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Uber Needs a Lyft

“Uber and Lyft are caught in a perfect storm of China-trade related market choppiness, combined with worries around no profitability in sight, and a valuation knife-fight between the bulls and the bears.” —Daniel Ives, Wedbush Analyst “They just waited too long. There’s nothing exciting about it. I don’t think you could have expected anything different […]

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Tesla: An Electrifying Month of News

“The fundamental message consumers should be taking today is that it’s financially insane to buy anything other than a Tesla. It’ll be like owning a horse in three years. I mean, fine if you want to own a horse, but you should go into it with that expectation.” —Elon Musk “Tesla is not sustainably profitable […]

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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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