thing since sliced Wonder Bread, get a lovely parting gift, (usually a brand ball cap), and a press kit with the real info you need to write your story. Usually, the event test mules are fairly loaded models, and you get plenty of seat time driving the truck, which is cool, since it gives you the basics on how well it performs. But how representative is a scenic drive for a truck that’s designed to work, as 99 percent of all diesels are?
There are moments in history when time stands still; the world halts its daily grind to watch and wait to see history unfold. These are the times where we all remember what we were doing and where we were when we heard or saw the events unfold or watched the news. A perfect example is the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Another one of the most-remembered tragedies in U.S. history is the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 23, 1963 in Dallas. For most of us, the series of events that followed on that fateful day are not only part of history, they are also etched in our minds forever. Many of us watched the accounts on television, saw the headlines about the death of a young president in newspapers, and looked at the emotionally gripping photos in both Time and Life magazine. It was a day, like others that followed, that has become frozen in time.