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Luncheon: Henry Payne

Date: February 7, 2022
Time: 11:15 AM – 2:00 PM

The Vineyards

400 Vineyards Boulevard
Naples, FL 34119

PLEASE NOTE: Luncheon is on the first Monday.

SPEAKER: Henry Payne
TOPIC: “Auto Industry trends. World Review”


SUV vs. Sedan transformation
Vehicles Electrification
Self-driving vehicles

What makes the US market different than the rest of the world ?, and why European/Asian automakers all want to be in the US market ?

You will laugh and you will cry and you will be spellbound while reading this incredible true story filled with love, determination, courage and yes, sheer guts. Her story, “We’re Going Home,” will captivate you from start to finish.


Henry Payne is an award-winning auto columnist for The Detroit News, host of Car Radio on WFDF Detroit, and a syndicated editorial cartoonist and opinion writer. A 35-year news veteran, he joined The News in 2000 from Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, National Review, New York Post, Washington Times, and others.

Payne’s coverage for The News includes vehicle reviews, product trends, and breaking auto news. He’s won multiple awards for his car columns including the SPJ Excellence in Journalism prize. Payne is also an active race driver at the helm of a vintage Lola.

His weekly Car Radio Show for WFDF-910 AM Detroit is Michigan’s premier auto enthusiast program. The live talk show follows the auto industry’s news, products and trends featuring interviews with newsmakers from car executives to race car drivers.