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David E. Zoia

As Editorial Director, I oversee much of what goes into WardsAuto.com, enjoying a ringside seat that lets me observe up close just about every facet of the industry worldwide. I have covered the...

Sep 24, 2014

Odds Are Cadillac’s New York Stay to Be Temporary

Culture clashes, cost-cutting pressures or failure to complete the Herculean task of reviving Cadillac’s image all could be drivers for bringing the brand back home....More

John McElroy

John McElroy is editorial director of Blue Sky Productions and producer of “Autoline” for WTVS-Channel 56, Detroit, and “Autoline Daily,” the online video...

Apr 01, 2015

Is UAW Willing to Give or Just Take?

Wall Street is reaping most of the riches of America’s resurgence, why not give a little bit of Wall Street to blue collar workers? That’s the fastest way to help bridge the gap in income inequality....More

Jim Ziegler

Jim Ziegler, president of Ziegler Supersystems, is a trainer, commentator and public speaker on dealership issues.

Aug 08, 2012

Opel Dragging GM Down

General Motors, even under new management and government ownership, continues to lose billions in Europe....More

Drew Winter

Drew Winter is Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto World magazine and a Senior Editor at WardsAuto.com. He was won numerous awards for his work in both print and digital media and has been...

Mar 11, 2015

Why Apple Won’t Make iCars

Yes, Apple will put on a great tease, but it never will result in the manufacture of millions of clever iCars....More

Byron Pope

As the associate editor covering Ford I get a front-row seat to one of the most fascinating times in recent automotive history. In my more than 6  years at WardsAuto, I've witnessed...

in Final Inspection Apr 08, 2015

Volvo’s Decision to Build U.S. Plant a Head-Scratcher

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the company can’t become a true global automaker without an industrial presence in the U.S....More

David C. Smith

Dave Smith, WardsAuto editor at large, is the founding editor of WardsAuto World magazine. He writes about numerous topics, all with a keen perspective honed from years of...

Aug 04, 2014

The Motor City Is Still the Motor City

Cars and SUVs still are manufactured in the beleaguered city, which is emerging from bankruptcy and whose population has sunk to under 700,000, one-third that of its heyday in the 1950s....More

Jim Irwin

Jim Irwin joined WardsAuto.com an associate editor in July 2011 following 27 years at the Associated Press bureau in Detroit. He primarily edits stories by WardsAuto...

in Final Inspection Mar 19, 2015

Paying to Fill the Potholes on the Oregon Trail

“The state is worried that with cars getting better and better mileage, it’ll collect less in fuel taxes to take care of the roads and bridges,” Nance tells husband Peter as she explains Oregon’s pay-per-mile road-funding scheme....More

Steve Finlay

Steve Finlay is the editor of WardsAuto Dealer Business magazine and a senior editor for WardsAuto.com. His journalism career started 42 years ago as a crime reporter. A Michigan native, he likes...

May 28, 2014

As Seen in Automaker Conference Rooms

Watch-it-come-clean demos aren’t limited to TV spots....More

Christie Schweinsberg

I cover the Asian auto makers here at WardsAuto, with a primary focus on the Japanese and Korean brands in the U.S.

Ito’s Departure a Long Time Coming

During outgoing Honda President Ito's reign, the automaker made some major missteps, from the underwhelming '12 Civic, to the '10 Insight. He also failed to boost the volume and prestige of the Acura brand....More

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is executive editor of WardsAuto World magazine, with an emphasis on technology and suppliers. He leads selection of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines and Ward’s 10 Best Interiors...

Aug 15, 2014

Is Your Classic Car Worthy of Historical Register?

“If we had a local fruit truck from Birmingham here or local delivery truck that is still around, a local firetruck, that’s every bit as important as the Washington Monument on the national level. It’s all part of our heritage, and heritage starts local," Mark Gessler says....More
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