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After the Fifteenth Million “Tin Lizzie” was Assembled…

Ford Stopped Production of the Model-T (May 26, 1927) At the time, it seemed like a nonsense thing to do: sending the factory workers home with no promise of a future, but Henry Ford had a secret plan to start … Continue reading

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Colonel Klunk: Retired Warmonger or Peacemaker?

A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Act I (Page 1) (The curtain opens on a blackened stage. DEREK, who is laying on a sleeping bag, opens his eyes as a natural-coloured spotlight inches down to him, like a sunrise, gradually lighting … Continue reading

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Have You Had a Fender-Bender?

Designed for Maximum Damage When I was growing up, during the late 60’s and early 70’s, there was a scandal brewing about the way cars were designed. Although it seems preposterous now, the front bumper and the back bumperĀ of the … Continue reading

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Old Friends: not a merger, but an alliance

Ford and Volkswagen First Ford announced that they weren’t going to make any more sedan cars. Then there were rumours about a merger with Volkswagen. Finally, they announced yesterday that Ford and VW would form an ‘alliance’ to build cars … Continue reading

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Is This a Turning Point?

  Sundown for Sedans? Today, GM announced the ‘unallocation’ of four automotive plants in the US and one in Canada. Our in-house reaction was “Why do they always announce these things just before Christmas?” A CBS newscast tonight pointed out … Continue reading

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