May 7th 2009 2:37PM Dave, you are my hero for this.
Feb 27th 2009 9:33AM that's the swankiest whore house I've ever seen.
Feb 12th 2009 2:29PM With a name like Zepplin, this will not end well.....
Dec 11th 2008 11:05AM so technically...aid for Ford and GM?
Dec 10th 2008 9:50AM this is an outrage! Someone should call the Governor of Illinois to stop this from...oh..wait a minute
Dec 4th 2008 12:29PM what kind of 3D Studio Maxx garbage is this?
Dec 3rd 2008 9:09AM An Aerocar actually FLEW to the hangar party before last years Meadowbrook Concours, a truly comical entrance to see this little thing buzz along, land and taxi over, it was an amazing sight!
Nov 21st 2008 2:44PM @ Samus Aran....
have you even been to the Detroit area? Or do you just make comments with your asshole/brain for fun?
The cultural history of the area rivals any city in the U.S. its been supportive of the arts, theater and about any other venture you can think of. World class universities dot the land scape as a result of the tremendous wealth generated by being one of the largest industrial centers in the country for well over 100 years. And the NAIAS still has some of the best presentation/ reveals that many think can still out do Paris and Geneva.
Nov 20th 2008 3:17PM Chip Foose...designs nice one off HOT RODS! But his F150 with Ford and the "Stallion" Mustang that was going to sell "thousands" were total disasters from a production standpoint and his name has taken a hit for it.
Willie Davidson....added accessories and an image of being "American" to a brand that hasn't changed in 100 years. (Car companies have already figured out that accessories are important)
Steve jobs is good at small electronics/ user experience, not products with thousands of parts with a network of suppliers and labor unions. And cars need to look a little better than a smoothed out bar of soap with trendy colors and materials.
Arlen Ness...the BIKE BUILDER?! why not just name the Teutuls as "head of styling for this here new company"
Stella Mc Cartney and Ralph Lauren know fashion, and Ralph Lauren has created the ultimate high end brand in this country, but its easy to be an aspirational brand when your socks are $150. Ask a high end company to create products for the masses to weather an economic downturn and they look at you like they are crazy, not to mention the damage to their brand image by becoming "common"
Sean Combs and 50 Cent!? what.... so every car comes with a bullet proof vest, and the add campaign will be "buy it because I say you should"
Coach building!? Do you know what that costs!? It was an expensive luxury in the 20's/30's god knows what it will costs today. Maybe the Ferrari P4/5 as a re-skinned Enzo will get you in the ball park. Then how does it meet crash standards if every car is different? This might be an industry that employs dozens, not hundred of thousands.
This is the kind of clueless dribble that makes my teeth hurt. People who think they know how to design/build and run a car company then realize what is actually involved.... there eyes turn as large a dinner plates and there jaw drops to the floor. But its easy for people to talk in generalities and be as vague as possible with a subject they know nothing about other than they read a couple of magazines and blogs and they are suddenly an "expert"
Nov 20th 2008 2:50PM wow..look at that, someone with a clue on Autoblog.....who'd a thunk it?