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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, lengthy and thoughtful.

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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) New Car Introductions Patience Pays
What If ...? Saving Chrysler (2007) Bedtime Story Predictions: Next 100 Years
Auto Advertising Fixing General Motors (2005) Postwar Small Car Ideas View From The Precipice
Branding/Perception

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 As Appliances Derham Body Co. Mediocre Luxury
Allure of the Automobile Cars by the Pound Designer Edition Autos Size Matters
Best-Looking American Cars Car Styling Evolution Dull Car Design Suddenly, It's 1948

Car Marques
Bocar Edsel Lancia Saab
Borgward Fiat & Chrysler Lincoln Saturn
Bristol Fiat Jolly The Kennedy Lincoln Scion
Buick Flying Feather Maybach Simca
Cadillac Ford Model A Mazda6 Smart ForTwo
Chevrolet Volt Fuldamobil Mercury Stout Scarab
Chrysler Diablo/Dart Gaylord Messerchmitt Studebaker Lark
Chrysler Newport Gogomobil Meyers Manx Suzuki
Chrysler Turbine Car Graham-Paige Nissan Micra Tesla
Chuffley-Waite Griffith Oldsmobile Toyota Corolla
Citroën Henry J Packard Triumph TR7
Cord Hispano-Suiza Paxton Phoenix New Tucker Torpedo
DKW Honda Pegaso Vauxhall & Opel
Daimler Infiniti Pierce-Arrow Volkswagen
Dodge Jaguar Plymouth Zimmer Quicksilver
Duesenberg Jeep Pontiac Zündapp Janus
Lamborghini Countach Porsche

Auto Shows & Auctions (with photos)
Auto Shows (1955 vs. 2005) 2012 Barrett-Jackson 2014 Scottsdale Auctions 2017 Scottsdale Auctions
1960 Philly Auto Show 2012 NY Auto Show 2014 Dr. George Car Show 2017 Monterey Week
1966 NY Auto Show 2012 Monterey Week 2014 Monterey Week 2018 Scottsdale Auctions
1996 Monterey Week 2013 Detroit Auto Show 2015 Detroit Auto Show 2018 Monterey Week
2005 Portland Auto Show 2013 Scottsdale Auctions 2015 Scottsdale Auctions 2019 Scottsdale Auctions
2007 National Lincoln Meet 2013 Motoring Thru Time 2015 Monterey Week 2019 Monterey Week
2010 Detroit Auto Show 2013 NY Auto Show 2016 Detroit Auto Show 2020 Scottsdale Auctions
2010 Monterey Week 2013 Monterey Week 2016 Scottsdale Auctions
2011 Allure of the Automobile 2013 B-J Las Vegas 2016 Monterey Week The Future Of Auto Shows
2011 Monterey Week 2014 Detroit Auto Show 2017 Detroit Auto Show How To Run A Car Show

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

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 Gasoline Musings
2002 BMW 330i 2007 Mazda3 2012 Chevrolet Impala
2003 BMW 330xi AWD 2008 Mazda6 2013 Ford Taurus

Miscellaneous Automotive
2010 Auto Debuts Car Clubs MG Mitten Rod & Custom
21st Century Predictions Car Magazines Mr. Goodwrench Self-Driving Cars
AAA Going Bad? Car Musings Model Auto Review Stoplight Lottery
Archie's Cars Cars Without Stories Model & Toy Cars Taxi !
Auto Buzzwords Crapmobile Memories Motor Oil Tires & Belts
Auto Paint Diesel: Esperanto of Fuels NASCAR The Truth About Car Writing
Auto Service Writers Explorer Concept Cars People's Cars The Truth About Tires
AutoBiography: Cars In My Life Headlight History Pep Boys Topper's Car
Automobile Quarterly Hot Rod Lincoln Popemobiles Topp's 'World On Wheels'
Axle Ratios Hot Wheels Promotional Models Toy & Promo Cars
Buying A New Car - 2005 Hemmings Road & Track Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
Buying A New Car - 2008 Investing In Toy Cars


Car Drawings

'36-37 Lincoln Zephyr '51 GM Le Sabre '56 Chevrolet '58 Packard
'37 Lincoln K-Series '51 Lincoln Cosmopolitan '56 Chrysler Dart '59 Cadillac
'38 Lincoln Zephyr conv. '51 Nash Rambler '56 Continental Mark II '59 Sting Ray racer
'38-40 Graham Sharknose '52 Continental 195X '56 Facel Vega '60 Ford Sunliner
'39 Lincoln Zephyr sedan '52 Lincoln '56 Ford Fairlane '60 Valiant
'39 Plymouth '52 MG TD '56 Lincoln '61 Lincoln Continental
'40 Mercury Eight '53 Cadillac Le Mans '56 Mercury XM '63 Buick Riviera
'40 Packard Darrin '53 Studebaker '56 Packard Predictor '63 Lincoln Continental
'40-41 Lincoln Continental '53 XL-500 concept '56 Studebaker Hawk '64 Lincoln Continental
'41 Chrysler Thunderbolt '54 Buick Wildcat II '56-58 Dual Ghia '65 Mercer Cobra
'41 Graham Hollywood '54 Chevy Corvette '57 Chrysler 300C '66 Oldsmobile Toronado
'47 Chrysler Town & Country '54 Chevy Nomad '57 Ford Thunderbird '67 Volkswagen Beetle
'47 Lincoln Continental '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 '79 Lincoln Town Car
'49 Buick Roadmaster '55 Lincoln Futura '58 Edsel '84 Lincoln Mark VII
'49 Lincoln '55 Oldsmobile '58 GM Firebird III '94 Cadillac Seville
'50 Studebaker '56 Cadillac Fleetwood '58 Lincoln Continental Mk III '03 PT Cruiser Coupe


