MCG Executive Briefing for September 27, 2013

At the Texas State Fair in Dallas, General Motors unveiled its 2015 Chevy and GMC heavy-duty full-size pickups, scheduled to hit the showrooms in March of 2014. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Briefing. 



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+   The U.S. Treasury announced that it is selling off a third batch of General Motors common stock, divesting completely by March 2014. More at USA Today.

+   Nine Japanese auto parts suppliers pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $740 million in fines to the Justice Department for their role in a price-fixing scheme. More at NBC News.

+   Four high-end street rods were stolen from three Indianapolis hotels following the Goodguys Nationals at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. More at the Indianapolis Star.

+   The Caterham F1 team has restructured its technical operation to prepare for 2014, with Jody Aggington promoted to deputy technical director. More at F1

+   Nissan is recalling 908,900 vehicles worldwide from 2004 to 2013 to correct an accelerator sensor defect. More at MSN News.

+   Chrysler will recall 500 workers at the Toledo North Assembly Complex and resume production of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which was delayed due to quality issues. More at The Detroit News.

+   GM has launched its redesigned 2500HD and 3500HD pickups with over 150 cab, bed and drivetrain combinations and towing capacities up to 19,600 lbs. More at the Detroit Free Press.

+   The Indianapolis Motor Speedway board has approved an IndyCar road race at the facility in early May in addition to the Indy 500 on Memorial weekend. More at National Speed Sport News

For the previous Executive Briefing from September 23, click here.

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3 thoughts on “MCG Executive Briefing for September 27, 2013

  1. I think I understand the reasoning behind bringing the Indycar road course race to the Speedway in early May but it sure is a gamble. Sadly, the 500 has lost quite a bit of its luster. I’m not sure that this move will help it regain some prestige but let’s hope.

  2. This is your second report of stolen collector cars at large car meets. It’s time to step up the awareness level.

  3. Saw RUSH this afternoon and it acquitted itself well. Not as good as I hoped it would be, not nearly as bad as I knew it could be. Much of the suspense was lost in having experienced the 1976 season firsthand but they handled it very well. I’d have to watch Grand Prix again to give a final verdict. My sense is that the story was much much better but I may have to give it to Grand Prix for the racing footage . Some of Rush’s cinematography was outstanding but they didn’t maintain that level.

    I would write more but I don’t want to color someone’s else’s experience. I intentionally avoided reading reviews and promotional films beforehand.
    For a movie that had to appeal to everyone, I guess they got it just about right.

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