The First Annual Bob Lutz Award: Time to Vote!

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
the first annual bob lutz award time to vote

Who is the most deserving of the first annual Bob Lutz Award? We're looking for the automotive executive who said the most outrageous, politically incorrect or just plain dumb thing. Since this is the first time for the award, we've allowed nominees from the past; next time we'll limit it to the past calendar year. Click on the link below to cast your vote. The nominees are listed in alphabetical order along with an example of why each was nominated. (Yes, I know I said I'd list all the quotes that got them nominated on the ballot, but when I did one nominee had said so many different things the ballot went off the screen.) Only one vote per customer, please. Voting will close at 6PM EST Sunday, so don't procrastinate.

Voting has closed. The results will be posted today. Thank you for your participation.

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  • Queensmet Queensmet on Mar 01, 2008

    KMAN I stand by my comment. Might just as well have included a quote from Sloan or Durant. But it is highly unlikely that that quote will get the award because there are so many better dumb sayings on the list.

  • Stein X Leikanger Stein X Leikanger on Mar 01, 2008

    @ Brandon D. Valentine As the one to nominate this statement by Ghosn - though FW has already done some legwork for me. I like Tennessee. Been there, went hunting and fishing and had a great time. But the point is that Ghosn decided to relocate his HQ from CA to TN without asking his core management personnel first - and that Nissan suddenly discovered that it was pretty much a question of setting up from scratch as the organization wasn't as ready to up sticks as the number crunchers thought, and as replacing those who wouldn't go (with kids in school, spouses with work in other companies, social relationships, and so on) proved difficult to do without disrupting operations.

  • Gardiner Westbound Gardiner Westbound on Mar 01, 2008

    It seems likely the inaugural Lutzie will go to its namesake for his global warming is a crock of shit comment notwithstanding it is arguably correct.

  • MgoBLUE MgoBLUE on Mar 02, 2008

    I voted not for any one quote, but for the idiot who's quotes over the last year or two would more than fill a page. Bob Lutz is the laughing stock of the industry, and as such, he earned my vote.