Mark your calendars now for the following:
Spring Rally: May 21 - 22
Fall Rally: October 1
Details TBA. Stay tuned ...
JOLIET, Ill. – Glorious fall weather suited a new venue for the fall MAMA rally this year, as journalists and manufacturer reps descended on Joliet's Autobahn Country Club on October 2nd for hot laps in cool cars.
Unlike previous fall rallies, this one had track time, as more than 60 journalists got to put cars through their paces at speeds up to 70 mph in lead-follow sessions on the north track at Autobahn. The lead-follow format gave drivers a good feel for handling without the pressure of driving at high speeds.
OAKBROOK TERRACE – As a pre-Halloween treat, General Motors stopped by MAMA to talk about the company's recent growth. John Calabrese, Vice President, Global Vehicle Engineering, spoke about the company's plan from an engineering perspective.
"Customers are our compass," he said of the company's efforts to makeover its product portfolio. He spoke of using the Design for Six Sigma method, which takes into account the needs of both consumers and the company, to drive design.