Motown In Motion

At last, the Big Three loosen up their wallets for the old hometown

It was a phone call Detroit Mayor Dennis W. Archer will never forget. Chrysler Chairman Robert J. Eaton was on the line from abroad in March, 1995, with an offer. "We're going to build an engine plant," Eaton said. "Do you have any interest?" The mayor's reaction: "I could have jumped through the phone to say thank you very much."

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