Housekeeping: TTAC Takes Juneteenth Off

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

The edict came down from our corporate parent last week: Juneteenth is now an official company-wide holiday.

That means we’ll be off on Friday, June 19th.

As is often the case when we’re off, there may be some pre-written posts that go live. And since not every car company is observing the day, if news breaks and one of us is near a keyboard, we’ll try to catch it and post. I, myself, will spend part of the day learning about a refresh for a particular German sedan (under embargo until the 23rd).

Our weekend posting schedule will likely remain the same, even with Father’s Day being this Sunday.

So, until we’re back full-throttle on Monday, take some time to reflect on the experiences of others, and enjoy Father’s Day, however you may celebrate it during a time of social distance. And if your dad has departed, or you don’t get along, I understand Father’s Day may be fraught for you. In that case, simply have a good weekend and we’ll be back on Monday.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Jeff S Jeff S on Jun 20, 2020

    @Arthur Dailey–If you haven’t already seen it go on Jay Leno’s Garage where he has a video on his Merlin engine going over the history of the Merlin and running his own Merlin engine which is not in a car or airplane. A really nice engine with lots of power.

  • HotPotato HotPotato on Jun 21, 2020

    "And KGB wasn't only bad" you say? I can't imagine anyone saying this unless they're trying to live with having been a collaborator or informer for them, slavuta. Maybe it is better you just leave this topic alone.

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    • Slavuta Slavuta on Jun 21, 2020

      @Inside Looking Out My Grand-grand father was an "enemy of the people". Well, he screwed up something in 1930s. This was the kind or era. I had same meeting with someone from a similar organization from Wash.D.C. Under Brezhnev if you have not done bad things, they wouldn't come for you. Another problem of course, if you want to read a banned book, you get on their radar. I was totally disturbed by this. Ok. Still, I've read hundreds of banned books and listened banned radio stations daily. And I never had a glitch. I had reliable sources. You said it yourself - thanks, no. And they were gone. But, they would usually come to you if you had some skeleton in closet. And they would ask you to cooperate in exchange for keeping your skeletons well hidden. Question is, what did you know??

  • Teddyc73 Teddyc73 on Jun 22, 2020

    Ridiculous pandering. They STILL won't be happy.

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    • Slavuta Slavuta on Jun 22, 2020

      @Inside Looking Out Come on commie friend. Why KGB came to you? What did you know and why did they trust you? Did they bring you a woman to handle you?

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Jun 23, 2020

    Years ago, I worked with an African-American woman (like me, a native Texan) that refused to celebrate Juneteenth. She thought it was stupid that people would celebrate the fact that they didn't find out they'd been freed until two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and two months the Civil War had ended. Juneteetnth has been a thing here in Texas for a long time, and it's just started to become a thing elsewhere in the last few years.