Obituaries

Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Jean Mayer, who rose through the ranks at Ford Motor Co. to become a global purchasing executive, died Aug. 5. She was 61.... Read More »

Former Ford purchasing exec Jean Mayer dies at 61

3:01 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Jean Mayer, who rose through the ranks at Ford Motor Co. to become a global purchasing executive, died Aug. 5. She was 61.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Johanna Quandt, 89, the billionaire widow whose husband turned Germany's BMW AG into the largest maker of luxury cars, died Aug. 3 at her home in Germany; Jim Brown, who built a dealership group in northeastern Ohio, died July 29. He was 75.... Read More »

Johanna Quandt, widow of BMW savior, dies at 89

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

Johanna Quandt, the billionaire widow whose husband turned Germany's BMW AG into the largest maker of luxury cars, has died. She was 89.... Read More »

Mel Farr, Detroit Lion turned auto dealer, dies at 70

7:10 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Mel Farr, the former Detroit Lions running back who became owner of the nation's largest black-owned dealership group, has died at the age of 70.... Read More »

Former GM researcher, auto safety expert Donald Friedman dies at 88

1:14 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2015

Donald Friedman, a former General Motors researcher and auto safety consultant, died last month in Southern California. He was 88.... Read More »

Art Moran, longtime Detroit-area dealer, dies at 89

6:45 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015

Art Moran, a longtime dealer in suburban Detroit, died Wednesday. He was 89.... Read More »

Philip Benton, former Ford president, dies at 86

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015

Philip Benton Jr., former president of Ford, died at his home in Massachusetts on June 14. He was 86.... Read More »

Former Ford ad exec Gerry Donnelly dies at 67

11:47 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015

Gerry Donnelly, a longtime advertising executive for the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands, died Saturday, June 13, in Florida. He was 67.... Read More »

Kerkorian kept the pressure on Detroit 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

Kirk Kerkorian, who died last week, never quite managed to close the blockbuster deals he chased in Detroit. But his deep pockets repeatedly prodded auto executives into action, and his warnings of looming trouble for the Detroit 3 proved uncannily accurate.... Read More »

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Who was Kirk Kerkorian? He was a money man

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2015

It was always about the money for Kirk Kerkorian, the auto industry provocateur who died Monday at 98.... Read More »

Kirk Kerkorian -- investor who changed Chrysler, prodded GM -- dies at 98

10:59 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

Kirk Kerkorian, the billionaire casino mogul who twice attempted takeovers of Chrysler and in 2006 tried to fashion a global alliance between GM and Nissan-Renault, died Monday in Los Angeles.... Read More »

Commentary on Kirk Kerkorian

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

Here is a roundup of comments and reaction about Kirk Kerkorian's impact on the U.S. auto industry from a variety of published reports. Kerkorian died Monday at age 98.... Read More »

'Financial wizard' Robert O'Connell stabilized GMAC

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015

Robert O'Connell, former CFO of General Motors and CEO and chairman of General Motors Acceptance Corp., died May 8 in Boston.... Read More »

Former GM CFO Robert O'Connell dies at 76

1:52 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2015

Robert O'Connell, former CFO of General Motors and CEO and chairman of GMAC, died Friday in Boston. He was 76.... Read More »

Denise McCluggage has legacy as racing, journalism pioneer

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015

Denise McCluggage, a pioneering motorsports journalist, race car driver and author who was “the heart and soul” of Autoweek magazine, died May 6. She was 88.... Read More »

MARK VAUGHN

BLOG: Longtime auto journalist, racecar driver Denise McCluggage dead at 88

10:02 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2015

Word came late Wednesday that our friend, colleague, mentor and favorite staff racecar driver Denise McCluggage had passed away. She was 88.... Read More »

Francois Michelin dies at age 88

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2015

Francois Michelin, who headed the French tire giant that bears his family name for 47 years, died Wednesday at age 88.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015

Tom Anderson, who owned Carrera Motors in Bend, Ore., died April 8. He was 72.... Read More »

Sheila Vaden-Williams, former head of minority auto dealers association, dies at age 55

11:20 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2015

Sheila Vaden-Williams, former president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, died Sunday. She was 55.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

Frank Audette, a suburban Detroit dealer, died April 10.... Read More »

Frank Audette, longtime Detroit area Cadillac dealer, dead at 90

3:28 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Frank Audette, the creator of the Troy Motor Mall and founder of the former Audette Cadillac dealership in suburban Detroit, died April 10. He was 90.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015

Cathy Ellis, owner of Atlanta Classic Cars, died March 16. She was 71.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015

Longtime auto dealer Harold Lucas died March 16. He was 86. Dick Rinke, a former auto dealer, died March 25. He was 83.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

Death notices for General Holiefield, Jim Rose and Art Spinella.... Read More »

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