Luciano Pavarotti’s Ave Maria in a Maserati

By | 2017-03-22T08:06:11+00:00 May 25th, 2008|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Maserati, Vehicle walk arounds, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , |

Modena, Italy - In the heart of the city on a little street we are told to look up at a building. All I see are windows closed. On this unassuming street, in this little apartment, I am told, lived the Maestro Luciano Pavarotti. It is only fitting that while we're driving a [...]

WABC radio – niche cars, gas prices & Challenge X

By | 2016-09-25T20:02:10+00:00 May 19th, 2008|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Aston Martin, Automobiles and Energy, Bentley, Emissions, Environment, Ethanol, Fuel cells, GM, Green cars, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Lamborghini, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Radio, Rolls Royce, Technology, Teenagers, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Universities|

Even the niche vehicles: Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini are all cars that sell less than 1,000 cars a year. They are not what you think of as commute cars, but will they be held to the 35 mpg by 2020 that commute cars will be subject to? What are gas prices going [...]

Nick Reilly, GM Asia Pacific

By | 2017-03-22T08:06:11+00:00 May 11th, 2008|Categories: 2008 Beijing Auto Show, Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Cadillac, Car shows, Chevy, GM, Manufacturers, Opel, Saab, Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Beijing, China - In the middle of the Beijing auto show Nick Reilly, head of GM Asia Pacific, set down for a roundtable talk with some journalists. Here are some highlights from his talk, plus a video of highlights: Over the next decade, General Motors anticipates that vehicles sales in Asia Pacific will grow at [...]

Nissan Teana

By | 2017-03-22T08:06:11+00:00 May 11th, 2008|Categories: 2008 Beijing Auto Show, Automobiles and Energy, Car shows, Manufacturers, Nissan, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Beijing, China - I was talking to my buddy, Warren Brown from the Washington Post. I told him I was going to Beijing and Portugal and asked him what he wanted me to video. "The Nissan Teana", he replied. After Beijing I went to Portugal for Nissan's 360 global product introduction and the Teana was [...]