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The Other Bankruptcy: Chrysler Could Wrap Today
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»

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»

John 'Jazz' Vernon's SteampunkKamaro
Link Love From The Car Connection: Steampunk Camaro, Interstate Field Guides, And The Glories Of GLORIA

Bitchin' Camaro -- As an aesthetic, steampunk is getting a little long in the tooth. But as John "Jazz" Vernon demonstrates in his "SteampunkKamaro" design, it's still got a few tricks up its Edwardian sleeve. Yowza. [SteampunkWorkshop via AutoMotto] Road trip -- We tend to focus mostly on cars...Read More»

The talented cast of Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice
Bob & Sergio & Rick & Ron: Mind-Blowing Mergings

It's Friday, and we hope you're already drinking, because this will make more sense if you're hammered. Okay, you already know about the Fiat/Chrysler partnership. And hopefully you recall our piece from earlier this week in which Fiat's Sergio Marchionne said he'd just loooove to acquire GM...Read More»

Chrysler is sizzling
Chrysler Out Of The Frying Pan. That's Good, Right?

The last 24 hours have been big for Chrysler. The long and short of it appears to be that (a) the company will likely avoid bankruptcy court, and (b) its relationship with Fiat will soon get conjugal. Here's a quick rundown of the headlines: Creditors concede -- About $5 billion of Chrysler's...Read More»

Chrysler pentastar
Chrysler And UAW Spend The Weekend Together

  While you were getting hammered at some weekend music festival or cleaning out the garage, bigwigs from Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union were busy getting to know one another--and by "getting know one another", we mean haggling. As you may know, the feds set an April 30 deadline for...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Fiat Ready To Say 'Basta!' On Chrysler Deal, Thanks To Unions

No one would say that Chrysler's been doing well in recent months, but at least its situation hasn't been as dire as GM's. Smaller than The General and engaged to a sexy, Italian brand, Chrysler has clung to the promise of a modestly rosy future--until today. In an interview with this morning's...Read More»

Rick Wagoner 2007 Geneva
GM CEO Rick Wagoner Claims Bankruptcy = Liquidation

First GM was anti-bankruptcy because they said it would tarnish their image beyond repair. But this morning at a breakfast in D.C., CEO Rick Wagoner sounded the full Chapter 7 alarm. He claimed that filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection would ultimately push the auto giant into liquidation...Read More»

GM chairman Richard Wagoner 2008
GM Advisers Present 'Best Chance' Plan For Restructuring

GM bondholder advisers claim they've presented a plan to both GM and Obama's autos task force that "provides GM's best chance for an out-of-court restructuring." They released a statement claiming that the plan, which would trade bondholders' stake in GM's spiraling debt for equity in the...Read More»

2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Ford Celebrates Production Of 100,000th Hybrid SUV

Further proving that Ford is the one domestic carmaker that understands the brave new world of automaking, today its Kansas City assembly plant spit out their 100,000th hybrid SUV in five years of production. The plant produces the 2009 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid small SUVs. The 2009...Read More»

2007 TH!NK
TH!NK Thinks 112-Mile Range, 62 mph Max Will Resonate in U.S.

Sister site All Cars Electric today announced that Norwegian automaker TH!NK, purveyor of the TH!NK city electric car, is planning an aggressive move into the U.S. market. Recently the company nearly went bankrupt, but nonetheless they've sold many of their two-seat all-electrics throughout Europe...Read More»

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" Side Exterior View
Chrysler, GM Offer Buyouts; Chrysler's Package Bigger

Chrysler and GM are working hard to get their business plans in shape by February 17: that's when they have to return to D.C. and speak to all those terribly nice senators and representatives about the things they've done to earn their bailout dollars. A key element in those restructuring plans...Read More»

Matias Conti's Transformable Spin Vehicle
Link Love From The Car Connection: World Car Of The Year, Crazy Trikes, And Mini Cooper Vs. The Carwash

Tiny nuggets of informative humpday goodness: Best in show: The list of contenders for 2009's World Car of the Year Award have been announced. Not on the slate: the slick, black bug from VW's "Das Auto" commercials. His acceptance speech would be too long anyway. [WorldCarFans] Speaking of Germany...Read More»

2003 Chrysler Concorde 4-door Sedan LX Rear Exterior View
UAW's Gettelfinger Blesses Chrysler/Fiat Alliance

Earlier today we reported that yesterday's rumored Chrysler LLC/Fiat S.p.A. alliance is a go, enabling Chrysler desperately needed access to competitive small-car platforms and granting Fiat access to Chrysler's U.S. dealer network. Outspoken UAW President Ron Gettelfinger this morning lent his...Read More»

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