The only time I ever met Henry Ford, he looked at me and probably wondered, “Who is this little s.o.b. fresh out of college?” He wasn’t real big on college graduates, and I was one of 50 in the Ford training course in September 1946, working in a huge drafting room at the enormous River Rouge plant near Detroit.
When the economy ran out of gas a few years ago and Detroit went cap in hand to Washington, motor-sports leviathan Chevrolet cut all but two of its 13 racing programs.
If anyone harbored any doubts that hybrid cars are hot, last week the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show put them to rest. Carmakers practically ran over one another promoting their versions in attempts to catch up with Honda and Toyota, the technology’s pioneers.
The Obama Administration has approved fuel-economy regulations, beginning with 2012-model-year vehicles. The rules require automakers to improve fleetwide fuel economy and to reduce fleetwide greenhouse-gas emissions by approximately 5% every year up until the 2016 model year
Listen to Ford Motor Co.’s excitable CEO, Alan Mulally, for five minutes and you are almost ready to march down to the assembly line, grab a torque wrench and start knocking bolts into Mustangs.
As the only U.S. car manufacturer that didn’t need a government bailout, Ford Motor was in better financial shape than its peers to ride out the recession.
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso has signed for Ferrari on a three-year deal, the Formula One giants announced on Wednesday.
Renault are awaiting punishment in the race-fixing saga as the World Motor Sport Council held an extraordinary meeting in Paris on Monday to consider the latest scandal to hit Formula One. The 26-strong council met for 90 minutes to discuss allegations by former Renault driver Nelson Piquet Jr.
Renault’s Formula One boss Flavio Briatore has quit his post after the team announced Wednesday that it would not dispute race-fixing allegations relating to the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. In a statement on its Web site, the French team announced that its executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds, has also stepped down
For many years, Ford Motor Co.