Counterpoint: Mask Mandates for Autoworkers Are Fine
On Tuesday, Matt wrote an op-ed piece in which he said that it’s a mistake for automakers to bring back mask mandates.
QOTD: What Auto-Related Pandemic Behavior Will Stay With You?
The pandemic isn’t over, but here in the U.S., we’re rolling toward normalcy, and assuming nothing drastic changes, we’ll get there as more folks get vaccinated.
Hopefully, the rest of the world will follow in fairly short order.
Chicago Auto Show Set to Return in July
The 2020 Chicago Auto Show was, as far this author knows, the last major auto show to take place before COVID shut the world down.
Now, it might be the first auto show to return.
Breaking: 2021 North American International Auto Show Canceled
The 2021 Detroit Auto Show has been canceled.
Ford Bronco Production Delay Update: May 3 is Target Date
Late last year we reported that thanks to the coronavirus and its impact on suppliers, Ford Bronco production would be delayed, saying “customers will receive a delivery window in May 2021. First customer deliveries will now begin in summer 2021 instead of spring 2021.”
2021 Ford Bronco Delayed Until Summer 2021
The automotive world’s most anticipated product is now delayed again. No, not the All-New Ford EcoSport. In a communication to dealerships, Ford confirmed that the 2021 Ford Bronco would be delayed until Summer 2021. The rollout change was forced by COVID-19 challenges that some of Ford’s suppliers are facing. In a communication sent to dealers that a tipster provided to TTAC, Ford also provided an update on some Bronco options.
Housekeeping: Happy Turkey Day in the States
Yeah, it’s that time of year again. Except this year, it won’t be normal.
See You Next Fall: NAIAS Moves Again
The North American International Auto Show, aka the Detroit Auto Show, is moving. Again.
It never even had a chance to take place in summer, due to COVID. Now, it will be moving to September.
That’s right – assuming the pandemic is under control enough to allow for large gatherings by then, the NAIAS will take place just over one year from now, starting on September 28, 2021. The show will conclude on October 9.
Ohio Racetrack Plans to Defy Shelter-in-Place Orders
Commenters, rev up your typing fingers. This post is sure to stir debate.
Summit Motorsport in Ohio is planning to re-open soon, despite Ohio’s shelter-in-place orders.
The track’s season opener already didn’t take place due to shelter-in-place. Now, owner Bill Bader Jr. is taking to Facebook Live to talk about his defiance on video.
Ferrari Building Branded Respirator Valves to Fight Coronavirus
Years ago, your humble author was in Los Angeles for the auto show, finding his cellphone suddenly dead. He stumbled into a nearby mall while Verizon’s techs worked their magic, then wandered through the Ferrari store, amazed at how much stuff the iconic exotic brand could slap its badging on.
While you almost certainly won’t be able to buy the retail, and certainly you wouldn’t want to acquire one by being a COVID-19 patient, there will be Ferrari-branded respirator valves.