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Porsche Polishes the Family Silver. GM Sells It.

January 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Michigan Needs a GM Auto Tour A week or so ago, we happened upon a Business Week story about General Motors auctioning off some of its car collection. Some of these items were either flubs or concept cars, and not actually produced. All are fascinating, including a Harley Earl Buick. When we first read it, […]

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Tags: Cars · Tourism

Detroit: Re-hire the Stripped Car

January 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Sometimes you bury pride and sell on price Remember Ed Rooney, in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? He drove a government issue K-car. During the 1980s, the Plymouth K-car was what the government bought when it needed something basic. If you were lucky, it had a $79 AM radio. We heard a recent car ad; it […]

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Tags: Advertising · Cars

Edsel Ford’s Model T Anniversary Speech

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments

This week began the beginning of the Model T’s 100th anniversary year. It is of course the worst time ever for the auto industry, even worse than the 1970s. Ford is a sad case, but it’s worse at GM, where major Chevrolet dealerships are closing because they are unsellable. None of the automakers has a […]

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Tags: Cars

Motor Trend: Bring Ford’s Galaxie Back

June 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

O.K., so the Ford 500 wasn’t the big hit that Ford Motor Company wanted. Ford Chairman William Clay Ford‘s wish to have a sedan that would look respectable driving up to a country club failed. Was it the name? Or was it that the car design or engineering wasn’t that exciting? Or was it that […]

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Tags: Cars