1999

1999 Frankfurt Show: DC Goes Global
1999 Frankfurt Show: DC Goes Global

To be or not to be — for the Chrysler side of global auto giant DaimlerChrysler AG, the real question is whether or not to be a serious player outside the home North American market. It’s been decades since the former Chrysler Corp. made any serious attempt to compete abroad. But now, with...Read More»

1999 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1999 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part III

Look at me, look at me! You’ll have to excuse this anxious driver. The post-War, German-made Isetta was not only a little, um, odd-looking, but it was one of the smallest cars on the road, then or now. Among its many unusual features was the front-opening door. This particular Isetta was...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show preview
1999 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part ll

Rub-a-dub-dub, two men (and a woman) in a tub. This custom trailer may be the ultimate timesaver, a way to combine your daily ablutions with your morning commute! The community bathtub on wheels (with a working showerhead) was just one of the more, um, unusual modes of transportation to show up for...Read More»

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1999 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part l

This year, it is even more obvious that the appeal of the Dream Cruise is not limited to those who grew up during the rise of hot rodding. Larry Garrison of Southgate, Michigan bought this 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible shortly before last year's Dream Cruise. He recently purchased a Plymouth...Read More»

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1999 Woodward Dream Cruise

Think of it as a rolling time capsule, a way to turn the clock back to another era when the term "cruising" had nothing to do with the Internet. Indeed, there wasn't an Internet, and not that many superhighways. In Detroit, long before they cut the jagged scar that became Interstate 75, there was...Read More»

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Week of July 19, 1999

FORD EARNS Q2 RECORD $2.5 BILLION GM IS FORTUNE 500’S TOP COMPANY NEW SEAT BELTS STRETCH FOR SAFETY RANGER, TRACKER CATCH CAIR IN TESTS MINIS, SUVS TO RULE AUTO PRODUCTION MITSU MULLING AMERICAN-MADE SUV GRAND CHEROKEE SLOWS DOWN GM TO TAKE SAAB? USED-CAR WEB SITES TO MERGE NISSAN NEEDS TO TURN...Read More»

1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT
Week of July 5, 1999

JUNE SALES STAY HOT BUICK CITY TURNS OUT THE LIGHTS GM BUYS INTO HUMMER EPA WANTS CLEAN-AIR RULES BACK DC SAYS MINIVANS ARE SAFE FEDS LOOK INTO GM TRUCKS FORD RECALLS CONTOUR/MYSTIQUE DC REVAMPS STYLING DEPARTMENT IT'S CURTAINS FOR 3000GT, CUTLASS GHOSN TAKES RENAULT TO NISSAN KELLER GOES TO...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of June 16, 1999

AIRBAGS WON'T MEET NEW STANDARDS GM ARMS TRUNKS AGAINST LOCK-INS AMERICANS WANT TOUGHER SUV EMISSIONS FORD TO PASS GM? GM EXPECTS TO REGAIN SHARE MITSU RECALLS A HALF-MILLION SATURN EXTENDS ENGINE WARRANTIES MITSU, FIAT TO UNITE? FORD EXECS ON THE MERRY-GO-ROUND FORD BUYS INTO EXTENDED WARRANTIES...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Week of May 31, 1999

CARS MORE AFFORDABLE IN FIRST QUARTER NHTSA WARNS ON DC MINIVANSFORD TRUCKS TO GO LOW (EMISSIONS)DEVILLE DEFROCKEDLICENSE INFO FIGHT GOES TO SUPREME COURTNISSAN SETS MAXIMA, XTERRA PRICINGFORD RECALLS VIC AND MARQUISMAZDA SEES FIRST BLACK IN SIX YEARSNISSAN LOSES $281 MIL IN ’98NISSAN, RENAULT...Read More»

1999 BMW 323i Convertible
1999 New York Auto Show

New York leads the nation in many ways — fine dining, good theater, heart attacks had in taxis, probably. Usually, it doesn’t lead in car introductions. But this year’s New York International Auto Show, the 99th promo of new cars in the Big Apple, hosted more than a handful of vehicle debuts...Read More»

