Tag Archives: auto industry

The holiday season is in full swing and no matter if you have a short or long list gift ideas are always a plus—especially when it comes to that special someone who’s into cars. Whether you can tell a carburetor from a car gasket or not, BlackEnterprise.com has compiled a few automotive gift items for that car enthusiast in your life. From cutting edge gadgets and accessories to apparel choices, we’ve got 15 products that’ll rev up your holiday shopping list. —Branden J. Peters

Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Gifts for the Car Enthusiast in Your Life

Some of the most cutting edge gadgets and apparel choices for your automotive needs

No holiday gift guide would be complete without taking care of the car enthusiasts in…

By Branden J. Peters

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Welburn with a 1953 Corvette

General Motors’ Master Designer Makes a Lane for Next Generation

Ed Welburn discusses changes in the industry and the pipeline for African Americans

General Motors’ Vice President of Global Design, Edward T. Welburn is currently the highest-ranking African…

By Alan Hughes

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Hussein (left) and Hassan Iddrisu, co-owners of Roadstarr Motorsports (Photo: Lonnie C. Major)

Customizing The Car

Auto enthusiasts specialize in creating the ultimate ride

A passion for driving coupled with automotive and lifestyle experiences around the globe inspired fraternal…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Maximum Acceleration

Paramount Nissan shifts into expansion mode

John F. Stelly, CEO of Paramount Nissan was doing something a bit unexpected while the…

By Alan Hughes

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How to Negotiate the Best Deal on a New Car

Arm yourself with the right information and snag a great price

Here’s what you need to know and what you need to do to get the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Cruise Control

Automotive professional Benny Black makes sure his clients drive the very best

Like most successful businesses, Benny Black’s Platinum Motorcars was born out of desire. Black, who…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Will Ford Profit in 2010?

Automaker looks to fuel efficiency, black consumers for the new year

While Ford stands alone as the only American automaker that didn’t solicit bailout money from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Defensive Driving

Bill Perkins positions his dealerships to survive the auto industry wreckage

“What am I going to do?” That was the first thought that ran through Bill…

By Alan Hughes

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Dealers Swamped By Worried Toyota Drivers

NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota dealers across the country were swamped with calls Wednesday from…

By Associated Press

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Johnson Controls Reports Profit For 1st Quarter

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Auto parts and building systems maker Johnson Controls Inc. reported a $350…

By Associated Press

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About 600 Car Dealers Try To Get Businesses Back

DETROIT (AP) — Michael Wolf is taking a big gamble that he can convince an…

By Associated Press

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Cash Stuck in Clunkers Traffic Jam

Black auto dealers like the business, not the bureaucracy

Customers have been coming back again into automobile showrooms. Vehicle sales have jumped by double…

By Cliff Hocker

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Detroit to The World: Don’t Count Us Out

Motown welcomes the B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference with grit, enthusiasm and faith in its own future

Battered by a crisis of faith in local government triggered by the scandal surrounding former…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Mind Behind GM’s Designs

A quick chat with Ed Welburn, GM's global design chief, at the N.Y. Auto Show

Ed Welburn, VP Global Design, General Motors
Greeted by the pleasant aroma of “new car…

By Renita Burns

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Ask an Expert: Economic Conundrum

As bailout focus shifts, government tackles a tough dilemma

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Julian Morris, an economist and founder of London’s International Policy Network based…

By Renita Burns

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Black Auto Dealers Take Big Hit

Ford faces sales decline in faltering economy

In 2001, John Hall was treading into unfamiliar territory as a first-generation automobile dealer. But…

By Mashaun D. Simon

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Obama to Make Auto Industry Top Priority

Big Three need bailout of their own

As President-elect Barack Obama vowed to make the ailing auto industry a top priority for…

By Renita Burns

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Obama and Bush Meet To Facilitate Transition of Power

President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama will have their first face-to-face meeting at…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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