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Lost Car Companies Of Detroit

Author : Alan Naldrett
ISBN : 9781625856494
Genre : Transportation
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Among more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling. For instance, J.J. Cole forgot to put brakes in his new auto, so on the first test run, he had to drive it in circles until it ran out of gas. Brothers John and Horace Dodge often trashed saloons during wild evenings but used their great personal wealth to pay for the damage the next day (if they could remember where they had been). David D. Buick went from being the founder of his own leading auto company to working the information desk at the Detroit Board of Trade. Author Alan Naldrett explores these and more tales of automakers who ultimately failed but shaped the industry and designs putting wheels on the road today.

The End Of Detroit

Author : Micheline Maynard
ISBN : 9780385511520
Genre : Business & Economics
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An in-depth, hard-hitting account of the mistakes, miscalculations and myopia that have doomed America’s automobile industry. In the 1990s, Detroit’s Big Three automobile companies were riding high. The introduction of the minivan and the SUV had revitalized the industry, and it was widely believed that Detroit had miraculously overcome the threat of foreign imports and regained its ascendant position. As Micheline Maynard makes brilliantly clear in THE END OF DETROIT, however, the traditional American car industry was, in fact, headed for disaster. Maynard argues that by focusing on high-profit trucks and SUVs, the Big Three missed a golden opportunity to win back the American car-buyer. Foreign companies like Toyota and Honda solidified their dominance in family and economy cars, gained market share in high-margin luxury cars, and, in an ironic twist, soon stormed in with their own sophisticatedly engineered and marketed SUVs, pickups and minivans. Detroit, suffering from a “good enough” syndrome and wedded to ineffective marketing gimmicks like rebates and zero-percent financing, failed to give consumers what they really wanted—reliability, the latest technology and good design at a reasonable cost. Drawing on a wide range of interviews with industry leaders, including Toyota’s Fujio Cho, Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn, Chrysler’s Dieter Zetsche, BMW’s Helmut Panke, and GM’s Robert Lutz, as well as car designers, engineers, test drivers and owners, Maynard presents a stark picture of the culture of arrogance and insularity that led American car manufacturers astray. Maynard predicts that, by the end of the decade, one of the American car makers will no longer exist in its present form.

Motor City Barn Finds

Author : Tom Cotter
ISBN : 9780760352441
Genre : Transportation
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Ride along on the search for forgotten automotive gems in the Motor City. Detroit has been America's Motor City for decades. It's home to Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler, as well as numerous auto industry companies and specialty and speed shops. At the same time, it's the poster child for urban blight and dysfunction. It's truly a city of contrasts, which presented challenges and opportunities in equal measure to barn finder Tom Cotter. In Motor City Barn Finds, Cotter plies his trade in a locale rich with automotive history. Detroit's lost cars are abandoned in empty lots, resident in decrepit buildings, squirreled away in garages, and stashed in historic wrecking yards. Behind the wheel of his classic 1939 Ford Woodie, Cotter trolls the back streets and neighborhoods of this historic city looking for lost automotive gems accompanied by photographer Michael Alan Ross. As America's Motor City, Detroit is an emotional and historical mecca for car enthusiasts, capable of drawing hundreds of thousands of car people for events like Woodward Dream Cruise and attracting design-forward companies like Shinola. At the same time, it's intimidating to navigate, with numerous dodgy neighborhoods and risky abandoned factory sites. Add it all together and you have fascinating and intriguing opportunities to dig for barn-find gold.

From Tail Fins To Hybrids How Detroit Lost Its Dominance Of The U S Auto Market

Author : Thomas H. Klier
ISBN : 9781437919172
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This article explores the decline of the Detroit Three (Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors). The author identifies three distinct phases of the decline ¿ the mid-1950s to 1980, 1980 to 1996, and 1996 to 2008 ¿ culminating in the bankruptcies of Chrysler and General Motors in 2009. In showing how the U.S. auto industry has evolved since the mid-1950s, this article provides a historical frame of reference for the ongoing debate about the future of this industry. Tables and graphs.

Detroit

Author : John Douglas Peters
ISBN : UOM:39015071563939
Genre : Railroad cars
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Mein Leben Und Werk Neuausgabe Mit Originalfotos

Author : Felix Salentin
ISBN : 9783954471645
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Ich schildere die Entwicklung der Ford-Automobil-Gesellschaft nicht etwa aus persönlichen Gründen. Ich predige keineswegs: Gehe hin und tue desgleichen. Ich versuche nur, nachdrücklich darauf hinzuweisen, dass die heute üblichen Methoden, Geld zu verdienen, nicht die besten sind. Und meine Überlegungen hatten mich dahin gebracht, dass ich mich völlig von diesen Methoden abwenden konnte. Von dieser Zeit datiert der beispiellose Erfolg meiner Gesellschaft." HENRY FORD gilt heute als Symbol für Amerikas Übergang vom Agrarstaat zur Industrienation. Wie schaffte es der Sohn eines Farmers, in wenigen Jahren zu einem der reichsten Männer der Welt zu werden? Seine Maxime lautete: Sobald man etwas im Geiste klar und deutlich vor sich sieht, beginnt es sich bereits zu gestalten. Die dadurch angeregten geistigen Energien wirken dann als Helferkräfte bei der Formgebung und Verwirklichung des innerlich Bejahten. MEIN LEBEN UND WERK wurde vom Time Magazine in die Liste der 100 wichtigsten Bücher des 20. Jahrhunderts aufgenommen. In seiner Autobiografie erklärt Henry Ford, wie man erfolgreich und fair ein Geschäft aufbaut - gerade heute wieder eine Offenbarung für jeden Manager und Unternehmensgründer. Amazon.com: Henry Ford (1863-1947) war ein Genie! ... Dies ist eines der besten Business-Bücher, die je geschrieben wurden. Wenn Sie nach einem guten Buch über die Geschäftswelt oder einem guten Buch über Henry Ford suchen, dann haben Sie es jetzt gefunden.

Die Fabelhafte Welt Der Leichen

Author : Mary Roach
ISBN : 9783864132285
Genre : Political Science
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Mit dem Tod ist keinesfalls alles vorbei. Leichen sind auf vielfältige Weise nützlich, indem sie Forschung und Wissenschaft zur Verfügung stehen. Sie helfen dabei, Autos sicherer zu machen, dienen als Anschauungs- und Übungsobjekte für angehende Ärzte und geben Gerichtsmedizinern wichtige Hinweise, mit denen Verbrechen aufgeklärt werden können. Sie wurden ins All geschossen, haben die ersten Guillotinen und sogar die Echtheit des Turiner Grabtuchs getestet. Mary Roach hat die vielfältigen postmortalen Verwendungsformen recherchiert und mit Ärzten, Wissenschaftlern und Leichenbestattern darüber gesprochen, was man mit Leichen alles anfangen kann. Daraus ist ein überaus unterhaltsames, faszinierendes und skurriles Buch entstanden, auch wenn die Hauptakteure in Anatomiesälen, Laboratorien und Krematorien zu finden sind.

Catalogs Of Michigan Based Automobile Companies

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ISBN : UOM:39015071460201
Genre : Automobiles
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Made In Detroit

Author : Norman Beasley
ISBN : UOM:39015008533898
Genre : Automobile industry and trade
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Anecdotal history of the city and its people, 1900-1930, with chapters on the growth of the automobile industry.

Die Zweite Revolution In Der Autoindustrie

Author : James P. Womack
ISBN : 359335120X
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