1999 Saab 9-3 SE
1999 New York Show: High Tech

by Ted Grozier We Americans consider New York the financial capital of the world. So last week, when the carmakers gathered at the New York International Auto Show, it was no surprise that they trumpeted strong first-quarter sales. But the wide array of new products at the New York show also...Read More»

1999 GMC Yukon
1999 New York Auto Show Preview

by Ted Grozier The older it gets, the better it gets. Typically outshone by the overblown events in Geneva and Detroit that precede it, this year the New York International Auto Show offers no fewer than 11 worldwide introductions and seven North American debuts, a new record for the 99-year-old...Read More»

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1999 Chicago Auto Show

...what’s making news at the 1999 Chicago Auto Show A PARTIAL ECLIPSE.SOLARA POWERED.THAT’S MISTER SPYDER TO YOU..HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.SAFETY FIRST.NOT SO CIVIL CIVIC. I DO DAEWOO.CATERROR.WHO’S NUMBER 1?THE HIGH COST OF WINNING.COUPE DE GRACE.LOSE THE BOW TIE. A BONNE GOOD TIME.HOLD THE...Read More»

1999 Volvo S80 seat safety
1999 Geneva Motor Show

The 1999 Geneva International Motor Show might be remembered as one of the most eventful car shows in recent history. DaimlerChrysler nixed its plans to invest in Nissan, while Renault eyed its own offer for the beleaguered Japanese brand. Cadillac promised it would return to race at Le Mans for...Read More»

Renault Avantime
1999 Geneva Show: Renault Avantime

by William Diem PARIS — As the Geneva Motor Show prepares to open this coming week, Renault hopes to open a new niche in Europe, as it has done three times already in the last 16 years — that of the coupe/minivan. At Geneva, Renault will introduce the Avantime, a four-seat vehicle based on the...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Week of Feb. 8, 1999

BMW BUMPS BOSS "BP"GM DENIES BMW DEALTWO DEAD IN EXPLOSION AT FORD’S ROUGEJANUARY CAR SALES UP 12%DAEWOO TO TRY INTERNET SALES GOODYEAR, SUMITOMO TEAM UPVOLVO SET TO BUY SCANIAGM SETS HIGH HURDLES FOR ‘99GM, FORD MOVE IN INDIAFORD BRAZIL WORKERS STRIKEDAEWOO EXEC GUNNED DOWNMUHLBERG LEAVES FORD...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of Feb. 1, 1999

HAVE YOU DRIVEN A VOLVO LATELY?VOLVO KEEPS ON TRUCKINGGM DENIES VOLVO COUNTERBIDIS NISSAN MORE THAN DAIMLERCHRYSLER CAN CHEW? NEW CHILD-SEAT STANDARDS COMING PEDESTRIANS, BABIES AT RISKBMW SALES CLIMB, BUT IS “BP” IN TROUBLE?GM AD PLAN HITS SNAG OLDS DEEP-SIXES THE EIGHTY-EIGHTPORSCHE DIALS...Read More»

Proposed site in Connecticut for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus' second vehicle plant
Week of Jan. 25, 1999

VOUCHERS FOR VENTURES?BEST OF THE BESTNOT ‘2002NOT’GRADUATED LICENSING WORKING CADILLAC HIGH ON SAFETY FORD POSTS RECORD GAINSWORKERS SCORE BIG PROFITSGM SEES STRONG FOURTH QUARTER EMPLOYEES SUFFER LOSSDAIMLERCHRYSLER ITCHY TO DEALDC MERGES FINANCIAL UNITSMERCEDES PLANT OPENING DELAYED...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of January 18, 1999

SPEED KILLS, AND MORE SPEED KILLS MOREA NEW NICHE FOR GM?DAIMLERCHRYSLER KEEPS ON TRUCKINGTHE ULTIMATE COMMUTE?TOYOTA TAKES AIMNEW ALLIANCE OF AUTOMAKERSSATURN SKIDSCRUIZIN'ARE THEY CARS? OR TRUCKS? YESYOU'VE GOT MAILA NISSAN/DAIMLERCHRYSLER MERGER?FORD INTERESTED IN ACQUISITIONFORD FOCUSEDBIG...Read More»

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