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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...

Aug 19, 2014

Dodge Undergoes Brand ‘Purification’

The brand moves from overall mainstream to so-called mainstream-performance....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...

Jul 31, 2014

Tesla Is Wrong, Franchise System Is Better

The biggest irony of the automotive industry is the companies that make cars and trucks don’t know how to sell them....More

Dave 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...

Barbara McClellan

Barbara McClellan has covered the international auto industry for Ward's since 1997, specializing in business strategy, with extensive travel throughout Asia. She also writes about alternative...

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...

Jul 28, 2014

Dealers Blamed for Dismal EV Market

If Tesla were convinced the existing dealer infrastructure was truly motivated and capable of selling its cars, then this dust-up and threats of litigation never would have occurred....More

Aaron Foley

I joined WardsAuto in 2012, but automobiles have always been in my life. A longtime Detroiter, I've had relatives work in every aspect of the industry, from assembly line to...

Jim Ziegler

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

Jul 29, 2014

Go Mobile or Go Home

Dealers should realize people are engrossed with their smartphones....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...

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...

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...

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Blogs about automotive retailing, commenting on news impacting the business of selling vehicles.

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