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Daily Edition: Jan. 23, 2006
Daily Edition: Jan. 23, 2006

Ford "Way Ahead" Coming Today The countdown is reaching its final hours for Ford Motor Co. On Monday morning, the beleaguered automaker unveils its long-awaited "Way Forward" plan. If you read the papers or scanned the Web this past weekend, you were bombarded by conflicting reports. According to...Read More»

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Industry Report: Jan. 9, 2006

Chrysler-VW Minivan Deal A Go Two erstwhile rivals will team up on the development of a new line of minivans. Confirming long-running rumors, Chrysler will provide Volkswagen with a version of its next-generation people carrier. "The logic is simple," VW's global brand czar, Wolfgang Bernhard, told...Read More»

John Edwards
Daily Edition: Dec. 27, 2005

TheCarConnection.com is on holiday sabbatical this week. But the news doesn't stop: stay tuned to our blog for breaking news - and catch up on the Year in Reverse, Toyota's new FJ Cruiser, and the week's racing news by clicking below. TCC returns on Jan. 3, 2006. On behalf of all of us, have a...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Dec. 12, 2005

Ford Plans Turnaround, Deals with UAW Top Ford executives remain tight-lipped about the impending "Way Forward" turnaround plan that the automaker is expected to unveil next month, rife with plant closings and personnel cuts. UAW president Ron Gettelfinger said he doesn't expect to learn more...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Dec. 7, 2005

GM Brings Back  Henderson ; Devine Retiring A shake-up in senior management has been approved by a shaken General Motors board of directors, but the move leaves some observers wondering if there could be more to follow soon after the New Year. The most significant - and unexpected - change comes...Read More»

2010 GMC Granite Concept
Daily Edition: Nov. 29, 2005

Delphi Says GM Talks Progressing Delphi Corp. said on Monday that talks with General Motors on a bailout were making progress, as the bankrupt supplier tries to slash its way out of Chapter 11. One key result to emerge from the talks thus far is a pledge by GM to suspend the price reductions for...Read More»

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door LX 4WD 3.5L Auto Side Exterior View
Daily Edition: Nov. 23, 2005

Hyundai Shows '07 Santa Fe, Prices Azera Hyundai HQ in South Korea has released the first photos of the new Santa Fe online at its Korean-language Web site. The new Santa Fe hasn't yet been shown for U.S. journalists or shoppers, and as such, there's precious little information about the new SUV...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 14, 2005

Ghosn Defends Move to Tennessee Surveys already indicate that Nissan North America will lose relatively few senior managers as it starts to shift its headquarters from Southern California to Tennessee, says Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's chairman and chief executive officer. "Almost all of them will come,"...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Strategic Vision Puts Toyota, Honda On Top

Toyota Motor Co. handily dominated Strategic Vision’s tenth annual Total Value Index, which is designed to measure which cars, trucks and crossovers provide the best value for the dollar. But while Toyota captured the most individual product segments, Honda was the top-rated, full-line automaker...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Racing Results: August 19-21, 2005

A nice variety of racing this past weekend, with a couple of surprise winners. The NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch series were at Michigan International Speedway, doing their best to impress the car-business honchos from nearby Detroit, while the IRL raced in the shadow of the Rockies at Pikes Peak...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 22, 2004

Theodore Retires at Ford Ford Motor Co. said Friday that its head of advanced product development Chris Theodore will retire December 1, to be succeeded in the job by Hua Thai-Tang who led the development of the 2005 Mustang. Theodore, 54, has worked at Ford since 1999, having previously worked at...Read More»

1948 DeSoto
2004 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part III

The weather both cursed and blessed the past week’s Tenth Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. Officially, the Dream Cruise only happens all day the third Saturday of August. Because it is still a spontaneous "people" event — despite numerous corporate sponsorships and hangers-on — the parade of...Read More»

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2004 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part I

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise (8/22/2004) Return with us to another era... Rain, rain, go away Mother Nature hasn’t been very kind to Detroit this Summer. It’s been raining almost every weekend, which isn’t the sort of weather you look forward to if you own a classic cruiser. Yet the soggy...Read More»

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise logo
2004 Woodward Dream Cruise

They called it cruising. And in the ‘50s and ‘60s, it was one of the favorite pastimes of American youth. It was an era of innocence and high octane gasoline, fast cars and poodle skirts, burgers and “hole shots.” No place had the action found in the northern suburbs of Detroit , where the...Read More»

2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4-door LS Open Doors
Daily Edition: Jul. 27, 2004

GM CVT Is DOA The continuously variable transmission installed in some Saturn models and an Opel model inEurope, will be discontinued after a short, recall-flagged history. The transmission first became available in the 2002 Saturn ION Coupe and VUE SUV, as well as a version of the Opel Astra. GM...Read More»

British politicians visit Lotus factory in Hethel, England
Daily Edition: Jul. 16, 2004

Freep: Q2 Profits Should Be Good inDetroit Despite increasing inventories and rising interest rates, Detroit's automakers could report stronger second-quarter profits when the numbers come in next week. The Detroit Free Press reports that the April-June financial period could show Big Three...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan
Daily Edition: Jul. 7, 2004

GM and Ford to Up Spiffs Today Smarting from slow June sales and sweating out a potentially lean summer, General Motors upped its lease deals following the holiday weekend and is expected to jack up rebate cash on slow selling models today as well. Ford is expected to increase its offers as well...Read More»

2000 Cadillac DeVille
2004 Meadow Brook Concours

The 21st Annual Concours d'Élégance at Meadow Brook, a Dodge-money estate some 30 miles north of Detroit, almost was undone — literally — this year by a line squall that late the afternoon before moved swiftly across Michigan with an infernal wind at its cutting edge. Chaos struck Detroit's...Read More»

1941 Nash Ambassador Club Coupe
Meadow Brook's Concours d'Elegance and 1941

As you may have read elsewhere, this year's Concours d'Elegance at Meadow Brook outside Detroit was the first to be seriously affected by rain since it started 21 years ago. An all-night downpour presented soggy conditions for Sunday morning, and show organizers moved hastily to reposition the...Read More»

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