Tag Archives: Fiat

Quickies: The Italian Side of The Great Debate

Tweet 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Classico – All Photos by Randy Stern Which one would you rather have? The Mazda MX-5 Miata or the Fiat 124 Spider? This is a question that has enthusiasts debating for the past year. To … Continue reading

Posted in Quickies | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Geneva 2016: Palexpo, Round 2

TweetV12s, carbon fiber and supercars are the best distraction from reality. The Geneva Auto Show has always been about glitz and glamour. This year has been nothing different with showstoppers like the Aston Martin DB11 or Lamborghini’s birthday present to … Continue reading

Posted in Auto Show Coverage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Geneva 2016: It’s Not All Hypercars, You Know!

TweetWant a headline from the Salon l’Automobile de Geneve? Bugatti. That’s it. True, the biggest debut was reserved for Volkswagen Group’s most exclusive nameplate. Deservedly so, considering that the predecessor was a combination of quantum physics and absolute performance. The … Continue reading

Posted in Auto Show Coverage | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Quickies: What Else Was New?

TweetWhat else is new at Chrysler? Other than the Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade, Ram ProMaster City, Alfa Romeo 4C, Dodge Challenger and Charger, everything else is simply gravy. You could say “carry over,” but why? Fiat and Chrysler will offer … Continue reading

Posted in Quickies | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Came for The Alfa, Stayed for the Rest

Tweet 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C. All Photos by Randy Stern There are some perks in what I do. For example, I was invited to come to Southeastern Michigan to attend Chrysler’s annual “What’s New” event. This is held at their … Continue reading

Posted in Automobile Previews, Car Community, Quickies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Historiography: The Epic Failures

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Not everything goes the way as it was intended. Selling a new brand in the USA is not as easy as you think. The impetus begins with good intentions, but somehow the idea of … Continue reading

Posted in Automotive Industry, Historiography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Commentary: The New Book of Marchionne

Tweet A good cover photograph for the new book. Photo (c) Chrysler Group LLC “Today is much more than a new chapter. We are beginning to write a completely new book.” These were amongst the first words Sergio Marchionne said … Continue reading

Posted in Automotive Industry, Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Just In Time

Tweet 2014 Fiat 500L Lounge. All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda Review of the 2014 Fiat 500L Talk about good timing…the Fiat 500L was welcomed in time for its big spotlight in the Twin Cities. The week … Continue reading

Posted in Automobile Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Historiography: 100 Years of Maserati

Tweet Maserati Ghibli All Photos by Randy Stern The Trident turns 100 this year. When you think of the Trident, you think of the family of brothers who took to building the fastest cars of its time. The trademark was … Continue reading

Posted in Historiography | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Speculator: I Have Some Great Ideas…

Tweet If there is going to be one large-sized Ford sedan for the world… Photo by Randy Stern Not sure how this was brought up, but what if I was involved with product development at some automotive manufacturer somewhere… It … Continue reading

Posted in The Speculator | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment