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Articles By John Welch


Tex Takes The Job! Whitacre Names Self As GM CEO
Tex Takes The Job! Whitacre Names Self As GM CEO
Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 1:25PM by John Welch

So, big news conference from GM yesterday. Tex Whitacre Jr. is the official CEO. Ohkay, not really news,... Read More


USF1 Announces First Driver, Decidedly Not American
USF1 Announces First Driver, Decidedly Not American
Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:20PM by John Welch

So, USF1 has named their first driver, Argentina's Jose Maria Lopez. Former Renault F1 test driver and GP2... Read More


The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 2:34PM by John Welch

GM is selling so many CUVs they can't make enough of them;

Opel is forced to close a plant in Belgium;

and... Read More


Gearing Up for the Rolex 24, Pt. One; Ganassi/Felix Sabates Racing
Gearing Up for the Rolex 24, Pt. One; Ganassi/Felix Sabates Racing
Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:21PM by John Welch

As I write this, 9:18 a.m. January 21st, 2010, there are nine days, six hours, eleven minutes, and thirty... Read More


USF1 Type 1 Breaks Cover
USF1 Type 1 Breaks Cover
Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 12:34PM by John Welch

Here it is, boys and grrls, although it's still a glorified CAD drawing. None the less there are several... Read More


NAIAS, New Models, And A Rant On Acronyms Used As Words: Ford Edition
NAIAS, New Models, And A Rant On Acronyms Used As Words: Ford Edition
Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 1:42PM by John Welch

Ford has been on a surprising roll lately. Anyone who has spent time in a Five Hundred or Ranger recently... Read More


NAIAS, New Models, And A Rant On Grammar, GM Edition
NAIAS, New Models, And A Rant On Grammar, GM Edition
Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:46PM by John Welch

America has been throwing around the word "Reveals" as if, well, it were an actual word. It isn't;... Read More


F1 Update, New Teams And New Regulations
F1 Update, New Teams And New Regulations
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 1:19PM by John Welch

You gotta love it when "the man" takes one on the chin. In this case, "the man" is Bernie Ecclestone and... Read More


The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 5:43PM by John Welch

The Buick Regal GS is as exciting as a Buick could possibly be;

Chevy Aveo RS is . . . interesting... Read More


Sebring Fast Approaches . . .
Sebring Fast Approaches . . .
Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 12:48PM by John Welch

Ahhh, the Florida air is thick with the stench of high-octane diesel and burnt rubber. The sounds of several... Read More


2010 Begins With Positive Sales Numbers
2010 Begins With Positive Sales Numbers
Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 11:28AM by John Welch

It appeared, at the beginning of the year, that 2009 would be the Harbinger of Doom for the American Car... Read More


Mercedes SLS So Awesome It Hurts!
Mercedes SLS So Awesome It Hurts!
Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 3:23PM by John Welch

Yes yes , I know, I know! This is the second post in a row with a video kyped directly from a Read More


Top Gear Tests The LFA; JD Installs Drool-Bucket In Cubicle
Top Gear Tests The LFA; JD Installs Drool-Bucket In Cubicle
Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 5:54PM by John Welch

I like fast cars and I like comic strips. Combine the two and you've got me pretty smitten. Cell-shading... Read More


Ford Takes The Fight To Chevy; New Power For Mustang On The Way
Ford Takes The Fight To Chevy; New Power For Mustang On The Way
Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 3:16PM by John Welch

The Ford Mustang has always been a desirable car. Not a good car per se, but certainly desirable. From the... Read More


USF1 Launches Website; Chew On That, Bernie!
USF1 Launches Website; Chew On That, Bernie!
Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 3:13PM by John Welch

Politics, finance, lawyering, and F1, all business full of dirty, cheating scumbags. Industries rife with... Read More


Merry Christmas, Jerks!
Merry Christmas, Jerks!
Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 1:22PM by John Welch

The 'Shopper is taking off for a few days - when your staff is four dudes with other jobs, it's kind of tough... Read More


Schumacher Trades Rosso For Silver
Schumacher Trades Rosso For Silver
Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 4:27PM by John Welch

Yesterday the 'Shopper reported on the possiblity of Michael Schumacher returning to F1, under the MecedesGP... Read More


Wild Racing Updates; F1, SuperGT, Danica Practice
Wild Racing Updates; F1, SuperGT, Danica Practice
Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 2:11PM by John Welch

We haven't really ever mentioned the Japanese Super GT. That is a bad move on our part. There's a first time... Read More


The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 3:28PM by John Welch

Audi considers offering the R8 GT3 to American customers;

the Scirocco R is just too scintillating... Read More


BBS A Fixture At American Race Tracks
BBS A Fixture At American Race Tracks
Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 5:06PM by John Welch

Most casual fans may not think to deeply about the wheels underpinning most sports car racers. Could the... Read More