The Great Debate

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.

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