Most of us will remember 1995 as the year that defense attorney Johnny Cochran uttered those famous words, ?if the glove doesn?t fit, you must acquit.? Yes, Americans spent nine months glued to their televisions waiting for the outcome of the most popular trial of the century. 1995 found us mourning the 168 innocent men, women and children who perished in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, Okla. Like it or love it, Microsoft and Bill Gates turned Windows 95 loose on the world; President Bill Clinton signed a highway bill that put an end to the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit and a magazine called Automotive Industries celebrated its 100th Anniversary.
A lot has changed in the last 10 years, both in the magazine and the industry. As we celebrate out 110th Anniversary we take a look back at the 10 events that we feel changed the industry in a big way in the last 10 years. As with all lists like these, we?re sure to have left something out. Feel free to let us know. We?d love to have you help celebrate the last 10 years with us.
- Coming to Blows: The Ford/Firestone Fiascoby Carla Kalogeridis
- The Fall and Resurrection of Nissan: Ghosn Does a 180 by Gary Witzenburg
- The Rise and Rise of Hyundai: The Next Toyota by Gary Witzenburg
- Management Shakeups: Visionaries or Illusionaries by John Peter
- Outsourcing: The Cycle Goes Full Circle by Carla Kalogeridis
- China: Emerging Market by Brent Haight
- The Hydrogen Highway: The Future Is a Gas by John Peter
- Daimler/Chrysler Merger: The Culture Clash Pays Off by Rich Wilson
- Diesels in Europe: A Decade of Dominance by Rob Wilson
- Trucks Outstrip Auto Sales: America Trucks On by Rob Wilson
Executives of the Year