What Does the Hertz Bankruptcy Mean?

Economic Repercussions for the Auto Industry and Car Owners Hertz, the 102-year-old and iconic car rental company, filed for bankruptcy protection on May 22.  The obvious reason was the coronavirus pandemic that crippled global travel, but like so many human victims...

Why Are All Those Cars There?

In March, professional sports and major concerts were postponed or canceled as one of the first steps taken to control the spread of the coronavirus.  So today, in May, why are the parking lots at arenas and stadia across the country full of cars? From the Wells Fargo...

The Very Real Consequences of Virtual Racing

Writing for the newsletter of the Eastern Motorsports Press Association last month, we included the following personal opinion – which we now think has been proven false: “Virtual racing doesn’t interest me.  Racing – actual racing – is a challenge of man and machine,...

All Speedways Great and Small

It almost seems like ancient history already: On February 12 it was announced that the 2020 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, which was scheduled for April 19, had been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in that country.  Since then, around the world...

Those We Lost in 2019

Today we honor those who greatly influenced the automotive industry that we lost in 2019. Jim Perkins, former general manager at Chevrolet, who rose from a warehouse job for the company in his native Texas to the top job over a two-decade period, then was lured away...
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