How the Pontiac Fiero helped save the North American steel industry
- Fiero firing squad. Ingrassia, Paul; White, Joseph B. // AutoWeek;9/26/94, Vol. 44 Issue 39, p26
Part II. Presents an excerpt from the book `Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry,' that chronicles the events that lead to the demise of General Motor's Pontiac Fiero cars. Evolvement of Fiero into a sports car; Decrease in the sales of the car; Breakdowns due to...
- Final rites for Fiero. Swan, T. // Popular Mechanics;Jun88, Vol. 165 Issue 6, p54
Although Pontiac's jaunty little Fiero's performance is competent and looks are world class, its days are numbered. The bottom has fallen out of sales and despite Pontiac spending $30 million on suspension upgrades last year, model year 1988 will be Fiero's last.
- 1984-88 Pontiac Fiero. Stone, Matthew L. // AutoWeek;9/26/94, Vol. 44 Issue 39, p56
Focuses on the 1984 to 1988 models of the Pontiac Fiero. Avant garde design characteristics brought by the Pontiac Fiero cars to the market; Fiero as the first mass-produced American mid-engined two seater; Features.
- Candy apple redo. // AutoWeek;3/28/94, Vol. 44 Issue 13, p8
Reports on the updating of the Pontiac Fiero. Fiero enthusiasm in Britain gave way to reskins and updates; Creation of a European-style version of Fiero in England; Marketing of Fiero Finale kits; Price; Agent sought to market the Fiero Finale kit in the United States.
- Italian cops bust Fiero-aris. // Automotive News;3/10/2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6298, p54
The article informs that the Italian police have shut down a product counterfeiting operation that used the Fiero automobile's chassis as a basis for a duplicate copy of the Ferrari Modena 360. As reported, a ring of Italian car counterfeiters was operating the illegal business. As per the...
- Victim of success. Ingrassia, Paul; White, Joseph B. // AutoWeek;9/19/94, Vol. 44 Issue 38, p24
Reprints an excerpt from the book `The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry,' by Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White. Creation of the Pontiac Fiero by General Motors; Pontiac as a commuter car; Hulki Aldikacti, William Hoglund and W. Edgards Deming as key people for the production...
- Pontiac bids farewell to the Fiero. // Design News;10/3/88, Vol. 44 Issue 19, p37
On September 1, 1988, the last window sticker was pasted on the last Fiero automobile to roll off the line at the General Motors Corp. assembly plant. It was the end of an era for Pontiac and for the sporty two-seater that excited engineers and other automobile enthusiasts with its fresh...
- Continued cutbacks in steel and auto industries. // Monthly Labor Review;Jul80, Vol. 103 Issue 7, p58
Reports on continued cutbacks in the U.S. steel and auto industries in 1980. U.S. Steel Corp.'s cutbacks in employment and wage increases; Continuing decline in sales automobiles and trucks; Reduction of labor costs.
- Steel makes auto body comeback. Pryweller, Joseph // Plastics News;8/17/1998, Vol. 10 Issue 25, p6
Opinion. Focuses on the rekindlement of business between steel and automotive industries in the United States. Formation of the Auto/Steel Partnership organization by steelmakers; Creation of ultralight steel materials which were displayed at the University of Michigan's Management Briefing...