Inside The Deal To Sell GM to China’s SAIC

By now, you’ve no doubt heard the news: General Motors’ Chinese partner, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) will take a controlling stake in GM by purchasing the equity sold to the U.S. and Canadian governments during the bailout. But what does it mean for the future of GM? The announcement was brief, cryptic and buried […]

Kimi to NASCAR and Tesla Sues Top Gear: Is It April 1 Already?

Has April Fools come early? Top Gear says Kimi Raikkonen is planning to race in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup. Meanwhile, Tesla Motors is suing BBC’s Top Gear for libel over a two-year-old television review of its electric Roadster sports car. If you need catching up, Raikkonen won the 2007 World Driver’s Championship in a Ferrari and […]

Kimi to NASCAR and Tesla Sues Top Gear: Is It April 1 Already?

Has April Fools come early? Top Gear says Kimi Raikkonen is planning to race in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup. Meanwhile, Tesla Motors is suing BBC’s Top Gear for libel over a two-year-old television review of its electric Roadster sports car. If you need catching up, Raikkonen won the 2007 World Driver’s Championship in a Ferrari and […]

Why We Tested a Preproduction Ford Explorer

The internet has caught fire! In case you missed it, today’s basic gripe goes a little something like this. Us hacks at Motor Trend did a six-way SUV comparison test and put the brand spankin’ new Ford Explorer dead last. And – are you sitting down – we (gasp!) tested a… I can hardly type, […]

We All Knew David E. Davis, Jr.

David E. Davis, Jr., was editorial advisor to Motor Trend for a brief moment about eight years ago. David E., as he is known far and wide, once treated Jack Keebler and me to dinner at an Italian restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and he once complimented me on one of my feature articles. Or, […]