Kenichi Yamamoto, the man behind Mazda's iconic rotary engine, has passed away at the age of 95, Japanese Nostalgic Car reported on Monday. Yamamoto wasn't only the man behind the brand's rotary engine, but he also helped ensure Mazda's future in the aftermath of World War II. After co-managing an airplane factory during WWII, Yamamoto returned to his home in Hiroshima to find his residence destroyed, his sister dead, and his father ill from radiation. He began work at one of the only companies to survive the Hiroshima bombing, Toyo Kogyo, a local truck and artillery maker, to support his...
The Las Vegas Wynn Hotel's Ferrari/Maserati Exhibit
For Maserati/Ferrari aficionados, the Wynn exhibit in Vegas is a must--plus; it's a great way to stay out of trouble in gambling Las Vegas were gambling seems to be the most anyone can do.... The price to get in is $10.00, but it's well worth it considering the people you meet. People like you who...John Sarkis
Bob Lutz stays on at GM, switches to marketing role
Bob Lutz, the iconic and often polemic Vice Chairman of General Motors' global product development team, announced back in February that he would be retiring from the company at the end of the year. With GM emerging from bankruptcy protection earlier this week as a leaner and more focused company...James Martinez
Bob Lutz to retire from GM at end of 2009
Bob Lutz, the iconic and often polemic Vice Chairman of General Motors' global product development team, has announced he will be retiring from the company at the end of 2009. Until then, Lutz will adopt a new role as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor starting April 1. During his 46 year career in...Nelson Ireson