Between The Lines: ESPN Columnist Blows Jeff Gordon Journalistically

We try not to read ESPN columns too often because it most often ends with someone having to restrain us so before we can bash our iBook against the wall. Don't get us wrong, we love Bill Simmons and all of that, but a recent column about Jeff Gordon's identity crisis represents both the worst in writing and the worst… »11/30/07 3:45pm11/30/07 3:45pm

Between The Lines: Jean Jennings Incurs The Wrath of Jalopnik

When Reverend Dave Thomas gets peeved about something, you know it's worthy of a fire and brimstone bombardment. Jalopnik's temporary editor is an even-tempered, temperate man whose editorial dagger remains firmly sheathed— until the Lord whispers the S-word (smite) into his ear. Well, in this case, Reverend Dave… »4/24/06 12:55pm4/24/06 12:55pm

Between the Lines: The Car Connection on the Cadillac Escalade

As country singer and professional Burt Reynolds pal Jerry Reed sang, when you're hot, you're hot; when you're not, you're not. Of course, back when The Guitar Man recorded his career-topping paean to the joys and sorrows of shooting craps, the second gen Chevrolet Camaro was minting money for The General and Burt's… »4/17/06 1:24pm4/17/06 1:24pm

Between the Lines: Gary Witzenburg on the Cost Disparity Between Domestic and Asian Automakers

As bankrupt and bankrupting suppliers begin to supply General Motors with potentially lethal trouble, the debate over free trade is quickly heating-up. Despite the issue s enormous complexity, or perhaps because of it, auto writers are beginning to analyze the effect of international trade relations on American… »3/03/06 12:21pm3/03/06 12:21pm

Between the Lines: The Car Connection on the Jaguar XK

It s nice to know that automotive websites are finally welcome to suck on the corporate tit alongside their buff book brethren. For The Car Connection s recent review of the new Jaguar XK, scribe Marty Padgett joined the glossies go-getters in South Africa for a romantic interlude with the Ford s division s latest… »2/06/06 12:18pm2/06/06 12:18pm

Between the Lines: The UK Observer's Paul Harris on The Decline of The US Auto Industry

A decade or so ago, a left-leaning English newspaper writer could insinuate himself into the heart of America s liberal elite, send anti-American diatribes back to his champagne socialist admirers, and nobody on this side of the pond would be any wiser (so to speak). In these days of the Internet (and CSI), a hack… »1/30/06 11:30am1/30/06 11:30am

Between the Lines: The UAW Responds to Ford's Way Forward Plan

After all the build-up, Ford s Black Monday had a distinctly grayish tinge to it. The Blue Oval Boys bad news bash was pretty much what everyone expected: 30k factory jobs, 4k managerial position and 14 factories scythed from Henry s North American operations. The fine print was, of course, exceedingly fine. To wit:… »1/24/06 9:05am1/24/06 9:05am