Dec 08, 2015
The last emperor of China drove a Buick, as did Sun Yat-sen and the man who partnered with Richard Nixon to open China to the West. In 1930, one in six cars in Shanghai was a Buick. Is it surprising that it's a big brand there now? Now GM is planning a Chinese-made Envision for the American market.
Nov 09, 2015
Local Motors has the Beach Boys on speed dial with its 3-D Swim, a lightweight carbon-fiber battery car with a built-in surfboard. And, yes, its body is 3-D printed atop a BMW i3 chassis.
Oct 26, 2015
Yes, indeed, though production is finally shifting to Michigan. And Fords are made in Mexico, VWs in Tennessee, Mercedes-Benzes in Alabama and Hondas in Ohio. Automakers are global, and when it comes to manufacturing, what matters is not where but "how well?"
May 01, 2015
Ranchers once drove the beef to the rail head in centrally located Kansas City; now it's automakers and their suppliers that reap the benefits of building plants there.
Jun 01, 2004
What's happening to the VW brand I used to think VW cars were made to last forever and were built with incredible German precision and care Now I find out that all of the small models they sell in the...
Apr 01, 2002
I have a question about horizontally opposed or boxer engines To the best of my knowledge only Porsche and Subaru use this type of engine design now Subaru goes so far as to point out the advantages of this design...
Apr 01, 2002
With the recent economic downturn and less work to do my co-workers and I have found ourselves sitting around our cubicles wondering about various trivial matters Today an argument erupted between myself and Scott in the cubicle next to mine...
Jul 01, 1996
Are all cars constructed of the same materials I know the bodies are made of a steel frame but what is the rest of the car made of I was told some cars have a lot of plastic -- doors...