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Greatest Hits: An Index of Essays & Articles On Various Topics

These essays and articles are excerpted from various postings I've made. Or articles I've published. Many of my regular blog entries are quips and comments about contemporary events. These are a little more timeless.

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The Automobile Business
An Open Letter To Detroit General Motors Obituary The Littlest Car Industry Brand Licensing
The Perfect Storm Farewell Chrysler Malcolm In The Middle History Repeats Itself
GM CEO Job Interview Fixing Ford (2008) View From The Precipice Patience Pays
What If ...? Saving Chrysler (2007) Bedtime Story Tesla Motors
Auto Advertising Fixing General Motors (2005) Postwar Small Car Ideas Predictions: Next 100 Years

Automotive History
America - 1957 Back To The Future A History Of Luxury Cars Time Machine
1959 Cars Of The World It's A 'Classic' Ten Profound Cars Time Machine II

Car Design
Art & Cars Cars by the Pound Dull Car Design Size Matters
Allure of the Automobile Car Styling Evolution Mediocre Luxury Suddenly, It's 1948
Best-Looking American Cars Designer Edition Autos

AutoSketch: Car Drawings
'37 Lincoln Zephyr coupe '51 Nash Rambler '56 Facel Vega '59 Cadillac
'38 Lincoln Zephyr conv. '52 Lincoln '56 Ford Fairlane '59 Sting Ray racer
'38-40 Graham Sharknose '53 Cadillac Le Mans '56 Lincoln Capri '60 Ford Sunliner
'40 Mercury Eight '53 Studebaker '56 Mercury XM '61 Lincoln Continental
'40 Packard Darrin '53 XL-500 concept '56 Packard Predictor '63 Lincoln Continental
'41 Chrysler Thunderbolt '54 Chevy Corvette '56 Studebaker Hawk '64 Lincoln Continental
'41 Graham Hollywood '54 Chevy Nomad '57 Ford Thunderbird '66 Oldsmobile Toronado
'47 Chrysler Town & Country '54 Dodge Firearrow '57 Mercury '69 Lincoln Mark III
'47 Studebaker '54 Ford F/X Atmos '57 Nash Ambassador '72 Lincoln Mark IV
'48 Divco Delivery Truck '54 Lincoln Capri sedan '57 Plymouth '77 Lincoln Mark V
'48-49 Cadillac '55 Lincoln Capri coupe '58 Chuffley-Waite '84 Lincoln Mark VII
'49 Buick Roadmaster '55 Lincoln Futura '58 Edsel '03 PT Cruiser Coupe
'49 Lincoln '55 Oldsmobile '58 GM Firebird III
'50 Studebaker '56 Cadillac Fleetwood '58 Lincoln Continental Mk III
'56 Continental Mark II '58 Packard

Car Marques
Bocar Edsel Lincoln Saab
Bristol Fiat & Chrysler The Kennedy Lincoln Saturn
Buick Fiat Jolly Maybach Simca
Cadillac Flying Feather Mazda6 Smart ForTwo
Chevrolet Volt Ford Model A Mercury Stout Scarab
Chrysler Diablo/Dart Fuldamobil Nissan Micra Studebaker Lark
Chrysler Newport Gaylord Oldsmobile Suzuki
Chuffley-Waite Graham-Paige Packard Toyota Corolla
Citroën Hispano-Suiza Packard Caribbean New Tucker Torpedo
DKW Honda Paxton Phoenix Vauxhall & Opel
Daimler Jaguar Plymouth Volkswagen
Dodge Lancia Pontiac Zündapp Janus

Auto Shows & Auctions
Auto Shows (1955 vs. 2005) 2010 Detroit Auto Show 2012 NY Auto Show 2013 B-J Las Vegas
1960 Philly Auto Show 2010 Monterey Week 2012 Monterey Week 2014 Detroit Auto Show
1966 NY Auto Show 2011 Allure of the Automobile 2013 Detroit Auto Show 2014 Scottsdale Auctions
1996 Monterey Week 2011 Monterey Week 2013 Scottsdale Auctions 2014 Dr. George Car Show
2005 Portland Auto Show 2012 Barrett-Jackson 2013 Motoring Thru Time 2014 Monterey Week
2007 National Lincoln Meet 2012 Dr. George Car Show 2013 NY Auto Show The Future Of Auto Shows
2013 Monterey Week How To Run A Car Show

