Our New York bureau chief Jamie Kitman recently sat down with former Cadillac (and Infiniti and Audi of America) boss Johan De Nysschen for the Cadillac of exit interviews. Here is the transcript of their lengthy and wide-ranging talk, which has been edited slightly for clarity. AM: You were in the middle of a contract when you left? That was— Johan de Nysschen: My contract was actually open ended. You know, when you have these top-level executive separations, they can feel pretty brutal. It’s not at all uncommon that they go hand in hand with a noncompete period and [one is] precluding me from taking up employment with another automaker. Mine lasts for one year and, well, it feels much longer when you’re on this side of the fence. You know, it’s quite something to go from being on 24/7 to suddenly waking up to an empty calendar. It feels like car companies are operating today on two almost diametrically opposed prerogatives. The stock market, which is … [Read more...] about Johan de Nysschen: The Cadillac of Interviews
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Hyundai has made amazing progress racing around the globe, winning races on both dirt and pavement. In this article, we focus on one of Hyundai’s top drivers racing in North America, Mark Wilkins @MWilkins who Races IMSA with Bryan Herta Autosport in the Veloster N TCR. We excited to interview Mark, and pick his brain about racing, the new Veloster N and the overall direction where they are going. 1. KCB: Tell us a little bit about yourself for our readers that may not know your history with Hyundai and Kia. MW: “Absolutely. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Hyundai/Bryan Herta Autosport effort in IMSA and Veloster N TCR this season. After a fantastic, championship winning season last year in the Pirelli World Challenge with the Hyundai i30N TCR this year brings a new set of challenges. We are showcasing a new car in Veloster N TCR and competing in a different series with a different style and format of racing. Looking back a few years, I was very fortunate to be … [Read more...] about Hyundai Veloster N TCR Driver Interview: Mark Wilkins
Video Play-off joy: (L-R) Ipswich Town goalscorers Richard Naylor, Tony Mowbray, Martijn Reuser and Marcus Stewart with the winner's trophy, after they defeated Barnsley 4-2 in their Division 1 play-off final at Wembley, May 2000 Photo: PA PA Archive/PA Images Marcus Stewart will always be remembered for two things with Ipswich Town fans... Shedloads of goals and a pair of woolly gloves! MIKE BACON caught up with him... Marcus Stewart scores his first-ever goal for Ipswich Town in the away match at Barnsley in 2000.Q: Before we start Marcus, where are those woolly gloves by the way? Don’t tell me you still put them on to go for a winter’s walk down Bristol way?A: Ha, Ha, No. Mike, I don’t have them. But you are not the first person in the last 18 years to ask me. Those gloves often seem to come back to haunt me. People love reminding me of them.I must admit I look back at pictures of me with them on and cringe a little. But I enjoyed wearing them. … [Read more...] about Big interview: Marcus Stewart – the man with the woolly gloves and shedloads of goals!
Exclusive PUBLISHED: 05:30 30 January 2019 Stuart Watson Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans speaks to chief football writer Stuart Watson. Picture: LAURA MACLEOD Archant Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has given his first face-to-face, on-the-record interview with an independent media organisation – 11 years after buying the club. Here’s what he had to say to the EADT and Ipswich Star’s chief football writer STUART WATSON. Marcus Evans' interview with chief football writer Stuart Watson is his first face-to-face intervuew with an independent media organisation. Picture: LAURA MACLEODQ: Why speak out more now? You’ve done more with the club website over the last year. Why are you doing this interview with us now?A: I used to put something in the programme at least once a season, maybe twice. Then we did the video in the summer. I tried for those club interviews to be slightly no holds barred anyway. I said ‘look, if … [Read more...] about Marcus Evans big interview: Ipswich Town owner’s first face-to-face interview with independent media
THEY SAY IT’LL BE LIKE HORSES. That once the world truly jibes with the self-driving car, humans will be moved to hang up the keys. Maybe through gentle social shaming at first. Then increased insurance costs or government regulation. Human-guided automobiles will be limited to private land or dedicated parks, as with horses or dirt bikes or anything else fun and whiffing of danger. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below This feature originally appeared in the September, 2018 issue of R&T.It’s also been suggested that we won’t have much choice—that eventually, new cars will winnow to a few sensible blueprints. Mostly short-range electric runabouts, mid-size SUVs, and throwback exotics. Those blueprints now power three growing segments of the new-car market. So we built a crystal ball of sorts, to suss a glimpse of the future. We rented a private hillclimb, for our own version of that driving park. And I spent a full day there, bombing around and thinking … [Read more...] about How Will It Feel When Computers Finally Kick Us Off the Street?