Automotive News (reg. req.) reports this month that the Chevrolet Volt showcar that wowed ‘em at the Detroit show this January is in production development.
General Motors is moving quickly to get the Chevrolet Volt out of the laboratory and into the showroom.
Since the Volt’s successful January debut as a concept car at the Detroit auto […]

The upcoming Pontiac G8 debuted at the Chicago Auto Show and is also on display at the New York International Auto Show through the 15th of this month. To be available with either a 261-hp 3.6L V-6 or a brawny 362-hp 6.0L V-8, this new rear-drive-platform machine should satisfy the GM enthusiast-minded driver at a […]

Over at GM’s FastLane blog, they have a special treat!

If you’re a Camaro enthusiast, you’re going to love this video. A couple of months ago, the blog team was able to get Tom Peters, lead designer of the Camaro, on video driving it for the first time.
The video is at YouTube — No smoky burnouts […]

Or would this end up like Chrysler, with the biggest of the big three foreign owned. Either way, this is interesting! From Automotive News today: (registration req.)
Kerkorian proposes GM, Renault-Nissan alliance
Investor Kirk Kerkorian is advocating an alliance of General Motors and Renault-Nissan, according to a securities filing.
In the filing, Kerkorian says that the Renault-Nissan […]

[Originally posted at Okie on the Lam]

The decision by General Motors to cancel the Pontiac GTO after this current ‘06 model year pales in significance to other things going on around the world, but to old GM fans, like myself, it’s another sign that what was once the largest, most powerful corporation in the world, […]

In his latest post at the GM blog, Fastlane, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz gives us as much information as possible in a frank look at the General’s upcoming game plan for getting out of its current troubles.
A good and fair question. Let’s start by saying there’s no magic bullet for our issues, at least none […]

Automotive News [reg. req.] tells of a new Kirk Kerkorian stab at buying up a piece of the automobile industry, this time his target is GM.
“The vultures are now flying over the carcass,” said Richard Steinberg, president of Steinberg Global Asset Management, a Florida asset management firm that owns debt issued by GM and and […]

Well, you have to give GM lots of props for standing tall against what they perceive as unfair treatment by the press, ie the LA Times. At the GM corporate blog, Fastlane, Gary Grates, GM North America Vice President, Communications, explains their actions in pulling all corporate advertising from the Times last week, and gives […]

In the Fastlane blog post Sharpening Focus, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz explains the recent corporate reorganization at the top instituted by GM Chairman Rick Wagner, wherein Wagner is taking over responsibility for all of No. America, and Lutz is being moved to be the head of product development worldwide. Now, actually this is old […]

In this AM’s Automotive News email wrap up and in the online edition of the Los Angeles Times it was announced that General Motors is suspending ALL advertising in the LA Times over what it calls “factual errors and misrepresentations in the newspaper” according to a company spokesman. AN goes on to say: [Reg. required]
GM […]

A little over a week ago business pages in newspapers across the country, as well as trade rags like Automotive News and consumer mags like Autoweek all ran stories about GM’s Co-Chair Bob Lutz’s statement that depending upon future sales results, the General might actually “kill-off” either Pontiac or Buick. This week on his GM […]

In his latest FastLane blog post, Field of Dreams, Bob Lutz reveals some of his personal automotive-business history and also announces that a great new era of car design is upon us. Go there and see the pic of the Kadett he turned on its back while he was at Opel in the ’60s! […]

Oh well! My dreams of going down to my local Saab or Cadillac dealer and picking up a new Alfa Brea or Maserati Quattroporte will remain just that, dreams. It was announced today that Fiat and GM came to an agreement that dissolved the “put” option that would have forced General Motors to buy the […]

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