Philip Caldwell, Ford CEO after Henry Ford II, dies at 93
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...
Fisker Karma car dies in Consumer Reports testing
By: Ben Klayman
March 8, 2012
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...
Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon dies in 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Indy 300
By Chris Shunk
Oct 16th 2011
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...
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...
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...
Former GM CEO Roger B. Smith dead at 82
Smith presided over GM from 1981 to 1990
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...
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...