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.


Domestics Pose Sales Surprise in Jan.
Domestics Pose Sales Surprise in Jan.

Hard-pressed General Motors and Ford Motor Co. surprised analysts and posted sales increases in January, halting a four-month-long string of sales declines that had cost both companies market share and had magnified other corporate difficulties. Strong fleet sales last month, however, helped...Read More»

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GM Asks UAW for More

Bush Nixes Aid for GM, Ford by Joseph Szczesny (1/30/2006)Automakers respond: we didn’t ask. Cadillac Papering Super Bowl XL by Joseph Szczesny (1/30/2006)New Escalade will be focus of Caddy’s NFL celebration. General Motors is looking for help from the United Auto Workers and is hoping the...Read More»

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Study Boosts Ethanol As Fuel

Ford Super Chief Concept Burns All by Marty Padgett (1/9/2006)New concept truck works on gas, hydrogen and ethanol. More to Come from Ford by TCC Team (1/23/2006)Automaker will be making lots more news in the coming months. Carmakers interest in building vehicles that run on alcohol got an...Read More»

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GM Loses $4.9B in Q4, $8.6B in ‘05

General Motors produced another awful financial surprise Thursday by announcing it lost $4.9 billion during the fourth quarter and more than $8.6 billion for all of 2005. The company says the wide losses were due to the heavy cost of the company's contracts with the United Auto Workers and the need...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
UAW, DCX Talking Healthcare

The United Auto Workers has granted Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. concessions on the healthcare benefits for union workers, albeit reluctantly. But when it comes to DaimlerChrysler, the signals for a deal on healthcare are altogether more ambiguous. Both Dieter Zetsche, DaimlerChrysler...Read More»

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Oil Prices Up, Sales Off in ‘06

Sales of new vehicles in January don't look very promising, according to a new survey by the Power Information Network maintained by J.D. Power & Associates ofWestlake Village, Calif. In addition, gasoline prices are beginning to move upwards again, putting new pressure on motorists and...Read More»

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Ford Earns $2B In 2005

Ford Motor Co. did better than expected financially during the fourth quarter, eking out a small profit even though its core automotive business was under siege and its credit rating under extreme pressure. William Clay Ford Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, said Ford Motor was profitable...Read More»

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Dodge Challenger Muscles Into Detroit

MORE PHOTOS: 2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) In the weeks leading up to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, one car getting a lot of attention was the Dodge Challenger concept vehicle, with its retro styling that recalls the muscle car era. Chrysler’s...Read More»

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August Sales Run Slower at GM

Katrina Shatters Auto World, Too by Mike Davis (9/5/2005) Automotive losses underscore the human ones. Asian carmakers continued to post big sales gains in August as the employee discounts for all from domestic manufacturers began running out of steam. Overall, the sales were essentially flat...Read More»

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2004 Paris Auto Show, Part IV

Related Articles: 2004 Paris Auto Show by TCC Team (9/20/2004) The well-loved lights of the City of Light take the stage. Bugatti Sets Sights On First Sale The buzz around the Bugatti booth at this year’s editions of the Paris Mondial De L’Automobile is that the luxury car maker expects to...Read More»

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