We apologize for the absence of last Monday’s Morning News, but …


Yesterday, our readers waited in vain for their daily breakfast of morning car news roundup, and countless bloggers had to chase down the news themselves instead of being able to peruse our handy tipsheet. We deeply apologize, but we have an explanation. Actually, we have two. Sure, both are a bit weak, but hey.

On Monday morning at oh-dark-hundred, Herr Niedermeyer, Frau Schmitto-san and moi took the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagoya to explore the center of Japan’s auto might. In front of our hotel in Toyota City, we found a Lexus LFA, which someone had carelessly left there.


We took it through Toyota City, past its birthplace in Motomachi to a spot in the hills which I knew from testing a totally different car a few years ago.


There, the experience of driving the LFA put a big grin on Ed’s face, and the writing of car news was forgotten.

It was forgotten in more ways than one: A note had been put “on timer” in the WordPress system, but fell victim to the dreaded scheduled-post-does-not-appear bug. It is inexcusable, and we swear it won’t happen again – unless we find another LFA carelessly parked in front of our door.