Archive for the ‘John’s Journal’ Category

AUTOLINE ON AUTOBLOG: Take Me To The Auto Salon

October 25th, 2007 at 1:29pm

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There’s a really unique place that’s opening up in the Detroit area today. It’s called the Detroit International Auto Salon, and it’s kind of like a big general store for the auto industry. But it’s actually open to anybody who wants to go there.

Think of something that has the same sort of exhibits you see at. . .

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AUTOLINE ON AUTOBLOG: Can I Have Some Privacy, Please?

October 18th, 2007 at 5:24pm

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This past weekend I was at the Global Leadership Conference at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. If you’re not a CEO or vice president at one of the car companies or their main suppliers, you probably haven’t heard of the GLC before. It’s not like they keep it a secret, but it’s not well known outside the inner circle of upper management in the auto industry.

So how come I know about it? Barely anyone in the media is ever invited to the GLC. . .

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AUTOLINE ON AUTOBLOG: Why CAFE Won’t Work

October 11th, 2007 at 3:03pm

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I have to weigh in on all of this debate about raising fuel economy standards. That’s because there is a very important fact that’s been completely overlooked by both sides in this debate.

The anti-industry crowd accuses the automakers of. . .

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AUTOLINE ON AUTOBLOG: NACTOTY Test Drive Day

October 8th, 2007 at 2:00pm

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An hour ago, as I write this, I was just completing two days of driving all kinds of cars and trucks for the 2008 North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards. This is where a bunch of us automotive journalist jurors gather to do back-to-back driving comparisons of the cars and trucks that have come out so far this year. Except that the cars we just drove are the ones that made it through our winnowing process to qualify for our short list.

This year, like last, our center of operations were based in Hell, Michigan which . . .

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