Trading hands at $175,000, this 1969 Yenko Camaro in Hugger Orange was among the top 10 sellers at the Mecum Auctions Dallas sale. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Briefing.
+ BMW is studying the replacement of traditional car keys with a smartphone app, says Ian Robertson, the company’s sales and marketing chief. More at Automotive News Europe.
+ Hyundai Motor America has promoted veteran executive Kyung Soo Lee to president and CEO, replacing interim chief executive Jerry Flannery. More at The Korea Herald.
+ Suburu has released video of its record lap of 6:58.9 with a Prodrive-prepared WRX STI Type RA NBR Special on the 12.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife. More at Motor Trend.
+ Storied British carmaker Aston Martin is set to become title sponsor of the Red Bull Formula 1 team next season, sources with inside knowledge of the deal have revealed. More at Sports Business Daily.
+ Renault-Nissan pledged to double its savings on shared vehicle architecture to $11.9 billion by 2022, partly through closer cooperation with junior partner Mitsubishi Motors. More at Reuters.
+ At the IndyCar season finale in Sonoma, freshman Penske driver Josef Newgarden sewed up the 2017 championship, while teammate Simon Pagenaud won the race. More at NBC Sports.
+ Ford has pledged $5 million to the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run, Michigan, matching a similar amount provided by Toyota to the self-driving research facility. More at The Detroit News.
+ The Mecum Dallas 2017 auction at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center generated $22.2 million in total sales and a 70 percent sell-through rate. More at Sports Car Digest.
+ Workers at Unifor Local 88, the Canadian union representing employees at the General Motors Ingersoll, Ontario plant, are threatening a strike over shop and wage issues. More at the Detroit Free Press.
+ NASCAR Modified legend Ted Christopher, 59, was was one of two people killed when a small plane crashed in the woods in Connecticut, government authorities reported. More at USA Today.
Review the previous Executive Briefing from September 15 here.
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