Assembly line workers inside the Ford Motor Company factory at Dearborn, Michigan. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.


Actually, there’s not much in the way of news today because it’s Labor Day in the U.S. Our staff has the day off to go wrench on their cars, eat BBQ, hang out with their families and play with their boatercycles, but for those of you stuck in front of a computer or phone we have a day of classic stuff from the archives on tap for you to enjoy.

Have a good holiday, and if you’re working, don’t work too hard.