Monthly Archives: January 2011

2011 Detroit Auto Show – Where fantasies turn out to be true

The phrase, “Like kids in a candy store,” came to mind watching the crowds ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the multi-colored, gleaming exhibits at the 2011 North American International Auto Show – aka the Detroit Auto Show. Compared to last year’s … Continue reading

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Car of the Year – Predictions

UPDATE – Shown below was my pre-announcement prediction that the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Explorer would win (respectively) NAI Car and Truck of the Year.  I was only half right.  The Chevrolet Volt won, along with the Ford Explorer. Rather … Continue reading

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New cars have it all – quality, economy, safety and innovation

Denver Post – Monday Drive Spectacular Colorado Open Road Monday, January 3, 2011 Americans’ driving experience is the best it’s ever been thanks to a historic convergence of automotive quality, fuel economy and environmental impact, safety and innovation. This is … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet … Continue reading

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US auto industry marks monumental turnaround

“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Mark Twain said it, but his quote could easily apply to the American automotive industry. Going into 2011, Ford, G.M. and Chrysler have notched huge gains in financial health, sales and … Continue reading

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