Happy Birthday, Bob Lutz!

In Detroit they call him “Maximum Bob” for a reason. Robert A. “Bob” Lutz had successful careers at BMW, Ford, Chrysler, and GM, and I rank Bob along with John DeLorean as America’s greatest automotive leaders and innovators. At GM Bob had turned the Pontiac division back to profitability and it was quickly becoming “America’s BMW” with an all rear-drive performance-oriented lineup. GM’s bankruptcy killed Pontiac, unfortunately, but Bob’s vision was, as always, spot on.

In 2017 Bob graciously gave me an interview for our fourth book for Motorbooks, The Complete Book of Pontiac GTO. He later wrote the foreword for this book, and I will forever be grateful for his contributions. Today is Bob Lutz’s 91st birthday. Thank you again, and may you have many more birthdays to come!

The Complete Book of Pontiac GTO
The Complete Book of Pontiac GTO

Broad Arrow Group Amelia Island Auction Catalog

I was again asked by Broad Arrow Auctions to provide some of the catalog descriptions for their upcoming Amelia Island auction, March 2 – 3, 2023. Every vehicle has a story, and the challenge for me again is to tell that story in an engaging and accurate way in 400 words or less. In its first year, Broad Arrows’ three auctions were very successful — not surprising since the company is loaded with auction industry veterans. For example, Carl Bauer, the Director of Development for Broad Arrow, is an absolute expert on Porsches, and writes most of the texts on those lots. To be included in this group, and to support this important upcoming auction, is a true honor!