Roy Brown Jr.: He Was ‘Mr. Edsel’

Posted on 03/6/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyAutomotive designer Roy Brown Jr., who died on Feb. 24 at age 96 in Ann Arbor, Mich., had a long and mostly successful career for Ford, but he’s best remembered for one spectacular miscalculation. The Ford Edsel, which lasted just three model years — 1958, 1959 and 1960 — was a moderately priced status car, aimed at upwardly mobile young families who weren’t yet ready for a Lincoln Continental. Instead, it became one of the most infamous automotive flops ever, earning a …

Cash for Clunkers Kicks Off!

Posted on 07/30/2009 by | General News | Comments

Money & SavingsIt looks like the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or otherwise known as “Cash for Clunkers” has launched this week. For those who don’t know, CARS basically does this: the government buys back old cars (which get a combined average mileage of 18 miles a gallon or less) from folks to scrap, and the seller gets $4,500 toward the purchase or lease of a new fuel-efficient car. Not a bad deal to help the environment, right? Via the New York …

News To Know: Good News For Autos?

Posted on 06/10/2009 by | General News | Comments

Home & FamilyAfter months of bad news, some postive headlines are coming out of Detroit’s auto-makers.

News To Know: New Mileage Rules

Posted on 05/19/2009 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsThe White House announced new proposed standards for automobile mileage and emissions today.

News To Know: Safety Features Take Center Stage

Posted on 02/11/2009 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

TechnologyAutomakers showed off some of their latest safety features at the Washington Auto Show.

Automakers On Display

Posted on 02/6/2009 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

TechnologyThe Washington Auto Show is in town this week.