Joseph Szczesny, Editor

The automotive editor of the Oakland Press in Pontiac, Mich., and veteran automotive journalist, Joe's work is widely read in Detroit and around the auto world. His articles about the industry have appeared in Time Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Automobile Magazine and other publications. A Vietnam Veteran and graduate of Michigan State University. Mr. Szczesny resides with his family in Bloomfield Township, Mich.

Articles

Mulally: Ford Making Steady Progress
Mulally: Ford Making Steady Progress

Ford Motor Co.’s turnaround is on track, chief executive officer Alan Mulally told the handful of shareholders who bothered to show up in Wilmington, Del., for the company’s annual shareholders meeting. The slender turnout didn’t prevent a proposal that would have broken the Ford family’s...Read More»

Jim Press
Press Meets Toyota’s Press in Chicago

Rising concern over energy sources, tight oil supplies, as well as the worries over global warming will require automakers to work together more closely than ever before, Toyota Motor North America president Jim Press said during an appearance inChicago. "At Toyota , we've said for years that...Read More»

2007 Ford Airstream Concept
2007 Ford Airstream Concept

Fuel cells and electric-vehicle batteries are bound to change the interior of future vehicles, according to Freeman Thomas, Ford Motor Co.'s advanced design guru. That change led to the development of the Ford Airstream concept vehicle that bows at the 2007 North American International Auto...Read More»

2006 Maybach 62
2006 Beijing Auto Show

GM PlansChina Hybrids in 2007 General Motors Corp. is planning to introduce hybrid vehicles in China in 2007. Kevin Wale, president and managing director, said during a breakfast meeting with reporters prior to the opening of the Beijing Motor Show that hybrids will play an important role in GM’s...Read More»

2006 Mercury Milan
Ford Confirms Mexican Plan

Flint: Minivans Tell the GM, Ford Story by Jerry Flint (6/18/2006) It’s 17 years and they haven’t been able to get them right yet. And they don’t even care! Detroit Hurt in “Total Quality” Study by TCC Team (6/18/2006) New survey says Americans are losing ground where it matters, gaining...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
UAW Delays Strike Vote at Delphi

Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Company can restructure without shutdown, Miller says. Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. The United Auto Workers is holding off on...Read More»

2007 Dodge Durango
Durango Slated for Hybrid

Driver's News: April 10, 2006 by TCC Team (4/9/2006)New Mazda CX-9, Audi TT, Dodge Durango and more. No Silver Bullet for Clean Cars, Expert Says by TCC Team (4/4/2006)SAE speaker says multiple powerplants possible. DaimlerChrysler AG’s top brass has never been big fans of hybrid vehicles because...Read More»

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Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike

Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. GM Says Turnaround Gaining by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)A week of financial news could contain the seeds of recovery. Delphi Corp. believes it can restructure and...Read More»

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GM Says Turnaround Gaining

Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. At the very end of last week, General Motors Corp. finally got a bit of good news as a federal judge inDetroit ruled that it could go ahead with changes to...Read More»

Final Volkswagen Beetle at Puebla, Mexico, assembly plant
SAE Meeting Set for Detroit

How Auto Shows “Yoostabee” by Mike Davis (1/16/2006)Before the glitz and the hype, there was glitz and hype. Just a different kind. Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. GM Says Turnaround Gaining...Read More»

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