Tag Archives: GM

My Favorites From My Birth Year

Tweet “You knew I had to show up eventually…” – All Photos by Randy Stern What was so good about the year I was born? The Beatles, The Supremes, Muscle and Pony Cars…am I missing anything else? Here’s an idea: … Continue reading

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Which Half-Ton Pickup is The Best?

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern There are currently six full-sized half-ton pickups to choose from in the U.S.A. I know, big deal! However, please understand why this topic is important. By volume, the pickup truck is the backbone of … Continue reading

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Historiography: Memories of Oldsmobile

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1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Sedan. Photo by Randy Stern

Over two years ago, the last Oldsmobile rolled down the assembly line of the old Lansing plant. It was a burgundy Alero sedan, perhaps a shell of the most famous Oldsmobiles built down the same line. The medium-sized sports sedan represented a marque that once stood for automobiles that were bold and powerful. It was the brand that gave you the Rocket V8 and the Hydra-Matic transmission; among many of the innovations Oldsmobile gave the world.

An Oldsmobile symbolized what was good about cars built in the good ol’ USA. They were cars that sported affordable luxury graced with touches that appealed to everyone. In the good ol’ days, you can tell the difference between driving a Chevrolet Bel Air and an Oldsmobile 88. You can also sense a special air when you revved up that 455 cubic inch V8 underneath that Cutlass 442 when hunting for Mustangs, Road Runners and Chevelles. Continue reading

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My Favorite Forbidden Fruit – Round Two

Tweet Over the past few years, the gap between things we (USA people) cannot have and could possibly get have narrowed. Part of it due to the limitation on importing vehicles outside of the country – whether the regulation is … Continue reading

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Commentary: How to Label Thyself

Tweet We used to call them “divisions” when I was a kid. Divisions were the name given for what we call “brands” today. They denoted a specific marque – another term used elsewhere of the same thing. It is all … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Immediate Social and Industrial Impact of a 238-Mile Range EV

Tweet General Motors is defining what a practical EV looks like. Electric cars might not be what will make a difference to meet the looming Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025. The future will see greater and greater … Continue reading

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What Would Randy Buy…the 2016 Edition

Tweet It actually looks good in front of the house… All Photos by Randy Stern Last September, I explored the question that you have been asking me for too long. It seems that you all think I have some magic … Continue reading

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True Truck Luxury

Tweet 2016 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 4X4 – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2016 GMC Sierra Denali The full-sized pickup truck market is one of the toughest segments to cover in this business. … Continue reading

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Historiography: Camaro at 50 – Part 2

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Since its debut in September, 1966, Chevrolet’s Camaro has been a symbol of pride for General Motors. It was the Mustang killer that slayed all of its competitors in sales since the first one … Continue reading

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Historiography: Camaro at 50 – Part 1

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Fifty years ago, the gauntlet was thrown down. The North American automotive industry has never been the same since. The heart of the American car enthusiast lies within a class of steady-selling sport coupes … Continue reading

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