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As a young man, Emery Ward Jr. fell in love in 1936 -- with a Ford.
He never got over the attraction. In fact, the older he got, the more it intensified.
After Ward died in 2007, the objects of his affection -- a collection of nearly two dozen 1936 Fords of every shape and stripe -- remained locked away in a barn in Sandusky, Ohio, near the shores of Lake Erie. Until now ... Continue reading "Ohio man's collection of '36 Fords going to auction" » Apr 19, 2014 12:01 am U.S. ET Post Comment
Journalists chasing a meaty story can act like a pack of wild dogs sometimes.
They tear into the living flesh of their subject and rip it away, scurrying off to some more private place to process their information meal in peace.
For the most part, this process is figurative. No one’s flesh is ripped away.
But this week in New York -- and earlier this year at the D ... Continue reading "CEO media scrums are as ineffective as they are dangerous" » Apr 18, 2014 9:22 am U.S. ET Post Comment
If you show up decades late for your own surprise party, are guests still expected to cheer your arrival?
Maybe not for most. But it might be a different story if your name is Alfa Romeo.
This week, the Alfa Romeo 4C will appear at the New York auto show, marking the sporty two-seater’s North American debut.
There won’t be a formal news conference -- the 4C ... Continue reading "Waiting for Alfa. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting." » Apr 15, 2014 10:46 am U.S. ET Post Comment
Two bedrocks of late night TV did something so unseemly last week it looked as though they had responded to an unholy informercial.
Are you an artist looking to sell your soul, but don’t want to stand at the Crossroads waiting for the Devil?
If you are, then we’ve got great news! Detroit wants to make you a counteroffer!
That’s right: Cash-rich auto co ...