Tag Archives: Auto Industry

The Challenge For Automotive Leadership

Right now the race for the world’s automotive market dominance has two standout challengers that refuse to be ignored. Volkswagen — with it’s portfolio of brands including Porsche, Audi, Bent…



Dancing On The Graves

Dancing on the proverbial graves of beleaguered car companies has become all the rage in the past decade. We saw a lot of it in 2008 — including the poorly chosen campaign rhetoric that has come back to haunt Michigander-non-g…


Fossil Fuel Hangover

So once again the fossil fuel party hangover is setting in. A good portion of the big windfall in record-setting auto industry profits in 2011 were in trucks and premium high performance models. Because fuel prices had modera…


Off With His Head… Oops Never Mind!

Just before the General Motors bankruptcy in June of 2009 this commentator made an observation on a national network news broadcast — that many of the problems of the…


You Call That A Job?

When people find out that driving and reviewing new cars is actually a job the first question out of everyone’s mouth is: ”So what’s your favorite car?” Over the years the value …


Clint And The Bailout Ballyhoo!

Right about now Clint Eastwood is fondly recalling those mid-sixties Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns where he never had to say more than a dozen words in an entire film. After his gra…


Maybe We Can Find A Banana For Your Monkey

Throughout automotive history perceptions of beauty have been very particular to the beholders. In the early 1950’s Sears sold a car called the Allstate which was a thinly disguised Henry J — know…


Philly Auto Show Rolls On Optimistic News

The 2012 Philadelphia Auto Show rolls into the Convention Center this weekend with great optimism as the continued strength of the US car market appears to be a leading indicator of a wid…