The truck wars continue, the trade wars also continue, Elon Musk continues, and, well, Maserati. This is The Morning Shift for Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.
The fuel economy fight is happening, Toyota is (still) making a lot of money, Buick is in the news, and more. Welcome to The Morning Shift. It’s Friday!
Jalopnik reader named Jamie Anton sent just me photos of an awesome trading card deck he picked up while studying at General Motors Institute of Technology (now Kettering). Each card shows a picture of an engine or transmission, and the back of each is filled with interesting factoids like bore, stroke, firing order,…
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How did a pile of 1950s-era General Motors “Turboglide” transmissions end up buried in a swamp near the site of GM’s current Parma Metal Center in Cleveland? That’s what this machine repairman who works there wonders, and even after he sent us photos, and some sleuthing on my part, we may never know the truth.
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 that are your air, that you need to know to live.
Mary Barra became the first woman CEO of a major automaker when she took charge of General Motors in 2013, and years later, she’s still mostly surrounded by men in automotive leadership positions. But in a few months, Barra will have the GM’s first-ever female chief financial officer reporting to her.
I couldn’t even peel out of the garage in Manhattan before someone had stopped me. “Is that a Buick?” they shouted. “Yep! A Buick Regal.” Admiring the hatchback’s sleek frame, my new friend went on: “I remember when a Buick was something my grandma drove.”
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Saab was one of those idiosyncratic little carmakers that inspired intense loyalty among its fans, thanks to some genuinely novel engineering, engaging cars, and some charmingly strange quirks. When the corporate giant GM bought out Saab in 2000, it made at least some attempts to keep the Saab spirit alive. One of…
The Cadillac ATS had a lot of potential. It was a was an engaging small sport sedan that could give the Germans a run for their money in some areas, but for various and legitimate reasons, it unfortunately never found enough customers. Of course, the best version was the insane twin-turbo ATS-V, and now is the time to…