Posted on 21. Feb, 2013 by BajaBusta.
To his supporters, Lee Iacocca is a miracle worker, the genius behind the original Ford Mustang in the 1960s and the executive who wrested Chrysler from the jaws of death in the late 1970s. To his critics, he is a business man who lost sight of his business and a leader [...]
Posted on 19. Feb, 2013 by BajaBusta.
In 1991, at age 58 Robert Lutz, who was born in Switzerland, had already had a brilliant automotive career. He had presided over the destines of GM’s European affiliate Opel as well as BMW, Ford Germany and then Ford Europe, where Lee Iaccoca sought him out to take charge of Chrysler’s [...]
Posted on 26. Dec, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Watch as Garner, Bondurant and Car and Track head to Orange County Raceway in this television footage from 1971. Not only is this vintage clip featuring “movie star and car buff” James Garner cool, as host Bud Lindemann explains “it’s a driving lesson for all of us”. Jalopnik James Garner 1971
Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Shelby designed the car using the 3.3L V6 engine as a base (note: in 1989 the general public had not yet owned the 3.3 which came out for the 1990 model year). He wanted a car which when used in a race, would show who the best driver was (not who had the largest pockets!). [...]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
A decade and change ago, before diesels were known for their initial OEM strength, they were distinguished for their fuel savings. One company, Gale Banks solved what was unknown in the 1980s, and became best known for advancing development of the [turbocharger] and ultra high performance diesel engines for racing and street [...]