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The Greenwich Concours: A Triumph of the Next Generation

I’ve attended the Greenwich Concours for over fifteen years and by all accounts this year represented the high water mark. For 2018, the show had all the attributes of a successful Concours d’Elegance: interesting people, breathtaking cars, decent weather and a beautiful venue on Long Island Sound. Festivities began on Friday morning with a vintage […]

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Where Does Cadillac Go From Here?

“Johan brings to our company vast experience in the development and proper execution of luxury automotive brands. With over 20 years in this exact space, especially in the development of the Audi brand, his track record proves he is the perfect executive to lead Cadillac for the long term.” —GM president Dan Amman, July 2014 […]

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Attention K-Mart Shoppers: The Mercedes-Benz R230 SL55 AMG is a Bargain Supercar

Net-net is a value investing technique developed by Benjamin Graham in which a company is valued based solely on its net current assets. The net-net investing method focuses on current assets, taking cash and cash equivalents at full value, then reducing accounts receivable for doubtful accounts, and reducing inventories to liquidation values. Total liabilities are deducted from the adjusted current assets to get the company’s net-net value. […]

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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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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Demographics are Impacting the Collector Car Hobby

“Demography is destiny.” —Auguste Comte, French sociologist On Saturday I made my annual pilgrimage to the South Florida Fairgrounds to take in all the fun at the Barrett-Jackson car auction. This year’s successful formula was identical to last year—and the year before that. Rows of cars under tents. Hot dogs and beer. One Barrett-Jackson merchandise store after […]

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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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