Automobile Photos From Museum Visits
AACA Auto Museum Club Auto LeMay Museum Petersen Museum
Blackhawk Museum Great California Adventure Martin Auto Museum Simeone Museum
California Auto Museum Hall Of Flame Nethercutt Collection Western Plane & Auto

Driving Impressions and Road Tests
1995 Lincoln Mk. VIII 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2009 Mercedes CLK550 2013 BMW 750iL
2000 BMW 330xi 2004 Buick Century 2010 Chrysler 300 2013 Mercedes-Benz 550S
2000 Lincoln LS 2006 Chevrolet Impala 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 2014 Ford Fusion
2001 Toyota Camry 2007 Chevy Cobalt 2011 Chevrolet Impala Road Test Lingo
2002 Ford Escort 2007 Ford Focus 2011 Nissan Altima Gas Mileage
2002 BMW 330i 2007 Mazda3 2012 Chevrolet Impala
2003 BMW 330xi AWD 2008 Mazda6 2013 Ford Taurus

Miscellaneous Automotive
2010 Auto Debuts Buying A New Car - 2008 Mr. Goodwrench Rod & Custom
21st Century Predictions Car Clubs Model Auto Review Self-Driving Cars
AAA Going Bad? Car Magazines Model & Toy Cars Stoplight Lottery
Archie's Cars Car Musings Motor Oil Taxi !
Auto Buzzwords Crapmobile Memories NASCAR Tires & Belts
Auto Paint Diesel: Esperanto of Fuels Oil Dependency The Truth About Car Writing
Auto Service Writers Headlight History People's Cars The Truth About Tires
AutoBiography: Cars In My Life Hot Rod Lincoln Pep Boys Topper's Car
Automobile Quarterly Hot Wheels Popemobiles Topp's 'World On Wheels'
Axle Ratios Hemmings Promotional Models Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
Buying A New Car - 2005 Kiddie Cars & Toys Road & Track

Other Transportation
Aerotrain Hiawatha Locomotive Real Trains PRR Mallet Steam Loco
Air Rage Interstate Highways Toy Trains PRR MU Commuter Cars
America - 1957 Mass Transit Musings U.P. Challenger Loco PRR T1 Steam Loco
Before Ambulances Model Train FAQs PRR Consolidation Loco The Mallard (L.N.E.R.)
Boeing 737 Model Train Layout Tips PRR GG1 Electric Loco Philadelphia Trolleys (1955)
Car & Train Photos School Buses

People
L. Scott Bailey Carly Fiorina & HP Nicholas Kueny George Romney
Matthias Baldwin Eddie Fisher Jerry Lee Lewis Mitt Romney
Chuck Berry Jerry Flint Abraham Lincoln Linda Ronstadt
John R. Bond Gerald Ford Hy Lit Charlie Ryan
The Big Bopper Jim Fowler Bruce Lulow Les Schwab
Craig Breedlove Vincent J. Fumo Bob Lutz Vito Scotti
Malcolm Bricklin Annette Funicello Tom McCahill L.J.K. Setright
Helen Gurley Brown Robert L. Gardner John McCain Carroll Shelby
Bob Brudzinski Giorgetto Giugiaro Henry N. Manney III J.R. Simplot
William F. Buckley Pat Goss My Mom David Sinclair
Fidel Castro Ed Gray J.B. Nethercutt Phoebe Snow
Cheap Canadians Brian L. Hayes Paul Newman Gil Spear
Aunt Ceil Phil Hill Joe Niagara Arlen Specter
Dick Clark Christopher Hitchens Cubby O'Brien Jo Stafford
Jeremy Clarkson Chuck Jordan Barack Obama William B. Stout
Boyd Coddington The Kardashians Keith Olbermann Elizabeth Taylor
My Dad Kim Jong-il Sarah Palin Margaret Thatcher
Bobby Darin Caroline Kennedy Les Paul Helen Thomas
David E. Davis Jr. John F. Kennedy Tom Peterson George W. Walker
Jimmy Dean Ted Kennedy Pope John Paul II Craig Watjen
Phyllis Diller John F. Kerry Elvis Presley Maury Willyard
Maureen Dowd Beverly Rae Kimes Princess Margaret Walt Woron
Peter Egan Rodney King Ronald Reagan David Wu
Den Fenske Thomas Kinkade Jerry Reed

