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mackinaw last won the day on December 22 2018

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  1. The Board of Directors has the final say when hiring a CFO.
  2. Way back in 1988, I bought a brand new Taurus SHO (black on black......sharp car). It too, was road tested before we took delivery. Ford attached a little sticker to the window explaining that it had been road tested to assure quality, etc. I always liked that it had been tested before I took delivery.
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    Flat Rock to build BEV

    The big, vacant building you sometimes refer to next to MAP?
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    Cadillac unveils new CT5 - the CTS replacement

    Ah the Cutlass. Believe it or not, this was the best selling car in America back in 1975.
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    Flat Rock to build BEV

    "In other developments on Wednesday, Ford said it will build its next-generation North American Transit Connect small commercial and passenger van in Hermosillo, Mexico, starting in 2021. That move increases U.S. and Canadian vehicle content consistent with the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which boosts sourcing of components with North American suppliers, Ford said in its news release. "It also helps the company improve the profitability of its North American Transit Connect lineup."" https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/03/20/ford-electric-car-900-jobs-detroit/3221558002/
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    Flat Rock to build BEV

    Both the News and Free Press say the Transit Connect is moving to Mexico.
  7. From today's Detroit News. BEV in 2023. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2019/03/20/ford-flat-rock-plant-shifts-electric-vehicles-mustang/3221693002/
  8. You got to be an old guy like me to remember the Corvair.
  9. Toyota has been pushing fuel cell EV's over battery EV's. The Mirai uses a hydrogen fuel cell. Maybe a better idea than a BEV, at cold temperatures, a fuel cell EV doesn't lose battery capacity like a BEV.
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    Tesla Model Y Debuts

    Looks a little awkward to my eyes, but the Tesla faithful will probably love it. I don't think I'll ever warm up to that front end. I can appreciate that having no grille offers different challenges to a stylist. I'm not sure Tesla's solution is the right one.
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    Ford Taurus 2020 (CN)

    Yep, another generic front end. For that matter, the whole car is forgettable.
  12. Hmmmm, I need to get in my touch with my contact who works with EV's.
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    Rivian R1T electric pickup

    This is an interesting truck, but not a truck for the common man. The CEO has said "We want to get the guy who already has a Range Rover sitting next to a Tesla in the garage, or the Jeep Wrangler sitting next to the BMW i3..........." https://www.autonews.com/world-congress/rivians-scaringe-making-evs-hardest-part-being-automaker
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    C8 Corvette allegedly too powerful for its frame

    Maybe the frame couldn't handle the stress of putting gas in the gas tank.