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Motor Mystery Monday: Why Did Lee Iacocca Hate The VW Thing?

I’ve always wondered why VW only sold their rugged, Beetle-based fun car, the Thing, in the US for only two years, 1973 and 1974. The car remained in production and for sale elsewhere until 1980, and while it was always a quirky, somewhat overpriced oddball, it was gaining a following. Also, Lee Iacocca seems to have… »5/04/15 10:05pm5/04/15 10:05pm

Iacocca Arrives At Chrysler As Bankruptcy Rumors Swirl; Time Travel Perfected

Former chairman Lee Iacocca gave a closed pep rally to Chrysler employees yesterday in Auburn Hills, once again sharing the stage with a K-car, a minivan...and rumors of Chrysler's imminent bankruptcy. While current CEO Bob Nardelli was praising Iacocca as "Chrysler's most dynamic leader" and "a great American,"… »6/27/08 10:30am6/27/08 10:30am

Former Chrysler CEO Rips Into "Clueless Bozos" — Err — The Bush Administration

Lee Iacocca, former Chrysler CEO and shepard of the once-independent automaker through its government loans of the late 70's and early 80's has long been a critic of Bush administration policies. But never like this. »4/12/07 1:20am4/12/07 1:20am

Wow, go get 'em Lee! Not only does the automaker go after Dubya's motley crew, the formerly…

Lido Gets Spiked: Iacocca to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Autorox

You know, we're not really the type who goes in for things that're marketed toward guys. Sure, we like he-man musclecars and Judas Priest, but we also enjoy us some Gary Snyder and Woody Guthrie. But Spike? Despite our attempts to resist it, we've actually taken quite a liking to the channel. And the Viacom unit's… »4/04/06 5:22pm4/04/06 5:22pm

If You Can Find a Better Car, Share It: Case, Iaccoca Invest in Flexcar

Former AOL honcho Steve Case and Lee Iaccoca, lover of Snoop's Doggystyle, have teamed up to invest in Flexcar, a Seattle-based car-sharing company. While terms of the deal have been yet to be disclosed, company officials did hint that the investment outpaces the 10 mil that competitor Zipcar raised a month ago. In… »9/01/05 8:54am9/01/05 8:54am