Blog: Graeme RobertsThe Fiesta of Fifty-Three

Graeme Roberts | 4 December 2012

Think Ford was first to use the Fiesta nameplate?

From 1976, if memory serves.

Think again - GM may have got there first in 1953 but, the way names get passed around automakers over the decades, I'm offering no guarantees. Looks like the Olds was a one-off, though, Ford has sold millions of its Fiesta.

And counting.


Questions on VW's corporate culture

It's been quite a week for Volkswagen. The unfolding diesel emissions scandal is one of those stories that, as journalists love to say, has legs....


Buick's next LaCrosse breaks cover in China

Claimed 'first spy shots' of the redesigned 2016 Buick LaCrosse have been obtained by a Chinese autos website. This is the Chinese variant which will be made by the Shanghai-GM joint venture and is in...


And now, the Chinese Rolls-Royce phantom clone

Never mind your Chinese BMW and Land Rover knock-offs. How about this copy of a 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom?...


Does Frankfurt 2015 mark a high water mark?

Europe's biggest motor show has not disappointed in 2015....

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