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    Report: Bob Lutz, Tom Purves to advise Lotus?
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    Two anonymous sources have told Automotive News that Lotus is courting both Bob Lutz and retired BMW executive Tom Purves to become advisors to the British brand. As previously reported, Lotus' Malaysian parents at Proton are on a kick to increase both volume and model mix to take on its exotic ...

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    Bob Lutz in presumptive plane crash? [w/video]
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    Officials search for a downed plane – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We've been a little curious as to what good old Bob Lutz has been up to after retiring from General Motors. While the former auto exec had said that he would be busy slaving away over his latest book, the truth ...

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    Report: Bob Lutz signs on for board duty at fuel-injection startup
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    When the now-retired General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz joined us on the Autoblog podcast, he told us that he was looking to get on some company boards. Not even a month into retirement, Maximum Bob has added yet another notch to his belt, accepting a position at fuel injection supplier ...

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    Self-proclaimed "irritant" Bob Lutz honored by GM
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    Bob Lutz is now officially into the swing of being retired. The former General Motors Vice Chairman has been living the life of leisure since the end of April, but the company he helped steer through Chapter 11 took some time to honor the living automotive legend in a number of receptions held ...

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    Bob Lutz says farewell, talks GM success
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    Today is Bob Lutz' last day at General Motors, and as such, the industry's iconic car guy has written out a long farewell to his readers over at the company's Fastlane Blog. In his final post, Lutz says he's confident that the company he helped usher back from life support is on the right path. ...

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    The DetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Where have all the mavericks gone? When he hands in his office keys a few days from now, General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz will begin an oft-delayed retirement that was originally set to begin shortly after the ill-fated "merger of equals" between Daimler and Chrysler. His decision to rejoin ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #175 - Bob Lutz joins in
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    Chris Shunk, Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Paukert and Dan Roth are joined by the car executive we all wish we could be when we grow up, General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. After an hour of peppering Bob with questions about his ...

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    Bob Lutz, 78, open to future career opportunities
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    General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz might be set to retire at the end of the month, but don't expect him to go quietly into that good night – or take up the usual trappings that a man of his age and accomplishment might normally seek out. "I don't play golf, never have never will. And ...

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    Bob Lutz waxes nostalgic as career nears end
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    General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz is likely counting down the days until the end of this month. Come May 1, 2010, Maximum Bob will retire from his post in Detroit, supposedly for good. The guy has around twelve lifetimes of experience charting the waters of the auto industry, and as such, has a ...

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    Lutz' last quote? Toyota won't get back "God-like status"
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    If there's one thing we'll miss when Bob Lutz finally packs up and heads out to pasture, it'll be the guy's role as General Motors' resident quote machine. Take this latest gem, for example. According to BusinessWeek, Lutz has been quoted as saying, "Toyota's God-like status will never be ...

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    Once and For All? Lutz text message reportedly confirms Cadillac Converj is dead
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    2009 Cadillac Converj Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Although previously the subject of some early obituaries, it appears that the future of the Cadillac Converj showcar is indeed at a dead-end. According to Automotive News, a production future for the rakish ...

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    BREAKING: Lutz to retire from GM... again
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    It's the end of an era, folks. There are reports this afternoon all over the internet that General Motors' Vice Chairman, "Maximum" Bob Lutz, will officially retire on May 1. Those keeping track will remember that Lutz initially announced his retirement back in February of 2009, but then later ...

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    Lutz: Auto execs are underpaid
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    To clarify, Bob Lutz is specifically talking about General Motors' top 25 execs. They are the ones who have seen their salaries decline by 31%, and their total remuneration packages go down by more than 20%. Said Lutz, "given the rigors of the job and demands and the accountability, I would say ...

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    Detroit 2010: Caption Contest - What the heck are Bob Lutz and Elon Musk talking about?
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    Bob Lutz has been an important guy in the auto industry since before most of us were born. Elon Musk is the reason your eBay transactions go so smoothly (he was the co-creator of PayPal). Together, they don't seem to make much of a team. Well, they wouldn't make much of a match if Musk weren't ...

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    REPORT: GM to speed up development of vehicles delayed by bankruptcy
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    Prior to declaring bankruptcy, General Motors began delaying new products in an effort to conserve cash. The news was disappointing to enthusiasts and brand loyalists, but with its cash piles dwindling, the General didn't have many alternatives. Post-bankruptcy, GM finds itself with $40 billion ...

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    CTS-V Challenge driver and M3 owner Michael Cooper gets pat on the back from BMW
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    Michael Cooper and his Cadillac CTS-V-challenging BMW M3 - click above for high-res image gallery
    This guy. So, some of you no doubt remember the Cadillac CTS-V Challenge. If you don't, here's a refresher: General Motors vice-chairman Maximum Bob Lutz challenged any journalist to bring a CTS-V ...

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    BREAKING: Whitacre to shakeup GM management, put Lutz in product planning [UPDATE: Confirmed]
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    Having just been appointed interim CEO at General Motors earlier this week, ex-AT&T man Ed Whitacre isn't wasting any time in exercising his newfound authority. According to The Wall Street Journal, Whitacre is to announce a number of management changes this morning, including moving Vice ...

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    LA 2009: Maximum Bob, Maximum Live Blog
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    Click above to view the live blog after the jump
    We're here in the City of Angels to watch Fritz Henderson deliver GM's keynote address to the all us media types here at LA Auto Show. Only thing is, Fritz resigned yesterday, and for some reason interim CEO Ed Whitacre will not be delivering the ...

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    LA 2009 LIVE VIDEO: Bob Lutz Keynote address
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    Click above to view the live video feed after the jump
    With Fritz Henderson's resignation termination as General Motor's CEO, the General's generals had to pull a last-minute swap with today's keynote speaker at the LA Auto Show. None other than Maximum Bob Lutz will be manning the podium in a ...

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    Michael Richards named Buick GMC general manager
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    Fritz Henderson's unexpected resignation may have taken top billing today, but it wasn't the only move announced by General Motors today. Michael Richards has been named the new General Manager of Buick GMC effective immediately, with the automaker looking from outside the company to fill the ...

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