The Grand Ole Plan

By |2018-07-19T00:51:53-07:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 4, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Ford did it.  Chrysler and GM did too.  Now Land Rover is joining the party to eliminate its franchised automobile dealers across the United States – all for the purpose of establishing grand showplaces in strategic locations throughout the nation. The truth be told, geography is largely to [...]

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An Industry Lost

By |2018-07-19T01:14:07-07:00May 1st, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, Department of Transportation, DOT, Ford, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published May 1, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - If anything, America’s greatest asset is its ability to innovate.  Our nation’s fabric is woven from unconventional thinking and the courage to dream.  From this, we have introduced to the world everything from motion pictures to commercial aviation to hip-hop; and often times before the dust settles we [...]

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Troubles with the New Fuel Regulations Sure to Come

By |2018-07-19T17:41:26-07:00September 6th, 2011|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Ford, General Motors, NHTSA, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published September 6, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last month, President Barack Obama announced his ambitious overhaul to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or the CAFE standards, for consumer cars and trucks – a move that will dramatically change the landscape of the automobile industry for decades to come.  With as much fanfare as could be [...]

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The $1 Million Question

By |2018-07-19T17:47:58-07:00August 8th, 2011|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 8, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - The automobile dealer network is one of the oldest and most established franchise systems in our nation’s history, dating back to the dawn of the 20th century when businessmen with a pioneering spirit saw a future that others did not.  Through the use of the sprawling dealer network, [...]

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Somebody Tell Them the Party’s Over

By |2018-07-23T16:54:35-07:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 2, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - For a nation founded on innovation and deeply rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit, one has to wonder how they got it so wrong for so long.  The Big 3 that is, now recognized by their new name, the Detroit 3.  It is an odd paradox in a way, [...]

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