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The Mysterious Fall of Carlos Ghosn

This summer the auto industry was shocked to learn of the sudden and premature death of legendary and charismatic Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne. This week, the auto world is being rocked once again by more high profile upheaval. Newswires are abuzz over the arrest in Japan of auto titan Carlos Ghosn. The Nissan/Renault/Mitsubishi Chairman is […]

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Shock and Awe: The Greatest Pre-War Collector Car on the Planet Goes to Auction

“Many vehicles are billed as ‘speedsters’ or ‘racers,’ but the Duesenberg SSJ really was.  Peaking at 140mph in 1935, it was simply an unbeatable performer, matched by unbeatable style.” —Miles Collier “This incredible car embodies everything that is exciting about an automotive masterpiece: beauty, rarity, provenance, and sheer power. This SSJ is one of the […]

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The Pope’s Lamborghini

It is a great privilege to contribute stories to Sports Car Market (SCM). The bedrock of this venerable publication is a staff that is competent, motivated, and highly dedicated to the mission of producing a first-class publication every month. Publisher Keith Martin maintains a unique and respected status within the collector car community, and he holds deep relationships […]

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Car Culture According to Dr. Fred Simeone and Philip Richter

At the 2018 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Dr. Fred Simeone and Philip Richter were interviewed by Alexander Davidis for CarCulture.tv. These two unusual video interviews articulate the passion of the car hobby and the importance of the automobile as an artistic and cultural object. Cars can be an expression of art and should be carefully preserved […]

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The Automobile Tsunami Has Only Just Begun: Ford to Stop Making Passenger Cars!

“We’re going to feed the healthy parts of our business, and deal decisively with the parts that destroy value.” —Ford CEO James Hackett “Everything will be on the table. We can make different investments, we can partner, we can exit products, markets — and we will do that.” —Ford CFO Bob Shanks “Virtually eliminating Ford’s […]

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Production Hell: Is Tesla Entering the Breakdown Lane?

“Our own model does not incorporate a capital raise, but our lowered estimates newly show the company with less than $1 billion at the end of the third quarter, which the company has previously defined as its minimum comfort level, suggesting to us an increased—not decreased—likelihood of a capital raise,” —Ryan Brinkmann, JP Morgan analyst […]

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Stuttgart is Feeling the Heat

Two unrelated events could prove to have a profound impact on Daimler-Benz and the capital city of the German automobile—Stuttgart. Li Khufu, the billionaire owner of China-based Geely automotive, has recently taken a 10% stake in Daimler. The potential impact of such a large Chinese investor in Mercedes-Benz could be significant in the years ahead. The […]

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The Autonomous Revolution is Upon Us

Bloomberg is on the vanguard of accurate and thoughtful reporting on the emerging and powerful trends of self-driving cars. In this recent article, Jess Shankleman succinctly points out why this autonomous automotive revolution is going to happen way faster than the markets (or the public) thinks. The coming transformation will claim victims from airlines to bicycles […]

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