Auto News for Feb. 15

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village is getting a new board member. The Detroit News reported it is GM product development chief Mark Reuss. He will serve a three year term.

A former chairman and CEO of Chrysler, John Riccardo, has died at age 91. Automotive News said Riccardo helped bring Lee Iacocca to the firm as his successor when Chrysler fell on hard times in the late 1970’s. Riccardo was the son of an Italian immigrant who built bicycles for a living and rapidly rose through the ranks at Chrysler after joining the firm in 1959.

There is a video worth watching that promotes the new Audi RS 7 called the tear drop. It’s about a man who gets to drive one of these high performance cars, right where you would want to – on a less traveled straight desert road. Check it out at:

http://audi.us/RS7

Are things a bit thin on the car front today? YUP!

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