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  1. Ford Corporate News
    Philip Caldwell, Ford CEO after Henry Ford II, dies at 93 Automotive News July 11, 2013 by Bill Koenig DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Philip Caldwell, Ford Motor Co.'s first CEO who wasn't a member of the founder's family, and who gambled the automaker's future on the Taurus sedan in the 1980s, has...
  2. Competition News
    Fisker Karma car dies in Consumer Reports testing By: Ben Klayman March 8, 2012 Automotive News DETROIT (Reuters) -- A $100,000-plus Fisker Automotive luxury car died during Consumer Reports speed testing for reasons that are still unknown, leaving the struggling electric car startup with...
  3. Automotive Industry News
    Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon dies in 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Indy 300 By Chris Shunk Oct 16th 2011 Autoblog Tragedy struck this weekend's Las Vegas Indy 300, as driver Dan Wheldon, 33, died from injuries sustained in a gruesome 15-car wreck just 13 laps into the race. Wheldon's car...
  4. Asian Competition
    Hiromu Naruse, 67, died while driving a Lexus LFA supercar in Germany, according to reports from German newspaper Rhein-Zeitung More...
  5. General Motors Discussion
    Onetime manufacturing engineer ran Pontiac in the late Sixties. More...
  6. Ford Employee Discussion
    On the day we've reviewed two descendants of his original creation, we find out that the man who designed the Mustang, Donald Frey, passed away at 86. As with the car's decades of success, the inspiration for it was unlikely: the Chevrolet Corvair. Frey, who was assistant general manager and...
  7. Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Great-grandson of Ford founder dies Walter Buhl Ford III, a great-grandson of Ford Motor founder Henry Ford, died Feb. 16, 2010, in Palm Beach, Fla. He was born Oct. 27, 1943, in Detroit to Josephine F. and Walter Buhl Ford II. Ford, or Buhl, as he was known, worked at Ford Motor from 1978...
  8. General Motors Discussion
    Former GM CEO Roger B. Smith dead at 82 Smith presided over GM from 1981 to 1990 Jamie LaReau Automotive News November 30, 2007 - 10:48 am EST DETROIT -- Former General Motors CEO Roger Smith died here Thursday, Nov. 29, after a brief illness. He was 82. Smith was appointed chairman and CEO...
  9. Ford Corporate News
    STATEMENT: RETIRED VICE CHAIRMAN WAYNE BOOKER DIES W. Wayne Booker, who retired as Ford Motor Company vice chairman at the end of 2001, and is credited with expanding the company's growth in Asia, died Wednesday, Oct. 17 at his home in Barboursville, Virginia. He was 73. The following...
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