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Sam Abuelsamid
Works at WPP Group
Attended GMI Engineering and Management Institute (Kettering University)
Lives in Ypsilanti, MI
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Here's some background on what it takes to prepare a +Ford Motor Company  #Mustang  to go to the Empire State Building
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Rosie the corgi gets her first outdoor bath of the year

And she's no more happy about it than she's ever been 
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Some days are better than others

Sun shining, warm air, rubber on the pavement :)
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Gary Zimnicki builds custom guitars from many different kinds of wood including ziricote

Now Lincoln is using it to trim out the inside of the 2015 Navigator.

http://www.zimnicki.com/
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Yesterday, +Motor Trend Magazine +Scott Burgess rode shotgun with Moray Callum in his freshly restored 67 #Mustang  from Dearborn to NYC
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I'm sure the pharmaceutical companies have nothing to do with promoting this idea... right?
Powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, that could widely expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.
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Several years back I was lucky enough to get to make a run in Mustang Cobra Jet

While my time wasn't as good as it might have been if I hadn't struggled with a balky second gear shift, it was nonetheless a wickedly fast car.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/15/first-drive-ford-mustang-cobra-jet-watch-out-for-second/
 
Mustang-360.com report on the Cobra Jet program.
Why has the Ford Cobra Jet seen such success? “To keep a program relevant, it has to continually evolve, to continually be competitive, and be able to win.”
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I'm continually at a loss to explain why anyone pays attention to financial analysts

For the past several years analysts have been falling all over themselves to tout +Tesla Motors. However, the company has yet to make more than one model at a time or demonstrate any ability to turn on a consistent profit on the sale of cars. 

The one model they sell starts at $70,000 and can quickly go up to well over $100,000. Add to that the increasing wealth gap in this country with a shrinking percentage of the population accumulating an ever larger percentage of the wealth and the fact that expensive premium products are inherently self-limiting in volume, is it any wonder that Model S sales seem to have plateaued? 

Any fool with two brain cells to rub together could see this coming and it's a scenario unlikely to change until Tesla introduces a much more affordable car. That will no doubt happen at some point, but whether Tesla can do that and still achieve profitability remains very much unproven.
 
Telsa's U.S. sales slow as analysts question growth prospects http://lat.ms/1knL37Y
Sales of Tesla's Model S electric sports sedan are starting to slow in the U.S.
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I didn't realize I had "won" the argument until he posted the link to the gigafactory.  I think he felt really vindicated by posting it.  
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After two long hot summers for kids and families in Ypsilanti, the Rutherford pool is finally back!

It all happened because of the efforts of the community that came together to raise more than $1 million for the rebuilt facility.
After a two-year closure and a more than $1 million reconstruction, Rutherford Pool in Ypsilanti is scheduled to reopen May 23. The Rutherford Pool closed after the 2011 season, after facing years in which the future of the pool was...
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Occupation
Auto writer, photographer, technologist and social media consultant
Skills
writing, editing, photography, video, all kinds of technology
Employment
  • WPP Group
    Automotive product writer, editor, technologist, 2011 - present
  • Weber Shandwick
    Account Supervisor, 2010 - 2011
  • TRW
    Principal Engineer, 2000 - 2007
  • Kelsey-Hayes
    Vehicle Development Engineer, 1991 - 1994
  • Delco Moraine NDH
    Development Engineer, 1990 - 1991
  • LucasVarity
    Development engineer, 1994 - 2000
  • Autoblog
    Technical Editor, 2006 - 2010
  • ICON Creative Technologies
    Technical Editor/Director, 2007 - 2010
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Ypsilanti, MI
Previously
Hamilton, Ontario - Ann Arbor, MI - Fenton, MI - West bloomfield, mi
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I'm an all around content creator and technologist
Introduction

After 22 years working as an engineer in the auto industry I've made the transition to journalism and communications. After joining AutoblogGreen and later Autoblog on a part-time basis in September 2006 I became the technical editor for Green Fuels Forecast, Diesel Forecast, Hydrogen Forecast in January 2008. 

From mid-2008 I also became the technical director for ICON Creative Technologies in Ann Arbor, MI producing a variety of content for clients including numerous live video webcasts. In my role as technical director I also developed solutions to a variety of needs including producing live web video streams from a vehicle test drive. In addition to my writing, I also do most of my own photography, video shooting and editing and was one of the regular hosts of the Autoblog podcast for two years.

Since late 2010 I've been working in automotive communications, creating media content in written and visual form and developing new ways of presenting that content. 

In my roles first at ICON, Weber Shandwick and now WPP I've provided counsel to clients on how to more effectively communicate with non-traditional media outlets .

Specialties: My background in automotive engineering gives me a perspective on how the process of developing cars works and an in-depth knowledge of the new technology being developed.

My interest in new technology has allowed me to discover and adapt tools to a variety of purposes to help clients find solutions to communications needs.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/samabuelsamid

I'm also author of Recharging the Car, Chronicling the development of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. It's an eBook compilation of my writings about the Volt from 2007-2010.  It's available from  Amazon’s Kindle StoreBarnes & Noble’s Nook store and the Apple iBooks store.

Bragging rights
I've gone from engineering cars to engineering words about them
Education
  • GMI Engineering and Management Institute (Kettering University)
    B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 1985 - 1990
  • Scott Park Secondary School
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