April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released voluntary guidelines to discourage automakers from installing electronic devices that could create distractions for drivers.
Bob Lutz brings his insights back to GM

Bob Lutz brings his insights back to GM

DETROIT, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- General Motors says it has brought former Chairman Bob Lutz back as a special consultant.

GM exec: Toyota in for 'unpleasant' time

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. Vice Chairman Bob Lutz says Toyota executives should anticipate U.S. congressional hearings will be an "unpleasant experience."
GM's Lutz says executive pay 'way' too low

GM's Lutz says executive pay 'way' too low

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. Vice Chairman Bob Lutz in Florida Friday said GM's top 25 executives are a sorely underpaid lot.
Experts question outsider as GM chief

Experts question outsider as GM chief

DETROIT, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The owners of the restructured General Motors Co. want a Detroit outsider to lead the automaker as chief executive, but that's risky, analysts say.
GM shifts Lutz and others

GM shifts Lutz and others

DETROIT, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors Co. said it shifted jobs for executives Bob Lutz and Steve Girsky Friday, as part of a broad company shake-up.
GM may take time to find new CEO

GM may take time to find new CEO

DETROIT, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Interim General Motors Chief Executive Officer Edward Whitacre Jr. has suggested his temporary assignment at the U.S. automaker may last as long as a year.
Auto show points to Detroit's future

Auto show points to Detroit's future

DETROIT, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A preview of Detroit's North American International Auto Show revealed U.S. automakers are leaning on a hybrid car future.

Chair says GM is environmentally proactive

DETROIT, March 11 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. Chairman Rick Wagoner said Tuesday the automaker is environmentally proactive, even considering a vice chairman's comments.
Travolta to receive aviation honor

Travolta to receive aviation honor

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Travolta is to be one of the honorees at the upcoming "Living Legends of Aviation" award ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.

GM plans hybrid battery

DETROIT, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- General Motors says it plans to develop lithium-ion battery cells with A123Systems to power GM hybrid electric drive vehicles.

GM puts brakes on rear-wheel-drive cars

DETROIT, April 12 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. has called off plans for almost all new rear-wheel-drive cars for fear of far stricter U.S. fuel-economy standards, the automaker says.

Toyota said tops in Washington clout

DETROIT, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Toyota has more clout in Washington than General Motors, the world's largest automaker, a GM executive said.

GM: Fuel standards hurt U.S. automakers

DETROIT, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Higher fuel-economy standards would "effectively hand the truck and SUV market over to the imports," a vice chairman of General Motors Corp. said.

GM cancels plans to develop new minivans

DETROIT, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp., the big Detroit automaker, is putting its much-maligned minivans out of their corporate misery.
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Bob Lutz
General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz stands with the new 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe after it was unveiled at the GM Tech Center in Warren, MI, on Sept. 20, 2005. (UPI Photo/Tom Pidgeon/General Motors)....

Robert ("Bob") Lutz (born August 29, 1947, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US) was a top amateur and professional tennis player of the 1960s and 1970s. He and his longtime partner Stan Smith were one of the best doubles teams of all time. Together they won many major titles all over the world. In 1972 Lutz was briefly the World No. 7 ranked male player in the world. Between 1967 and 1977 he was ranked among the top-10 American players 8 times, with his highest ranking being number 5 in both 1968 and 1970.

Lutz won nine singles titles, the most important being in Paris in 1978, and reached 15 other singles finals, including the Cincinnati in 1974. He also won 43 doubles titles, many with Stan Smith, and reached 30 other doubles finals. His doubles titles include the US Open in 1980, 1978, 1974, and 1968, the Australian Open in 1970 and Cincinnati in 1969. In addition, he also played on 5 winning Davis Cup teams and had a 14-2 record playing doubles in Davis Cup ties. He was nominated for the ITF Tennis Hall of Fame thanks to these achievements.

Lutz, a University of Southern California graduate, was inducted into their Hall of Fame. He has been living in San Clemente since 1973 with his wife, Sharon, and their two daughters, Samantha and Allison.

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