Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0

Warp & Woof, v. 2.0 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. I’ve been working on this project intermittently since I retired from the Library of Congress in 2015, after 42 years of service. Back in the day, maybe 10-15 years ago, when blogging was something people did – before social mediaContinue reading “Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0”

General Motors, Decline and Fall, 1980-2009

published July 9, 2020 in Warp & Woof General Motors, Decline and Fall, 1980 – 2009   William Sundwick   Founded in Flint, Michigan in 1908, the corporation that ushered in the automobile age in America and came to dominate the nation’s industrial economy by the 1970s, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy just after celebrating itsContinue reading “General Motors, Decline and Fall, 1980-2009”

Warp & Woof, v.1.3

Published September 28, 2019 in Warp & Woof Warp & Woof v.1.3 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. Its purpose is to share with its readers some ways to navigate the philosophical, moral and aesthetic dimensions of life. It is not a scholarly blog, but the author hopes that his ownContinue reading “Warp & Woof, v.1.3”

Car Buying: The Experience

Published September 28, 2019 in Warp & Woof Car Buying: The Experience   William Sundwick   For a life-long car buff like me, shopping for a new car has been an exciting, intensely pleasurable, experience. Cars are fascinating to me: their design, their features, their engineering. I grew up with the industry, and I’ve followedContinue reading “Car Buying: The Experience”

Next Step in Car Shopping

Published May 9, 2019 in Warp & Woof Next Step in Car Shopping Advance to the Test Drive? William Sundwick This year’s Washington Auto Show was in April. Held later than last year, it began to push into 2020 model year marketing territory. Nevertheless, it provided a useful opportunity to further explore the 15 vehiclesContinue reading “Next Step in Car Shopping”

What Makes People Buy That Car?

Published May 2, 2019 in Warp & Woof What Makes People Buy That Car? Marketing Trends in the Auto Industry, a Photo Essay William Sundwick They were called “horseless carriages” for a reason. The earliest automobiles had open bodies fashioned from wood, sometimes with a folding top, like popular carriage designs of the time. Soon,Continue reading “What Makes People Buy That Car?”

Quest for the Perfect Car

Published March 31, 2019 in Warp & Woof Quest for the Perfect Car Five Step Process for Car Shopping William Sundwick We buy a car approximately every five-to-seven years. In a two-car family, that means cars generally sit in our driveway for a minimum of 11 years. Maybe as many as 15 years. So, carContinue reading “Quest for the Perfect Car”