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.


Cost Cuts Squeeze SAE Show Again
Cost Cuts Squeeze SAE Show Again

Related Articles: Burns Ready for Dana Challenge by Joseph Szczesny (3/13/2004) Cost cutting and lost business fail to dismay former GM exec. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) meeting in Detroit last week reflected the continuing effort across the automobile industry to trim costs. Indeed...Read More»

2010 LA Design Winner: Cadillac Aera
2003 Tokyo Motor Show, Part I

2003 Tokyo Motor Show Index (10/21/2003) Dollar Versus Yen The opening of the Tokyo Motor Show was almost overshadowed by the long-festering argument over the value of the U.S. dollar. The Big Three have complained for more than two years that the Japanese competitors have gained an unfair...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
April Sales Show Decline

Related Articles: Japan’s Profits Rising Steadily by TCC Team (4/28/2003) Next year could bring a halt to the happy numbers, though. GM, Ford Turn in Q1 Papers by Joseph Szczesny (4/21/2003) Ford’s results cause mild pleasant “shock”; GM leaves fewer in awe. March Sales Fall, But Not Hard...Read More»

Mustang Drive In Dream Cruise 2002
Dream Cruise: Marketing Dream?

Get all the 2002 Dream Cruise coverage here: 2002 Woodward Dream Cruise (8/16/2002) BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - The annual Woodward Dream Cruise has become the automotive equivalent of a Who or Rolling Stones concert - a chance for aging Baby Boomers to talk about the cars of their long-gone youth. But...Read More»

2002 Ford  Excursion
Detroit Showing Green Bruises

Calif. Makes CO2 Limits Law by Joseph Szczesny (7/29/2002) In the wake of their victory in California, environmentalists are vowing to keep up the pressure on the automakers. Automakers are fighting back in court, particularly in California, where they have won delays in a couple of critical new...Read More»

2004 Ford Five Hundred
Ford Shows Future Products

Related Articles: Ford Turns a Profit Again (7/22/2002) With its turnaround plans in place for six months now, Ford is making an extraordinary effort to show that it really is making progress on what the company's executives promise is a product-led comeback. "We're here to dispel the notion that...Read More»

2002 Maserati Spyder
Maserati to Debut at L.A. Show

After a 10-year absence, Maserati plans to christen its comeback in the U.S at the 2002 Los Angeles Auto Show. Now part of Fiat's Ferrari Group, Maserati says it will show off its new Spyder at the L.A. show in early January. "We will be debuting the 2002 Spyder in North America at the Los Angeles...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Sebring sedan
DC Faces Angry Shareholders

Bad news continues to haunt DaimlerChrysler as the company's management struggles to defuse a shareholder rebellion in Germany and restore morale at the battered Chrysler Group in the United States. Meanwhile, a report from analysts has raised concerns DaimlerChrysler's management has...Read More»

SAE 2000 Engler Visteon
The ’00 SAE Congress

DETROIT — Suppliers from all over the world are promising to show off a dazzling array of new technology during the annual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Congress & Exposition, which is expected to attract as many as 1300 different exhibitors this year. Much of the technical...Read More»

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