1974 Cadillac Miller Meteor ambulance
PROFESSIONAL CAR SOCIETY CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

Writing almost a decade ago for Hemming Classic Car, an author concluded that “[s}adly, by the early 1930s, the custom coachwork era was ending, and it was all but gone by the…

Wheel
THE WHEEL IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY

Automobile Chronicles is about “Automotive History – Then and Now.”  But there would not be any automotive history were it not for the wheel.   Two of our readers, Emily and Melissa, who…

Ford dealer taking delivery of new cars in 1940's
TESLA NEEDS DEALERS TO MAKE A PROFIT

Over one hundred years ago, automobile manufacturers invented dealers to save themselves the capital cost of maintaining inventory and to make the process of delivering new automobiles to customers both efficient and…

1935 Packard One-Twenty advertisement - not the real reason Packard died
THE REAL REASON PACKARD DIED

The One-Twenty vs. the “Senior” Model Packards Those who attribute Packard’s demise to introduction of the One-Twenty model in 1935 indulge in the fallacy that corporations fail from one factor which, had…

Carlos Ghosn with Nissan GT-R - now Japan tortures Ghosn
GHOSN v. JAPAN, INC.

In engineering the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the executives at Nissan displayed their nation’s barbarous judicial system and their company’s self-destructive management for the entire world to see.  It is not a…

Tesla Factory and Model 3 - Musk Sets Up the SEC
MUSK SETS UP THE SEC

You won’t see a headline reading “Musk sets up the SEC.”  But the Securities and Exchange Commission is in a pickle of its own making with no way out.    Elon Musk, founder…