Moray Callum, Ford designer, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:50+00:00 February 26th, 2009|Categories: 2009 Chicago Auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Car shows, Ford, Manufacturers, Video, youtube.com|

Moray Callum, Ford's director of car and crossover design talked to me at the 2009 Chicago auto show. Like many designers, Callum is concerned about designing a car that has such a brand image. But, what was the car that stretched Callum's creative abilities the most?

John Krafcik, Hyundai, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:50+00:00 February 23rd, 2009|Categories: 2009 Chicago Auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Hyundai, Video, youtube.com|

John Krafcik has been promoted to Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Krafcik sat down with me at the 2009 Chicago auto show. I asked all the executives the same questions: 1. Are we looking at a fundamental downsizing of the industry? 2. What is the one thing that will capture the [...]

Jeff Conrad, Acura, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:51+00:00 February 23rd, 2009|Categories: 2009 Chicago Auto show, Acura, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Video, youtube.com|

Jeff Conrad is the Vice President of Acura sales. Conrad sat down with me at the 2009 Chicago auto show. I asked all the executives the same questions: 1. Are we looking at a fundamental downsizing of the industry? 2. What is the one thing that will capture the imagination and wallet of tomorrows buyer? [...]

Saab – will they fly, or auger in

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:51+00:00 February 23rd, 2009|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Manufacturers, Politics, Saab, Technology, Travel & Leisure|

I interviewed the chief designer, Ed Welburn, of General Motors at the Chicago auto show. I asked him what was the one car that stretched his creativity the most. He answered Oldsmobile. It seemed like a unlikely answer, after all, Oldsmobile had become defunct. But his answer was enlightening, and it gave a glimpse into [...]