Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Interesting vid: LFA supercar assembly line closes down
From 3/19/13 - Lexus shut down their LFA assembly line in Dec. of '12. This 5+ min. video recognizes the people and the work they did there. Very Ferrari-esque (but more white, less red) with few/no robots on the floor. The test-driving seems almost sedate. Japanese audio, usually-clear English subtitles. Stylistically, a counterpoint to the voluptuous products of the Italian mind.
Check out what I assume is a carbon fibre tube weaver at 2:30.
End of the Line for the Lexus LFA - The Downshift Episode 52 - YouTube
The modernist tunnel at 5:00 reminds me.. anyone traveling in/out of SF should include Montara's northern section of Hwy1 to experience the recently opened Devil's Slide bypass tunnel on Hwy1 - it's a treat. Our tax dollars occasionally build cool infrastructure - utilize it!
Devil's Slide tunnel: grassroots success - SFGate
-Frank, in SF, CA (ex-GrisCo grunt)
'73 Berlina/SPICA (RIP), '65 Giulia Sprint GT, '74 Spider/SPICA, '93 164L (from new)