Detroit News' Danny Howes Needs To Quit Stealing Wert's Lines On Big Three "Bailout"

The Detroit News » 8/25/08 12:00pm 8/25/08 12:00pm' own most original, free-thinking business writer, Danny "Boy" Howes, has managed to say exactly what the other day without actually saying anything about Wert. Whether Howes was inspired while watching CNBC Friday or his opinions came to him in a dream, carried forth perhaps by , we'll never know,…

The Detroit News Opines On Renewed Pony Car Wars

Our buddy Scott Burgess over at the Detroit News has taken on the rekindled problem of which ponycar now reigns supreme. With the Ford Mustang GT500 and its thousands of variations, the reborn Dodge Challenger (now in SRT8 flavor), and the recently unveiled Chevy Camaro all vying for eyes, there won't be enough… » 8/13/08 10:00am 8/13/08 10:00am

Detroit News Picks Worst Cars For Woodward Dream Cruise

Automotive taste is such a subjective thing. Two decades ago nobody would have thought Mopars would be the hottest thing on the strip and street, and yet we're staring at triple-digit Chargers these days. Given the pending Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend, the Detroit News has picked out the cars they believe to be… » 8/12/08 3:00pm 8/12/08 3:00pm

Scott Burgess of the Detroit News Wants to Have it All

Scott Burgess, the most cuddly of auto critics over at the Detroit News has come up with an interesting, one-man-focus-group pseudo-review of the best parts of cars this year. Deftly sidestepping the realities of engineering, Burgess asks for somebody, anybody to put parts of some of the most dissimilar cars around… » 12/31/07 2:30pm 12/31/07 2:30pm

Detroit Auto Show Just Two Weeks Away, Cobo Hall Getting All Gussied-Up With New Walkway

The mother-of-all-auto-shows, the Detroit Auto Show, is just a couple of weeks away so it's now time to start the deluge of pre-Auto Show stories from the local Detroit press on how Cobo Hall's getting ready for the limelight. First to the plate is Bryce Hoffman of the Detroit News and his enthralling piece on… » 12/31/07 10:15am 12/31/07 10:15am

New York Times Takes Bill Vlasic for a Ride as New Detroit Chief

Looks like there'll be a new sheriff in town for the New York Times. The Old Grey Lady's gone and stolen Bill Vlasic, veteran of many a Detroit automotive battle, from the Detroit News to act as their new whipping boy Detroit bureau chief. If you'll remember, Vlasic penned the classic story of the famed "merger of… » 12/27/07 5:01pm 12/27/07 5:01pm

Detroit News Has The Key To The 2007 Labor Talks, No Longer Needs To Discuss Them

Given UAW contract talks have yet to begin, we're a little bit confused by today's "2007 UAW Contract Talks" piece by Bill Vlasic in the Detroit News. It's a segment trumpeting itself as the "last in an occasional series." But we guess it makes sense with the sub-headline under the piece making it clear where things… » 7/17/07 8:15am 7/17/07 8:15am

Motor Trend Blogger Attacks Blogosphere, Hits Self

Todd Lassa, the self-proclaimed "Motor City Blogman" over at Motor Trend's blog, took a moment out of his busy schedule yesterday to provide some much-needed commentary on the state of the automotive blogosphere. Lassa, who appears to consider blogging to be defined as running print articles on something he calls a… » 4/11/07 12:57pm 4/11/07 12:57pm

Detroit News Tells Tall Tale On Bush, Blames Blogs

There's a big reason we didn't cover the silly little anecdote told by Alan Mulally at the New York Auto Show last week — we actually were watching it unfold live on CNBC at the time, and realized his comments in New York were nothing more than an embellished joke, hardly worth of a mention. But his anecdote, that… » 4/11/07 9:51am 4/11/07 9:51am

The Detroit News Thinks Ford Is So Innovative, They're 30 Years Ahead Of Themselves

Yeah, it's amazing how boldly moving FoMoCo was back in 1956. What other auto company could bring out the 80's model of their import-fighter in the mid-1950's? Only The Detroit News thinks Ford's got that kind of innovative thinking — or at least they think they do based on the picture above, attached to the article… » 2/07/07 10:19am 2/07/07 10:19am

Big Blue Oval Day: Didn't The Wall Street Journal Get The Memo?

Well, there's one big story on everyone in the auto industry's mind — what's up with FoMoCo's 2006 earnings? Although it was expected by all but the biggest Kool-Aid drinkers in and around the Glass House in Dearborn, one thing's true — almost everyone's sporting the blue oval on the front pages of their web sites.… » 1/25/07 2:57pm 1/25/07 2:57pm

Detroit News Shows Off The New Ford — What Now?

The Detroit News must be having the same problem we've been having trying to keep up with the fast n' furious pace of the big dance. Must be why they slipped in this pic of the newest Chrysler minivan for the story on the new Ford Focus — showing yet again why there's a need for coyrighters four thee internets. » 1/07/07 5:27pm 1/07/07 5:27pm