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Category Archives: Automotive Industry
Tweet Honestly, I am not a fan of electric cars. Nor do I find pleasure driving hybrids, either. I have to experience both kinds of vehicles because it is my job. I am also not a fan of Tesla Motors … Continue reading
Tweet It was an honor to be invited again. It was also an honor to attend and participate in one of the best annual manufacturer events put on in the automotive industry. For several years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles opened up … Continue reading
Tweet How do you know if a technology is good or not? The technology in question is a familiar one to me – the lineup of Ford’s EcoBoost engines. Ford went on to install a turbocharger – or two – … Continue reading
Tweet A Victory & Reseda review of the 2016 Mazda6 We automotive media professionals hate being asked one thing: “What’s your favorite car?” It is a trite question. It puts us on guard to try not to offend someone in … Continue reading
Tweet Professional obligations have a way to yield some surprises. At the 2015 Midwest Automobile Media Association Spring Rally, it was cold mornings and cold tracks. Yet, it was also about reconnecting with industry people and fellow journalists. The networking … Continue reading
Tweet There is a thing called “professional obligation.” It is born from being a part of a group of professionals that are joined by a common purpose and passion for the work we do. For the third year in a … Continue reading
Tweet For the bane of repeating myself, I need to quote statistic again: In 2014, 60% of all new vehicle sales in the state of Minnesota were of trucks, crossovers and SUV – the highest percentage of any state in … Continue reading
Tweet It is rare that a journalist with a specialty in vehicle review gets multiple stints in the same vehicle. That is, of course, said journalist specializes in a particular brand and/or model. Otherwise, we generalists try to bring in … Continue reading
Tweet General Motors fired a shot across the bow of the pickup market. It did so by creating a triple threat against the competition – the three-truck strategy. While they battle in familiar territories – full-sized, half-ton and heavy duty … Continue reading