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

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

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

Auto Shows & Auctions (with photos)
Auto Shows (1955 vs. 2005) 2011 Allure of the Automobile 2013 Motoring Thru Time 2015 Detroit Auto Show
1960 Philly Auto Show 2011 Monterey Week 2013 NY Auto Show 2015 Scottsdale Auctions
1966 NY Auto Show 2012 Barrett-Jackson 2013 Monterey Week 2015 Monterey Week
1996 Monterey Week 2012 Dr. George Car Show 2013 B-J Las Vegas 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2005 Portland Auto Show 2012 NY Auto Show 2014 Detroit Auto Show 2016 Scottsdale Auctions
2007 National Lincoln Meet 2012 Monterey Week 2014 Scottsdale Auctions
2010 Detroit Auto Show 2013 Detroit Auto Show 2014 Dr. George Car Show The Future Of Auto Shows
2010 Monterey Week 2013 Scottsdale Auctions 2014 Monterey Week 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 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 Toy & Promo Cars
Buying A New Car - 2005 Investing In Toy Cars Road & Track Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Car Drawings

'37 Lincoln K-Series '49 Lincoln '56 Cadillac Fleetwood '58 Lincoln Continental Mk III
'37 Lincoln Zephyr coupe '50 Studebaker '56 Chrysler Dart '58 Packard
'38 Lincoln Zephyr conv. '51 GM Le Sabre '56 Continental Mark II '59 Cadillac
'38-40 Graham Sharknose '51 Lincoln Cosmopolitan '56 Facel Vega '59 Sting Ray racer
'39 Lincoln Zephyr sedan '51 Nash Rambler '56 Ford Fairlane '60 Ford Sunliner
'39 Plymouth '52 Lincoln '56 Lincoln Capri '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 '66 Oldsmobile Toronado
'41 Graham Hollywood '54 Chevy Corvette '57 Ford Thunderbird '67 Volkswagen Beetle
'47 Chrysler Town & Country '54 Chevy Nomad '57 Mercury '69 Lincoln Mark III
'47 Lincoln Continental '54 Dodge Firearrow '57 Nash Ambassador '72 Lincoln Mark IV
'47 Studebaker '54 Ford F/X Atmos '57 Plymouth '77 Lincoln Mark V
'48 Divco Delivery Truck '54 Lincoln Capri sedan '58 Chuffley-Waite '84 Lincoln Mark VII
'48-49 Cadillac '55 Lincoln Capri coupe '58 Edsel '94 Cadillac Seville
'49 Buick Roadmaster '55 Lincoln Futura '58 GM Firebird III '03 PT Cruiser Coupe
'55 Oldsmobile

Behind The Drawings - A History Of AutoSketchs

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

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

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

Philly Memories I Philly Memories VII Atlantic City, NJ Philadelphia Trolleys
Philly Memories II Philly Memories VIII Being White In Philly Rohm & Haas Co.
Philly Memories III 1960 Philly Auto Show Camden, NJ St. Joseph's Prep
Philly Memories IV American Bandstand Memories: NE Times Simeone Auto Museum
Philly Memories V American Graffiti - Philly Pep Boys Villanova University
Philly Memories VI

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
Candidate Advice - 2006 Fabulous Posts About Gays Keep Portland Weird Undeserving Poor
Candidate Advice - 2008 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

Other Pages Of Interest


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