US: Chrysler files lawsuit in dispute with Getrag

Chrysler has filed a lawsuit in Oakland County Court charging that Getrag and its US subsidiary Getrag Transmission Manufacturing LLC misrepresented its ability — and failed to use good faith efforts — to secure financing to support the joint development of a manufacturing plant in Tipton, Indiana, to build dual clutch transmissions, which would be purchased principally by Chrysler for use in its vehicles. This, it is alleged, was in breach of their agreements with Chrysler.

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: When will we hit bottom?

Far greater minds than that of your ever-humble just-auto deputy editor’s are focused on The Economic Situation as yet another tumultuous week draws to a close. To this non-economist, the roller-coaster ride of the last few weeks shows no sign of ending any time soon as stock markets world-wide continue to free-fall despite massive government injections of taxpayers funds. What future the auto industry in all this?

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Canadian Grand Prix Formula 1 Racing – A Jaded Fan Returns to F1

Canadian Grand Prix Formula 1 Racing – A Jaded Fan Returns to F1
Canadian Grand Prix Formula 1 Racing - Robert Kubica F1 Racing - Automobile Magazine
Formula 1 had become a boring, high-speed mess for our scribe until he joined the car-crazed fans in Montreal. Can the screams of the Sirens, the smell of the crowd, and a populist driver named Kubica lure him back at the Canadian Grand Prix?

In Montreal, the natives call the event “the formula.” The red lights go off, adrenaline kicks in, streets downtown are closed off to party, and Ferraris appear as though spawning. Fans from everywhere flock to the cathedral of noise, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, on an island in the Saint Lawrence River, drawn there by the high-decibel song that always makes me think of Odysseus and his men lured by the Sirens in The Odyssey. It’s a sound both intoxicating and dangerous, one you simply can’t ignore. For Montreal’s thirtieth Canadian Grand Prix last June, the song of the Sirens was not exclusive to the track. Downtown was rocking, too.

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