Welcome to Mailbag, a roundup of the best comments, questions and tips from you, our readers. Some are nice, some are not so nice. But here they are.
We’re Building a FJ40
14 of You Have Added it to Your Carts
If you’re in the loop, you’ve surely seen the new iteration of the Gear Patrol Store. It’s back, and better than ever. One of the most popular items has been this custom-commissioned FJ40, which fourteen of you have added to your cart and left hanging. Need that extra push to buy? Take a look at your competition.
A New Alexa-Enabled Device
A few weeks ago, we reviewed Google’s new ecosystem on Facebook Live. During a live demonstration, a clever reader asked that we ask Google Assitant to tell us the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow, and Google Assistant responded appropriately. For the unitiated, that’s a Monty Python reference. We nodded to that reference in this Facebook post about GE’s new Alexa-enabled table lamp, and one commenter got the reference.
Name That Emblem
Motoring Team on the Job
We get emblem identification emails quite frequently. This one was a little less straightforward than usual, and required some historical digging. Here’s the email:
There are Chevy bowties in there hats any idea what there from they are brass thanks for any help.
— Michael U.
Motoring Writer, Andrew Connor: “My guess is it’s the grille emblem from a Chevy truck, pre 1930s.”
Motoring Editor, Nick Caruso: I agree with Bryan. There are several for sale online, and here is a mention of ‘the superior kids’ in the Oakland Tribune, 1924.