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Ford Invests $500 Million in Michigan-based Rivian

Michigan Business Network
May 13, 2019 7:00 AM

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Most Diverse Field of Automobiles Ever

A Shunpiker's Journal
May 6, 2019 4:00 PM

It is said that the Concours d'Elegance of America has the most diverse field unrivaled by any other Concours. Our field for 2019 promises to not disappoint! The finest classic cars will be on full display for the purists at heart. They will be flanked by some of the most unique and exquisite featured classes ever seen together. Features including; Ferrari Race and Sports cars, The Rise and Fall of the Cadillac Fin, 100 Years of Bentley, Rolls Royce, Alternative Fuels, Woodies, Muscle Cars Class of '69, AA/Gas Supercharged Drag Cars and Modern Collectibles.

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Top Automotive Executives to Meet with Legislators On MICHauto Policy Priorities; Rep. Rebekah Warren Named Legislator of the Year

Michigan Business Network
April 26, 2019 12:00 PM

News Release Provided By MICHauto

LANSING, MICH – MICHauto, a statewide initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, convenes executives from 25 automotive companies for meetings with 25 state legislators in Lansing. For the sixth consecutive year, MICHauto has brought together the automotive industry and legislators to discuss the impact of the industry across the state. For the second year, industry leaders identified policy priorities that are most important to their continued growth.

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MICHauto | Gearing up for Mackinac Policy Conference 2019

Michigan Business Beat
April 24, 2019 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Glenn R. Stevens, Executive Director, MICHauto and Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit, MI. Their conversation reacquaints the Michigan Business community with MICHauto and how they are getting prepared for the Mackinac Policy Conference.

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Shunpiker's Journal | Summer’s Coming – Can’t Wait for the Concours

A Shunpiker's Journal
April 20, 2019 12:00 PM

 

Car show season never really ends - think Motorama, NAIAS, and the huge, February swap meet in Kalamazoo - but it ebbs and flows. We’re planning ahead for EyesOn Design, the Orphan Car Show and particularly theConcours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, acknowledged as one of the most important and prestigious Concours events in the country. As you know, that is the venue for our second Automotive Heritage Awards presentation on Concours show day, July 28 at the Brembo media hospitality tent. We expect to see many of you there for a reception and the awards event. Get your press credentials at: https://concoursusa.org/news-media/media-credentials/ You’ll see a link there to the AHA as well. If you don’t qualify as a journalist let us know and we’ll help.

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NEWS RELEASE | Peters, Stabenow, Dingell, Stevens & Alexander Reintroduce Vehicle Innovation Act

Michigan Business Network
April 15, 2019 4:00 PM

Bipartisan Bill Bolsters R&D for Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Haley Stevens (D-MI) today announced they are reintroducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. In the 114th Congress, Senators Peters, Alexander and Stabenow introduced similar legislation, which was approved by the U.S. Senate as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Dingell also led legislation in the House.

 

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Michigan Tech Mobile Lab headed to ACM in Ypsilanti, MI, May 7th and 9th

Michigan Business Beat
April 9, 2019 8:00 AM

After being connected by the team at PlanetM, with MEDC, Jeffrey Mosher speaks to a pair from Houghton, MI,  Christopher Morgan, and Jim Desrochers who are set to hit the road next month for a special open house.
Connected and Automated Vehicles and Modern Methods for Light Duty Automotive Energy Savings,” presented by Michigan Technological University’s Mobile Lab and APS Labs. May 7th afternoon and May 9th, 2019 at the American Center for Mobility 2650 Airport Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48198.

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Erik Barnlund: Bring Back the Old Ford Bronco

A Shunpiker's Journal
March 20, 2019 3:00 PM

On this episode of A Shunpiker's Journal is Ford Bronco enthusiast Erik Barnlund from Bloomington, Illinois who enjoys a hot niche in the collector car business.

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Brian Baker: Concept Vehicles & A3 VIP Adventures

A Shunpiker's Journal
March 20, 2019 1:00 PM

Segments 1-4Brian Baker, director of the Leland Chapter of the Society of Automotive Historians, joins us to talk about a variety of projects - his, mine and ours.

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Shunpiker's Journal | Janet Guthrie: A Revolution in Racing

A Shunpiker's Journal
March 19, 2019 5:00 PM

 

Janet Guthrie didn’t always want to race cars. In fact, there was a time she wasn’t even thinking about racing. All she wanted to do was become an astronaut. Guthrie graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in physics and started a career as a research and development engineer for Research Aviation. It wasn’t until Guthrie was eliminated from the first Scientist-Astronaut program in 1963 that she decided to try racing.

 

Guthrie entered Motorsports at a time when women were viewed as too fragile for the speed and danger associated with racing. However, Guthrie always had an itch for adventure and was ready to shake up the status quo. In her eyes, she was a driver first and a woman second. In her autobiography, Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle, she stated that despite her qualifications, women were absent from NASCAR, explaining that “tradition was all, and tradition stated that women, peanuts, and the color green were not allowed.”

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