President George H.W. Bush, free-trade proponent, ethanol supporter, dies at 94Dec. 1
George H. W. Bush, the nation's 41st president who championed NAFTA and faced pressure from U.S. automakers to ease Japanese imports in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Friday. He was 94. Bush, a Republican, also supported wider use of ethanol in cars and light trucks to lower the nation's reliance on foreign oil and supported safety advances such as airbags in light trucks.
Michael Cook, former Triumph and Jaguar PR exec, dies at 85Nov. 28
Activist shareholder Evelyn Davis, a gadfly at Detroit 3 annual meetings, dies at 89Nov. 5
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, TrueCar investor, dies at 65Oct. 16
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, a key supplier to the auto industry who used the fortune he made from the tech giant to invest in TrueCar, professional sports teams, cable TV and real estate, died on Monday. He was 65.
Retired GM exec Bill Brooks dies at 85Oct. 3
Longtime automotive journalist Tony Swan diesSept. 28
Tony Swan, a longtime automotive journalist who won the respect of automotive engineers and millions of readers with his daring, aggressive driving on the track, died late Thursday after a long battle with cancer.
Don Panoz, sports car designer, racing pioneer, dies at 83Sept. 11
Don Panoz, chairman of DeltaWing Technology Group, a designer of high-end sports cars and race team owner, who made millions in pharmaceuticals before jumping into the business of cars and racing, died Tuesday. He was 83.
Reynolds once starred in a Michigan car dealership adSept. 7
Adios, Bandit: Burt Reynolds, star of '70s car classics, makes the final jumpSept. 7
GM, Cadillac pay tribute to Aretha FranklinAug. 31
Aretha Franklin, touchstone voice of the Motor City, dies at 76Aug. 16
Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul whose voice and music became a touchstone of the Motor City's car culture and Detroit 3 marketing efforts, died Thursday. The Memphis-born singer and longtime resident of the Detroit area was 76.