Examining the intersection between Washington politics and the auto retail industry.



Q&A With Toyota’s Director of Public Policy Communications

In this latest Beltway Talk we take the opportunity to pick the brain of Ed Lewis, Director of Public Policy Communications at Toyota. Ed gives us an update on Toyota’s activity in Washington, D.C., and discusses trade, fuel regulations, and why Toyota’s dealers are so critical to their mission as a company.




Special Report: October Auto Sales Analysis

Charlie Chesbrough, Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights for Cox Automotive, is back with his reoccurring series of Beltway Talk podcasts analyzing the most recent monthly auto sales reports. In today’s episode, Charlie gives us an overview of October’s numbers, explains why the sales pace may be slowing, and discusses what role incentives played […]




Special Report: September Auto Sales Analysis

Charlie Chesbrough, Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights for Cox Automotive, is back with his reoccurring series of Beltway Talk podcasts analyzing the most recent monthly auto sales reports. In today’s episode, Charlie gives us an overview of September’s generally positive numbers, talks about some dark clouds on the horizons, and explains why luxury […]




The Dealership Buy-Sell Market

On Today’s podcast we sit down with Erin Kerrigan, Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers in the US. In the last five years, the firm has sold 79 dealerships, including five of the Top 100 Dealership Groups, representing over $1.5 billion in client sales proceeds – […]




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