You’re Invited to GM’s 100th Birthday


7:30 PM, Monday, September 15, 2008 – Ok, we got clarification from the GM PR team. You will be able to watch the events celebrating GM’s 100th birthday right here on It all starts at 8:25 AM Eastern time Tuesday, September 16th and as I am typing this, I realize that I know two of the people that will be presenting tomorrow. The local Channel 7 news just reported that Nekeidra Shegog from the Atlanta regional office and Vijay Iyer from GM’s European design center in Germany will be two of the key presenters. I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Nekeidra for the past few years in Atlanta and Vijay has had to deal with my incorrigible self at a few auto shows. Both are young, good looking and should do GM proud.
For those of you that can’t watch it live, a recorded version will be available here or at at the end of the day.
Video player just below my initial entry from this morning.
7:00 AM, NWA Lounge, LaGuardia Airport – I am on my way to Detroit to take part in the celebration of GM’s 100th anniversary tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16th. We’ll be up front and center for all of the festivities and thanks to the miracle of the internet, you can watch live here on Watch the video below. More after the video.

I’m not sure that we’ll be able to broadcast live here on but I’ll update this as soon as I land in Detroit and get all the details.

Important Details:

– GMnext Global Broadcast 8:30 – 9:30 AM Eastern Time
– “Future of Transportation: The Next 100 Years” Roundtable 1:30 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time. This will be broadcast as well.
The big surprise, which was leaked last week, is the official debut of the Chevy Volt (photo at the top of this post). While the photos were leaked “accidentally”, we don’t have all the specifics and expect GM to fill us in tomorrow.
Check back in tonight for more details.