It was a terrible year for you guys," says Jim Dunne. "Nobody predicted that Bob Lutz would join GM, and nobody forecast that Jac Nasser would be fired." A 40-year fixture on the U.S. automotive scene, Dunne is Detroit editor of Popular Mechanics. Known for his aggressive maneuvers in testing new models on closed tracks, he's also a pioneer spy photographer. His reputation for producing photos, sometimes fuzzy but always authentic, far exceeds his talent for writing prose. But what the ...

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