A local committee in Shipshewana, Indiana is working to save Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum, an exceptional Hudson collection assembled by the late Eldon Hostetler. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Briefing.
+ Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co. seeks to buy the Jeep brand and has reached out to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to see whether a deal can be negotiated. More at Automotive News.
+ South Korea’s new antitrust chief is calling on Hyundai to reform its complex ownership structure, which critics say favors the controlling family over the shareholders. More at Reuters.
+ Federal prosecutors have offered details of a years-long conspiracy involving Fiat Chrysler executives and labor leaders who allegedly raided a workers’ training fund. More at The Detroit News.
+ Mazda has filed patent applications for a three-stage supercharged engine that employs two exhaust-driven turbochargers and an electric supercharger. More at Motor Trend.
+ Volkswagen has confirmed its plans to produce the ID Buzz, a reborn version of its beloved microbus with a battery all-electric drivetrain, with introduction targeted for 2022. More at USA Today.
+ Penske Racing unveiled the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype it will campaign in 2018, and also announced it will enter the Petit Le Mans in October with an Oreca LMP2. More at Racer.
+ German sunroof maker Webasto aims to become a leader in battery systems in time to capitalize on the coming wave of electric cars from the global automakers. More at Automotive News Europe.
+ At the Pebble Beach Concours, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, which is described as a pure design exercise with no production intent. More at The Drive.
+ A committee in Shipshewana, Indiana is crafting a new business plan to ensure the future of Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum, founded by local collector Eldon Hostetler. More at Hemmings Daily.
+ The Prema Formula 2 organization would be open to running a single-car Formula 1 entry if series management were to permit customer cars, said team boss Rene Rosin. More at Motorsport.com.
+ Michigan is among at least a dozen states now competing for a new joint Toyota-Mazda assembly plant that will cost $1.6 billion and employ 4,000 workers. More at the Detroit Free Press.
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Photo courtesy of Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum.
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