Obituaries

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 »

Former UAW VP General Holiefield dies at 61

2:34 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2015

Former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, who led the union's Chrysler unit during the automaker's bankruptcy restructuring, died in Detroit on Monday. He was 61. Holiefield was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year.... Read More »

Mazda, DeLorean leader Dick Brown dies at 81

12:46 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Dick Brown, who led Mazda Motor of America at its inception and helped form DeLorean Motor, died last month in La Quinta, Calif. He was 81.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Obituaries for George Butts, Dick Gillmore and Hoot McInerney.... Read More »

'Mr. K,' Datsun pioneer and father of the Z car, dies at 105

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2015

Yutaka Katayama, Nissan's first U.S. president, who grabbed American consumer awareness by introducing the affordable Datsun Z sports car in the early 1970s, has died at 105.... Read More »

Longtime Chrysler exec George Butts dies at 91

11:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015

Longtime Chrysler executive George Butts, who held positions in the product planning, stamping and quality divisions, died last week in Florida. He was 91.... Read More »

Dealership pioneer Martin 'Hoot' McInerney dead at 86

10:11 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Martin “Hoot” McInerney, a longtime Michigan car dealer and a pioneer in the dealership world, died Monday. He was 86.... Read More »

Obituary

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

John Homer Moore Jr. of Hanahan, S.C., died Feb. 7 in Rochester Hills, Mich. He was 91.... Read More »

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