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The Birth of the Muscle Car: The GTO's 50th Anniversary

Michael Rose | Posted 05.08.2014 | Detroit
Michael Rose

The kids loved it and the muscle car era was born. It even inspired a song, "Little GTO."

Carroll Shelby Dies at 89

Steve Parker | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

Carroll Shelby, who directed the effort in which Ford beat Ferrari at LeMans in 1965 and shocked the automotive world has died at 89. Shelby was one of the world's longest-living heart transplant patients and there's a transplant foundation for kids in hs name.

Chrysler And China Drive Auto Market

Steve Parker | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

What were the biggest automotive stories of 2011? There were certainly plenty to choose from. But the top story of the year is the resurgence of Chrysler.

Report: Pontiac Dies on Monday

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Pontiac was chosen as the "easiest" to kill since it was cut from GM's self-defined herd of four "core brands," Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick.

GM Closes High-Performance Division, and Some Muscle Car and Racing History

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In yet another sign of these perilous automotive times, GM has closed its High Performance Vehicle Operations unit.