Time traveling: 1980s European cars at the Chicago Motor Show
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Time traveling: 1980s European cars at the Chicago Motor Show

The first edition of the Chicago Motor Show was held in 1901, making it one of the oldest car shows in the world. The Chicago show was once one of the nation’s largest automotive events but it is overshadowed today by bigger, more important industry trade shows held in New York, Detroit and Los Angeles. … Continue reading

1980s / Ford / German / Great automotive failures / Merkur

Great Automotive Failures: Ford’s Merkur Brand

> The Merkur brand, which Ford introduced to the North American market in 1985 could have been great. However it has fallen into relative obscurity like so many other attempts to sell unique European cars Stateside. Ford’s then V.P. Bob Lutz saw some potential selling European market Fords as a separate brand in the US … Continue reading