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UAW helps Ford Move the 100 Year Old Rouge Plant Into Tomorrowland

UAW helps Ford Move the 100 Year Old Rouge Plant Into Tomorrowland

By Maureeen McDonald Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel Blue coveralls and union jackets were everywhere at the 100th anniversary of the Rouge, Ford Motor Company’s premier factory. If organized labor has suffered setbacks in Washington, D.C. and Lansing, MI, the work force has serious traction in Dearbor ... Continue reading

Pay it Forward and We’re All on a Roll

Pay it Forward and We’re All on a Roll

Detroit MI March 31, 2019; On a perfect spring afternoon Andy Didorosi, owner of Detroit Bus Company put almost 170 kids on wheels in a massive giveaway he coordinated on Facebook. He found two Jeep enthusiast groups, Wicked Jeep and Monster Jeep, to bring tricked out 4 by 4s for kids to crawl around. ... Continue reading

Maxlider’s 4-Door 1966 Ford Bronco: An Inside Story By Maureen McDonald

Maxlider’s 4-Door 1966 Ford Bronco: An Inside Story By Maureen McDonald

Bloomington, IL What could be one of the ugliest, most utilitarian cars in automotive history is the golden calf of Erik Barnlund’s existence. He turns vintage Ford SUVs into custom models with a price tag that could exceed $400,000. ... Continue reading

Bob Nixon Designer of the Pregnant Roller Skate Leaves His Legacy +VIDEO

Bob Nixon Designer of the Pregnant Roller Skate Leaves His Legacy +VIDEO

The Auto Channel Some of my happiest memories of college came roaring back when I heard Bob Nixon, designer of the AMC Gremlin, had passed on. Rumor was that his colleague Dick Teague designed the Gremlin on an airplane barf bag but making a car for baby boomers that could capture their rebellious, anti-establishment, ... Continue reading

Hey Kia Stop Your Commercials With Vehicles Driving Through Rivers and Streams +VIDEO

Hey Kia Stop Your Commercials With Vehicles Driving Through Rivers and Streams +VIDEO

By Maureen McDonald Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel Detroit February 8, 2019; Hardly a dry eye was left in the kickoff breakfast for the Chicago Auto Show press days when KIA representatives showed its Super Bowl advertisement. A 10-year-old boy tells the unmistakable pride of West Point, GA, in building ... Continue reading

A Veteran Auto Journalist Reflects On Changes At The 2019 Detroit Auto Show

A Veteran Auto Journalist Reflects On Changes At The 2019 Detroit Auto Show

Open floor spaces bring creative displays at NAIAS Auto shows are often a pilgrimage for the masses to worship the four wheeled wonders. People drive down in their old faithful vehicle, a few dents, a lot of miles and even more memories, to see the latest offerings, the Holy Grail of Detroit. ... Continue reading

Trash talking for true, unobstructed driving

Trash talking for true, unobstructed driving

Amid the onerous government shutdown, the environment becomes one of the biggest victims, with the least voice to say “enough.” Tourists from all over the country are descending on Joshua Tree National Park and leaving tons of trash behind. Forty-year-old Sabra Purdy, who co-owns a rock-climbing guide service, Clif ... Continue reading

Volvo's Gustafsson Sells Subscriptions – No Cars Displayed At NAIAS

Volvo's Gustafsson Sells Subscriptions – No Cars Displayed At NAIAS

Without a single car or SUV on display, Volvo CEO Anders Gustafsson commanded a respectable crowd as keynote speaker of the North American International Auto Show last week. He addressed Volvo’s global sales record in 2018 and its pitch for subscription sales to bolster millennial business. ... Continue reading

Ford Powering Police Vehicles with Hybrid Technology

Ford Powering Police Vehicles with Hybrid Technology

A panel of 30 or more police officers from departments as large as Los Angeles or a country sheriff helped shape the look and safety features of the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility, available as a hybrid sedan, F-150, Expedition SSV, Transit PTV and SSV Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. The modified Explorer is expected to command ... Continue reading

Surefly: Up, Up and Away

Surefly: Up, Up and Away

By Maureen McDonald Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel Detroit January 14, 2019; It’s a bird, it’s a helicopter, it’s a drone – this is the Surefly Aero, a helicopter designed to relieve urban congestion and long country commutes with an affordable, easy-to-operate machine. The hybrid electric vehic ... Continue reading

Cruze v. Cruise

Cruze v. Cruise

Cruze v. Cruise By Maureen McDonald Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel Between the names Cruze (Automation) and Cruise are the future's of 1,000 plus workers. If your mind gets addled by all the news generated in the 24/7 scrum, you get confused by General Motors Cruise and Cruze. ... Continue reading

2015 Car Reviews, 2015 Truck Reviews

2015 Car Reviews, 2015 Truck Reviews

2015 Car Reviews; 2015 Truck reviews, When They Were New Prices ... Continue reading

"I Like Cars" - In Praise of Passenger Cars - Car Love From Maureen McDonald

"I Like Cars" - In Praise of Passenger Cars - Car Love From Maureen McDonald

Strikes me as strange that an affordable $17,900 Chevy Cruze can’t sell while a $22.800 Camry is moving out of dealerships at a fast clip. Are passenger cars dead or have some manufacturers stopped marketing them because they make all their money on light trucks and SUVs? If we remember 2008, the big trucks sat on th ... Continue reading

Fit follows function says Houston safety advocate

Fit follows function says Houston safety advocate

Jane Henry stood out in a well-cut t-shirt, work pants and back pack adorned with safety striping. She was a one-woman showcase for a new line of attire for women working in manufacturing and other skill trades. ... Continue reading

2017 Expert SUV Reviews, Specs, Crash Ratings, Service Bulletins and 4 Car Comparisons - The Auto Channel

2017 Expert SUV Reviews, Specs, Crash Ratings, Service Bulletins and 4 Car Comparisons - The Auto Channel

2017 Expert SUV Reviews, Specs, When They Were New MSRP Prices and 4 Car Comparison Tool - The Auto Channel ... Continue reading

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