Obituaries

'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 »

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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 »

Mr. Cub made history in the car business, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2015

Here's a largely forgotten fact about Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, who died Jan. 23 at 83: He was a Ford dealer from 1967-71.... Read More »

Tom Kowaleski, attention-grabber

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Tom Kowaleski, the former Chrysler, General Motors, BMW and Lincoln public relations executive who died suddenly last week at age 63, always knew how to tease a product story.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

J. Stuart Perkins, who steered Volkswagen to a U.S. sales record that has held for 45 years, died Dec. 25. He was 86.... Read More »

George Gibson, chief engineer of the Dodge Dart, dies at 92

9:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

George Gibson Jr., a former chief engineer for Dodge, died Wednesday in Rochester, Minn. He was 92.... Read More »

Tom Kowaleski, PR mastermind for Chrysler, dies at 63

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015

Tom Kowaleski, who held key communications jobs for Chrysler, GM, BMW and most recently, Lincoln, died Tuesday. He is best remembered for being one of the masterminds behind the wildly successful Chrysler press conferences in the 1990s.... Read More »

J. Stuart Perkins, former VW of America executive, dead at 86

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015

J. Stuart Perkins, who steered Volkswagen to a US sales record that has held for 45 years, will be remembered at a memorial service in Florida on Saturday. Perkins died in Sarasota on Dec. 25. He was 86.... Read More »

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