Al Binder

Senior Editor,

Al writes about vehicle-production and market trends in North America.

WardsAuto Flashback – October 2014
1929 Record Seen; Auburn's New Headquarters; Ford Prices Up; Tire Suits Ended; War Labor Shortage Critical; $500 Post-War Car; Hudson Drops Step-Down; Sporty GM Wagons; Safety Door latches; GM-UAW Strikes Drags On; Mustang Output Lags; Merkur Dropped; Plant Closings Loom
Mexico LV Sales Slip in September
“Buyer fatigue” and a modest economic slowdown triggered a decline in Mexico LV sales, but cars set a September record.
September Sees Canada LV Sales Record
The Canadian LV selling pace jumped sharply in September, pushing volume to a record for the month.
Q4 NA Output Set for Strong Finish 
North American automakers keep production lines rolling toward 17.3 million-plus units for 2014.
Mexico LV Sales Set August Record
A stronger economy and more jobs credited with helping drive Mexico LV sales to an August record 103,753 units.
WardsAuto Flashback – September 2014
Ford Boosts Industry; Low-Cost Small Car; Ford Studies Stock Sale; Manuals Hang Tough; UAW Benefits; New Ford Suspensions; Buick ‘Roadmonster’; Hyundai Comments; UAW on CAFE; Chrysler-Renault ARCAD
1940 Hudson Ads
Creative advertising for the 1940 Hudson.
Canada LV Sales Benchmark August
Canada LV sales ease, but still set a new August record.
2014 NA Output Set for Third-Best Finish 
Helped by record truck output, North American output will reach a third-best level of 17.3 million units in 2014.
Cars Drive Mexico LV Sales to July Peak
Light trucks again took a back seat to cars was Mexican consumers bought a record number of light vehicles in July.
Trucks Drive Canada LVs to July Record
While cars languished in inventory, Canada July light-truck sales topped the 100,000-unit mark for only the third time in history.
Trucks Get Big Q3 Output Boost 
Truck production accelerates in the latest Q3 production-schedule revisions, but car output is throttled.
WardsAuto Flashback – July 2014
Tooling Strikes, Civilian Output Cut, Tire Crisis Looms, Corvette to get V-8, OEM Tubeless Ties, Record '65 Output, Benchmark Corvette Sales, SIA Opens, Allante Stays, Nissan Rejects UAW
Mexico June Car Sales Jump; Trucks Languish 1
Mexico’s improving consumer confidence led to record new-car sales in June, but light trucks were stuck in the fifth-best spot.
Canada Sales Set June Record
Light trucks power Canada LV sales to June record.

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