Kinder Essington, Contributing Writer

Kinder is a regular contributor to High Gear Media, commenting on the automotive business and specializing in marketing and advertising. Born, raised, and employed in the Detroit area for more years than he'd like to admit, Kinder was directly involved in automotive marketing and advertising, and over the years became a student of the business, its glories and foibles. He brings his in-depth understanding of the automotive business and how it works (or doesn't), enlivened by an entertaining style.

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Spyker Buys Saab. Mouse Swallows Elephant. Film at 11:00

Spyker Buys Saab. Mouse Swallows Elephant. Film at 11:00

After a year of talks with GM, Spyker, a European maker of expensive sports cars, has finally been awarded SAAB. Maybe awarded isn't exactly the right word. If we recall correctly, one of the reasons SAAB agreed to join GM was that in today's automotive world, a small brand like SAAB didn't have...

January 26, 2010
 
2010 Porsche Panamera

What Happens When Porsche Screws up

A local guy who lives a couple of million dollars North of me recently took delivery of the area's first Panamera...an all-wheel-drive"S" in a special butterscotch paint. The... read more January 4, 2010


 
Fiat 500 Abarth

A Forecast for 2010? Sure, Why Not

Editor's note: High Gear Media wants you to write for us. Here's what happens when you do--you get published alongside the pros, if your post is smart, well-written and has... read more December 29, 2009


 
2009 Saab 9-7X AWD 4-door Aero Front Exterior View

Saab Cars, 1944-2009, After a Long Illness

Editor's note: High Gear Media wants you to write for us--just like Kinder Essington has done here. Here's what happens when you do--you get published alongside the pros, if... read more December 18, 2009


 
2009 Buick LaCrosse

Buick LaCrosse for 2010 North American Car of the Year. But not for the reasons you'd expect.

Looking at the list of nominees for the 2010 NACOTY, there's a lot of exciting stuff.  The ravenous new X4.  The CTS, taking Caddy's edgy shape to its next level.  Ford's... read more September 13, 2009


 
2010 Ford Taurus SHO

Your Spin: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO Is No Car of the Year

Editor's note: High Gear Media wants you to write for us. Here's what happens when you do--you get published alongside the pros, if your post is smart, well-written and has... read more August 21, 2009


 

 
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