When 2009 began, both General Motors and Chrysler were sliding toward bankruptcy. As the year ends, both companies have survived to fight another day.
Has it come to this in California? Is the Golden State really banning black cars from its famous freeways, as reported in various auto industry blogs — and even The Washington Post — on the grounds that they require more air conditioning to cool?
The car is king in Southern California, so what better place for stressed out auto executives to blow off some steam and take a break from their considerable recent troubles?