Tag Archives: GM

New Roads Found in The Carolinas

Tweet The Blue Ridge Parkway – All Photo by Randy Stern New adventures, new opportunities…these are what I always worked hard to achieve. This seems to be the theme of this work on this site of late. So far in … Continue reading

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Quickies: Catching Up on Stuff, the Winter of 2017 Edition

Tweet Yep…drove that. All Photos by Randy Stern Could I write about car I drove over a period of time? I could, but it depends on how much time and interest I gave it. Some vehicles are worthy of a … Continue reading

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Geneva 2017: Intrigue in Switzerland

Tweet The Geneva International Motor Show never disappoints. It is not just the intriguing products that will never come to North America. This show also includes those that will come here, but with a certain flair designed to engage and … Continue reading

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Commentary: GM – Opel/Vauxhall + PSA = ???

Tweet Just before PALEXPO opened up to the world’s automotive media for the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, there was some major news to report. General Motors and the PSA Groupe – the parent firm of Peugeot and Citroen – … Continue reading

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My Favorite Loss Leaders

Tweet Everyone loves a Grand Am! – All Photos by Randy Stern This decade saw six brands simply disappear from American showrooms: Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Mercury, Saab and Suzuki. They join the misbegotten that danced in front of us for … Continue reading

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Historiography: Born From Jets

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern When automobile brands disappear, it becomes a challenge to try to maintain their legacy. This is the new challenge for Scion owners. Though Toyota made a commitment to honor warranties, continue with service and … Continue reading

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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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