Why We Owe The Indy 500 And Modern Interstate To A Crazy Bike Salesman

There are many individuals who deserve credit for the modern American interstate (who aren't named Dwight Eisenhower), but Carl Fisher might be the most entertaining. Excerpted from Earl Swift's "The Big Roads," here's the story of the man who helped bring us stunt advertising, the Indy 500, car headlights, and the… » 4/08/14 12:20pm 4/08/14 12:20pm

How Accountants Nearly Murdered Jeep's Most Successful Product, Twice

After soaring in the 1990s, the Grand Cherokee came crashing to earth in the new century. Car buyers steered clear of SUVs as gas prices rose. Making matters worse, the Grand Cherokee drew the attention of Chrysler's finance people, who required each model to be developed for 20 percent less than its predecessor to… » 12/12/13 12:40pm 12/12/13 12:40pm