We had a surprising amount of discussion last week about the Shinola x General Electric extension cords. One commenter noted that he didn’t see a “UL Listing” sticker anywhere. I took a quick look at the plugs and didn’t see anything about UL anywhere.Could it be that this $175 extension cord didn’t even have a basic safety rating, the way that hyper-expensive watches can’t be trusted to keep time as well as a Seiko?
Well, Danger Girl returned from a business trip with a smaller Shinola extension cord for me. This matches the Natuzzi recliner in my stereo room/writing room. And it had a very prominent UL listing sticker on the woven cord cover. I swapped my black five-plug extension out for this one, and sure enough, a closer inspection revealed a UL listing hologram near the wall-plug end of the cord.
Glad to have that mystery solved, I tell ya.
Is the world ready for the return of the Fiero? And should you buy one of the last normally-aspirated, straight-six BMW sedans before they all disappear? Those are the questions I covered for R&T this week.
It’s all-hands-on-deck this week for our race team as we get ready for the American Endurance Racing season opener at Road Atlanta. But I have a few topics I want to cover before I get in the car and
die in a ball of flame win the whole thing. As always, watch this space, and thank you for reading!