Al Rothenberg, who covered the automotive industry for 55 years until he became ill a year ago, died June 23 in Indianapolis. He was 85. One of the nation’s first fulltime automotive journalists, Rothenberg was a frequent contributor to Ward’s publications starting in the 1960s. He wrote numerous important articles for the monthly Ward’s AutoWorld, including a hard-hitting, in-depth cover story entitled “Booze and Dope in the Auto Industry” that won the American Business Press’ coveted ...

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