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



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 – […]




Special Report: August Auto Sales Analysis

Charlie Chesbrough, Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights for Cox Automotive, is back on Beltway Talk to kick off a reoccurring series of podcasts analyzing the most recent monthly auto sales reports. In today’s episode, Charlie gives us an overview of August’s numbers, explains why Subaru and Toyota dealers have reason to be happy, […]




Dealer Sentiment & D.C.

Charles Chesbrough, Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights for Cox Automotive, has studied the American auto industry for more than 25 years. In his role as a quantitative analyst and researcher, he has developed a unique perspective on what the future holds for dealers, and what issues are giving them the most heartburn in […]




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