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WJR Auto Report: Jan. 8, 2001
WJR Auto Report: Jan. 8, 2001

Hold onto your cupholders — the Detroit auto show will be covering a lot of ground this year. The hot nostalgia ticket will be the rollout of Volkswagen’s Microbus concept, a modern update of the legendary hippie van. General Motors will be lifting the covers on an assortment of so-called...Read More»

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2001 L.A. Auto Show Index

Detroit and L.A. '01 Preview L.A. Auto Show, Day One L.A. Auto Show, Day TwoRead More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Big Advice for GM's Small Cars

To: Ron Zarrella President General Motors North America Dear Ron, It would help if we talked about your plans before you pushed ahead. As it is this advice comes late, and you probably won’t like to hear it but: Your plans for a small car revival are fatally flawed. You have said GM will: Build a...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Headlight News Weekly for November 20, 2000

DC REPLACES HOLDENSHIPPERS HOLDING DAEWOO CARSCOURTS FREEZE DAEWOO ASSETSDC MAY IDLE MORE PLANTSRECALL CUT SALES BY 40 PERCENTKIA RECALLS SEPHIASMITSUBISHI REPORTS LOSSFIAT WILL MOVE ARGENTINA ASSEMBLY TO BRAZILBRAZILIAN AUTO WORKERS STRIKETROOPERS RECALLEDNEW REAR CRASH TESTS PROPOSEDPT CRUISER...Read More»

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2000 Dream Cruise Day Two

Cruisers were out in force on Saturday, as spectacular 70-degree weather and parties on every block greeted the official start of the 2000 Woodward Dream Cruise. Click image for larger view As far as the event stretched — from Eight Mile Road in Detroit all the way to the distant shores of...Read More»

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2000 Dream Cruise, Day One

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Or, gun them. Or, as hundreds of kids already lining the streets of Detroit’s Woodward Avenue were obviously taught by their fathers to say, "Light ‘em up!" The Dream Cruise doesn’t officially begin until today, but that didn’t stop cruisers from at...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of July 3, 2000

FORD WINS BIDDING WAR FOR DAEWOODC AND HYUNDAI FORM ALLIANCEMICHELIN AND GOODYEAR JOIN FORCESLEAR TO HELP MAKE GM VANSBMW WILL EXPAND IN SOUTH CAROLINAAUDI ISSUES RECALLMESA PROVING GROUNDS TO CLOSEHYUNDAI FLIP-FLOPS ON STRATEGYNISSAN TO RESTRUCTURE FINANCIAL ARMWISCONSIN LEGISLATORS TRY TO BLAME...Read More»

2000 Porsche 911 Carrera
Week of April 24, 2000

VISTEON FREE AT LASTFORD'S SWEET SIXTEENDAIMLERCHRYSLER MIXED BAGIN-CAR PRODUCTIVITY PARTNERSTOPLESS LEXUSNISSAN'S BIG TRUCKHONDA INCREASES INSIGHT AVAILABILITYPREORDER PRIUS ONLINEPORSCHE RECALLS 911C4ANOTHER BID FOR ROVERBMW AND MERCEDES-BENZ COMPACTS VISTEON FREE AT LAST Ford Motor Company...Read More»

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Week of February 21, 2000

NISSAN’S NEXT "Z" TO BE NEW DESIGNMORE RUMORS ON DC, PEUGEOT MATCH UPA SUV FOR SAABNISSAN TO BUILD TEN NEW MODELS FOR NORTH AMERICATRUCKS GROW IN POPULARITYYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITEDDAIMLERCHRYSLER EXECS NAMEDLONGBRIDGE ROVER PLANT STAYS, SAYS BMWSATURN L-SERIES PRODUCTION CUTNERVOUS TT OWNERS GET...Read More»

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Week of December 27, 1999

CLINTON SETS NEW EMISSIONS RULESGM, HONDA JOIN HANDSFORD SNIFFS AROUND DAEWOOFEDS: DON’T FRET Y2K GAS SUPPLIESFORD ZIPS ALONG WITH POST OFFICECHRYSLER BLASTS OLD RECORDSFORD GRADES ON THE CURVEGM GETS LONG-AWAITED HUMMERHARLEY USURPS HONDAVIRGIN DOES PLANES, SODAS, AND NOW, CARSLIGHTS OUT AT NEW...Read More»

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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»

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»

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Week of April 19, 1999

FUEL CELLS HIT THE ROAD GM, FORD EARNINGS UPESCORT STAYS ON CALLGM WANTS UNIVERSAL SIDE-BAG TESTSTOYOTA SHUFFLES EXEC DECKPEARCE NEXT GM HEAD?GM SADDLES UP FOR MORE TRUCKSA NEW PLANT FOR HONDA?GM SETS DELPHI FREEFORD SNAPS UP BRIT REPAIR CHAINGM FUNDS STRIKE WAR CHESTSATURN STICKS IT OUT IN JAPAN...Read More»

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