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”

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”

Drive Better Electrically

Published March 21, 2019 in Warp & Woof Drive Better Electrically EVs, Past, Present, Future William Sundwick  Electricity as a means of propulsion for self-contained road vehicles is as old, or older, than the internal combustion engine (ICE). But EV market share declined to zero for a large chunk of motor vehicle history. There wereContinue reading “Drive Better Electrically”

How Painful Can a 5-mile-per-hour Collision Be?

Published January 24, 2019 in Warp & Woof How Painful Can a 5-mile-per-hour Collision Be? Wrestling with GEICO and Koons Body Shop William Sundwick This is a No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (NGDGU) story. One sunny, thoroughly pleasant, Sunday afternoon in October, near the end of the fall election campaign, I was eager to getContinue reading “How Painful Can a 5-mile-per-hour Collision Be?”

Celebrating Banality: Why Those Daily Routines Have So Much Power

Published March 24, 2017 in Warp & Woof Celebrating Banality: Why Those Daily Routines Have So Much Power William Sundwick Excitement vs. Routine We all love exciting new experiences. The faster heart beat of the unexpected thrill, or the shot of feel-good dopamine or serotonin neurotransmitters into the brain, are what many of us associateContinue reading “Celebrating Banality: Why Those Daily Routines Have So Much Power”