Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Dallas-Area Officials Hoping to Lure Tesla's Gigafactory to Dallas

    The conventional wisdom at the moment is that when Tesla Motors gets around to announcing details of its highly coveted, $5 billion battery gigafactory -- the type of economic development that gives red-state governors with ill-concealed presidential aspirations wet dreams -- it will land in one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Will a Shot at Tesla's Gigafactory Push Texas Car Sales into the Free Market?

    Texas -- or at least its lawmakers -- is not fond of Tesla, the electric car seller. In 2013, lawmakers blocked a bill that would have allowed the company to bypass auto dealers and sell directly to consumers. For Tesla the car manufacturer -- the one that just put Texas on the shortlist for a $5 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    The City of Euless Wants to Enforce Towing Regulations, So Towers Are Threatening to Sue

    For a moment, it seemed that one small suburb in north Texas was prepared to take on the tow truck industry. It was less of a crackdown and more of an "education campaign," according to Euless Police Department Lieutenant E.J. Starnes. The police were concerned that apartment complexes had made it t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    How Car Dealers and Their Lobbyists Crushed Tesla's Plan for Texas

    This past legislative session, billionaire Elon Musk's push for a new law allowing electric-car maker Tesla Motors to bypass car dealers and sell directly to consumers crashed and burned. Which wasn't a surprise. The state's car dealers have a long, proud history of plying legislators with campaign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Here's Video of an 18-Wheeler's Fatal Plunge Off an I-30 Overpass in Grand Prairie

    Investigators aren't sure what caused James Anthony Long, a 59-year-old from Clarksville, Tennessee, and his 2012 Freightliner to veer off an I-30 overpass in Grand Prairie. The video above, recorded by North Texas Tollway Authority cameras positioned on State Highway 161, capture only what happened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Tesla is Putting a Supercharging Station Between Dallas and Austin Next Month

    Tesla's bid to sell cars directly to Texas consumers, thus bypassing the state's deep-pocketed car dealers, came up short this legislative session. But that's not stopping the electric car company from edging its way into the Texas automotive market. Tesla announced Thursday that it's tripling the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Tesla's Attempt to Revolutionize the Auto Industry May Have Hit a Road Block in Texas

    As they try to carve out a permanent niche in the ultra-competitive American car market, Tesla and billionaire founder Elon Musk have had to position themselves as sprightly Davids disrupting the lumbering Goliaths of Detroit and Japan. They have no other choice. They can't afford the untold billio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Romney's Lies to Auto Workers Show He Doesn't Get the Modern World

    So here we are at the door to election day. In the nation it all comes down to Ohio. In Ohio it all comes down to the auto industry. And Mitt Romney is betting his marbles on TV ads that say he's the one who wanted to save the industry and President Obama's the one shipping jobs to China. Man. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Chrysler's Back. Government Works. Fairies Aren't Real.

    Wonderful story for an old Detroit homeboy in today's New York Times chronicling the incredible comeback and stunning success of Chrysler. Since emerging from bankruptcy and repaying all of its government loans, Chrysler Group LLC has leaped ahead of global competitors, according to the Times: "On ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009

    A Little Bike Humor

    Things not to say to a biker at the Spring Fling

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    As General Motors Tries to Move Cars Off the Lot, It Turns to One Local Saturn Dealer

    Jim Smith's been a hard man to track down this a.m. -- though, seeing as how he divides his time between his three Saturn dealerships (in Irving, Lewisville and Plano), that's completely understandable. (And, as a former wide receiver for the USFL's Birmingham Stallions and the Pittsburgh Steelers a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Food For Thought 3.12.09

    "The good news for the restaurant industry is that consumers typically get hungry about every four to five hours, generally three times a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year." (Bob Derrington, securities analyst with Morgan Keegan & Co., on the ability of restaurants to weather nasty little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    The Dallas Auto Show -- It's So Shiny!

    The Dallas Auto Show runs till Sunday at the Dallas Convention Center. But as the Associated Press reporter in this video wonders: Will this be the last one? Only because, ya know, there may not be an auto industry this time next year. No big.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Family of Fort Worth Officer Killed in Explosion Sues Ford Motor Co.

    Dwayne Freeto was a U.S. Army veteran who had been with the Fort Worth Police Department for only nine months before he was killed in the line of duty on December 17, 2006. Notes the Officer Down Memorial Page: "Officer Dwayne Freeto was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind while he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    GM's CEO Wagoner Insists GM Ain't Going Nowhere. But Where's the Beat?

    Sam Merten Want a new Cadillac hybrid? Are you made of gold? Times are tough for the auto industry, but General Motors is taking action to stay competitive in the long term by shifting its focus from trucks and SUVs to cars and crossovers. At least, that's according to company chairman and chief ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    GM CEO Rick Wagoner's Visit to Dallas in July Just Got Much More Interesting

    General Motors bossman Richard Wagoner. Few days back, the Greater Dallas Chamber sent word of a special guest coming to town to address the suit-and-tie crowd as they marshal their estimable ranks on July 10 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas for a little eat-and-greet. It's none other than General Motors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    House of Blues’ Cambridge Room Now a Garage

    Fans who made it down to Hayden's recent performance on the June 14 might have noticed that the House of Blues’ Cambridge Room, the spot that housed Hayden's performance, is now called the Pontiac Garage.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    Baby, You Can't Drive Their Car

    The New York Times this morning notes that for the first time in nine years, the Today show has decided to send its annual "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" feature to the Interwebs, where it will have but a single sponsor: Hyundai Motor America. And while most of us around these parts don't give ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007
  • News

    July 6, 2006
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    March 16, 2006

    The Ducatis of Hazzard

    Ride an Italian in Cresson

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Combat zoning

    Lincoln Property and Ray Nasher play it down and dirty with homeowners