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General Motors Corporation Has Become...General Motors Company
General Motors Corporation Has Become...General Motors Company

Forget what you knew about GM. The lumbering entity known as General Motors Corporation is gone, and today, its surviving staff and assets have been reborn as the lighter, more nimble General Motors Company. To be sure, GM isn't entirely out of the woods--not yet. Among the obstacles that the...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Disenfranchised Dealers Battle Chrysler, GM In D.C.

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering not one, but two bills that would provide legal remedies to the 2,100 dealers cut from the Chrysler and GM networks during each company's recent restructuring. Although the text of those bills hasn't filtered into the congressional database just yet...Read More»

GM's new logo--in green?
Rumor: GM Going Green -- Literally

We all know that General Motors is trying to change its image. We also know that GM, like much of the auto industry, is trying to boost its eco-credentials. So is anyone really surprised to learn that GM's design team are considering a revamp of the company's image that includes changing the logo...Read More»

Judge Robert Gerber
GM Bankruptcy Opponents Get No Love In Court

On Monday, we told you that Judge Robert Gerber had given General Motors the OK to sell off its bad assets and lump the good ones into a new company. When he announced that decision on Sunday evening, Gerber instituted a four-day stay on the ruling to give plaintiffs time to file appeals. So far...Read More»

'Unsolicited Proposals to Detroit' from 'Lunchbreath'
Unsolicited Proposals: Cartoonist Pitches Marketing Ploys To Detroit

Every armchair CEO on the planet has suggestions for Detroit these days. Most of their ideas are big-picture, obvious things--like, "Make stuff people want to buy" or "Make cars that don't suck". But clearly, Big Three bigwigs need more guidance than that. Luckily, illustrator "Lunchbreath" has...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
General Motors Ready To Emerge From Bankruptcy

While most of America was enjoying a long holiday weekend full of cookouts and fireworks, Judge Robert Gerber was overseeing a very different sort of explosive activity in Manhattan: the conclusion of the General Motors bankruptcy trial. Late last night, Gerber ruled in favor of General Motors'...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
General Motors Bankruptcy Saga Continues

In case you were wondering, we haven't said much about General Motors' bankruptcy trial because there hasn't been much to report. The government still hasn't budged on its July 10 deadline to see the General out of bankruptcy or liquidated; GM is still trying to sell off bad assets like superfund...Read More»

gas pump
Study: Fuel Efficiency Will Be Big For U.S. Automakers

Walter McManus and Ron Kleinbaum from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute have conducted a study of the auto industry, and the results are sure to cause some controversy. Among their findings is this particular gem: "The more fuel-sipping cars they make, the more money...Read More»

Koenigsegg CCR
General Motors Preps Saab For Koenigsegg's Basket

It's official: General Motors has reached a tentative agreement with Swedish outfit Koenigsegg to sell the Saab brand. So, Saab's probably going home. Cue the Peaches and Herb. Or "Major Tom", if that's your thing. According to a press release from GM, the high-end sports car manufacturer (along...Read More»

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)
Senator Bob Corker Moves To Protect Disenfranchised Dealers

You might remember U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) from such hits as "The 2009 Auto Show tour" and "Don't close my GM plant!" Well, now the man who's had it in for Detroit is working on legislation to help dealers who've been cut by Chrysler and General Motors. In a nutshell, Corker's legislation...Read More»

Mercedes Benz bikes
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes-Benz On Two Wheels, Lamborghini Goes Green, And GM Stops Jet-Setting

♦  Mercedes-Benz is launching three new rides. Upside: each has leather seating and offers great views. Downside: they're bicycles, and they start at $2400 a pop. [MotorAuthority] ♦  Only slightly less vexing than those Mercedes bikes: something called "The Hauler" from Lorax Motor...Read More»

Well-blinged Toyota Camry
Link Love From The Car Connection: Toyota Camry Blinged, Plus Videos For 'Mission One' Electric Motorcycle, Grand Turismo 5, And Jay Leno's EcoJet

♦  There's a lot of car bling on the market, but not everyone knows how to use it. We think the owner of this Toyota Camry did a pretty awesome job of walking the fine line between "80s futurism" and "chromed-out mid-life crisis". And hey: at least it gave gramps a weekend project...Read More»

Chrysler and Fiat logos
The Other Bankruptcy: Chrysler Could Wrap Today

Yesterday, while much of America enjoyed beautiful weekend weather, lawyers for Chrysler, its dealers, the United Auto Workers union, and three Indiana pension funds huddled in federal court, racing toward an as-yet uncertain finish line. Although the dust is far from settled, chances are good that...Read More»

Bentley in camo
Link Love From The Car Connection: Bentley Bubba-fied, Dodge Viper Bid, And Chrysler's PR Team Tries To Stay Busy

♦  Sometimes you folks send in images that we can't explain, and frankly, we don't want to. Sometimes, we just want to stare in slackjawed amazement, as we're currently doing at this photo of a Bentley coupe that's been camouflaged--not just in "spy shot camo", but honest-to-Jughead "deer...Read More»

GM Logo
GM Slouches Toward Bankruptcy

In news that should surprise absolutely no one, General Motors is a step closer to bankruptcy this morning. Yesterday was a key deadline in GM's restructuring schedule: the day by which the General had to reach important concessions with its bondholders. GM is indebted to those bondholders to the...Read More»

Lionel Hutz, Attorney at Law
GM & Bankruptcy: Won't Somebody Think About the Lawyers?

It's good news/bad news time for General Motors. On the downside: bankruptcy is looming. For a while, it looked as if things might shake out in the General's favor, sparing it from the fate that's befallen Chrysler. Today, however, the prevailing sentiment seems to be that GM will be heading to...Read More»

Chrysler logo
Chrysler's Outpatient Bankruptcy Likely To End On Schedule This Week

Hold on to your hats, folks: it looks like the federal government's one-two punch of bailout and bankruptcy may be working. At least in Chrysler's case. When the company was shunted into court almost a month ago, the feds set a fairly ambitious turnaround schedule: they wanted to see Chrysler...Read More»

GM in a nutshell
General Motors: Today's News In A Nutshell

There's a lot going on in General Motors' world. To help you (and us) keep track of all the shenanigans, here's a bulleted, easy-to-digest summary of today's major headlines: The feds are gearing up to drive GM into beautiful, downtown bankruptcyville next week. Not that we're pessimistic about the...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Cash-For-Clunkers Causes Confusion, Cantankery

Recently, we mentioned that the cash-for-clunkers legislation everyone's been giddy about would soon become a reality--and we had every reason to believe it. At the time, the measure was included as part of a larger, more divisive package on energy reform, but legislators in both the House and the...Read More»

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