As I watch the news and read the blogs I wonder if in five years if there will be even one of the big Detroit three still standing…and more importantly, profitable. I wonder how big icons that transformed this country since the early 1900s can be in such dire condition. Is it global competition? Is it labor costs? Is it consumer product choices? Or is it truly the economy? In five years will you still be able to purchase a Ford, GM, or Chrysler vehicle? Or will those names go to the graveyard like American Motors, Packard, Willys, Duesenberg, Studebaker, and hundreds of other defunct automakers?