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The Sad Ironies in Paul Walker's Life and Death

Steve Parker | Posted 02.01.2014 | Celebrity
Steve Parker

The first, obvious and most powerful ironic comparison, especially to those of us in southern California's car culture, is to James Dean.

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.

Tell Bob Lutz What GM Must Do Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM doesn't have the kind of partnership and help which Chrysler will be getting from Fiat and Washington is on-hand only to protect the public's huge investment in the company.

What!?! Bob Lutz back at GM!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Is it possible for a 77-year old to do a complete 180-degree turn from his life experience and philosophy? After all, among Lutz's major claims to fame are green-lighting the Dodge Viper and the Plymouth Prowler faux hot rod.

A Look Back At Pontiac's History (SLIDESHOW)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two people familiar with the latest developments in General Motors Corp.'s restructuring plan say the automaker will announce Monday that it is elimin...

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.

GM's Own "Heritage Collection" Is Now Up for Sale

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM is selling off, one-by-one, piece-by-piece, memory-by-memory, the GM Heritage Collection. Finding out felt like I'd taken a punch to the gut.

Detroit's Next Step; Analysis of Rescue Proposal Here

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It's always nice to own part of any failing automotive giant from the last century, if the companies are still not viable three, six or even twelve months from now, what will taxpayers' ownership be worth?

Can GM Survive?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

John McCain visited a GM factory and said if cars like the Volt, a plug-in gas/electric hybrid GM is developing, really do make it to market (still a question mark), "hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created." He's wrong.