Blog: Dave LeggettLutz in London

Dave Leggett | 5 November 2004

We've been invited to a news conference on 22 November in London at which Bob Lutz will talk about Cadillac in the UK. I'll probably go along - it's a good opportunity to speak one on one with Lutz - but I suspect that I have my colleague, dep editor Graeme Roberts and his dogged persistence in dealing with PRs to thank for this. Last time Wagoner was in London I saw the press conference on TV and we hadn't been invited. I wasn't happy and GR put in some calls to point out that we really should be invited to such things.

I'm not necessarily blaming the PR people - they have a lot to deal with and lists change, sometimes they're focussed on national media rather than trade etc - but it is a little frustrating for us at times. We can explain that we're on the desktops of most of the most senior people in the auto industry worldwide on a daily basis - and namedrop if we have to - until we're blue in the face, but some people still just don't get it.

Still on the subject of Bob Lutz and his impact at GM, we've an article in the pipeline from Karl Ludvigsen that is quite strong, if not provocative. Should be published on just-auto soon.


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