Edward Lapham


Baby boomer(angs): Retirees come back

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013

In this era of Millennial Madness, when many people you meet in the workplace think of Star Wars as an old movie, it is gratifying that General Motors recruited about 160 retirees on a contract basis to help with a number of projects, including launching the redesigned Chevrolet and GMC full-sized pickups.... Read More »


DeLorean's name still gets tongues wagging

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2013

After all these years, it's still interesting to read about John DeLorean and his wonderful, wacky stainless steel sports car project. It has been more than 30 years since the factory in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was shuttered and eight years since DeLorean died, at age 80. Against this backdrop, yet another book about the man and his machine has landed at booksellers Edward Lapham is executive editor of Automotive News.... Read More »


A St. Paddy's Day reminiscence of the papal ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2013

As a tourist, I've visited the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and many of the other attractions in and around the Vatican that we saw on TV news reports last week. But as an automotive reporter, I connected with the so-called Irish Popemobile that shuttled Pope John Paul II around the Emerald Isle in 1979. With the new pope's election coming just a few days before St. Patrick's Day, it seems like a good time to share the story.... Read More »

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