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Michigan dealer Bill Wright dead at 55

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Bill Wright, an auto dealer and philanthropist in western Michigan, died Saturday in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 55.... Read More »

 

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Clifford Nass, a leading researcher in human interaction with autonomous vehicles, died Nov. 2 of a heart attack. He was 55.... Read More »

 

Former GM PR boss McNulty dies at 86

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Jack McNulty, former speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson and vice president of public relations for General Motors, died Monday, Nov. 11, in Melbourne, Fla.... Read More »

 

Former GM VP, presidential speechwriter Jack McNulty dies at 86

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2013
Jack McNulty, former speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson and vice president of public relations for General Motors, died Monday, Nov. 11, in Melbourne, Fla. He was 86.... Read More »

 

Obituary: Alfred Warren Jr.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Alfred Warren Jr., formerly General Motors vice president of industrial relations, died Oct. 11 in Grosse Pointe, Mich. He was 87.... Read More »

 

William Symes, former NADA president, dies at 92

4:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2013
William Symes, former president of the National Automobile Dealers Association and a former NADA director for Southern California, died at his home in Newport Beach, Calif., at age 92.... Read More »

 

Eiji Toyoda, who turned Toyota into export giant, dies at 100

12:04 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013
Eiji Toyoda, who spearheaded Toyota's expansion in the United States as the automaker's longest-serving president, died today at the age of 100.... Read More »

 

Cal Worthington, California dealer with loony ads, dies at 92

11:03 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Cal Worthington, the California car dealer whose outlandish commercials, first broadcast in the 1950s, captivated California television viewers and radio listeners for more than 50 years, died on Sunday at his ranch in Orland, Calif.... Read More »

 

Obituary: Richard Kull

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Richard Kull, who co-founded Burns-Kull Automotive Group, died Aug. 24. He was 83. He began his career as a salesman at a Ford dealership in Manasquan, N.J., in 1958. He held several management positions at various stores. In 1975, he became a dealer, operating dealerships in New Jersey and Florida with his business partner, Ed Burns.... Read More »

 

Auto vet Dauch dies at age 71

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Richard E. Dauch, the founder of American Axle & Manufacturing, died Friday at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.... Read More »

 

Richard Lannen, who helped reshape GM service structure, dies at 76

3:50 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2013
Richard Lannen, former executive director of GM's Service Technology Group and North American Service Operations, died of cancer on June 16. He was 76.... Read More »

 

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Bill Templeton, former owner of Fort Myers Toyota in Fort Myers, Fla., died May 20. He was 84.... Read More »

 

Dick Harris memorial is scheduled for Friday

1:50 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2013
Dick Harris, former owner of Dick Harris Cadillac in Detroit, died in Las Vegas on Feb. 13. He was 73. A memorial is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. ET, Friday, June 7, at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit.... Read More »

 

Bill Templeton, longtime SW Florida Toyota dealer, dies at 84

1:46 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2013
Bill Templeton, former owner of Fort Myers Toyota in Fort Myers, Fla., died May 20. He was 84.... Read More »

 

Obituary: Bill Bruce

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Bill Bruce, the first general manager of Nissan's Infiniti Division when it was launched in 1989, died May 28. He was 70. He was a pioneer in bringing customer service pampering to automobile dealerships and customer relationships.... Read More »

 

David Markin, former owner of Checker Motors, dies at 82

1:51 pm U.S. ET | May 31, 2013
Former Checker Motors Corp. owner David Markin, 82, died Thursday after a monthlong illness. He was a resident of Palm Beach, Fla., and Dorset, Vt.... Read More »

 

Bill Bruce, Infiniti's first general manager, dies at 70

4:00 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2013
Bill Bruce, the first general manager of Nissan's Infiniti division when it was launched in 1989, died May 28 after a lengthy battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was 70.... Read More »

 

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Information about James Lawrence, former publisher at NADA Used Car Guide, and A.B. Shuman, a product spokesman for Mercedes-Benz of North America Inc.... Read More »

 

James Lawrence, NADA Used Car Guide publisher, dies

5:15 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2013
James Lawrence, former publisher of NADA Used Car Guide, died May 6. He was 90.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2013
Information about Steve Dyer, CEO of Dick Dyer & Associates Mercedes-Volvo in Columbia, S.C.... Read More »

 

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S.C. dealer Steve Dyer dead at 56

1:55 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steve Dyer, CEO of Dick Dyer & Associates Mercedes-Volvo here, died March 27. He was 56. Steve Dyer had worked for Dick Dyer & Associates, which was founded by his father, since he was a teenager.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2013
Information about Lawrence Handy, co-founder of Handy Auto Dealerships in St. Albans, Vt.... Read More »

 

Lawrence Handy, longtime Vermont dealer, dies

4:24 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2013
Lawrence Handy, co-founder of Handy Auto Dealerships in St. Albans, Vermont, died April 1. He was 83.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2013
Information about Jim Bruner, who had a long career with Chrysler Financial.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2013
Information about Arnie Addison, a founder of Bay Cities Auto Auction in Hayward, Calif., and John Broderick, an automotive consultant who had worked for Ford Motor Co. and Subaru of America.... Read More »

 

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