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Jerry York, former exec of Chrysler and General Motors, dies at 71

Jerome "Jerry" York, the former CFO of Chrysler and General Motors, died today at a hospital in Pontiac, Michigan after succumbing to a brain aneurysm he suffered late Tuesday evening.

Happy birthday Rudy! Dr. Diesel turns 150 today

Some of us here at ABG are big fans of compression ignition engines due to their inherent efficiency and massive torque. Of course none of those oil-burners would be around today (or they would at least have a different name) without the work of one Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel. On this day 150 years ago, Dr. Diesel entered the world in Paris, France. The engineer and inventor developed the concept of the compression ignition engine. Over the years he worked on many different kinds of machines i

Off to the oval in the sky: NASCAR's Bill France passes

The man that moved NASCAR into the 21st century and into the lives of more fans than his father ever could have imagined, lost his eight-year battle with cancer yesterday at the age of 74. Bill France Jr. took the reigns from Bill Sr. in 1976, and in the ensuing three decades transformed the once beleaguered sport into one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the U.S.

Dearborn mayor dies of cancer at 52

On Tuesday, the citizens of Dearborn, Michigan, and Ford Motor Company lost a dear friend. Dearborn Mayor Michael Guido passed away at his home after a 9-month battle with cancer. He was 52.