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Moving the Detroit Auto Show From January to June - A Good Idea or A Dud? +VIDEO

Moving the Detroit Auto Show From January to June - A Good Idea or A Dud? +VIDEO

Automotive Journalists Sound Off On New Show Dates. Beginning in 2020, the North American International Auto Show (commonly known as the Detroit Auto Show) will be moving their exposition dates to June from January. This represents a radical change in the consumer auto show schedule. ... Continue reading

NEW CAR REVIEW: 2019 VOLVO XC40 - First Drive by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

NEW CAR REVIEW: 2019 VOLVO XC40 - First Drive by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

Our introduction to the XC40 involved a circuit around Austin visiting a variety of craftspeople who helped the Volvo folks flesh out the story of its design philosophy. ... Continue reading

Ford Ranger is Back! 2019 Ford Ranger Close-up Look From Steve Purdy +VIDEO

Ford Ranger is Back! 2019 Ford Ranger Close-up Look From Steve Purdy +VIDEO

Ford Ranger is Back! By Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau We heard the lament often over the years questioning why Ford’s mid-size Ranger pickup was sold in a variety of places around the world but we could not have it here. GM brought back its Colorado and Canyon, and Toyota kept the Tacoma competitive wi ... Continue reading

A SHUNPIKER’S JOURNAL RADIO PROGRAM

A SHUNPIKER’S JOURNAL RADIO PROGRAM

The next installment of A Shunpiker’s Journal begins broadcasting Wednesday, March 20, 2019 and will run for 3 to 4 weeks. Listen to the program live-streamed at www.michiganbusinessnetwork.com every Wednesday at 1 PM and 7 PM and every Thursday at 1 AM and 7 AM. ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2018 LEXUS NX 300h - Los Tres Amigos Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy - It's E15 Approved

New Car Review: 2018 LEXUS NX 300h - Los Tres Amigos Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy - It's E15 Approved

2018 LEXUS NX 300h In the Sonoran Desert with Los Tres Amigos By Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Though I often brag about how much I like winter - the shoveling of snow and the beauty of the season - it is nice to get away for a bit. We’ve come to admire the aesthetics and culture of the desert southwes ... Continue reading

Automotive News Digest Week Ending February 24, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest Week Ending February 24, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

* As the largest consumer auto show in the country we pay attention to what happens at the just-completed Chicago Auto Show. Attendees vote on their “Best of Show” picks in a number of categories. ... Continue reading

2019 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FROM STEVE PURDY AND THOM CANNELL

2019 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FROM STEVE PURDY AND THOM CANNELL

The largest—and some claim the oldest, this being the 111th—auto show broke with tradition to begin press preview days with a bit of high-end entertainment. Until now the breakfast event hosted by the Midwest Auto Media Association and a chosen automaker always featured an auto exec touting products and financial p ... Continue reading

Automotive News Digest Week Ending February 16, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest Week Ending February 16, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

* A new report from Navigant Research gives projections on the size of regional markets for consumer and commercial vehicles with Level 4 highly automated (HAV) driving capability. Waymo and General Motors are preparing for the commercial launch of geofenced automated mobility services. ... Continue reading

Top Automotive Stories This Past Week, Ending February 2, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Top Automotive Stories This Past Week, Ending February 2, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Top Automotive Stories This Past Week NASCAR HofF; * January light vehicle sales; EV Sales; Shanghai Auto Design Paradise; VW Still Number 1 in Worldwide Sales; Honda Number 1 in US Retail Car Sales; RAM Recall; GM Layoffs; Tesla Talk; Corvette HofF; Motorsports News ... Continue reading

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 26, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 26, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Top Automotive Stories This Past Week: Barrett-Jackson Auction For Charity; Ford F-150 EV; Dodge Mopar Electrifying; $110,000 Lincoln 80th Anniversary Continental Coach Door Edition Sells Out; Car Love Survey; Ghosn Gone; Motorcycle Riding Really Good For You; Greenies Love EV's; Apple Autonomous Lays Off 200; Courtney ... Continue reading

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 19, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 19, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Detroit; NACTOY; EYE ON; Ford VW; AHOF Inductees; Chevrolet Commercial Pulled; Autobahn Slow-up; Tesla Layoff; Colorado Emissions; Hyundai and Kia Recall; Dakar; Glen Wood RIP ... Continue reading

The Best of the 2019 North American International Auto Show - Opinion From Tom Cannell and Steve Purdy

The Best of the 2019 North American International Auto Show - Opinion From Tom Cannell and Steve Purdy

The Best of the 2019 North American International Auto Show By Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau The North American International Auto Show in Detroit will never be the same. On that everyone agrees, including Rod Alberts, the show’s long-time director. ... Continue reading

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