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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.

GM a Winner, But Dangers Still Lurk

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While today is surely a time to celebrate GM, it's also critical to take a quick look at the 11 ways GM could find itself in the same bankruptcy boat which nearly destroyed forever the American auto business as we'd known it for 100 years.

Road Test -- All-New 2010 Ford Taurus

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The 2010 Ford Taurus' shifter system is more than acceptable and adds some unexpected but welcome panache for the driver who wants to think he's in something better and sportier than, er, a Taurus.

Five Scariest Detroit Auto Show Moments -- 2009

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

America is the world's biggest automotive market, yet offers very little in the way of independent analysis and car, truck or motorcycle testing.

Car sales, 2008; even worse than we thought

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Monday brought three conference calls, each about an hour, with executives from each of the Detroit Three announcing, dissecting and, most of all, spi...

Detroit's inferiority complex needs change before public will buy

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

An observation, or two: Last week, General Motors rolled-out the latest version of their plug-in gas/electric hybrid Chevrolet Volt for the corporati...