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 fuels and environmental issues. She retired in September 2013 after serving as Editor of for 11 years and currently contributes freelance stories and blogs.

Posts by Barbara McClellan

in Final Inspection Mar 02, 2010

Geneva Shows Off Europe’s Best Cars, But Road to Recovery Still Bumpy

Europe is putting its best foot forward at this week’s annual Geneva international auto show, which opened to the media....More
in Final Inspection Feb 24, 2010

Lap Dogs, Memos and Runaway Comments

We don’t mean to make light of a deadly serious subject, but the Toyota recall hearings in Washington on Wednesday were....More
in Final Inspection Feb 23, 2010

Spare Us Dog and Pony Show and Get to the Truth

If all goes as planned, Toyota President Akio Toyoda will find himself on the hot seat Wednesday as he testifies before....More
in Road Ahead Feb 17, 2010

Better Way to Protect Unborn in Car Crashes?

A recent traffic accident in my area resulted in a sad story, taking the life of a pregnant 23-year-old woman and the....More
in Final Inspection Feb 08, 2010

Total Recall

Toyota’s recall problems for sticky gas pedals, sudden acceleration and now complaints about electronic brakes remind....More
in Final Inspection Feb 01, 2010

Toyota’s Long Ride Home

Toyota says it has a fix for faulty gas pedals in millions of its recalled vehicles, as well a solution for cars still....More
in Final Inspection Jan 25, 2010

Whitacre to Rule GM With Intensity

When Ed Whitacre hinted to journalists at the recent Detroit auto show that General Motors needed a full-court press to....More
in Final Inspection Jan 19, 2010

Phoenix Rising

Several dozen members of the U.S. Congress and the Obama administration attended the press preview at the North....More
in Final Inspection Jan 06, 2010

Climate Control Good for Earth, Bad for Auto Business

Proposals made at last month’s climate-control conference in Copenhagen, while vague, should not be dismissed as....More
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