Pop Culture & Nostalgia
Alternate History Disney In India Mr. Potato Head Swiss Colony
America - 1957 Elvis & His Mark II Mount St. Helens Technology
Argomania Funeral Planning Movie Cowboys The Fifties
Barbecue Grills Geezer Stuff NY World's Fair '64-65 Thomas The Tank Engine
Bottled Water Home For Christmas Remembering Camelot Top 'Simpsons' Episodes
Busy Hands Are ... The IKEA Experience Roomba We're All Tomatoes
Coffee Stuff The Kardashians Seeking Nostalgia
Conserve This! Miracle Hat

Philadelphia Related
Philly Memories I Philly Memories V St. Joseph's Prep American Graffiti, Philly-Style
Philly Memories II Philly Memories VI Simeone Auto Museum Atlantic City
Philly Memories III Philadelphia Trolleys Villanova University Being White In Philly
Philly Memories IV Plexiglas: Worth Every Cent Vincent J. Fumo Camden, NJ
Rohm & Haas Co. Memories: NE Times 1960 Philly Auto Show

Business, Finance & Industry
About Bisphenol A Don't Bank On It The IKEA Experience Rohm & Haas
Air Rage Just For Entrepreneurs Indecision & Procrastination Rubbermaid
America - 1957 Finance & The Economy The Joy Of Manufacturing The Somat Machine
Bad Predictions Fixing The Postal Service Lessons From The Car Wash Swiss Colony
Business Advice Grudge Report Luck Of The Irish Technology
Busy Hands Are ... Handling Your Finances Make A Profit On Everything Trade Show In A Box
Corky's BBQ Houses & Mortgages Masonite Worth Every Cent
Dead Magazines How To Start A Business Newspaper Death Watch Assets In The Elevator
Dead Horse Strategies How Not To Start A Business Overhauling The SBA
Discovery Plastics, Inc. How To Start A Restaurant Retailing

Political & Social Commentary
Alternate History Car Costs vs. Medical Costs Haiti: Lost Cause Media: Better Than You
America - 1957 Catholic Stuff Health Care Musings Obama Watch
Arab Street Conserve This! A Health Care Solution Obesity
Black Studies Education Immigration Politics Made Simple
The China Problem Eight Americas Islam Summer Of 1967
Candidate Advice - 2006 Fabulous Posts About Gays Keep Portland Weird Undeserving Poor
Candidate Advice - 2008 Funeral Planning Luck Of The Irish Vote For Me

Everything Else
Alternate Universes Book Reviews Restaurant Reviews
Miscellaneous Musings Miracle Hat You Gotta Have Heart
Gluing Philosophy Peanut Butter And, In Local News ...
Tools, Hardware, & Machinery Butt Math Travels & Wanderings
The End of the Internet

Other Pages Of Interest

Disclaimer

The facts presented in this blog are based on my best guesses and my substantially faulty geezer memory. The opinions expressed herein are strictly those of the author and are protected by the U.S. Constitution. Probably.

Spelling, punctuation and syntax errors are cheerfully repaired when I find them; grudgingly fixed when you do.

If I have slandered any brands of automobiles, either expressly or inadvertently, they're most likely crap cars and deserve it. Automobile manufacturers should be aware that they always have the option of giving me free cars to try and change my mind.

If I have slandered any people or corporations in this blog, either expressly or inadvertently, they should buy me strong drinks (and an expensive meal) and try to prove to me that they're not the jerks I've portrayed them to be. If you're buying, I'm willing to listen.

Don't be shy - try a bribe. It might help.

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