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| Dave Versical is Automotive News' director of editorial operations.|
Dealers spoke. NADA listened. So this year’s convention started a day earlier, to get you home for the entire last-week-of-the-month sales push.
That nod to time is a rising industry issue.
We hear a lot about the 60-minute transaction. The thinking: Impatient millennials will be drawn to stores that can close a deal on a $30,000 car in just twice the time Domino’s delivers a pizza.
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| James B. Treece is a News Editor at Automotive News.|
Maybe you saw this: Four states received a “Luddite Award” from a Washington, D.C., think tank for laws preventing Tesla from opening its own stores.
The four -- Arizona, Michigan, New Jersey and Texas -- collectively were one of 10 organizations or individuals that got the dubious award for having “done the most in 2014 to smash the engines of innovation,” the Information ...
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Nothing was impossible for automotive PR man Tom Kowaleski, who died Tuesday at age 63. Whether it was invading a beloved Italian landmark or literally crashing into the Detroit auto show, Tom dared to do it.
I was there in the early 1990s when a photographer asked Tom whether it would be possible to take a picture of the first-generation Dodge Viper in front of Milan’s famous Duomo cathedr ...