Obama "car czar" eliminated in budget-cutting move

The federal budget deal keeping the U.S. government open eliminates the Obama administration's "car czar" which oversaw the bailouts of GM and Chrysler. In memoriam, GM will give the U.S. Treasury a Cruze with a missing steering wheel. » 4/12/11 2:00pm 4/12/11 2:00pm

Rattner Settles With New York AG For $10 Million

Former auto czar, Steven "Chooch" Rattner, has agreed to pay $10 million to resolve lawsuits by New York's attorney general related to kickbacks involving the state's pension fund. [AutoNews] » 12/30/10 2:00pm 12/30/10 2:00pm

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On what the Chooch-enthusiast Car Czar learned after spending time with automakers. Apparently, looking like Abraham Lincoln doesn't make you a good leader. [Fortune] » 10/21/09 4:00pm 10/21/09 4:00pm

Who The Hell Is Ed Montgomery?

President Obama has appointed Ed Montgomery "Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers", which CNN annoyingly refers to as "The Car Czar." What? Who the heck is this guy, and what are his qualifications? » 3/31/09 5:00pm 3/31/09 5:00pm

Car Czar Killed, GM, Chrysler Get A Committee Instead

Who needs decisive action with one person when a dithering group will do? That's the decision made by the Obama administration who've decided against a car czar in favor of a "task force." [NYT] » 2/16/09 7:00am 2/16/09 7:00am

Is Lee Iacocca Lobbying For The Position Of "Car Czar?"

Former Chrysler CEO and Ford President Lee Iacocca issued the following statement today, perhaps deciding he was able to find a better "Car Czar" than Kenneth Feinberg and it's himself. Whatever may have given him the idea? » 12/09/08 1:00pm 12/09/08 1:00pm

Five Possibilities For National "Car Czar"

An agreement on the shape of a rescue plan for the not-so-Big Three automakers appears close. Included in oversight will be a federal "car czar" to oversee the rescue package. Here's a look at five possibilities for the position. » 12/08/08 6:00pm 12/08/08 6:00pm