GM IPO, 2010 LA auto show on the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:43+00:00 November 21st, 2010|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Audi, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, GM, Manufacturers, Radio, Saab, Technology, The John Batchelor show|Tags: |

What a difference a year makes. Last year Fritz Henderson was supposed to be the keynote speaker for the Los Angeles Auto show. He didn't make it. Instead, General Motors fired him, sent Bob Lutz in his place and then, unexpectedly, told Bob Lutz to get home. Ed whitacre took over as CEO, Chairman of [...]

Don’t Saab for me Detroit

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:32+00:00 December 20th, 2009|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), GM, Manufacturers, Politics, Saab, Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Saab must feel like the bridesmaid, never the bride by now. Failed negotiations to sell the franchise are making the turkey vultures swirl. But in the 11th hour, in the eve of the orderly wind down, little Dutch sports car company from the Netherlands has stepped back in to give Saab a chance at survival. [...]

Rejected car dealers will affect you and your city!

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:44+00:00 May 18th, 2009|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Chrysler, GM, Politics, Saab, Saturn|

I was watching CNBC today and they gave some interesting figures for the nation concerning automobiles: The average sales per dealer is $334 million Total sales for new cars is $693.3 billion The auto sales percentage of total retail sales is 18 percent. There are 20,770 new car dealers in the nation According to the [...]

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 [...]