Posts Tagged ‘GM’


Ford getting more popular in the USA…

July 31, 2009

From Ford:


Most Americans still have a much higher opinion of the one Big Three automaker who didn’t ask for a government bailout, while views of the two companies that did get bailed out continue to go down.

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Ford + GM job cuts approaching 50% – Chrysler close behind…

February 14, 2009

Source: Bnet Australia

When you add up all the cuts, Chrysler, Ford and GM are well on their way to cutting half their employees in North America in just over five years. That’s staggering, especially since most of those cuts have taken place in just the last two years. Read the rest of this entry ?


If Detroit 3 get bailout – should NASCAR go bye bye???

December 18, 2008

Source: Autoblog

A columnist over at is recommending – and not lightly, he wants you to know – that with the domestic automakers enduring “Detroit’s version of The Troubles,” now would be a good time to “euthanize” NASCAR. He makes a long argument, but the crux of it is simple: if the domestics get a heap of money from the government, should that money really be used to sponsor a specialized race series that arguably doesn’t have the national pull or the return it once did?


His supporting arguments are sometimes disingenuous and occasionally slightly off-base, but the question is worth considering. If the public loans money to the automakers, who decides where that money is spent? Yet, if Ford, GM, and Chrysler were to do the same thing to NASCAR that Honda, Suzuki, Audi, and Subaru have been doing, well… that would leave NASCAR as a one-make series featuring, ta-da, Toyota. And wouldn’t that be something to see?


Green March to U.S Congress…

November 27, 2008

So the 3 respective CEO’s of the Detroit Three got in trouble after arriving to Congress in private jets. Not good for their (& their company’s) image, eh? Well Autoblog has revealed their latest plan to gain some respect back from the American public…

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Mitt Romney in the NYT: “Let Detroit go bankrupt”…

November 20, 2008

Source: New York Times

Here is the controversial article which appeared in today’s New York Times:

If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go
overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.

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The lowdown: Bailout fund from the feds…

November 19, 2008

So here’s a breakdown of what’s going on in Congress concerning federal aid for U.S. automakers. A Senate bill expected to be voted on this Thursday would expedite funds for Ford, GM and Chrysler so that they could actually get the cash they need within 22 days after the bill becomes law – should the bill become law.

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Senator calls for 50-mpg mandate for Detroit to receive aid…

November 18, 2008

From Autoblog:

“Thick and fast.” That’s the phrase that describes the opinions, pleas, advice, denunciations, and WTF? going on around the U.S. auto industry right now. Enter Congress, which is trying to figure out how to give Detroit automakers the $25 billion they were promised a few months ago. Congressmen are sounding off almost daily on what kinds of stipulations they want to attach to the loan/bailout/whatever you want to call it – and that’s just the ones who would vote for it at all.

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