The Great Debate

‘Fast and Furious’: Has America’s basic building block become the posse?

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
May 4, 2015
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Paul Walker (L) and Vin Diesel star in ‘Furious 7.’ Universal Pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fast and Furious movies are blazing a trail into the record books. The 2013 Fast & Furious 6, which hauled in $788 million worldwide, has now been topped by Furious 7, which zoomed from a record-breaking opening weekend to four consecutive weeks at No. 1. (Avengers: Age of Ultron took the top spot this past weekend.). Furious 7 has made a dizzying $1.3 billion worldwide, behind only Avatar and Titanic. It might just outpace them, too.

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: It took the Grim Reaper to restructure GM

January 14, 2015

By Rob Cox

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Car czars

By Paul Ingrassia
June 29, 2012

This piece originally appeared in Reuters Magazine.

Henry Ford had to fight to build the Model T, even within the company that bore his name. The Russian immigrant engineer who saved the Chevy Corvette bucked the General Motors brass to do it. Lee Iacocca and Hal Sperlich built the minivan at Chrysler only after the vehicle—and they—had been rejected at Ford.

Toyota’s “exceptionalism” came back to bite

February 9, 2010

e-neidermeyer– Edward Niedermeyer is the editor-in-chief of The Truth About Cars. The views expressed are his own. –