It was a time warp, or maybe the product of an unusually high fever I ran recently. Whatever the case, I found my final editorial for Ward’s AutoWorld already written the other day, dated Nov. 15, 2042. It appears to be a disgusted farewell to the industry I ended up covering for more than 60 years. Here it is: Now that I have reached age 87 and am old enough to collect social security benefits, I’ve decided to fully retire from reporting on the automotive industry. David C. Smith, ...

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