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.
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.
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.