Behind The Drawings - A History Of AutoSketchs

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

L. Scott Bailey Eddie Fisher Nicholas Kueny Little Richard
Matthias Baldwin Jerry Flint Abbe Lane George Romney
George Barris Gerald Ford Jerry Lee Lewis Mitt Romney
Tony Bennett Jim Fowler Rush Limbaugh Linda Ronstadt
Chuck Berry Vincent J. Fumo Abraham Lincoln Charlie Ryan
John R. Bond Annette Funicello Hy Lit Earl Scheib
The Big Bopper Henry J. Gambino Bruce Lulow Les Schwab
Craig Breedlove Robert L. Gardner Bob Lutz Willard Scott
Malcolm Bricklin Dennis J. Gartland Tom McCahill Vito Scotti
Helen Gurley Brown Giorgetto Giugiaro John McCain L.J.K. Setright
Bob Brudzinski Pat Goss Henry N. Manney III Kathy Shaidle
William F. Buckley Grandmom Bob Marple Carroll Shelby
Fidel Castro Ed Gray My Mom J.R. Simplot
Cheap Canadians Mike Harkins Lord Montagu David Sinclair
Aunt Ceil Brian L. Hayes Randy Mytar Phoebe Snow
Dick Clark Phil Hill J.B. Nethercutt Gil Spear
Jeremy Clarkson Christopher Hitchens Paul Newman Arlen Specter
Hillary Clinton Ed Hurst Joe Niagara Jo Stafford
Boyd Coddington Lee Iacocca Cubby O'Brien Rick Steves
Richard Corliss Dean Jeffries Barack Obama William B. Stout
My Dad Chuck Jordan Keith Olbermann Elizabeth Taylor
Steve D'Ambrosia The Kardashians Sarah Palin Margaret Thatcher
Bobby Darin Kim Jong-il Les Paul Helen Thomas
David E. Davis Jr. Caroline Kennedy Tom Peterson Alex Trebek
Jimmy Dean John F. Kennedy Pope John Paul II George W. Walker
Phyllis Diller Robert F. Kennedy Ron Popeil Craig Watjen
Maureen Dowd Ted Kennedy Elvis Presley Maury Willyard
Peter Egan John F. Kerry Lloyd Price Walt Woron
Den Fenske Beverly Rae Kimes Princess Margaret Bill Wright, Sr.
Carly Fiorina & HP Rodney King Ronald Reagan David Wu
Thomas Kinkade Jerry Reed

America - 1957 Disney In India Mount St. Helens Sherlock Christmas Crèche
Argomania Elvis & His Mark II Movie Cowboys Swiss Colony
Barbecue Grills Fatherhood NY World's Fair '64-65 Technology
Bottled Water Geezer Stuff Olive Garden The Day The Music Died
'Bullitt' Home For Christmas Pizza Musings The Fifties - 1950s
Busy Hands Are ... The IKEA Experience Pop Music Musings The Nebbishes
Coffee Stuff The Kardashians Remembering Camelot Thomas The Tank Engine
Conserve This! Miracle Hat Roomba Top 'Simpsons' Episodes
Mr. Potato Head Seeking Nostalgia We're All Tomatoes

Philly Memories I Philly Memories VIII 1960 Philly Auto Show Philadelphia Trolleys
Philly Memories II Philly Memories IX American Bandstand Rohm & Haas Co.
Philly Memories III Philly Memories X American Graffiti - Philly St. Joseph's Prep
Philly Memories IV Philly Memories XI Camden, NJ Simeone Auto Museum
Philly Memories V Philly Memories XII Atlantic City, NJ Uniroyal - Tacony Plant
Philly Memories VI Philly Memories XIII Memories: NE Times Villanova University
Philly Memories VII Pep Boys Whitman's Sampler
Willow Grove Park

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

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
Fabulous Posts About Gays Keep Portland Weird Undeserving Poor
Funeral Planning Luck Of The Irish Vote For Me

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

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Disclaimer

The facts presented on this website 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.

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 trying to change my mind by providing me with vehicles to test drive. I'll dutifully report my road test impressions on this car blog.

If I have slandered any people or corporations, 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.


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