If things seem a little slow around here today, it’s because I’m in the Detroit area, away from the productive calm of my office sanctuary. I’m in town for quite an exciting event: tomorrow, I’ll be conducting an extended interview with the industry’s most infamous executive, “Maximum” Bob Lutz. And though I can’t extend an invite to Lutz Farm to TTAC’s Best & Brightest, I can offer the next-best thing: an exclusive post-interview debrief. If you’re going to be in the Detroit area tomorrow, hit the jump for more details. If you can’t make it to Motown, but you have a burning question for Mr Lutz that didn’t make it into the relevant thread, go ahead and leave it in the comments here.
Starting at 6:30 tomorrow evening (8/25), I’ll be at Copper Canyon Brewery in Southfield (click the link for directions). If you’re free, I encourage you to come on down, say hi and join the conversation. We’ll have a few beers, talk cars and the car business, and I’ll share some of my thoughts on my meeting with Maximum Bob. I always have a great time chatting with our Detroit-area readers and commenters, so I hope some of the usual suspects, and possibly a few new faces, stop by.
Finally, since it occurs to me that this will be the third Detroit-area TTAC meet-up, and because I know we have quite a few readers from my adopted hometown of Portland, OR, I thought I’d take this opportunity to gauge the interest in holding a PDX meet-up sometime. If you’re located near Portland and this sounds like something you’d like to do, either leave a comment or drop us a line at our comment form and we’ll take it from there!