This past year has not been a good one for the auto industry. Even though a few automakers had a good year last year by-in-large most felt the big bear claw of the global economic downturn. So when I trudged Continue reading →
How the times have changed. In the last thirty years free trade and U.S. Government regulations along with a few other factors have put the U.S. auto industry, once one of the largest employers of Americans, on the ropes. Chrysler Continue reading →
When I was a youngster Pontiac was GM’s performance division. It was hip and youthful. Owning a Pontiac meant you weren’t some regular Joe – you were a performance-oriented driver. Even the big Pontiac sedans and station wagons had a Continue reading →
Cars have made some very impressive technological advances in the last thirty years. The transition from everything running on a car via basic electronics and mechanical parts has evolved into sophisticated on-board computers running and managing everything.
The U.S. auto industry is on the ropes, and tough times are ahead. This also applies to European and Japanese automakers. With the shrinking U.S. economy and bad economic times appearing to be the likely course for the near future; Continue reading →
A little over four years ago GM factories stopped producing the last of over a hundred years of Oldsmobiles. Indeed 2004 was a sad year; it was the departure of what was once the golden division of General Motors. Though Continue reading →