On May 23, 2012, the Revs Program at Stanford launched the Open Garage Talk, a speaker series made to foster new conversations and connections. The idea for the Open Garage Talk series is to combine great speakers, the Stanford community and the the Bay Area to foster new connections. The first speaker at Open Garage Talk was Paul Ingrassia, a journalist who's covered the most challenging time in the history of the automobile and provided us with the sorts of rich stories we're thankful to read now and hold onto forever.

Ingrassia is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and deputy editor-in-chief of Reuters, the international news agency. He also is an author, recently of Crash Course: the American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster, the first book published about the 2009 bailouts and bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler. In December 2007 he completed a 31-year career at The Wall Street Journal and its parent company, Dow Jones, where he served as a reporter, editor and executive. Earlier this summer, Simon & Schuster published his newest book, Engines of Change, about the 15 cars that helped to shape American life and thought, which serves as the basis for his talk.

Below is a recording of the event. View photos from the event here